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Ear protection

Post  Belltone on Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:39 pm

Who wears ear plugs when practicing? Or even at gigs?

Also, what kind and where'd you get 'em?

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Post  firetomysoul on Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:12 pm

there's no kinda option.

I use a few different options. I have a set of grade 5 ear muffs that cut back way too much so if I'm having a thrash then these get used.

I have a set of sennheiser in-ears that reduce sound by an appropriate level leaving me with the ability to run my foldback at a lower level. Not to mention every thing sounds like an album through these.

No protection. This was the case when i went to As I Lay Dying last night. I'm regretting it. My ears are still ringing.
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Post  Mark [Admin] on Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:20 pm

Wear ear protection when practicing but not live or band practice cuts too much out for me.
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Re: Ear protection

Post  Belltone on Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:47 pm

Heres an idea;
Small mixer, maybe 4 channel-nothing fancy should have phantom power,
Condenser microphone-omni directional would be good,
kick mic or another condenser,
set of headphones-circumaural or inears.

play around with the set up so you get a good balance of your kit and, oh yeah other musicians Very Happy , this is where omni mics are better than cardiod. One above your head and one about snare hieght in front of the kick drum is a good start.

Expensive option I know but one advantage over regular ear protection is that with this you don't have the high frequency attenuation of ear buds/muffs - this cuases many drummers to play cymbals too loud - and you can control the overall volume. Also you can hook up a metronome or music playing device to jam with.

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Post  polar bear on Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:42 am

I wear 3m plugs at all times. My ears haven't recovered from Deep Purple 05 at The North Shore events centre... I have pretty bad tinitus now, so can't hit a cymbal without plugs in. Also, other people's gigs, I need them. Them Crooked Vultures at TSB arena damn near killed me. Very Happy
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Post  gingadrummer on Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:19 am

No protection. This was the case when i went to As I Lay Dying last night. I'm regretting it. My ears are still ringing

My mate drums for Saving grace who supported, he said was a mean gig. But no protection would have blown my ears away
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Post  firetomysoul on Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:15 pm

gingadrummer wrote:
No protection. This was the case when i went to As I Lay Dying last night. I'm regretting it. My ears are still ringing

My mate drums for Saving grace who supported, he said was a mean gig. But no protection would have blown my ears away

You mean Ryan? yeah he's a cool cat met him at parachute. The gig was amazing, but probably more so Saving grace had the better pit. the dauntless were poos as.
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