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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