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Ear plugs at shows?

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by BurningSky, Feb 13, 2007.

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ear plugs?

  1. Always

    26 vote(s)
    22.4%
  2. Usually

    16 vote(s)
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  3. Sometimes

    30 vote(s)
    25.9%
  4. Opening bands only

    6 vote(s)
    5.2%
  5. Never

    38 vote(s)
    32.8%
  1. BurningSky

    BurningSky rxbandits.com

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    So what's people status on wearing ear plugs at shows?
     
  2. affinityband

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    good idea. really good. just never got round to doing it cuz, good ones cost loads.
     
  3. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    i'm going with usually. unless the sound is low or i'm too drunk to notice I wear plugs
     
  4. Tubbs

    Tubbs Bi-weekly top album:

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    Sometimes, since I really don't wish to blow my eardrums, but other times I really want to hear the music.

    I've never been to any shows but my own, so I don't know if that really counts. :erk:
     
  5. rainmaker_2413

    rainmaker_2413 Shadow I am

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    Sometimes I do...I probably should more often but many times I find myself leaving for the concert and completely forgetting them.
     
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    As of late I wear them for support acts only (especially bad supports) and take them out for the main act. Usually I wont have ringing ears that way the next day. However, I often forget to take them :erk:

    But they ruin the quality of the sound which annoys me. Im actually getting the expensive proffesional type made for me next week, since I play in a band, it can be damaging standing right next to the drum kit. Hopefully they dont ruin the sound, they better not for the price Im paying!
     
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    Jon Snow asoiaf afaict

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    I always wear 'em. I like my ears.
     
  8. Braighs

    Braighs twelve strings of darknes

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    metal? rock? always
    some orchestras can be just as loud, but I appreciate the dynamics more.
     
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    intimidatingcrustaceans Official Threadkiller

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    Depends what bands. If you ever see Mono, make sure you use them.
     
  11. BurningSky

    BurningSky rxbandits.com

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    You've really never been to any shows in your life? wow, thats a shame man.
     
  12. Alteredmindeath

    Alteredmindeath Wasteland Survivor

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    ear plugs are good if you are in a band (due to the constant loudness), but to pay money to see a band only to drown out the sound with ear plugs doesn't make sense to me.
     
  13. Tubbs

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    Well, not really. My own are good enough, and I'm quite young so I don't think it's a big deal at this point.
     
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    Travis Bassist

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    Let's face it - metal and rock bands more often than not play their music live at retarded volumes. Blame it on the band, blame it on the sound guy, I don't care; too many shows have inaudibly loud music. I'm a musician. I enjoy music. Why would I want to ruin my ears, ruin what I love so much?

    Good ones cost like 4 dollars
     
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    i have never...but should start doing so i guess
     
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    I don't know about prices in England, but I got custom molded Etymotic's for around $150 here in the States. I guess not exactly cheap cheap but they're worth every penny imo.

    They have a near flat frequency so you're hearing everything unmuffled just quieter. It actually makes the sound much more clearer and defined than wearing none at all so I actually prefer to wear them always.
     
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    I hate wearing them but do so at all times during gigs. Most gigs down here are way too loud, as they tend to be all around the world. Bands either have ridiculously loud drumkits/drummers or guitarists that insist on turning up until everyone's ears bleed. Then there's also the audio engineers who've lost their hearing from years of pumping music and then perpetuate the entire blow everyone's brains out mentality.

    I usually don't have earplugs in when I'm doing soundcheck with a band, or just fine-tuning their sound at the start of a set. Usually I'll have ear plugs out for one song, then for the rest they'll go in. This is with metal bands. I've worked with other bands in the past that haven't needed to be that loud at all. A lot of it is genre specific.
     
  18. Alex78

    Alex78 Fretbuzz Virtuoso

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    I agree! at that Opeth gig in December, when they started playing it was just like pure noise...of course your ears get comforted to it after a while, but I really wonder why it has to be _that_ loud.
    (not even speaking of some HC/punk concerts I've been...really ridiculous, no way in hell could I follow the structure of any song)
     
  19. illidurit

    illidurit New Metal Member

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    grow a pair you wimps
     
  20. in_absentia

    in_absentia Aurora Borealis

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    I wear them sometimes, only for opening bands though. I wish i wore them the second time i saw Nevermore, though. My ears were ringing for about 3 days straight. Bad venue.
     

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