Wow, you are stronger than I thought. Wouldn't want to meet you in a dark alley.First gig, aged about 16, at a party. Right at the start of the first song - woof! - straight through. Guess I was a tad excited. If I remember correctly lots of gaffa tape came to the rescue.
Nowadays I use whatever propriety thing might be on a head when I get it and, failing that, gaffa tape. I use a DW felt beater ATM.