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to think that only a selfish fuckwit lets their child have a full size drum kit in a terraced house?

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WankbadgeringTurdblossom Tue 31-Oct-17 17:01:41


Slimthistime Tue 31-Oct-17 17:03:02


this shit should be dealt with by noise laws but our noise laws are non existent.

Brakebackcyclebot Tue 31-Oct-17 17:04:09

Forget play it all the time?

Whinesalot Tue 31-Oct-17 17:04:25

YANBU. Are they at least a bit considerate when and how long they play it for?

Brakebackcyclebot Tue 31-Oct-17 17:04:29

DO THEY play it all the time?

FittonTower Tue 31-Oct-17 17:06:35

I'm in a terrace and my neighbours son has one, we barely hear it but they are very very strict with him about when he can practice and stuff and they have asked me to just let them know of its getting a bit much. You can do it without being selfish (and Victorian terraces have lovely thick walls) but selfish fickwits will do it wrong!

RandomMess Tue 31-Oct-17 17:08:17

We bought an electric kit for this exact reason!

Sandsunsea Tue 31-Oct-17 17:08:30

Kid might grow up to be a rock star!

Slowtrain2dawn Tue 31-Oct-17 17:09:30

Me! A few years ago now. IWBU.

Fromrussiawithdove Tue 31-Oct-17 17:10:33

just post a little letter saying that you find the drum kit a bit too loud. no big deal. It was a very silly and selfish thing to do.

SemolinaSilkpaws Tue 31-Oct-17 17:14:20

Had this many years ago with the teenager across the road. His friends came round too and formed a rock group. The noise was awful, every day from coming home from school to late at night so i went and asked them to quieten down. I was told to fuck off so reported them to the council along with others and had them shut down.

SandLand Tue 31-Oct-17 17:15:48

Depends. My lovely first neighbour's had a son who us now working in the music business. He had a drum kit and an electric guitar (and a piano). They kept the hours down, times strictly between 9am and 8pm. And tried to pursuade him to practice straight from school when we werecdtill at work. No problems at all.
Without their consideration, it could have been horrific.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 31-Oct-17 17:22:33

It is very inconsiderate. I made dd have an electric kit for this reason.

WankbadgeringTurdblossom Tue 31-Oct-17 17:23:58

I hope he does grow up to be a rock star - he's a lovely lad and a talented musician.

He's stopped now, so the rage has lifted a bit. It's so fucking repetitive. Boom de bang de boom boom bang, over and over and over. AND SO FUCKBUGGERING LOUD!!

Not all the time, obviously - he stops occasionally to eat, sleep and play other instruments.

Slimthistime Tue 31-Oct-17 17:28:07

OP "I hope he does grow up to be a rock star"

you're generous. I thought you were going to say you hope that he does that so he can pay you compensation.

seriously, I would be asking them to have set hours of practice or soundproof their house. Or better still, get an electric kit.

WankbadgeringTurdblossom Tue 31-Oct-17 17:34:49

My neighbour is a demented cheeky fucker not a woman renowned for being reasonable or open to suggestions.

TheSnorkMaidenReturns Tue 31-Oct-17 17:44:49

One of my neighbours plays the drums. He's very good. I work from home often and have windows/doors open if it's warm enough. It's far less intrusive than building work. He never plays for more than half an hour at a time. Maybe you could ask him to do this?

RandomMess Tue 31-Oct-17 17:46:25

Ask them to but mufflers?

Germgirl Tue 31-Oct-17 17:47:07

My BIL & SIL bought their son a piano when they lived in a block of small, new build flats - the kind with no noise insulation at all.
We did tell them that the neighbours might not be too thrilled but apparently the child was such an amazing piano player that the neighbours should be grateful to be allowed to hear him. I mean, he's ok but no one needs to hear 3 hours of practice and scales every day.
Anyway, my point, if there is one, is yes, they are BU, and you are a saint. I would definitely put a note through the door, I'd try to keep it civil.
We met our in-laws neighbour once, DH said something about the piano & I swear I saw the neighbours BP rise about 40 points. The vein in his neck stood out and he clenched his fists and teeth. Poor bloke. They must have had a party when the in-laws moved out.

Germgirl Tue 31-Oct-17 17:47:46

Ahh. Cross post. Sorry she's not reasonable.
Time to start a diary for the noise people maybe?

BriechonCheese Tue 31-Oct-17 17:50:06

I think you'll have to put in a noise complaint if she is as cheeky as she sounds.

crazycatgal Tue 31-Oct-17 17:52:15

A lad who lives in a house on the row around the corner has one. If I can hear it I can't imagine what his neighbours can hear!

notquiteruralbliss Tue 31-Oct-17 17:55:44

DD has a full size kit. She also has rubber pads that go on the drums to muffle the noise.

IncyWincyGrownUp Tue 31-Oct-17 18:00:36

Practice pads are the way forward here surely?

oldlaundbooth Tue 31-Oct-17 18:01:50

What's he playing?

Stairway to Heaven?

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