Hold on to that Bassman.Tinnitus showed up here finally when I started building my own tweed clone amps. It gas not receeded. However I am well aware of it now. I diligently wear custom fit ear plugs at every opportunity around noise. Lawn mower. Concerts. Impact guns. Skeet shooting. Whatever.
It is hard to keep plugs in at band rehearsal or at a jam. I struggle to keep them in. They screw up what I expect to hear. I am wondering if my future band/jam days may be few and far between.
I bought a Katana 50W recently for use at home. It does pretty well. My tube amps all sound great, but I am starting to falter on why I have so many. I have not been playing out much at all over the past year. I’ve got a 1960 Bassman sitting here. I’m starting to question why. I love them all but...Look after your hearing folks.
Funny you mentioned the drummer being the problem as i always blamed my drummer of over 30 years for my hearing loss and he blamed me for his.LOL.This article flies in the face of all those "I need at least 100 watts" threads on another site. LOL No you don't. Not at all.
Personally, I blame drummers and those damn crash cymbals right by my left ear. It's the deafer of the two. I imagine the 80s had their impact on my hearing as well.