Tip Earplugs Contd: With Krazy Glue on Them
posted by April 7 at 12:34 PMon
These Arms Are Snakes bassist Brian Cook wears earplugs. (Earlier earplug post – here.) Brian uses the cheapo foam ones and cuts them in half so they fit better and don’t block as much sound. He has also put Krazy Glue on them. Brian explains:
Do you use earplugs?
Brian: Yes, I use earplugs. I use ‘em till they turn black from earwax and build up lint from my pockets. It’s surprising I haven’t contracted some sort of awful ear infection.
I was playing a show in Tallahassee, FL and I accidentally shoved an earplug too far into my ear. I couldn’t get it out so I enlisted a friend to put a dab of Krazy Glue on the end of a q-tip to fish it out. It was a pretty intense moment. I didn’t realize Krazy Glue heats up as it dries. We managed to get it out, but it left a bunch of scabby glue on the inside of my ear for the next week.
Do you recommend the Krazy Glue Q-tip removal technique to others?