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windmill
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Dec 23rd, 2017 04:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I moved house a while ago and this morning I was thinking about how good it sounded playing my guitar in the kitchen at the old place.

Lino floor, wooden cupboards and a big glass window behind me, it always sounded good particular in summer.

haven't found the sweet spot in the new place yet.

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(This message was last edited by windmill at 06:17 PM, Dec 23rd, 2017)

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Dec 23rd, 2017 04:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Bathroom with the toilet seat up works for me. The toilet seat being up creates a natural reverb.

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Dec 23rd, 2017 04:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In my house, the stairwell going from the 2nd to the 3rd level. The combination of hard walls and ceiling, combined with the carpeting on the stair treads to cut standing waves, is great for acoustic guitar recording.

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larryguitar
Dec 23rd, 2017 05:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's easy. The bathroom. I admit I haven't tested the toilet seat issue yet though.

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Dec 23rd, 2017 05:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I wonder why nobody has made an acoustic guitar out of a toilet yet?

I've seen electric toilet seats (see link below for an example), but the air volume in a toilet should make a nice acoustic chamber.

[ahem] I mean...I *have* done some acoustic resonance testing of toilets over the years, and I can say there's something there that warrants further study.

The Flushmaster

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Dec 23rd, 2017 05:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And there's always

this to help force those stuck musical ideas that just won't emerge.

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Dec 23rd, 2017 05:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

i used to live in this 100 yr old house that had a huge staircase.... it was awesome!

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Dec 23rd, 2017 05:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And on a related...note,

you can tinkle out a tune on one of these.

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Dec 23rd, 2017 06:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My guitars sound best in my man-cave. 50 feet from the house..




If you don't believe me, ask my wife..

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Dec 23rd, 2017 06:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In the shower or half way down the stairs to the lower level of our duplex.

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Dec 23rd, 2017 06:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

LOL @ Peegoo and at Harleyboy :-)

My place would be my man cave/office/2nd bedroom. The room is about 8'x10'. I face an 8' wide glass sliding closet door from about 6' away. The sound seems to bounce off the glass.

It also helps to have another acoustic guitar or 2 in the room in the general direction from where I sit. It probably also helps to have all 3 of my speaker cabinets in the room.

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Dec 24th, 2017 12:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My bedroom. It's rather small but the acoustics are outstanding.

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Dec 24th, 2017 04:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The landing of our stairwell. Bare wall and a tall ceiling.

It looks like I'm busking, sitting on a step. I should put a hat out.

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Dec 24th, 2017 10:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Most of FDP HQ is carpeted and has soft furniture in the various rooms. However, the dining room (something we added on 10-15 years ago) is all hard surfaces with a knotty red birch floor. Sitting in there with an acoustic is crazy good sound.

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larryguitar
Dec 24th, 2017 11:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Back in the Pleistocene when I was in college I used to play my guitar in the stairwell of my 10 story dorm.

If you listen carefully you can still hear the reverb decay today.


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Dec 24th, 2017 11:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have no extraordinary space that sounds particularly good. My last house was built in the 1890's. The informal dining area, opening up to the kitchen was a grand place to slam the acoustic guitar. Wood floor, high ceiling, a wall full of glass door cupboards. I should have recorded there.

My best sounding room now is virtual and in my DAW.



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I detect the El Supremo
Dec 24th, 2017 11:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

littleuch, had to look up the meaning of DAW. Man, I am so behind the times.

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Dec 24th, 2017 01:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

9' x 5' bathroom. Shower curtain acts as a kind of baffle. It's *just* right.

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Dec 24th, 2017 01:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Definitely the bathroom for me. It's tiled walls and floor gives a nice reverb to the acoustic guitar, and probably more importantly, my vocals. I should record in there sometime.

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Dec 24th, 2017 02:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Back in the Pleistocene when I was in college I used to play my guitar in the stairwell of my 10 story dorm."

About 10 years ago I was working at a university. There was a stairwell that had such a reverb; I thought it would be a great place to record the vocal to a remake of Elvis's "Heartbreak Hotel."


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