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Anyone wearing them ?? If so,, What kind for playing??



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I,ll answer my own question.... Bought these : http://www.guitarcen...plugs-1-Pair.gc

 Past 2 months ears have been ringing,,Don,t know if it,s from Guitar or not but started reading about ear-ringing on various Guitar forums...Gave these plugs a try..Kept volume for RS where i normally do (fairly loud through a 42" flat screen), and started playing..Heard it well enough that it didn,t affect my playing RS..Tried them playing through my amp and same thing...They still feel a little uncomfortable ,,,but after reading what others have to say about ringing ears and how it might be too late to do anything about it,,,just hoping that these will help it from getting worse. .......hold on a sec,,,,,WOULD SOMEONE ANSWER THAT DA@N PHONE!!!

oh sorry ,,,guess it,s my ears!



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If you need earplugs at home, you should seriously reconsider at what volume you are listening to music... You are simply destroying your ears and you won't ever get it back, earplug should only be used in situation were exposure to loudness can't be avoid (usually venues and music festival it's where it's useful). Everyday life shouldn't requires you to wear protection.

 

And if your ears are ringing for more than a week, you should seriously see a doctor, it's not normal and if anything can help prevent further damage is to see a profesionnal about it.


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Really don,t think it,s from RS or amp....More like hammer drills and grinders and general noise of construction the likely culprit.

Don,t need them for everyday life,only notice it at night but runnihg a fan cancels it out...After reading other forums ,some other guitarists had concerns about this also and regularly use them...I,m not sold on using them though. Absolutely correct in seeking doctor,s opinion

 

Used to go to this place Fri nights,",Panic Bar "was the night,s name..All alt music Blasting (loved that heavy bass drumming through me)...Leave there 2 AM and man,,,had my bell rung there!!



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That kind of issue doesn't comes from only one moment of exposure to loud noises though, one instant loud noise isn't much of an issue, it's long exposure to somewhat loud noise and music that makes it bad.

 

Having ear protection is nowadays a must because one people will be exposed to a lot of situation with quite a good amount of dB especially if you go to a lot of music show where it's clearly too loud to be actually safe over long period of time. I use mine at every single show i go to and i even put them when doing balance or if we go a bar with a lot of noise. Ears can't be easily repaired unlike a lot of others stuff and it's hard to really know when you are actually going over the limit because the line is invisible so better be safe than sorry, especially if you are involved in a lot of musical activities.


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See these in a mostly everyone,s ears on stage L: http://puretonemusic...tic_finish.html

Exactly what are these used for on stage ? Read the descriptions but what exactly would say the singer or guitars players be listening to ?? Or are they used to tone down their  sound to them?



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@spacey7 A lot of bands prefer to use in ear monitor instead of wedge because the benefit are insane

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* less dB on stage, wedge needs a lot more power to offer a decent sound on the whole stage unlike in ears that can be very low and still offer impressive sound clarity

 

* the sound will stay the same no matter where you are on stage

 

* less outside perturbation : the drummer won't be as much of an issue since he will never cover the monitoring in your ear

 

* makes separate mix for each musician easy : wedge usually means that everyone will have the same mix send to them cause the wedge won't more around where the musician goes

 

So it's infinitely better for a musician to use these when playing on stage and it's way safer and greatly diminishes the number of dB you take in your ear.

 

Overall it's just standard in ears like that you would use for listening to music :

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Thank You for the info !