Being "Silenced"

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jm1, Dec 12, 2003.

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  1. jm1


    Nov 12, 2003
    My little story.

    So I had just gotten home from school, and wanted to relax and play my bass. I turn on the amp (not very loud) and start playing some random things, and my grandmother walks in my room and tells me to turn it down more or shut it off, because she was "trying to nap."

    Has anyone else had this type of problem before? It sure does get at me..
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Its not your house. Live with it.
  3. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Well, in all fairness... Your grandmother has to live there too, right? I would suggest you get headphones.
  4. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    We could jam in Joe's Garage
    His mama was screamin'
    His dad was mad
    We was playin' the same old song
    In the afternoon 'n' sometimes we would
    Play it all night long
    It was all we knew, 'n' easy too
    So we wouldn't get it wrong
    All we did was bend the string like...
    -Frank Zappa
  5. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    You know, my dad yelled at me one time for playing too loud while he was trying to sleep. He was like, "All I could hear was boom, boom, boom last night! Do you think you could practice during the day instead of at night, when I'm trying to sleep? You know, some of us have to go to work!" After he left the room, I looked at my mom with a puzzled look on my face and said, "I didn't even pick my bass up last night!" To this day, we don't know what the hell he was talking about.

    :D :D

    Back to your problem. If grandma says it's too loud, don't argue, just turn it down. If the volume's as low as she'll go and grandma still says it's too loud, turn it off.

    Sorry, bro.
  6. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    Headphones bro... My grandma don't dig the low end eithier.
  7. Looks like you have four basic choices:

    turn it down
    use headphones
    practice at a different time or place
    move out
  8. CDuff


    Sep 14, 2002
    oh yeah, old people suck. poor you.
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Sorry, jm1, but I don't think you're gonna get much more love than we've seen so far, so I'm gonna close this while the vibe's still nice.

    Besides, your question has been answered pretty well at this point.

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