#1
does anybody have the same problem , everytime i pull a pinch harmonic sometimes it hurts my ears , its not that i put my amp on full volume , my amp has 60 watts and i just put it little over a quarter of volume.
#3
No, don't be silly. High pitches don't hurt your ears. High volumes do. If your amp is set too loud anything you play will hurt your ears eventually.
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Quote by gman128
No, don't be silly. High pitches don't hurt your ears. High volumes do. If your amp is set too loud anything you play will hurt your ears eventually.



yes but what is considerably loud, thats the problem i am having . I dont think my amp is set too loud though
#5
Dude, 60 watts is a *lot* of volume, even at quarter that's more than enough to be way too loud.

Turn it down man.
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#7
just pinch harmonics , i might be playin too loud though, ill turn the volumes down from now on .
#8
you could also ware earplugs...
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just pinch harmonics , i might be playin too loud though, ill turn the volumes down from now on .


Seriously turn down. If that 60 watt amp you have is a tube amp then 25% volume is way too loud. get an attenuator or something if playing it at low volume sounds rubbish (which it might depending on the amp)
#11
yeah i have too , eventough its not a tube amp , if i play at lower volumes it just sounds like shit .
#12
maybe your amp, guitar, or chord has some electrical issue.

Process of elimination first try a diff chord, then try a diff guitar, then try a diff amp...
#13
Quarter of 60 watts? Suppose it's 15 watts to full... that's a lot if you are too close and the room is small.
#14
I rarely turn my volume up to a quarter and I'm using a crappy 15w practise amp!
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For services I have a 75W that I crank at about 47%
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#16
Just a quick question, what if you get ear aches from higher pitches? I get that sometimes...
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Just a quick question, what if you get ear aches from higher pitches? I get that sometimes...



yes thats what i mean , i get ear aches from higher pitches , when i do an harmonic it hurts a little . Ive been playin too loud then .

i just dont understand how musicians that do big shows playin with 30 marshalls behind them arent deaf yet or have any ear problems .

but to play at a quarter of a 65 amp is a lot .
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Quote by Cruz 666
yes thats what i mean , i get ear aches from higher pitches , when i do an harmonic it hurts a little . Ive been playin too loud then .

i just dont understand how musicians that do big shows playin with 30 marshalls behind them arent deaf yet or have any ear problems .

but to play at a quarter of a 65 amp is a lot .


The ones that don't use hearing protection end up pretty screwed. Also: most of those walls of Marshalls/whatever other amp you see... are fake.
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Seriously turn down. If that 60 watt amp you have is a tube amp then 25% volume is way too loud. get an attenuator or something if playing it at low volume sounds rubbish (which it might depending on the amp)



This, my 60w Tube Vypyr is almost too loud at 15% lol. If it's tube, definately turn down


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The ones that don't use hearing protection end up pretty screwed. Also: most of those walls of Marshalls/whatever other amp you see... are fake.


so you re sayin that at a motorhead show all those amps are fake , it was by far the loudest gig ive ever been , it was pretty ****in loud
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so you re sayin that at a motorhead show all those amps are fake , it was by far the loudest gig ive ever been , it was pretty ****in loud


I'm willing to bet money that most of them were fake, yes. If it was those amps generating all the sound then the PA would have trouble getting the vocals and drums loud enough.
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#23
They might be using some switching heads and tones but it all gets mic'd in and what you hear is coming through the PA system of the venue.

The stage volume is totally different if you thought it was loud from the crowd then motorhead must have been def being that close to the 100 stacks blowing out massive sound.

The reason it was ****in loud was because the PA at the venue was ****in loud.

There are 2 different sounds systems, a monitor system for the band on stage and the PA system for the crowd. The mass amount of Cabs is just for show.

Unless it's a small ass venue then you might get the sound just from the amp but that's like a small venue of like 100-200 people max capacity.
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#24
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Quarter of 60 watts? Suppose it's 15 watts to full... that's a lot if you are too close and the room is small.

Just going to throw it out there...

The relationship between watt and volume is not a straight line, as far as I know.
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Just going to throw it out there...

The relationship between watt and volume is not a straight line, as far as I know.

True, but it's reasonable to assume that 60watts is damn loud.
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#26
60watts would be "damn loud" if it were a tube amp but a 60watt solid state amp isn't that loud unless you wear two of them like headphones on your ears.
#27
Quote by HeckRaiser
60watts would be "damn loud" if it were a tube amp but a 60watt solid state amp isn't that loud unless you wear two of them like headphones on your ears.

Like I said earlier, I've got a crappy 15w solid state practise amp and I usually play with it just below a quarter volume and certainly, it's capable of reaching volumes that are far too loud for practise.
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#28
I find with any low end solid state amp I have used after that 1/4 turn of the volume knob its all the same volume it just starts to break up and sound like crap.

A 60watt for practice purposes can get loud pending the room situation, but I have had 75watt amps that just don't get loud.

I think your 15watt is the superman of amps, cherish that bad boy.
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Quote by HeckRaiser
I find with any low end solid state amp I have used after that 1/4 turn of the volume knob its all the same volume it just starts to break up and sound like crap.

A 60watt for practice purposes can get loud pending the room situation, but I have had 75watt amps that just don't get loud.

I think your 15watt is the superman of amps, cherish that bad boy.

I can't remember where mine begins to break up. If I recall right, it's just under 3/4 volume but I wouldn't swear to it. I've always thought it was a bit lame that so many amp companies set the volume to increase massively at the start when the amp breaks up long before reaching the end of the dial - it makes you believe that your amp is going to get LOUD, but really the rest of the volume control just causes the amp to clip horribly.
I actually don't like my amp, it gets loud but it doesn't articulate very well; the bass is especially muddy. You've made me want to crank it now but at 5:10am, I probably shouldn't!
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#30
chances are.....your hitting a godly frequency that no ones ever hit with a pinch harmonic
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so you re sayin that at a motorhead show all those amps are fake , it was by far the loudest gig ive ever been , it was pretty ****in loud


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@Aleksi Yea damn solid states they need their "head room". That knob shouldn't even turn that far if it's going to be break up... that's how i feel. Luckily I don't have that problem with my Dual Rec but she does eat through tubes like me when I'm hungry with a pepperoni pizza in front of me.

@eryth that pic explains it all, Fake Stacks!!!!! I feel like I'm looking at a movie star and yelling Fake Tits, thought i would probably prefer to see that.

@Xian I believe someone mentioned that early in the topic. Not to sure how we got where we are now.
#34
*shrug* My amp is 100 watts and my "bedroom levels" is a smidgen under 1/4 up (master volume). I never found this to bother my ears, but it certainly is loud for not playing a gig.

My first inclination was to go with the suspicion that the OP is using too much treble.
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#35
Don't play louder than necessary. If you're playing alone, you definitely don't need to play loud at all and if you need more volume, use earplugs.
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#36
If its to loud for you in the room, then it is most likely to loud for others in other rooms. Do yourself a favor turn the volume knob slightly counter clockwise please. thank!
#37
Quote by Cruz 666
does anybody have the same problem , everytime i pull a pinch harmonic sometimes it hurts my ears , its not that i put my amp on full volume , my amp has 60 watts and i just put it little over a quarter of volume.


Sounds like you need a new amp.