So, the cops showed up at the door, consistently, when we played. It is my house we play in and when they showed up and said the bass was heard down the street, I couldnt help but smile. I love my Ampeg, that sweet creamy syrup of sound that can be enjoyed for blocks. But, were a considerate group of guys. We want to play uninterrupted so we decided to move everything in the basement, I even picked up renters insurance just incase of flood or anything. Just so you all understand this as well, were not close to our neighbors. Its a suburb, north is a creek, west is one house about 20 feet away, east is a road then a street of houses roughly 100 feet away, south is our backyard then a house, likely another 100 feet away. Now we use one half of the basement, the other half is storage and whatnot. Its an old style house, thick beam construction, and stone foundation, half above half below ground. The house is two stories, basement, first floor (kitchen, living and bath) then the upstairs is the bedrooms and another bath. Now the problem is that the cops showed up still. Moving into the basement didnt solve the problem, though it is a tad quieter. What Im thinking is to create a wall to section off the half of the basement we do use, cover that wall and the ceiling with sound foam, a couple bass traps and maybe even that vinyl looking stuff that you can use as another layer. So we would be surrounded by walls with sound protection and foot thick stone walls around the foundation. Does anyone have experience with this stuff? And does it work? How do you all get around people calling the cops on you when you try to practice? We like the energy of playing loud, so we dont really want to turn down. And were not even death metal for that matter, were more like classical jazz rock / prog. Go figure. Kind of funny though, almost all the cops that have showed up have said, Man, Im sorry, I was out there listening for 15 minutes and really enjoyed it but some of your neighbors have complained. So I have to ask you guys not to play right now. But man, it did sound pretty cool.