EVH no IEM's

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by kelso, May 29, 2015.

  1. kelso

    kelso Member

    Messages:
    19
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2007
    EVH doesn't use IEM's.
     
    DrSax likes this.
  2. Bluplirst

    Bluplirst Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,062
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
  3. tnjazz

    tnjazz Supporting Member

    Messages:
    793
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Location:
    Music City, USA
  4. loudboy

    loudboy Member

    Messages:
    27,418
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2003
    Location:
    Sedona, AZ
    Neither do McCartney, Springsteen, Townshend or Petty.

    Just a choice.
     
  5. micycle

    micycle Member

    Messages:
    3,504
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Location:
    Minneapplesauce, MN
    He made it this long without 'em.. Ain't broke/don't fix!
     
  6. Misterbulbous

    Misterbulbous Member

    Messages:
    5,647
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Location:
    Lexington, KY
    Harvey Mandel was not using IEM's way before EVH was not using them.
     
    RCM78, MikeVB and Matt L like this.
  7. 2leod

    2leod Re-Member Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    8,233
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2007
    Location:
    38 clicks from the town with a woman's name
  8. Unnecessary

    Unnecessary Member

    Messages:
    2,700
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
  9. DrSax

    DrSax Member

    Messages:
    6,029
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    between a rock and a hard place
    I am going against the grain and liking this thread. :aok
     
  10. Rotten

    Rotten Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,298
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Location:
    Encinitas, CA
    Either was Steve Hackett.
     
    Misterbulbous likes this.
  11. sinasl1

    sinasl1 Member

    Messages:
    7,587
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2003
    Location:
    L.A.
    I know this **** is crazy but Elvis didn't use IEM's- little known fact.
     
    TB72, FFTT and DrSax like this.
  12. FFTT

    FFTT Member

    Messages:
    28,403
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Extensive use of headphones was directly responsible for my irreversible hearing loss, confirmed by one of the top ENT's in the country at John's Hopkins. Pete Townshend also finally figured out it was just as much his studio time wearing cans that contributed to his hearing loss than playing live. Rush Limbaugh also had same related hearing loss, compounded by abuse of opiated pain killers.

    With open air sound, that air space helps to diffuse the sound.
    IEM's at low volumes may be O.K. for some, but the long term potential for damage frightens me.
     
    SamBooka likes this.
  13. Reddog

    Reddog Member

    Messages:
    817
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    [​IMG]
     
    TB72 likes this.
  14. GuitarGuy66

    GuitarGuy66 Member

    Messages:
    6,836
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2014
    Rockin the OEM's

    :aok
     
  15. Bogner

    Bogner Member

    Messages:
    5,174
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Location:
    USA
    I always prefer not to. I like the live sound and feel over the in ears.
     
  16. ldizzle

    ldizzle Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,821
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Location:
    Tejas
    I've grown up on iems and absolutely love floor wedges.
     
  17. jo2012

    jo2012 Member

    Messages:
    2,253
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, CA
    I haven't tried IEM's yet. I do like having floor wedges but occasionally it gets really hard to hear yourself singing when there are guitars and bass and drums all coming through the same monitor.
     
  18. Dog Boy

    Dog Boy Member

    Messages:
    3,785
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Don't tell Skunk he looks like a dumb ass...
     
  19. ProfG

    ProfG Member

    Messages:
    2,614
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    I'm a better musician when I use IEMs. I can hear myself perfectly all the time--clams and all. Moving to IEMs really made me clean up my playing. YMMV, but for me I really like IEMs (and this is after 20 years of floor wedges).
     
  20. FFTT

    FFTT Member

    Messages:
    28,403
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Because I am stone deaf in my right ear, if I were to use one of the single ear IEM's, I'd need a complete mono monitor mix in my half working ear. Even at reasonable volumes, my left ear gets fatigued after an hour or so.
     

Share This Page