Posted by Andy Anderson on 14th March 2014
It’s been a while since I have had the chance to get on and write a blog, so what better a reason than to come with good news and what looks to be like a great event on the horizon….
I used to do a lot of touring and I knew I could always rely on my gear. The drum sticks I used, the cymbals I played and the drums I bruised. But, the one thing I could never rely when I was out on the road was what I heard on stage or how loud or quiet the venues may be.
I tried everything. Different ear plugs, different levels through the monitor, putting the wedge to the side, putting the wedge behind, but after sound check once you have it a little bit right, you come to your set later in the night and everything’s different, so why bother?
I also found that my hearing was slowly getting worse the more gigs I did which made my quest for perfect sound even harder.
Whether you be a gigging player, a recording player, or just someone that loves to play, what you hear and how you react to what you hear is a vital part of our playing.
My solution came and the solution was simple.
Finding something that fit my ears perfectly, and finding something that put me in control of what I heard made me feel more comfortable and helped me relax and know where I was on stage.
In ear monitors provided me with a clear and accurate signal from the desk and reduced the ambient stage noise massively. So not only did they enable me to hear what I needed, they protected my hearing at the same time.
The silicone earpieces are moulded to your ears only and provide exceptional comfort and no irritation unlike some standard earplugs.
Your hearing is irreplaceable and many of us are familiar with that ringing in the ears after a good gig. That ringing is no good, and the less we protect out ears, the worse it’s going to get. So I found that the in ears are a fantastic way of helping you protect your hearing, without losing the enjoyment.
This is a great opportunity for us drummers and the guys in our bands.
On Saturday the 12th of April and for one day only, the wonderful folk at Minverva Hearing Protection have agreed to join us in store to give you more of an insight into how you can define what you hear on stage and more importantly, to help you protect your hearing the right way, when you play music and do the thing you love.
Minerva Hearing Protection will be there to take the moulds of your ears and ensure you get the perfect fit for your ear plugs and in ear monitors. The guys will also be offering some killer deals and fantastic discounts on their prices on this day only, so don’t miss out!!
So make the most of this fantastic opportunity, come down, hang out and see what it’s all about.
I’ll be making a Facebook event for this, but in the mean time, give me a call at the shop on 0191 418 7113 for any info, or drop me a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org