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D'Addario Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug 

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Screaching Halt is a guitar soundhole cover that's flexible for quick installation. A special tapered contour quickly creates a tight, custom fit wit...Click To Read More About This Product

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Screaching Halt is a guitar soundhole cover that's flexible for quick installation. A special tapered contour quickly creates a tight, custom fit without endless adjustments. The Planet Waves soundhole plug adapts rapidly to most acoustic guitars, allowing you to crank the volume without creating feedback.

The Screaching Halt cover works with most pickup systems without disrupting placement or performance. Screeching Halt is safe with most finishes and inlays.

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  • Flexible design promotes quick installation
  • Tapered contour allows for tight, custom fit
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D'Addario Planet WavesScreaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug
 
4.2

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (45)
  • Easy to use (44)
  • Good quality (40)
  • Improves sound (29)

Cons

  • Not functional (6)
  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (34)
  • Practicing (27)
  • Back-up (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (32), Professional musician (19), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Halt to the Screeching

This little guy has worked wonders. Not only did I buy for the amazing deal around 5 dollars, but it slipped into my soundhole in 2 seconds, and even 'UNPLUGGED' this adds...Read complete review

This little guy has worked wonders. Not only did I buy for the amazing deal around 5 dollars, but it slipped into my soundhole in 2 seconds, and even 'UNPLUGGED' this adds a a certain quality to the sound. OBviously I didn't buy it to use it unplugged.. So i plugged it in at the first gig with it, and sure enough; NO feedback whatsoever, so i was able to be louder in my mix than ever before, which only boosted the quality of the floor mix. It really did create great tone along with destroying the screech. 4.5 features because I'm sure this wont fit EVERY guitar, and 4.5 quality because the rubber does cling to skin particles and pick particles after fingerpicking. Does that bother me? Nah, it fits and it rocks! There is a little bit of blood around my soundhole from rocking anyways ;). Haha Overall I love this thing. Looks great too, just looks like a shadow when it is in. Cool!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't fit

The e-catalog description said they fit all standard guitars. In our home there are seven acoustic guitars; I bought three "Screeching Halt" hole plugs, and they don't fit any of the...Read complete review

The e-catalog description said they fit all standard guitars. In our home there are seven acoustic guitars; I bought three "Screeching Halt" hole plugs, and they don't fit any of the guitars. The catalog should make it very clear that the hole must be exactly 4" in diameter. I'll return the plugs.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Guitar boot/soundhole cover

By Martha Morris

from Illinois

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

My son plays in church worship band. When he played his aucustic/electric there were problems with feedback through the sound system. Using the Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug (Item # 360746000000000) has taken care of the problem.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not a good fit

By Tootie

from West Virginia

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Pros

  • Functional

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

    It didn't fit my ooo Martin or my Seagull without sanding down the outside diameter.It measures over 4 inches,and the sound holes in the guitars are 3 7/8.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Doesn't fit a Seagull Entourage

    By terrygh1949

    from Kansas

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    Pros

    • Wish I could give one

    Cons

    • Doesn't fit a Seagull

    Best Uses

    • Couldn't use it

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

    Looked like it was what I needed but would not fit my Seagull Entourage. It does not say what size soundhole to check for.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Halt to the Screeching

    By Sloan1132

    from Undisclosed

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    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

    This little guy has worked wonders. Not only did I buy for the amazing deal around 5 dollars, but it slipped into my soundhole in 2 seconds, and even 'UNPLUGGED' this adds a a certain quality to the sound. OBviously I didn't buy it to use it unplugged.. So i plugged it in at the first gig with it, and sure enough; NO feedback whatsoever, so i was able to be louder in my mix than ever before, which only boosted the quality of the floor mix. It really did create great tone along with destroying the screech. 4.5 features because I'm sure this wont fit EVERY guitar, and 4.5 quality because the rubber does cling to skin particles and pick particles after fingerpicking. Does that bother me? Nah, it fits and it rocks! There is a little bit of blood around my soundhole from rocking anyways ;). Haha Overall I love this thing. Looks great too, just looks like a shadow when it is in. Cool!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Didn't fit

    By Kristie with a K

    from Fresno, CA

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    Pros

    • I'll never know

    Cons

    • Didnt fit any of 7 g'tars
    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

    • Drink coasters

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

    The e-catalog description said they fit all standard guitars. In our home there are seven acoustic guitars; I bought three "Screeching Halt" hole plugs, and they don't fit any of the guitars. The catalog should make it very clear that the hole must be exactly 4" in diameter. I'll return the plugs.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sound hole plug

    By Brad

    from Prescott, WI

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    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

    Play professionally. Recently bought a Taylor 416 and had a little feedback trouble. Solved the problem and seemed to improve the sound of the guitar when played through my PA.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Does what it should, but...

    By mclarkin

    from Chicagoland

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

      Fits my 3-7/8" sound hole very snuggly, but probably designed for a 4" hole. If your sound hole is any smaller than 3-7/8", I wouldn't bother with this product. Mine is so snug that the sound hole cover lays slightly warped and concave upon installation. Made of a dense flexible rubber. Very easy to use, install, and very effective! It probably is the best feedback inhibitor of its kind. So thumbs up and FIVE STARS for that!

      However, most will absolutely hate the unplugged acoustic sound. The sound projection is squashed and the plug seems to actually dampen the resonance of the top. These are the very reasons why it works so great for feedback! It will make even the nicest guitar sound like a Walmart special so you'll probably be unable to stand the acoustic sound and will remove it whenever its services are not necessary. So I'd like to take away a star but I can't penalize the product for doing its primary job well.

      While the plug is easy to install and remove, it's hard to imagine that this thing will NOT damage the sound hole finish after repeated installs and removals. So minus ONE STAR because no one will be able to stand to keep this plug in their guitar all the time.

      So, FOUR STARS because it delivers, even though it delivers more than promised, and for its likelihood of damaging the finish over time.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Does the job

      By Ricjangle

      from Hilton Head, SC

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • A Bit Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

      Haven't used it on a gig yet, but it has allowed me to turn up the volume in my small practice room. I'm using it in a '98 Taylor 710ce w/ the Fishman blender system. I was pleasantly surprised by the soft rubber material (I was expecting plastic); and though it's definitely heavier, it's easier to install & remove and it's much more "finish-friendly" than its plastic counterparts. It also has a lower profile than the Lute Hole cover I used previously (and was never quite satisfied with b/c my pick would often click against it). Since it's a solid cover, I can blend in far more of my internal mic than with the Lute Hole cover. So for a fraction of the price it's simply a better cover for my application.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      One Size Does Not Fit All

      By PJ-EE79x

      from Central Florida

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

      My electro-acoustic Takamine classical guitar would not accept this sound hole cover. The rubbery material probably helps this product fit a range of sound hole sizes, but my guitar's sound hole is about 3.25 in., nowhere near the diameter of the "Screech." So, in my case, I'm still shopping.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great product, but should offer additional sizes

      By Johnny Guitar

      from Sacramento, CA

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      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

      Works as expected. The material is rubber-like, and heavier than I expected, which is great. The price was cheap plus I bought it on sale which made it cheaper, so overall value was excellent. My only complaint is that it advertises one size fits all, and that's just not true. So I took off half a point on my rating as I think they should offer this in multiple diameters.This item does fit: - Taylor GA-314-CE - Fannin D57 1978 vintage dreadnoughtThis item does not fit: - Ovation CC245 12-string. The base of the neck sticks into the sound hole, and is wider than the cutout on the plug. Also, the diameter of the soundhole is smaller than the plug will fit into.

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