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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Too much bass

But, not the fish kind.

What's a good way, without calling the police, to tell your neighbors to turn down the bass on their stereo? I want to do this in a way so as not to make them think I'm a bitchy neighbor. The last time this happened, Allie knocked on their door, but they couldn't hear her.

It's vibrating the house and rattling the bathroom window. This cannot be good.

Posted by Marie at November 5, 2006 2:29 PM


You might approach them sometime when it's not a nuisance, and ask how they want you to let them know if they're imposing.

Posted by: allen claxton at November 5, 2006 4:52 PM

That is a very good idea. You must be a diplomat. Thank you.

Posted by: Marie at November 5, 2006 5:35 PM

I was going to suggest looking for the electrical service box on the outside of their house (if there is one) and shutting the main power off (provided of course, you're sure that no one inside is dependent on an iron lung that has no backup power). But the other idea sounds more neighborly, for now.

Posted by: Dan at November 5, 2006 10:03 PM

How can there ever be too much bass or trout or flounder or swordfish?

Ooops, I just got past the title. Sorry for the confusion.

Posted by: Don Ray at November 6, 2006 5:53 AM


I think Allen Claxton has a great suggestion. I used to have some pretty annoying neighbors when I lived in apartments, and it was always difficult to find the best way to approach them. You want to do it when you're most irritated, which is probably the least good time to do it. What do you know about these people? Are they likely to listen, or just be annoyed that you're complaining? I've found that, unfortunately, some people just don't really care that much. Hope your situation works out.

Posted by: John at November 6, 2006 7:57 AM

I'm with everyone else ... talk to them when the party isn't going on. However, be prepared ... you might have to take that further step. One summer, our neighbor got so out of hand that we had to call the police. It was ridiculous ... windows rattling ... people peeing on the side of her house ... and those were her friends.

Posted by: ThirtyWhat at November 6, 2006 11:43 AM

Do a search on Google for the following:

vandergraff generator

Oh, and make sure to remove all electronic devices in your home before using.

This should solve the problem.


Posted by: JeromeProphet at November 8, 2006 6:02 PM

You'll need to modify the number of coil windings.

Be very careful Marie.


Posted by: JeromeProphet at November 8, 2006 6:08 PM

How 'bout "Could I ask you to turn down the bass a little. It's vibrating the house and rattling the bathroom window. And my fish are jumping outta the tank." ...;~))

Posted by: jenett at November 11, 2006 8:19 AM