Guitarist reveals how high his decibel levels go
Jack White has revealed that he has got so used to playing guitar at deafening levels that these days he doesn’t even realise he’s playing at such a high volume.
“I need to feel it [volume],” he said. “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.”
White admitted that his technique might not be the healthiest method of playing in terms of his hearing. “That’s not good,” he said. “And I can’t even tell. If it’s not right there, it feels wimpy, it feels uninspiring.”
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