#1
As the topic says, I'm curious about if I need to use ear protection when I play the electric guitar through my Roland cube 30x. I don't play at very loud volumes, I turn it up to about 3 tops when I play cleans and I usually have it around 2.5 when I play stuff with a lot of gain in it.

I also sit about 2.5-3m (about 8-10 feets) away from the amp I don't like sitting next to it.
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#2
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#4
Yeah. I bought big Inuit Earmuffs to wear while playing. They really do the trick!
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#5
If you need earplugs to practice at home, chances are the neighbours would have complained.
#6
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you could SERIOUSLY damage your ears that way dude, i recommend getting a longer cable and putting your amp in your basement while you stand on a different floor with earplugs AND protective earphones on.
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#7
Nah man you shouldn't worry about playing at low volumes. When you start playing with a drummer/full band then you should use ear protection because of the much higher volumes you'll need to play at.
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#8
Nah. For a full band practice, maybe. For an actual gig, definitely.
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It depends on what genre of music you're playing. If you're playing something pussy, like Jazz, then no. But if you're playing something metalz, then always wear ear protection. The metalz is BROOTAL at any volume.
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It depends on what genre of music you're playing. If you're playing something pussy, like Jazz, then no. But if you're playing something metalz, then always wear ear protection. The metalz is BROOTAL at any volume.


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#14
I think your best bet would just be to not use the amplifier and play your electric acoustically.
When you do a gig and need to turn it on, however, buy some headphones, good quality, noise-cancelling ones, mine run me about £500. Then set your amp volume to about 0.5 and you should just about be ok, although those kind of volumes are pushing it a little.
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It depends on what genre of music you're playing. If you're playing something pussy, like Jazz, then no. But if you're playing something metalz, then always wear ear protection. The metalz is BROOTAL at any volume.




Jazz > Metal
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#18
You don't use ear protection to watch TV. And why would you need play guitar any louder than that?
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You don't use ear protection to watch TV. And why would you need play guitar any louder than that?


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#24
if you know what your doing you wont need head phones...also depends on the kinda amp (some have sharper tones)

and drums are louder than what your guitar is set to...i turn my half stack almost all the way up and play..im fine and i have only had one neighbor complaint
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#25
what about when i play acoustic, not plugged in...will i damage my ears then :O
#27
Ok thanks for the answers, I was just curious.
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Ok thanks for the answers, I was just curious.



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It depends on what genre of music you're playing. If you're playing something pussy, like Jazz, then no. But if you're playing something metalz, then always wear ear protection. The metalz is BROOTAL at any volume.

You did not just say that...
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