My bands new practice space

Brent Dowell

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Check it out, This is the new practice space for my band. My guitar player put up one of these steel buildings (I helped, well, A bunch of people helped).

We've got the 'mezzanine' up with the spiral staircase. I worked up the balusters for the railing today. You can see a few laying up on that ladder there.

Eventually we'll put some eggcrate type foam up over the actual practice area.

The space is 30' x 12', so should be a nice amount of space.

I have a feeling its going to sound like playing inside of a huge amplifier, lol.

Still, Will be a lot more space than we have now.

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Paul Douglass

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Brent, I would like to ask about the spiral stairs. Can you get those like as a kit that the buyer put together or what? Like a kit or something? I have to replace the stairs from my deck down to the ground. Looking for alternatives to wooden stairs that I could install.
 

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I remember my early band days. Finding somewhere to practice was always a challenge. We were like nomads until we graduated to being a full blown 'garage band' as we got older. Ah, youth; I thought those days would never end. Remember when a person having a P.A. or a place to rehearse could weigh heavily over musicianship when choosing a new member?
 

Brent Dowell

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Brent, I would like to ask about the spiral stairs. Can you get those like as a kit that the buyer put together or what? Like a kit or something? I have to replace the stairs from my deck down to the ground. Looking for alternatives to wooden stairs that I could install.
It did come as a kit, all in parts. Definitely a 2 person job to assemble.

I remember my early band days. Finding somewhere to practice was always a challenge. We were like nomads until we graduated to being a full blown 'garage band' as we got older. Ah, youth; I thought those days would never end. Remember when a person having a P.A. or a place to rehearse could weigh heavily over musicianship when choosing a new member?
We've been using his living room, and for a while last year my living room. I'm pretty sure we'll make this work, temperatures be darned.

Kwel.... is it just the picture or is that first step a little higher than it should be. I looks to be a lot more than the 7 " rise.
It is too high. The guitar player (That put it together) denied, it, but I have a feeling he knows, lol.
 

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I've been wearing earplugs for the last half year. Guitar player is dang near deaf and plays way too loud. Asking him to turn down doesn't work for more than 1/2 a song, lol. So I put my plugs in before we start playing.
 
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