This is just a rant...and I apologize for taking up precious board space. BUt my goodness. I want to CRAAAAANK my amp because it sounds SO good when I do, but there's no way I can do that in my apartment.
I live in an apartment, too----i can't play amps here---- my amp workshop is in a band rehearsal/recording studio building where i can play/test as loud as i want to.
Find a band rehearsal facility near you and rent out a room by the hour---most have hourly rooms----maybe take a few friends with you to split the cost----- then you can all turn up and blast away until your ears ring and have a lot of fun until the next time......................gldtp99
Try this. Last summer, I took my single recto and a 2X12 cab to the local high school. I asked the janitor if I could plug in for 20 minutes and test out an amplifier I was fixing. Sure!!!! Took it into their gymnasium and jammed for 30 minutes. It was awesome. I gave him 10 bucks and he was thrilled.
I lived in an apartment for years and got constant complaints from the neighbors. Med students are the worst. They came to my door to complain on Saturdays and Sundays at noon after 10 minutes of playing. My amp was only on level "2" at these times.