#1
i was playing my guitar today on max distortion

i was improvising a solo then suddenly i choked up my pick accidentally and made an EXTREMELY deafening and involuntary squeal

my ears are still ringing a bit

what should i do to stop this or prevent this in the future from happening
#2
don't turn it up to 11 and wear earplugs if you're doing so


there not much you can do, just wait it off
#3
Yeah, not much you can do, it'll fade by itself. Ear protection is important because if the noise is too loud for too long that ring will become permanent.

J.
#4
Handy early warning sign. Wear earplugs or protectors when you practice and you may put off Tinnitus for quite a few years.
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#5
For practice have less gain and less volume and live get earplugs, or don't have your amp quite as "toppy".
#6
are there like special musicians earplugs around??

liek ones that prevent the tinnitus but still allow u to hear wat ur playin
#7
tintin... don't put your amp so loud. Max distortion and max volume are two "very" seperate things. Tinnitus is a killer for muso's... It'll go away after a few days by staying away from loud noises. Protect your ears... may I also mention another thing... excessive noise causes your ears to grow more hair... so if you don't want einstein hair coming out of your ears, then turn down. A stage is vastly different to a room, therefore you need to cater for both.