How loud was the Big Bang?

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  1. mcarp555

    mcarp555 Guest

    Jul 14, 2013
    A physics video that says among other things:

    - The sound of the Big Bang was 50 octaves below a guitar string

    - Manowar are louder than the Big Bang

    - The sound of the Big Bang couldn't be heard until over 300,000 years after it happened.

     
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  2. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    I guess it depends on where you were standing, at the time...

    ... wait a sec...
     
  3. craigie

    craigie

    Nov 11, 2015
    calgary
    You don’t hear anything at the time it happens unless it happens in your eardrums.....
     
  4. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    I fired my eardrummer, a long time ago...
     
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  5. craigie

    craigie

    Nov 11, 2015
    calgary
    Groaaaan.
     
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  6. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    You forgot the eye roll...

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  7. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Holy drop tuning, Batman! Where are we gonna find a cab to handle that?
     
  8. mmon77

    mmon77 Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Southern MN
    Most of what you hear is in the harmonics, not the fundamental....so.....;)
     
  9. ONYX

    ONYX

    Apr 14, 2000
    Michigan
    Not true.

    These guys take the credit for that: Disaster Area
     
  10. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    In space no one can hear you bang.
     
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  11. BassAndReeds

    BassAndReeds

    Oct 7, 2016
    ^agreed. Pretty sure you need an atmosphere to have sound. And then, it probably depends on said atmosphere. A bass drum on an oxygen planet would sound different than a bass drum on Venus. Atmospheres being different. Assuming you could live there.
     
  12. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    As loud as a tree falling in a forest with no one around.
     
  13. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    ...although, in fairness it could be argued that there was no "space" at the precise moment of the Big Bang. So, uh, hmm...
     
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  14. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

    If a bang occurs in a universe and there is no one around to hear it, does it still make a sound?

    Apparently, the answer is yes.
     
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  15. Christine

    Christine Guest

    Aug 3, 2016
    It's not something you should be listening to either, bunch of bleedin perverts!!!
     
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  16. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    What about Persis Chambatta and Stephen Collins at the end of the first Star Trek movie?
     
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  17. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    "How loud was the Big Bang?"
    Louder than the worst lead guitar player.
     
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  18. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    I wouldn't be so sure of that! :bassist::banghead:
     
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  19. LoTone

    LoTone Clean as an Entwistle... Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Quebec, Canada
    The Big Bang used tubes instead of solid state so it was 50% louder than believed originally.
     
  20. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    I'm just thankful it wasn't coming out of a folded horn enclosure. :nailbiting:
     
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