Starting Over…..again. Part 4

While still continuing to find a workable solution to my noise problem in our new house, it dawned on me to search the internet for remedies. Within seconds I had many suggestions as to how to deaden the sound transfer traveling through my large front windows. These choices ranged from foam to cotton, from fiberglass to cardboard and as I deciphered each claim, I narrowed my choices down to one constant fact; cotton seemed to be the best at deadening my sound. Before I shelled out an exorbitant amount of currency, I first had to be convinced that a cotton batting would fill my needs, so out came an old, heavy bedspread still being stored in one of our many moving boxes.

Within a few minutes, the bedspread was tacked to the upper molding around the window and my wife was again in our front yard checking the amount of sound transfer. To my delight, the cotton bedspread had in fact, lowered the amount of sound transferred through the window. With that information, I returned the internet to find the best cotton blanket I could afford. My choice was determined on silencing ability, materials used and customer evaluations of each product. I finally decided on a VB70G. Sound Blankets Producers Choice– White-Black. Size 72×80 with Grommets. Out came my check book and off went my money.

Our next post will evaluate my decision.

Bruce was a member of the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, School of Music in Cedar Falls from 1969 until his retirement in 1999. He has performed with many well-known entertainers such as Bob Hope, Jim Nabors, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Anita Bryant, Carman Cavalara, Victor Borgie, the Four Freshman, Blackstone the Magician, Bobby Vinton and John Davidson.

2 thoughts on “Starting Over…..again. Part 4

  1. Larry Butkus

    I asked this question at several sites already, so one more time – Did you happen to be studying at NIU in 1963. I came there that year from LaSalle Peru High School and remember a grad student trumpeter by that name.

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