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  1. Hello fellow musicians, It finally happened as I have been practicing my piano (AP-650) for over a year at night while using headphones : the neighbour downstairs complained about the thumping noise (not connected to any foot tapping as I am very cautious about the noise that would generate at night). My piano is resting two inches away from the wall on a pine wood floor. Our apartment complex is poorly isolated. The neighbour's kitchen is standing directly under my piano so the sound carries through the floor structure to the neighbour's downstairs adjacent bedroom. For now, I am neither looking into moving entirely to another apartment or moving my piano from one room to another as a preferred solution. I have surfed quite a bit for some solution on the Internet but found nothing conclusive. I am aware that the ideal final solution should be a mixed and shared one. For my neighbour : some type of white noise to cover any unwelcomed other low-end noise, ear plugs or... move to another far and distant galaxy! For me : isolation pads, thick rubber rug, sorbothane, ensolite and eggcrate foams as underlayments, tennis balls, noise reduction headphones to no longer hear her banging on her kitchen ceiling, etc. Does anyone have a proven solution that they kindly can share? I need to keep a good and sound relationship with my neighbour. Yet, I will not stop myself from practicing in the evening as my work days oblige me to do so (as much for lack of time, relax & pleasure time and the need to keep sound mental health habits). Thank you in advance, Fred Garvin
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