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What Earplugs Do You Use?

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  1. pedecamp

    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I've always used Hearos for a bunch of years, I recently lost them and need to buy new ones so I thought I'd see what everybody else is using. My drummer uses Earasers and recommends them, in my online search I found Eargasms came highly recommended. I want to be able to hear the music, hear what I'm playing, with earplugs. Money is no object when it comes to ear protection so let me know what you use that you think is best. :yesway:
     
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    SmokeyDopey Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I used to buy those more expensive "filters", until I had no money and just got those water ear plugs in the pharmacy. Couldn't really notice that big of a difference and wondered why I was wasting money on those "musician filters"... (gtfo here)
     
  3. Matthews Guitars

    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    Etymotic High Fidelity plugs. About 25 dollars a set, and they do a very good job of attenuating all frequencies more or less equally. They don't muffle the treble frequencies like basic foam plugs or over-the-ear protectors, instead you get more or less a natural sound...just quieter.
     
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    3M, cause I get them for free any time I visit a datacenter. Nah, I honestly never use them, but I have tons by now...
     
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    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

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    Westone is what i use. I can't remember the db cut. They just knock a little edge off.
     
  7. Wezie Guitar lover

    Wezie Guitar lover Well-Known Member

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    None. I wished I have had used them. I have tinnitus so bad. And I did nothing really to hurt my ears. But it happened anyway. :(:mad2::shock::noplease:
     
  8. pedecamp

    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    So nobody has experience with earplugs, just a few people who responded here? Really? Come on I dont believe it...
     
  9. Wezie Guitar lover

    Wezie Guitar lover Well-Known Member

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    Most guitar players do not use them. And get tinnitus like I did. I tell them but they say no. And earplugs are for ******. So that is that. You cannot help those that do not want to be helped. mine is so bad earplugs would not help me at all. cutting the amp down, staying away from certain things etc.. help me the most.
     
  10. jmp45

    jmp45 Well-Known Member

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    I used the Norton Sonic II ear plugs in the 70s. Typically just my right ear, the one near the crash cymbal ;) They work well using a diaphragm tech.

    They are still available under a different name.

    https://www.amazon.com/Acu-Life-Earplug-Shooters-Hearing-Protectors/dp/B001T8S83I?th=1

    5.0 out of 5 stars The best ear plugs for playing in a band.
    Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2018
    Style: NRR 18 (Sleeping)Verified Purchase
    The best ear plugs on the market for playing music in the jam room. They don't take so much sound away that you lose the music, they just remove the harshness. I do 2 hour jam sessions with a full band with loud amps and drums and my ears never ring after practice. Practice also sounds better than ever before. Also the size of these is so much better than all others trying to be like these. Most ear plugs are very wide and they have sharp pointy things hanging off. Why? These are medium soft silicon and can be worn for hours without irritation. Well done!


    https://www.researchgate.net/figure...diaphragm-that-is-housed-within_fig2_50399086

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  11. Matthews Guitars

    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    I love the Etymotic earplugs because they allow me to crank a stack ALL THE WAY, feel the breeze, feel the vibrations loosening my ligaments, and hear everything WITHOUT PAIN. Now, maybe the people near me are in pain, but they are welcome to back off to a safe distance if they choose.

    I don't understand why someone would want to be exposed to painfully loud sounds for so long that it causes permanent hearing damage.

    We're not yet at the stage in medical achievement where hearing damage can be reversed.


    HOWEVER....it may interest most people who read these words that there is a supplement which is well tested and is available over the counter...in the Ukraine...called Bemethyl, which has been shown to be able to PREVENT hearing damage if you take it before entering the environment where hearing damage is likely to occur...such as a battlefield or a Slipknot concert.

    Read up:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bemethyl
     
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    I was looking for mine the other day. I need a new pair.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up on these.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0044DEESS
     
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    jmp45 Well-Known Member

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    That thing really bugs you.. ;)

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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    nope lol. :cheers: i like it. lots. but im not gonna stop givin ya stink about it.
    example........

    the audience at a JMP45 show.
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    :applause:
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    all week my brother. :cheers:
    knew you would like it and at a moments notice too lol.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    I KNEW THAT WAS YOURS!
     
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