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do you blast the music in the car...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MJ_Sotti, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. BAG


    May 5, 2014
    New Zealand
    I don't crank it like I used to but still get asked to turn it down whenever my kids get in the car. In saying that, the eldest (now 18) has just gotten a job with a PA hire and sales company and is starting to get a taste for loud music.
  2. Weberman


    Apr 8, 2014
    Nilbog, Ohio
    Nope. I can still hear, I'm considerate of others, and I like to have at least a little situational awareness.

    I've also never thought anything really sounded better when louder. The one possible exception was a mixtape I had with 46 & 2 by TOOL on it. The way I dubbed it appeared to give it this magical amount of compression and harmonics that made it seem to explode out of the speakers when cranked a little - especially at the end (right after the crescendo that followed the drum solo). I wish I could find that tape, and my old truck. Every other combination of format / playback system I have tried fails to get that sound.
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  3. oranje

    oranje Living deliciously Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    San Diego
    I love rollin with my 17 year old son in his beat up, POS 2008 White toast Prius, windows down, blasting Chief Keef. Oh, the stink eye we get at the red lights in So Cal. Reminds me of cranking Robin Trower 8 tracks out my POS, quart-of-oil- a day, 68' Camaro when I was 17. Life is a cycle, history is condemned to repeat itself.
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  4. AudioTaper


    Sep 23, 2018
    Ha, I have the opposite issue. I know my wife drove the van last because the seat adjust is set on "Hobbit", the AC was left on, and the stereo is cranked way TF up.
  5. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    My ears need a break sometimes, on the way home from gigs I listen to talk-radio, or talk style podcasts.
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  6. gumtown


    May 7, 2007
    New Zealand
    Most times yes, sometimes I like a bit of quiet.
    This week has been the new Tool - Fear Inoculum album.
  7. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    Yeah I do. Guilty.
  8. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    What I gather in the multitude of involuntary field studies regarding subject is: The people with the loudest music blasting have the worst taste in music*. Thus volume and good taste are seemingly inversely proportional.

    *That's an objective fact, no use arguing about it!
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  9. mmon77

    mmon77 Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Southern MN
    I try not to as much as I used to. I can tell that after 30 years of playing guitar, 10 or so of playing bass, and a lifetime of being a music nut, my hearing is not what it used to be.

    I don't roll down the windows and subject others to my musical selections though. I hate that.
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  10. LowRick


    Mar 24, 2019
    I do, but my car hifi system disagrees.... blown up another set of speakers. this time on Pete Shands awesome groove line. That guy keeps costing me money

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  11. seilerbird


    Apr 12, 2012
    I never blast my music with the windows open. Those people should be shot. I live in an RV park and very few people have ear buds on. But I have blasted my music with the windows closed for the last 50 years and my hearing is slowing leaving me. My favorite word now is "what?".
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  12. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Clearly you live in my neighborhood.
  13. Jscriv


    Feb 3, 2017
    Tonawanda NY
    The volume range in truck only.operates between 26-35. Everything else is considered "off"
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  14. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    On the freeway, yes... in town? No.
  15. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man

    Apr 10, 2015
    Despite my large expenditure on high end audio, pa and studio gear, my crappy car stereo is dead stock. I couldn't crank it if I tried.
  16. wesonbass


    Nov 26, 2012
    Graniteville SC
    Absolutely. I even get a smile on my face when I hear bass booming from someone's car blasting hip hop. (Which I don't really listen to ). But, I would be a hypocrite to get mad. After all, I'm a bass player :bassist:
  17. lbbc


    Sep 25, 2007
    Seaford , DE
    When I'm by myself....yes.
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  18. jfh2112


    Jun 18, 2013
    Brookhaven, MS
    This has already happened, at least once. Metallica did a show in Antarctica, and everyone had to wear headphones because no amps were allowed.
  19. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    Me too. Sometimes I don’t listen to anything on the way home from a gig, I just think.
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  20. In the Philadelphia area, if you're not blasting music when it's nice out, you're definitely a cop.
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