Hearing Protection for a headbanger

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Pacodelivery, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Pacodelivery

    Pacodelivery Supporting Member

    May 25, 2014
    Title says most of it. I've used the nice $30-$40 ones, I've used the dollar store ones, and they all work okay in practice.

    I go a bit haywire during shows:


    All the plugs fly out of my ears. And no, no longer being a maniac onstage is not on the table.

    Any thoughts? Are there any that have, say, something that clips behind your ear, or something? Been looking around forums/shops & haven't found anything.

    Save my ears talkbass!
  2. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    The cylindrical foam ones probably stay in better than any other.
  3. Matt O

    Matt O

    Feb 19, 2013
    The Mitten
    Yeah the expando foam kind stay in good. They muffle the whole sound pretty hard though, so it depends if you care about certain frequencies or not.

    I knew a guitarist that used the wax plugs that some swimmers use. I tried some once and couldn't hear a dang thing.

    Nice headbang and cool bass, BTW.
  4. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I have used these kind, and unless your ear canal grows while you're playing, they are not going to slip out.

  5. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Custom molded ones
  6. anavar


    Oct 10, 2013
    my bass tone can beat up your dad's bass tone.
  7. Rneckties31

    Rneckties31 Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    Westone WM25 they stay in and are easy to pull out not to mention they sound fantastic. Very close to flat response for an earplug.
  8. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    I have not personally tried this brand; however, I did use a custom made set I get at a gun show. http://www.earpeace.com/collections.../products/custom-ear-plugs?variant=1100790728 They are expensive, but hearing aids are about 25 times more expensive. This I know from experience.
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