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Old 05-04-2012, 06:15 PM
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Default New moulded musicians earplugs

I had some custom moulded earplugs made by a Sydney company called Resound. The audiologist recommended 25db filters, I had the choice of 10 and 15 also. Everything I'd read about musicians earplugs suggested a flat attenuation however when I wear these, the sound is great, I have clarity and a significant volume reduction but I find that they boost the bass. As such my bass drum sounds very phat and my toms have lots of tone! I think this is the eq alot of ppl would chase but it seems a little unnatural to me. I'm thinking of padding my bass drum more but I worry that my guitarist won't be able to hear it well enough.

When I picked them up I tried then on and commented (to the receptionist) that my voice sounded a bit muffled and bassy, she said it was because I went for the quietist filter. I interperet this as my voice being louder internally rather than externally, if that makes sense. I also notice that when I walk I can hear my footsteps quite loud (internally) so I tend to agree with her. Either way, flat attenuation or not, I have the opportunity to swap the filters free of charge ONCE, would I be better off with the 15db filters? I'm yet to play with my guitarist and I might not get a live show in before the opportunity is lost.

Hoping to hear from ppl who use these!
Originally Posted by WhoIsTony? View Post
please do not take this advice for it is among the worst given
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