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do you blast the music in the car...

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

  1. mmon77

    mmon77 Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Southern MN
    I do some of my best practicing while driving. I live in a rural area, so not much going on during my drive.
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  2. I did in my youth (car loaded with a sub-woofer) but I believe it had contributed more to my tinnitus than playing in a band. More reasonable volume in the car these days.
  3. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    That record changed my life!
  4. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    I actually honed my 3 finger ( was predominantly a 2 finger - finger funk guy or thumb depending ) teq. on my shifter :D
  5. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    I was bumping this just yesterday. A few kids at my daughters high school ( I was waiting outside to pick her up ) were enjoying it along with me :D

    The bass is legit if you have the sound system ( I do ).
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  6. Just go for it

    Just go for it SUSPENDED

    Feb 8, 2019
    It is a good reference for your own recordings
  7. CatchaCuda


    Feb 3, 2018
    Transfer, PA
    If I'm driving by myself I'll turn it up, maybe crank it if I'm feeling the song. I have a habit of turning down at lights and parking lots. If someone is riding with me I'll only turn it up upon request.

    Nothing high end or fancy but I've got a JVC HU, Rockford Fosgate 6.5" drivers front and rear. My factory speakers were junk. Last month I was given a "Boss Audio" (cheap stuff, specs are lies) 2X12" kit. It's too much. The amp is turned way down and I can't decide where exactly I like the LPF. Somewhere between 80-120hz but I can't pinpoint it.

    I miss my trunk space. I may have to invest in a decent quality 10" sub and ditch these cheap twelves. I could sure use a couple of tweeters up front too.
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  8. arbiterusa


    Sep 24, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    I started having symptoms of hearing loss pointed out to me in my twenties. As soon as someone stole my car stereo, my hearing recovered. It wasn't weekly gigs, it was daily one-hour there and back commutes with metal pumped as loud as the stereo could go. The deaf of the future have been running around in blacked-out cars, windows rolled up tight, with subs that you can hear two blocks away - something I see a lot less of than I did even five years ago.

    Now for me, many cars later, the stereo is either off or on BBC World Service.
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  9. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Not with the windows down. That's rude.
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  10. No, not any more. I’v become sensitized to music that is too loud. Windows up, AC on, music at a reasonable but full volume. But hardly “blasting”.
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  11. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist I actually play more guitar... Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    I listen to music in my car loud enough I suppose, but almost always windows up. I can't for the life of me understand how anyone can handle the sound of driving a car with the windows down at any speed above 40mph. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
  12. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    I give up a little trunk space for my sub w/ W3V3s in a ported JL Audio enclosure. It's worth for me though :) I'm running a complete JL audio set up with the class d amp ( monoblock ) for the sub a smaller one for the mids and tweets with a crossover with c3 mids in the front doors and C3 tweets in the pillars.

    I like loud but it has to sound good. This sounds excellent. I can play country, classical, rock and funk without any issues.

    I used to run the Rockford stuff in the day with kenwood amps but as I got older quality became more and more of a thing.
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  13. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I get annoyed when I hear other people doing it. That makes the decision for me pretty simple. It's crazy how that works.
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  14. Door County Bass

    Door County Bass DC EMT 663 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Being rather hearing impaired (regular and “selective”) I wear two digital hearing aids. Most reception is of the Bluetooth variety (phone calls, map directions, etc.). When attending musical functions, l can open an app on my iPhone and select the hearing loop provided by the venue. At that point I can also EQ band to my liking.
    Also, I find most music on the car radio disturbs my concentration while driving in congested traffic. So I tend to drive without the radio on (pisses my wife off). If I’m driving solo and need to hear music I’ll Bluetooth something from my music library (I can EQ that, also).
  15. Door County Bass

    Door County Bass DC EMT 663 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Very diplomatic.
  16. ZAR14


    May 15, 2016
    Oh yes I do....Wife says she knows when I'm almost home, can hear me 5 houses down
  17. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Today's city driving is so dangerous, aggressive and stupid that it takes just about all the concentration that I have just to drive my car safely and avoid accidents. Blast music in the car? I try to stay focused. Perhaps while driving through Kansas or Nebraska on the interstate through wheat fields, I might blast music. Not in city traffic!
  18. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member


    These days I mostly listen to audiobooks or the dozen or so podcasts I regularly listen to - traffic conditions permitting. Smartphone integration is a wonderful thing. Windows up. Moderate volume.

    In the city, or in busy traffic, I just drive.
  19. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I don't like to blast music anywhere. I listen at decent levels, but I like my hearing, and I don't like @#$!@ing off others. How do you feel when someone is blasting music YOU don't like?
  20. Door County Bass

    Door County Bass DC EMT 663 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    You and I are in the minority, unfortunately.

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