#1
not sure where to put this thread so i thought in here might be appropriate =)


when you are in practice rooms do you where ear plugs?
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#2
Not alone. Generally when I'm playing by myself I'm either recording, in which case I'm wearing headphones/monitors, or just practicing, where I keep things at a calm level. I love a powerful drummer though, which means I like everything loud at band meets, so I do there. I may like it loud live, but I'm not stupid enough to let myself go deaf by age 30.
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#4
Depends who you play with, if you got buggers who love to turn a humbucker all the way down to screech then yes. I have to tell my buddy when and how to tune his volume due to his minor deafness.
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#6
At practice I would like to cuz its soo loud but no one can hear each other talking when we're tryin to discuss song ideas. Gigs most of the time yes.
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#8
Nope. I like it loooooud. XD Unless I'm jamming with the computer/recording.
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#9
when i'm playing loud of course. they're not expensive and they save you from going deaf.
#10
I wear them 90% of the time to combat my hyperacusis and keep my tinnitus down. I have moulded ones though which are amazing and mean I can hear speech surprisingly well
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#11
hmmmm ok thanks, i think i will take some along to the next band practice, im getting sick of the ringing and i guess we can always just grab a mic if we need to talk....
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#14
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when i'm playing loud of course. they're not expensive and they save you from going deaf.


+1. I use them when I play in the house. Otherwise, there is no way of not going deaf.
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#15
I use them at band practice, and at concerts.

Might also have to use them for recording, even though I'm wearing headphones. Those pinch harmonics are quite... Clear with my EQ. at the moment
#16
I did with our old drummer, but not the current one even though I probably should. He's not as loud and we don't have to turn up as loud.

The previous drummer was so damn loud. You know that sound that happens on those shitty camera phones when the sound gets too loud for them to handle? Imagine that happening to your ears in real life, that's how loud it was when he played.
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#17
when i practice i try to play full bore as much as possible. practice with the band, always full bore. so ear plugs are a must pretty regularly, but i dont always use them cause for some reason i think i have super human ears, when i really dont. ill be deaf sooner or later...
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You won't regret it, and they're substantially different from just jamming foam in your ears. They don't destroy the frequencies of what you're hearing, the only time I ever had the slightest problem with them was when I saw Maiden and they were cutting out Bruce's high notes.
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#21
i like to get my tube amp screaming so I always wear earplugs when i play.

I wear earmuffs when i play drums, they make my shitty drum kit sound way better.
#22
of course, any time anything loud is going on i wear earplugs. You don't want tinnitus or any severe hearing loss do you?
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#23
Never. Not at home, not at practice, not at gigs. I want to be able to hear everything I can. I know I'll regret it one day but oh well.
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#24
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Never. Not at home, not at practice, not at gigs. I want to be able to hear everything I can. I know I'll regret it one day but oh well.


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you can hardly tell a difference but your ears are being protected.
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#25
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Never. Not at home, not at practice, not at gigs. I want to be able to hear everything I can. I know I'll regret it one day but oh well.


Amen.

I bought some hearos hi fidelity plugs. Used them a few times. Used them when playing a gig and I could not hear my bends all that well and so I no longer use them.

I accept the fact that I will suffer for it years down the line but its just part of being a musician. I would rather know everything I'm playing sounds great and is in tune to be honest with you.
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#26
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Amen.

I bought some hearos hi fidelity plugs. Used them a few times. Used them when playing a gig and I could not hear my bends all that well and so I no longer use them.

I accept the fact that I will suffer for it years down the line but its just part of being a musician. I would rather know everything I'm playing sounds great and is in tune to be honest with you.

good ones have just a volume drop rather than rolls off the high frequencies. You were probably using average ones. You'll regret it when you have tinnitus in 10 years
#27
Nah, only when I'm at band practice and I have a headache I will use them. But because I'm a backing singing I don't like to use them when I'm singing.
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#28
At home- Not necessary

Practice:
Rock/funk band- sometimes, if our drummer is having a fit, but usually things are quiet enough.

Metal band- always, can't stand it if I go without.

Progressive band- always as well, though I can deal if I forget them.

Concerts- Yep, unless I forget, then I just make sure to give them plenty of rest afterwards.

Gigs- always, filters a lot of noise off and gives a more balanced input of the band, eliminates a lot of sloppy mistakes.
#29
Always.
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#30
i remember i was having a thread like this or somehting... i cant really remember

still
At home- No (i dont go past 1 on my amp which is 10 wat SS)
Band practice- Yes (yes most of the time its enough loud to drain the drums besides it helps you to hear every mistake you do and whatnot)
Gigs- Yes (yes that's a must for me)
Concerts- Sometimes (like if im not playing.. no rarely but i put on my headphones which cut the volume a bit)
Recording- no (i record with my home volume so i can hear every single note! every scratch and whatnot... eardubs are unnecessary here with my volume