#1
Hi.

I am looking for some earplugs that will protect my ears from damage, but still retains a good sound from band practice. I have been using £20-£30 earplugs for the past year or so but I've got too sick of the tone sucking that they bring along. I don't really have a price range (as such) because I'm willing to invest enough to protect my ears whilst still enjoying the sound during practices.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated?

Thanks.
#2
Go to your local audiologist. They'll be able to hook you up with custom made ones.

I got mine ordered from Phoenix custom-molded by my local audiologist.
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Go to your local audiologist. They'll be able to hook you up with custom made ones.

I got mine ordered from Phoenix custom-molded by my local audiologist.


Cool, how much did it cost you?
#4
i got some from westone, also custom fit, and they cost $150
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#5
I assume you're UK, but find a place that does custom molded plugs.

I got mine at a gun show for $70, great investment.
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#6
Both me and my bassist have these: http://www.proguarduk.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=39

They arrange the moulding for you, then you just send off the impressions and they return the earplugs. Can definitely recommend them if you're serious about looking after your ears.
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#8
I use Vader musician's ear plugs. Not sure what you're using now but depending on how often you're playing out super loud a custom set may not be worth the investment. For me, I jam with a band once in a while and these work great while still enabling me to hear myself really well. If you're gigging all the time though, a custom set as was mentioned above is probably a better choice.
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#9
For anyone who has invested in some custom moulded earplugs, what's it like when playing with a full band? I've heard that it hardly affects the sound at all when they're in but I want to make sure this is the case before I invest £100-£150 in earplugs. (As most guitarists are, I'm mainly concerned about the suckage of the guitar tone, couldn't care less about drum/bass/vocals suckage!!!)

Thanks.