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Bari251

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I've decided that I need to get some ear plugs that can be taken out quickly and then replaced after playing a solo. Has anyone any suggestions for a supplier? I have tried the cheapo disposable types from Tesco without much success.
The practice group that I play in, always works up to 100dB at least. This level is well above the limits given on the NHS website.
Malcolm
 

oldcorollas

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those "tree" looking silicon ones are fast to replace (if you do the "reach around head" trick to open your ear holes :D )
these sorts
http://earplugstore.stores.yahoo.net/alnasoearpl.html
or there are cheaper more industrial styled plugs too
http://www.snorestore.co.uk/acatalog/reusable_work_earplugs.html


edit: ahh these are the types i was looking for http://www.headphones.com.au/psingle?productID=7

more links
http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/servlet/Info;jsessionid=1EC5D66658748D8F5F00DE3B807D8C47.cr-clus01?Track=ALPLUGS
cheaper http://www.amazon.com/Hearos-High-Fidelity-Ear-Filters/dp/B0002CZYS4
 
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Taz

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those "tree" looking silicon ones are fast to replace (if you do the "reach around head" trick to open your ear holes :D )
these sorts
http://earplugstore.stores.yahoo.net/alnasoearpl.html
or there are cheaper more industrial styled plugs too
Hi Malcolm, These are the ones that I use and would personally recommend. I play with a very loud Rock 'n' Roll band and I have been using these Alpine ear plugs for about a year now. We play in different sized venues all the time and all I have to do is change the inserts that you get with the ear plugs to suit the amount of noise you wish to filter out. They are great!
A by-product of wearing these is that when you play with them in, you will filter out the other musicians and be able to hear yourself more clearly. This is due to the fact that you "hear" the sax through your head as the vibration reverberates around your mouth. It sounds a little unpleasant but its something you get used to very quickly.
 
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Bari251

Bari251

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Thanks for the replies. I've just ordered the Alpine ear plugs from Amazon.
I would still like to play in a group that keeps the volume down.
I'm a Paul Desmond fan - he said -
"I have won several prizes as the world's slowest alto player, as well as a special award in 1961 for quietness."
Malcolm
 

Moz

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I've decided that I need to get some ear plugs that can be taken out quickly and then replaced after playing a solo. Has anyone any suggestions for a supplier? I have tried the cheapo disposable types from Tesco without much success.
The practice group that I play in, always works up to 100dB at least. This level is well above the limits given on the NHS website.
Malcolm
I use these http://www.djmmusic.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=ER-20

They have long stems (but are clear so not obvious to an audience) so are easy and quick to put in and take out. I play in a pretty loud band and these allow me to hear myself without compromising the sound from the other members of the band too much. They bring down the overall level of noise without unduly muffling the sound. I have tried several different types and these are by far the best. Try them, I think you'll love them.

Cheers

Martin
 

Emma

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So it's noise levels, not interesting musicality that you are trying to shut out then! - I think I should get some to put in when I'm doing my solos!
 
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