#1
I got me a wicked tube rig finally and got the new band going on. We practice in a tiny sound insulated room. 2 half stacks, a full bass stack and drum kit in a room about the size of a large bathroom. Even with earplugs, my ears ring all day after a spirited rehearsal . I try turn down and get the others to follow but still the br00tah-ness eats thru the plugs and leads to ringing. Anybody else have this problem? How do you deal with it? Am I just getting old and soft? Its actually pretty bad because my g/f says she hates tube amps now because of it. Type in all caps so I can hear you. Huh?
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#2
Get custom earplugs moulded to fit your ear.


Start the session by jamming by yourself with the drummer, and set your half-stack to work around his level, then get the rest of the band to follow suit.
#3
Quote by blue_strat
Start the session by jamming by yourself with the drummer, and set your half-stack to work around his level, then get the rest of the band to follow suit.

Good advice. I have my drummer play, then have my bass player match up, then I turn up to that level.


I use these earplugs, way better than dinky foam ones:
http://www.amazon.com/Hearos-211-High-Fidelity-Plugs/dp/B0002CZYS4


Get on it, ringing ears means you're losing tiny bits of your hearing.
#4
Wear ear plugs and those bulky headphone-style ear muffs, like what you wear for hearing tests.

Also, are you squishing the ear plugs down, inserting them, and letting them form to your ear? If not, you probably aren't getting as much protection as you could be.
#5
I didn't know if anyone else wore plugs or not. I don't feel so bad now. But yes, after I get my tone set I install them in my head correctly. I wear these at work around a 2500 ton stamping press that booms a 1/4 mile away and they silence that thing. But not power hungry rockers.
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#7
Better earplugs for sure.

Or a bigger practice space, hell open a window or two to relieve the sound pressure.
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#9
^half inch foam rubber wall covering. It wasn't so bad until we added a 2nd guitar.
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#10
Well, again, better earplugs will do wonders. Those high fidelity Hearos are VERY different than the foam ones. Instead of making it sound muddy, you can hear your real tone, only several decibels quieter.

I don't know how much sound absorption that foam rubber gives, though, to be fair. Might not be enough any more.
#11
Get at the very minimum a pair of the Hearios or an equivalent, although you will certainly never go wrong for paying for custom molded ones. For the little that you'd pay for a set of molded earplugs, it's very worth it, considering that ringing ears means permanent hearing damage and wouldn't you rather pay a bit of money now than lose your hearing for life?
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#12
Foam earplugs are fine if you wear them correctly. Lots of people do not.

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#13
It is hard to hear yourself. I took my plugs out and I was destroying everyone else. Thats when I turned down.
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#15
get a drummer that is capable of not overplaying.
its rare to find. in fact the difference between a drummer that can play quiet enough (i.e. has actual dynamic control) and a drummer that just sounds like bombs falling is the difference between a great drummer and a waste of flesh and bones drummer.
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#16
I agree with chea_man.

My drummer knows how to control his dynamics, and can play at any volume he wanted. If my bassist wasn't a prick and liked to turn his mark bass amp as loud as possible I would never have to put my all-tube 60W 4x10 combo amp past 3.
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#17
I am happy with a drummer that just shows up
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#18
http://www.extremeheadphones.com/ or actually tell the band to quiet down.

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#19
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I am happy with a drummer that just shows up

thats actually a very good point.
make him use those drum dampeners lol, that will quiet him up
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#20
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If ringing persists, see doctor, get diagnosed with tinnitus, become Al Di Meola.


Or Paul Gilbert.
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#21
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Or Paul Gilbert.

or eric clapton.
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#22
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Or Paul Gilbert.


He has Tinnitus?

Always thought he wore them to prevent further hearing damage.

Actually, pretty much every musician that's made it big has Tinnitus.

Hetfield, Ulrich, Jeff Beck, Pete Town, etc.

Also, so does Bill Clinton,
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I tried it out in store.

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#23
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get a drummer that is capable of not overplaying.
its rare to find. in fact the difference between a drummer that can play quiet enough (i.e. has actual dynamic control) and a drummer that just sounds like bombs falling is the difference between a great drummer and a waste of flesh and bones drummer.

Well, I know my drummer can play softer stuff.
But on our harder, heavier, or faster songs, I want him to hit that **** as hard as he can, hahaha.