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(@simonsays)
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I feel so embarrassed
My neighbours have just knocked on my front door to complain (In the nicest possible way) about the volume of my guitar playing. I just hadnt realised the time and the rest of my family were out. Half past ten in the evening is probably too late to be hammering out 'Wonderwall' on my 12 string acoustic Even strummed lightly it is reasonably loud, get carried away and really start to hit the strings and you just cant ignore it.

At least they recognised the song

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(@97reb)
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Great job! I had a neighbour several years ago bang on my door and ask me to turn down my stereo. Which was a compliment to me, like she was hearing a band playing music.

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(@bluezoldy)
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The govt has just brought in a new law here which bans all noise after 10pm.

The increasing police state of modern life ...

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(@wrkngclsshero)
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At least you were polite enough to stop (I'm assuming you were :) )

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(@ksac32)
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at least they were nice about it- :D

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(@musica23)
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simonsays wrote:
At least they recognised the song

What? They don't like Oasis???

:D :D :D :D :D

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(@mac-manc-mcmanx)
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Half past ten in the evening is probably too late to be hammering out 'Wonderwall' on my 12 string acoustic
*gulp*
I was playing wonderwall at 1 in the night yesterday.
Usually i use headphones with my electric but have been playing acoustic of late. Long work hours mean i either play at late in the night or not play at all. In my defence my neighbors (bunch of college kids) were having a halloween party yesterday night. So they aren't exactly the quietest cats around.

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I've had the police knock on my door because I was supposedly playing my guitar too loud although I know it wasn't, plus it was 2:00 PM on a Sunday afternoon and there was plenty of other noise going on at the time. Whoever called them didn't have the you know what's to tell me so they called the police.

That was when I was living in an apartment complex. I've been jamming with a bunch of friends on Friday nights at my house and we do play loud but no one has complained yet although one of the neighbors a couple houses down said he heard us playing AC/DC at 2:00 AM. Oooops..Actually that wasn't true because we've never played past 1:00 AM!!

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(@alangreen)
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I got away with playing "Immigrant Song" at almost midnight once, but got some grief from the next-doors for having a go at "March of the Black Queen" at 9 o/c when I was a teenager. And there was the guy at the bottom of the garden who came round to tell us he was moving but said the guitar was so loud nobody heard him ring the bell. Ah, well. Nobody's complained since, but I do switch to headphones after 11 o/c at night these days.

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A :-)

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(@scrybe)
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I've had the occasional 2am and 3am banging-on-the-wall incidents. I usually stop playing once this happens but, to be fair, I have neighbours who mow their lawns/engage in noisy picture haning/etc at 7 or 8am, even on Sundays , so I feel like my late night playing is counteracted by their early morning noise-making.

Then there was the time when I was drunk and cooking for some friends with Beethoven's 5th playing pretty loud on the stereo. My neighbour knocked to complain, and I answered the door with a huge kitchen knife in my hand (I had just run through from the kitchen, it wasn't an intentional scare-tactic, lol). After that, I found the neighbours stopped coming round to complain.

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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The govt has just brought in a new law here which bans all noise after 10pm.

The increasing police state of modern life ...

Either I'm getting old, or "The Government" is for once showing signs of sanity! If I want to play late at night - and I'm usually up till about 4am - it's either unplugged electric or headphones for me. That's just common courtesy!

:D :D :D

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(@trguitar)
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I've had'em call ... had e'm call the cops too ... but that was at my old place. 11 years in my house and my neighbors tell me they wish they could hear it. I live in a very rural area.

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(@ricochet)
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Hey, way to go for getting the cops called on you with an acoustic! Usually that requires amplification.

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(@crkt246)
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ROCK ON MAN!!!!!!!!!!!


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(@kent_eh)
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You'll have to learn Livin' after Midnight

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