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ears protection?

Postby joaozinho » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:47 pm

Hello guys!,Do you use ears protection when you play? I mean,in your dailly routine?

http://youtu.be/6hPmG8NNemg

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Re: ears protection?

Postby rhythmrhyme » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:34 pm

When practicing on the congas, not as much as I used to, I think my playing has gotten a lot cleaner and I tend to practice like I play, so I don't rip around as much as I did before.

When I'm going to amplified rehearsals, or rehearsing when people are playing bells, kit or other loud percussion, I use these : http://www.etymotic.com/hp/erme.html

I have the 15db reduction and they can handle a lot of volume. I'm quite comfortable practicing on my kit with them as well (I ALWAYS wear ear protection when practicing on the kit!)

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Re: ears protection?

Postby Thebreeze » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:55 am

I have a friend that is somewhat hard of hearing and he told me it's because he would play his congas seated in front of the Horn section of his band for years.
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Re: ears protection?

Postby joaozinho » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:57 am

thanks rhythmrhyme & thebreeze.Those earplugs looks really good(Benefits :
Reduces sound levels evenly so that music and speech are clear and natural, not muffled as with other earplugs ) that's great!I agree,when you play with a lound band (not my case) in time you can develop serios problems.I think I'm going to make a gift to my loved :mrgreen: neighbours
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Re: ears protection?

Postby roberthelpus » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:13 pm

joaozinho wrote:thanks rhythmrhyme & thebreeze.Those earplugs looks really good(Benefits :
Reduces sound levels evenly so that music and speech are clear and natural, not muffled as with other earplugs ) that's great!I agree,when you play with a lound band (not my case) in time you can develop serios problems.I think I'm going to make a gift to my loved :mrgreen: neighbours


Reduces sound levels more evenly so that music and speech are clearer and more natural, not as muffled as with other earplugs. :D

They do a pretty good job and given the choice between toasting your ears and having a diminished frequency response...

...put those puppies in.

I bought one of those little aluminum key ring pill holders to have my ERs on me all of the time. You can find those at most drug stores. I don't use them when practicing by myself or in quieter acoustic situations. I do grab a pair of plugs or muffs for doing such things as cutting the grass or running a power tool for more than a few seconds.
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