Ear protection suggestions??

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  1. marco_giampa23

    marco_giampa23 Well-Known Member

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    So I finally gave in and decided that its time to get some ear protection. Ive been running my 50w jubilee quite loud (havnt tested exactly how loud but very loud) and I do find that I get some tinnitus symptoms for the 5min after I stop playing and like a little bit of pain if im a little too close or its abit mich, I play sitting right next to my amp.

    So thought i would come here for suggestions, ive been looking at the alpine musicsafe pros, or hearos. How are the earasers?

    Looking for something that will hopefully not effect the tone much at all, if anyone has experience using some with cranked marshalls

    anyone had any good/ bad experiences with certain brands? Looking to spend around $35usd, preferably no more than $70usd unless they are really good and will last

    (please move if this is the wrong forum)
     
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    Also looking to see what the MF members recommend.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I use a product called Hearos. You can put them in tight or loose, depending on the amount of attenuation you need. :yesway:
     
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    I've tried Hearos and Vater, prefer Vater but don't wear them very often.
    I prefer no earplugs and lower volume on the amp.
    Whatever you decide, the decision to protect your hearing is a good one.
     
  5. Len

    Len Well-Known Member

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    For that price you’ll be losing highs.
     
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    i recommend turning the shit down to start.
     
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    I generally practice at a level that I can talk loudly over........that way I can yell back at my wife.

    :shred:
     
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    most of them are similar design to the hearos ones but the musicsafe have removable low, mid and high attenuation levels you can swap out, might just buy a pair of cheap hearos ones and see what they are like
     
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    Those are what I use as well, when I need to.
    Cymbals can be a killer on the ears, especially on a small stage.
     
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    common sense bro. we dont need to play at rock star volumes at home.
    chances are one has the wrong amp for the situation.
     
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    marco_giampa23 Well-Known Member

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    sometimes the right amp for the situation just doesnt have the tone your looking for \m/
     
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    I like to stand beside my amp and point it at someone else.
     
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    Get a low watt tube amp.

    My Alamo Capri (swear by it) is around 2 watts, crunches nice when cranked, 10" speaker breaks up wonderfully too when pushed... and I can hear after I'm done playing.

    I know there is magic in loud but when your just jamming at home it is really unecesary most of the time.
     
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    heresy!
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    :run: HERESY!!!!! :run:

    :wallbash: WhatAmIGoingToDoWithYouGuys?

    This is the Marshall Forum, Marshall, the Father of LOUD (no, not that L.O.U.D.), the Father of ROARING LOUD!

    :pirate:

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    Then surely it's the wrong amp for the situation.
     
  20. giblesp

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    In the late 90's, I spent around 3 hrs in the studio with the drummer nearly daily. I'd been in loud venues and studios since '91 at that point. He'd always put in ear protection, I didn't. A few years after I got tinnitus, and have had it since. Luckily, I'm not deaf. Another drummer mate is slightly deaf. He refers to his wife as 'What?'

    Tinnitus is shit, and it may get worse as you age. Use ear protection at anything approaching drummer levels. If not playing with a drummer, its not necessary to play louder than a human can sing. At concerts, put in ear protection. If you're concerned about the look, as I was, wear a beanie over your ears. Or be proud of the fact that you have the sense to look after your sensory organs.

    If your amp doesn't sound good at conversation level, you need a new amp.

    I've never actually tried the fancy ear plugs, have had good success with the cheap yellow ones. I've seen Billy Corgan using them.
     
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