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how do live guitarists keep from going deaf??

wouldn't that be VERY loud 5 feet away from your head?
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Ear plugs.

/Logical answer.

Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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what? I can't hear what you just wrote.

Sorry? My eyes cant quite see what you said.

My things:
Bowes SLx7
Washburn WG587
Washburn X40Pro
Washburn X50
Washburn HM24
Washburn WR150
Laguna LE200s
Arietta Acoustic
First Act
Valveking 112
VHT Deliverance

well since playing live in the last 3 years Ive lost some hearing, but using in ear moniter or earbuds help
Vox Ac 30 (main)
Fender Supersonic with Krank Krankenstien 4x12
OR 50 with 4 x 12
Gassing for ibanes airplane flanger
lol, earplugs...or they become dead guitarists...take your pick.
Too cool for a signature.
usually ear plugs. Ear plugs are cool, i like the way it sounds with them in anyways.

Its like everybody has a wireless system and are standing and playing in the room next to where the amps are. If that makes any sense.
Treble>Epiphone Prophecy EX - MXR micro Amp - MXR Blue Box - MXR Fullbore - MXR Noise Clamp - Vox AD30VT
Bass>Ibanez BTB505 - MXR Blowtorch - MXR D.I. - Peavey MaxBass 700 - Peavey TVX410
... Or gigantic noise-cutting ear muffs Paul gilbert-style
My Gear:

Ibanez RG1570
- Dimarzio Air Norton and D-Sonic
Schecter C-1 Artist Limited Edition
Peavey Valveking
Roland Cube 60
Digitech Bad Monkey OD
Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah
Neverender:SSTB 4/19

Goddamn this cursed iron fist. When I lose control!

[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']You, sir, win epically.
/builders headphones ala paul gilbert
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+1 to carcass255, he knows funk will lead the way

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Pies? You're the drunk one!
Also, the last time I performed on a big-ish stage, they didn't have monitors and I could not hear anything.
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Oh wow this is a guitar forum!
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Why is it that some folks quote praise from other members in their sig lines?
Its lame.
Teh ear pluggz
Schecter Tempest Custom
Squier Jagmaster
Epiphone Les Paul Jr. (Modified)
Crafter D-8

DOD FX50-B > EHX Little Big Muff > Digitech Whammy 4 >
Dunlop Cry Baby > Zoom G3 > Boss DD-7 > Digitech Digiverb

Orange OR-15
Marshall Valvestate VS100
To quote Paul Gilbert;

Extreme Isolation Headphones ~ I wear these headphones at every live show and every rehearsal I do.
They save my hearing by blocking out the loud stage volume, and they allow me to have the perfect mix at the perfect level. Save your ears too!

Not the only nifty gear he's got links to on his site either.

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Baltimore Ravens: 2012 World Champions, 2017: 4-5
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Earplugs. Unless your name is Kerry King, that is. If that's the case then your tattoos and atheism t-shirts will scare away any deafness.
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Music is just wiggly air. Accept it or leave it.ಠ_ಠ
Ear plugs, chief
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Because the Bay Area is the ****.

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I'd be like "wtf, bro?" Then I'd promptly ice the bitch.
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how do live guitarists keep from going deaf??

wouldn't that be VERY loud 5 feet away from your head?

Not as loud as the deafening silence of the grave.
I read somewhere that Pete Townshend from The Who is actually close to deafness. I have noticed sometimes that when I'm really in the jamming zone and I turn my amp up louder than normal, my ears will hurt for a few minutes after I stop playing... Also, I noticed that Guitar Center sells earplugs with some catchy "made for musicians" type add campaign.
fuck ear plugs. they do go deaf
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Because the Bay Area is the ****.

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I'd be like "wtf, bro?" Then I'd promptly ice the bitch.
The awesome rock waves they emit from their bodies break the laws of physics and the sound waves travel directly around them.
We sailed through endless skies...

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if someone sigs this i will be fairly displeased.

Lady Gaga has a penis! >>EVIDENCE<<

apparently its the studio playback headphones that do most the damage.
Youtube covers

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Pete Townshend


A lot of guitarists will use combination earplug/in-ear monitors.

Or...... just regular earplugs.

Or..... none, like Townshend, Hendrix and the like.
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