I've been curious as to how many decibels do orchestral instruments produce normally. Most sites said violins are around 80-100, other instruments are slightly different. I'm just an amateur so it doesn't really matter, but do any of you professionals use earplugs or a mute constantly? and what would you do if there's an orchestra/quartet rehearsal or something? what would you recommend that wouldn't distort the pitch or muffle the sound too much?
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