Friday, July 10, 2009
Rocker's Hearing Loss
Rock guitarist Jack White says he can no longer tell how loud he’s playing guitar. A member of White Stripes, White spoke with Rolling Stone Magazine about his hearing lose. He says, "I need to feel it (volume). I've gone through things where I go onstage and the sound guy at soundcheck comes over and he'll hold the decibel meter and show it to me while we're playing - and it's 127 decibels. That's not good. And I can't even tell. If it's not right there, it feels wimpy, it feels uninspiring." White is part of an upcoming guitar documentary called It Might Get Loud.