OK, here is the deal. I run through a Suhr Badger sometimes with a whack of pedals into a 2x12 cab. Now of course the Badger has power scaling which is awesome but I have, quite possibly, the most easily annoyed wife in the world. To boot the only time I have to play right now is after 10pm when my wife has already gone to bed. My office/studio is under the master bed room and the floor is thin. So what I'm getting at is that even a reasonable, speaking level of volume coming out of the amp is too much. I pretty well need it to be completely quiet. What I was thinking of doing was: a) opening up my 2x12 cab and putting some insolation on the inside of it b) making a cab "front end" out of MDF that would essentially latch to the front of the cabinet. It would probably be large enough to contain 6-8 inches of some form of insulation and a SM57 mic. I'm sure that what I've suggested is not exactly the most effective soundproofing but since the Badger has power scaling I don't have to have it maxed anyhow. I have two questions: Do you think such a setup would result in an almost completely quiet room? and What do you think the sound quality would be coming out of the mic? Thanks everyone. BTW: I can't afford to get rid of the wife.