#1
I have a Peavey JSX 212 combo and NEVER go past both 5 for vol. and master vol in my fairly small room.

I know the level of decibels that can damage your hearing, yet I can't find a place that has a rough chart on the size of your amp/volume level= an amount of decibels.

I know the amount that can hurt me yet nothing to help me see when I might be reaching this amount. Can someone help me out?
#2
i'm surprised you are not deaf yet. but in all seriousness, i think you'll be fine
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#5
a rough guide is :

does it hurt?

YES: its too loud
NO: turn it up then.

If its hurting you to listen, or if you have a ringing in your ears for any length of time, then its time to turn down or buy some decent earplugs. its very important to make sure you dont damage your ears at all.

Also, it isnt as simple as having a chart showing the wattage against volume(dB) or something like that. theres too many variables in it like speaker efficiency, difference in componants etc etc. As noted above, you could get a sound level meter, but why do that when you've got ears. trust them. the fact that your asking suggests to me that its too loud already.
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#6
what are you talking about?
there is no such thing as playing guitar too loud
hahaha just kidding.
#7
Quote by AndyPandy
a rough guide is :

does it hurt?

YES: its too loud
NO: turn it up then.

If its hurting you to listen, or if you have a ringing in your ears for any length of time, then its time to turn down or buy some decent earplugs. its very important to make sure you dont damage your ears at all.

Also, it isnt as simple as having a chart showing the wattage against volume(dB) or something like that. theres too many variables in it like speaker efficiency, difference in componants etc etc.



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#8
Ok, thanks guys. Just wanted to be careful, and I'm getting a condenser microphone and I don't want to damage it.
#9
I'd like to point out a specific bit from that website on hearing loss:

"You bet, but music doesn’t have to be so loud that it hurts your ears for it to cause damage. If it’s so loud you can’t hear a normal conversation, it’s probably damaging your hearing."
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#10
I play my JSX with the master volume at 7 and the ultra channel volume at 4. About the same as you I guess. I like to....feel the amp. Sometimes I'll wear one earplug in the ear facing my cabinet.
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#11
huh?
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#12
When I got my Line 6 Spider III 150 at arrival.. I plugged in my guitar straight away, put it on and forgot to check the volume knobs..

I had a squeeling sound in my head for like 3 days, the knobs were both at 10 lol, both Master Volume and Channel Volume..

Anyway, I agree with the fact "If you can't hear a normal conversation, it's damaging your ears"
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