Journal #6692

Posted 9 years ago2010-08-04 15:55:41 UTC
Today I finally took the time to hit the drums hard. After about a year of barely having time to play at all, I actually made some loud noise for the first time since I moved in.

Besides recalling I truly need new ear plugs (I'm sure I lost some hearing today :P) I have found out that I also need headphones (rather than using the speakers across the room) as I could barely hear the music I was playing along with.

Before you judge, I'm a rather quiet player - hence I forced myself to play louder than usual, simplistic '60s-ish rocky music with room for a lot of fills and such adornations.

I had a pair of foam ear plugs but one day I took them off and they were all covered in ear wax so I washed them with warm water. But the foam never compressed again, and I have to go out and get me new ones.

4 Comments

Commented 9 years ago2010-08-04 21:09:05 UTC Comment #61982
Or you could get sound insulated headphones that can connect to your computer, so they serve a dual purpose.

Also, I didn't know you played the drums!
Commented 9 years ago2010-08-04 22:01:54 UTC Comment #61980
When i play drums to music, i use my iPod ear buds and industrial earmuffs. The buds fit very nicely into the padded centers. and then you dont even have to have the music that loud.

My dad had the earmuffs layin around for weed-wacking and using the chainsaw and stuff. They're mine now hahaha.
I've been playing the guitar for 8 years now, but when my drummer goes away to college, i steal his set and put it in my garage. =] I only know a few songs and i'm real garbage at playing, but they're hella fun.
Commented 9 years ago2010-08-04 22:18:28 UTC Comment #61983
@Jeff: Now you do know. ;)

Been trying to find good (and not too expensive) insulated headphones but it appears all are pricey. Industrial muffs were my first thought a long time ago but I have no idea where I can get good ones either. It seems I can only find the crappy ones...
Commented 9 years ago2010-08-05 02:57:50 UTC Comment #61981
I really wouldn't mind playing drums, but I don't think my rents would even let a set into the house, heh.

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