Now i've read about in-ear monitors and despite what you may have thought this is not about models or what to purchase. It's just some thing that's been bothering me a bit. In-ear monitors i figured are a great choice as it mutes the outside noises, protecting your ears, but allows you to still hear whats going on. but woudln't having such high frequency (and i guess low frequency) notes IN your ear like that do damage regardless of volume? (as it's not exactly smoothed out in recording or anything). and what about the drummer? if you're playing a venue where the drums are not mic'ed, arent you running the risk of not being able to hear him?