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Old 03-22-24, 06:26 PM
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I asked before but I think you missed my question Perry. Do you wear hearing protection on these cruises? Because it has to be tough on the ears.
Hard to say whether the cruises are any louder than a normal club, probably not. A lot of times, the volume hitting my ears would depend on the placement of the on stage speakers and how loud they are since I'm up front at the rail, the giant main stacked array speakers hanging up on the sides of the stage are directionally not very loud where I am located. But to answer your question, these are $20 at Amazon and do a good enough job. I don't push them all the way into my ears, just enough to take the edge off.
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Re: What concert did you recently attend?

Originally Posted by PerryD
Hard to say whether the cruises are any louder than a normal club, probably not. A lot of times, the volume hitting my ears would depend on the placement of the on stage speakers and how loud they are since I'm up front at the rail, the giant main stacked array speakers hanging up on the sides of the stage are directionally not very loud where I am located. But to answer your question, these are $20 at Amazon and do a good enough job. I don't push them all the way into my ears, just enough to take the edge off.
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Same one's I've seen using for years to take the reverb out.
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Re: What concert did you recently attend?

Those look like the ones I use too, but I think mine are a different brand. There is an older thread around this place somewhere and that's where I got the recommendation for the ones I use.

Edit: found the thread, and they ARE those same earplugs

https://forum.dvdtalk.com/music-talk...plugs-not.html
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Re: What concert did you recently attend?

Originally Posted by PerryD
Hard to say whether the cruises are any louder than a normal club, probably not. A lot of times, the volume hitting my ears would depend on the placement of the on stage speakers and how loud they are
Actually when I said the cruises must be tough on your ears, I was referring to the volume (quantity) of loud performances and not the volume (loudness) of loud performances.

I went to an American Academy of Pediatrics presentation on hearing loss and it kind of freaked me out. Glad you have hearing protection. I will order two sets for me and the Mrs.
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Originally Posted by Decker
Actually when I said the cruises must be tough on your ears, I was referring to the volume (quantity) of loud performances and not the volume (loudness) of loud performances.

I went to an American Academy of Pediatrics presentation on hearing loss and it kind of freaked me out. Glad you have hearing protection. I will order two sets for me and the Mrs.
I'm not going to say that my hearing is great, I definitely have a harder time deciphering conversations in noisy environments than when I was younger. But I haven't noticed any excessive ringing from 10+ hours of shows on a cruise day versus one night of 3 hours at a regular club. The club shows can be really loud at times, and I'll push in the ear plugs a little deeper when that is happens.
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Re: What concert did you recently attend?

I also use Etymotics, although mine are a bit more compact.
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The Darkness on the Monsters of Rock Cruise. First time seeing them and really enjoyed their set.


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Originally Posted by Kdogg
Same one's I've seen using for years to take the reverb out.
I use the same ones as well, I never go to metal concerts without hearing protection anymore.

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3/29/24 - Greensboro

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Annabella's Bow Wow Wow

There are two bands using the name Bow Wow Wow. One features just original bassist Leigh Gorman, the other just singer Annabella Lwin. Original drummer Dave Barbe is off doing other things, and guitarist Matthew Ashman is no longer alive.

I think this is the one to see, the one with Annabella. Not only because of the unique sound of her voice, but Gorman has been cycling singers through his version of the band more than Spinal Tap had drummers. And not to impugn his bass playing (he's amazing), the sound of Bow Wow Wow has always been Annabella's girlish screams, Ashman's rockabilly riffs, and Barbe's African drumming. Bass came fourth. So I'd rather have at least one of the three most important aspects of the band be an original. And Lwin has assembled a crack group of musicians, with an actual African drummer (making the beats seem less "cultural appropriation").

Great run through a lot of the old songs, went a little deep with the selection of "What's the Time (Hey Buddy)?", which was just fine with me, and closed of course with "I Want Candy".
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Re: What concert did you recently attend?

Originally Posted by Paff
Annabella's Bow Wow Wow

There are two bands using the name Bow Wow Wow. One features just original bassist Leigh Gorman, the other just singer Annabella Lwin. Original drummer Dave Barbe is off doing other things, and guitarist Matthew Ashman is no longer alive.

I think this is the one to see, the one with Annabella. Not only because of the unique sound of her voice, but Gorman has been cycling singers through his version of the band more than Spinal Tap had drummers. And not to impugn his bass playing (he's amazing), the sound of Bow Wow Wow has always been Annabella's girlish screams, Ashman's rockabilly riffs, and Barbe's African drumming. Bass came fourth. So I'd rather have at least one of the three most important aspects of the band be an original. And Lwin has assembled a crack group of musicians, with an actual African drummer (making the beats seem less "cultural appropriation").

Great run through a lot of the old songs, went a little deep with the selection of "What's the Time (Hey Buddy)?", which was just fine with me, and closed of course with "I Want Candy".
"Ashman's rockabilly riffs" ??? Hardly. Not even close to rockability (see Robert Gordon, etc) but he was stunning and had his unique style. I adored his work,

and "Barbe's African drumming" or -better- TRIBAL drumming was the other core of this wonderful group.
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"Ashman's rockabilly riffs" ??? Hardly. Not even close to rockability (see Robert Gordon, etc) but he was stunning and had his unique style. I adored his work,
You know what I mean. It's not quite rockabilly, you're right. I heard an interview with him where he was praising some old guitarist who influenced him, I wanna say Duane Eddy, but I'm not 100% on that.

And we of course won't get into the straight-up lifting of African musicians like the Mahotella Queens, where their "Umculo Kawupheli" was somehow transformed into "See Jungle! See Jungle! Go join your gang, yeah! City all over go ape crazy"
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