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Old 03-22-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: East Coast, Continental USA
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Is Tampa just as bad as most places in the country for loud car stereos and such see Lower the Boom! , or are they cranking up the enforcement?

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Old 03-22-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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We heard a couple of them on a main road when we were there a few weeks ago. But, all that did was make me smile, because it was a nice memory of the sounds of my home state (NY). So much of FL is made up of cranky old fuddie-duddies who, by the way, may not make noise on the roads, but sure will drive you insane in other ways, some of them dangerous. It's nice to see some liveliness and young people in Tampa! And, that's coming from an old lady.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:36 PM
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Certain Latino heavy areas such as Brandon and Town and Country are filled with the thumpers. And if its not the Stereo, its the 8 inch exhaust pipe that makes the noise.

Police really do nothing about it unless its REALLY loud. Most homeboys usually turn it down when they see the police. Its something you just get used to. Actually its more fun to just look at their pathetic pimped out cars and just laugh. At least they keep J.C.Whitney in business

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Old 03-23-2009, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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It's actually a lot better than it used to be. I still wind up sitting next to someone blasting the reggaeton a couple times a month, but about ten years ago it was more like a couple times a minute, lol. As far as enforcement goes, the cops here generally have better things to do than worry about people with loud stereos.
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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I have to say that I resent how you always mention about the latino heavy areas. This isn't the first posting with your comments. It's quite offensive, even to me and I am not hispanic. I live in Brandon and I have not heard so much of the thump or boom. And do keep in mind, it is not just latinos that thump-it's white, black, asian, and other colors too. Discriminating isn't fair because it's not just one race. But I have been in this area since 2004 and haven't heard as much loud music as you claim is in this area. I realize we are on here to help one another, but I think your comments about certain areas with certain races we can all do without unless it was asked about (in which it wasn't). And one more thing, Brandon is not filled with latinos only. I would say the whole Tampa Bay area has latinos as well as other races.

Keep in mind, the main people who drive around with loud music are the young people-not just certain races. Young people think they are cool with loud music-period.

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Certain Latino heavy areas such as Brandon and Town and Country are filled with the thumpers. And if its not the Stereo, its the 8 inch exhaust pipe that makes the noise.

Police really do nothing about it unless its REALLY loud. Most homeboys usually turn it down when they see the police. Its something you just get used to. Actually its more fun to just look at their pathetic pimped out cars and just laugh. At least they keep J.C.Whitney in business

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Old 03-23-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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I hear loud bass coming from cars in Brandon/Valrico every day but when I look at the driver it sure as heck is not coming from Black or Hispanic drivers. It's the upper middle class white boys in their nice paid for by mom and dad vehicles that are making all that racket. Let's put the blame where it really lies mmkay?

And yes the noise is super annoying but I have to remind myself that back in the 80's the loud music was heavy metal and it was coming from my car and my friends cars, most of which were the stereo typical Camaro's and Firebirds lol. And just as we screwed up our hearing the kids of today will screw up theirs. It's like a rite of passage or something lol.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: East Coast, Continental USA
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Thanks for all the replies I think we will aim for Sarasota and pray that the new law is enforced. It's not a race thing, it's an addiction seriously Please see
"FEELING THE MUSIC CAN BE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH"©

A Comprehensive Review
by Bart P. Billings, Ph.D.

This military acoustic expert presents compelling evidence that digitally enhanced bass that creates very low frequency sound is not only dangerous but addictive. As if that weren't bad enough read what the Bass Pig says about himself! Not related but also here is Basspig.com and if someone is used to having this kind of pounding in their home of course they are going to have it in their car!
There is a National Alliance Against Loud Car Stereos
If anyone is interested in joining they have a Yahoo Groups

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Old 03-23-2009, 07:02 PM
 
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Thanks for all the replies I think we will aim for Sarasota and pray that the new law is enforced. It's not a race thing, it's an addiction seriously Please see
"FEELING THE MUSIC CAN BE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH"©

A Comprehensive Review
by Bart P. Billings, Ph.D.

This military acoustic expert presents compelling evidence that digitally enhanced bass that creates very low frequency sound is not only dangerous but addictive. As if that weren't bad enough read what the Bass Pig says about himself! Not related but also here is Basspig.com and if someone is used to having this kind of pounding in their home of course they are going to have it in their car!
There is a National Alliance Against Loud Car Stereos
If anyone is interested in joining they have a Yahoo Groups

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You are correct: it should not be a race thing. However, if you read the website you posted earlier in this thread: Lower the Boom!, the underlying idea in this website is undoubtedly racist. This is unfortunate.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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What's all the rage now is to mount a PA speaker such is this one: 100-Watt PA Indoor/Outdoor Powerhorn® Speaker - RadioShack.com
behind your grill, and run an amp to it. This way you can share your music with everyone around you and not have to hurt your own ears. Check this setup out:
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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I have to say that I resent how you always mention about the latino heavy areas. This isn't the first posting with your comments. It's quite offensive, even to me and I am not hispanic. I live in Brandon and I have not heard so much of the thump or boom. And do keep in mind, it is not just latinos that thump-it's white, black, asian, and other colors too. Discriminating isn't fair because it's not just one race. But I have been in this area since 2004 and haven't heard as much loud music as you claim is in this area. I realize we are on here to help one another, but I think your comments about certain areas with certain races we can all do without unless it was asked about (in which it wasn't). And one more thing, Brandon is not filled with latinos only. I would say the whole Tampa Bay area has latinos as well as other races.

Keep in mind, the main people who drive around with loud music are the young people-not just certain races. Young people think they are cool with loud music-period.
How is anything he said discriminatory? No offense, but you might want to look that up in the dictionary.

Also, I'd say his statements were factually accurate. Booming, bass heavy stereos are the most prevalent in hispanic parts of town. That is true not just in Tampa, but in several other cities I have visited.
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