#1
For those of you in bands who jam really loud what do you use for hearing protection? I just use a set of in-ear earphones that I use with my MP3 player but I kind of want something different because these seem to cut the highs quite a bit. Any tried any of the hi-fidelity ear plugs designed for musicians?
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#2
I just use those squishy orange things.. they work well enough. Playing my amp anything louder than 6 still makes my ears ring though (in all fairness it's probably rated at around 160w tube).

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#5
I use either the squishy and foamy earplugs used by construction workers or the bigass earmuffs also used by construction workers. Both sound great to me and give a pretty good frequency balance if you know how to wear them right.

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haha, my band doesn't jam loud enough for me to go deaf. If we ever played that loud then yea I would probably get some kind of ear plugs or something.
#8
i do the same thing as you. when i play drums i have these nifty over the ear phones that cancel 26 decibels of noise. tames everything really well.
#9
I highly doubt that your band doesn't jam loud enough. If you have a drummer, then that is already a path to killing your ears.

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#10
I really don't play loud enough to need them. Seeing as i'm home most of the time.
If I do jam with friends, I just wear standard plugs.
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#11
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I highly doubt that your band doesn't jam loud enough. If you have a drummer, then that is already a path to killing your ears.



I highly doubt that you're ever their and would even know. It doesn't hurt, my ears never ring and I never get that weird feeling like after you leave a bar show.

I'm fine. k thx?

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I highly doubt that you're ever their and would even know. It doesn't hurt, my ears never ring and I never get that weird feeling like after you leave a bar show.

I'm fine. k thx?

Ass hole.

What? WHAT???

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I highly doubt that you're ever their and would even know. It doesn't hurt, my ears never ring and I never get that weird feeling like after you leave a bar show.

I'm fine. k thx?

Ass hole.

That was unnecessary. And he's right. Hearing loss is usually an aggregate thing.
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#14
That's true. It's a gradual process, until it's too late.

They sell earplugs at Sam Ash and Guitar Center. Buy those, they're cheap
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That was unnecessary. And he's right. Hearing loss is usually an aggregate thing.



Well I've been doing it for quite awhile and my ears are just as good as they were to begin with. And we really don't jam that loud, combo amps and our drummer doesn't beat the hell out of his set.
#16
I don't play loud enough to need them, I feel. Whenever I start playing shows at volume from stage (soon, I has no PA to mic stuff and blast out front with) I'll probably need earplugs.
#17
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They are phenomenal. They do cut more highs, but they're WAY better than the little orangeys.

Use them in practice with the band and when I play drums in my basement. On stage, unless we're playing more than a half hour, I don't, so that I can better hear the rest of the band.
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#18
Just regular construction ear plugs. Go to home depot and pick em up for like 3 bucks.
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#19
I've never played loud enough to pose a risk to my hearing.

At work I wear those rubber, yellow, three bowls stacked looking earplugs with the blue tie between them.
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#21
get in ear earphones tat act as monitors. it sounds like **** if it's muffled by something. i dont use anything, but i dont play loud enough to hurt myself so,..
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#22
nothing, ya i know stupid considering whats in my sig and yes we play ****ing LOUD on stage or off..... i probly should start wearing ear plugs, and too all the people who think they don`t need it, an amp builder i talked too, told me since he never wore anything to protect his ears, they now ring 24/7/365, and he said he knows other guys with the same problem, so ya, i gotta get some ear plugs, at least for practice. and now we`re running 2 JCM 900`s so it`s alot louder then when the other guy had a spider II.
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For those of you in bands who jam really loud what do you use for hearing protection? I just use a set of in-ear earphones that I use with my MP3 player but I kind of want something different because these seem to cut the highs quite a bit. Any tried any of the hi-fidelity ear plugs designed for musicians?



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#24
i either use those little squishy ones that come in various colors or a pair of those big, blue earmuffs that construction dudes wear. i've just gotten used to the loss of highs. i occasionally take them off for one song to hear what we actually sound like. i like that i can hear myself sing with earplugs in, too.
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Well I've been doing it for quite awhile and my ears are just as good as they were to begin with. And we really don't jam that loud, combo amps and our drummer doesn't beat the hell out of his set.

what are all you guys in your 20's or something. To think that even low volumes don't do any damage to your ears, you guys are idiots.
I'm 40, been playing for a long time, not using ear plugs until recently (ok, call me the idiot) and i have a nice ringing in the ears. Don't think you are fine, because next thing you know, your AREN'T
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Well I've been doing it for quite awhile and my ears are just as good as they were to begin with. And we really don't jam that loud, combo amps and our drummer doesn't beat the hell out of his set.


Its because you are losing it gradually. You can't compare your hearing now to what it was...
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