This has probaly been posted before, so I'm sorry if this is redundant. I'm just wondering how many of you people use earplugs, cotton, whatever when you play. I was beginning to notice my ears would hurt and things would sound muffled for a while, after a gig, so I figured I would invest in some hearing plugs, because my hearing is everything. I haven't used them for the past couple gigs, cause I didnt really have time to get them in my ear, and try them out. I'm gig testing them for the first time tonight. Espcially since the stage I'm playing on is very small, and I got a good blast of all the instruments.