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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Travelling to Italy and Germany, Laws against playing amplified music in public?

In May, I'm going on an extended travel study program through Italy and Germany. I was planning to take my guitar (AX 7221) along with a Fender Amp Can http://www.fender.com/products/searc...tno=0231200000 , and I was just told by a friend of mine that there are laws against using amps in public. I'm hoping that the Amp Can wouldn't be loud enough to be a nuissance. There are several reasons to take the electric instead of the acoustic. What are the community thoughts on the issue?

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Re: Travelling to Italy and Germany, Laws against playing amplified music in public?

I play my 100 watt combo at home as loud as I want and the neighbourghs never complain. I don't know about playing in public but a law prohibiting public performances with amplifiers sound pretty stupid to me. I mean was the G3 supposed to play unamplified?!?!

I wasn't aware of any of this but I think I may have misunderstood yur point....

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Re: Travelling to Italy and Germany, Laws against playing amplified music in public?

I think I'm going to try using the amp outdoors anyway. The amp is only 15 watts, so its not like I'll be filling the streets with noise or anything. If anyone wants to see me play some jazz, or jam a bit, I'll be somewhere in Rome on the 19th or 20th of May, then I'll be going to several other cities, ending with Berlin on the 23rd of June. If anyone is interested I can post the schedule.
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Re: Travelling to Italy and Germany, Laws against playing amplified music in public?

Rome is a bit far away but let me know if you come to Milano.

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one more thing, What will I need in the way of voltage adapters so I can charge batteries?
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Re: Travelling to Italy and Germany, Laws against playing amplified music in public?

we use 220-230 AC, and plugs are different than US plugs.
anyway, no laws against playing in public as far as i know. there are many people playing sax or accordions down street for alms. btw, i hope you won't play Slayer at Piazza San Pietro: new Pope Ratzinger would bang you off ;D
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zap you with lightning bolts...
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Re: Travelling to Italy and Germany, Laws against playing amplified music in public?

I was thinking of playing something along the lines of 'A Night in Tunisia' or 'St. Thomas' I think what I'll do is ask the people at the hotels if they know of places where I could play/ where any other jazz musicians are. I doubt I'll be playing in Piazza San Pietro, unless I see someone else do it first.

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Re: Travelling to Italy and Germany, Laws against playing amplified music in public?

Remember that no one in Europe speaks english. In Italy they only learn italian and french, and in Germany they learn german and greek. I've been to both Germany and Italy, and I got along as we learn german in school.

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Remember that no one in Europe speaks english. In Italy they only learn italian and french
you kidding!?! the only foreign language Italians can speak is English. we don't like German language because it sounds "stiff", and we don't like French language too because it sounds snob. we like English language a lot, it is our second language. i think the 70-80% of 12-to-50 aged Italians can speak decent English ("decent" meaning that it may be gramatically uncorrect but you can understand it).

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Remember that no one in Europe speaks english. In Italy they only learn italian and french, and in Germany they learn german and greek. I've been to both Germany and Italy, and I got along as we learn german in school.

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We Germans learn English in school from grade 5..at least I did (now 18/grade 12), they might start even earlier today...I'm quite sure you get along with English in every European city, worked for me in Prague
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I was thinking of playing something along the lines of 'A Night in Tunisia' or 'St. Thomas' I think what I'll do is ask the people at the hotels if they know of places where I could play/ where any other jazz musicians are. I doubt I'll be playing in Piazza San Pietro, unless I see someone else do it first.

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Maybe I'll take along my juggling swoards as well. . .
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...and in Germany they learn german and greek...
LOL...
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Re: Travelling to Italy and Germany, Laws against playing amplified music in public?

I was only kidding, guys. I thought it was kind of obvious as we are lots of europeans on this forum who can write english... Sorry for those of you that got carried away.

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