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Overview

  • Flexible design promotes quick installation
  • Tapered contour allows for tight, custom fit
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    $10.20
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    - $5.25
  • Your Price:
    $495

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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 soundhold 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.

      Features

      • Flexible design promotes quick installation
      • Tapered contour allows for tight, custom fit
       
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      Planet WavesScreaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug
       
      4.0

      (based on 26 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (17)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (5)

      71%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (11)
      • Functional (11)
      • Good quality (11)
      • Improves sound (9)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (9)
        • Practicing (6)
        • Back-up (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (10), Professional musician (4)

        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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        5.0

        Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug

        By GibsonBoy

        from WI

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

          Was a tight fit for the sound hole needed to trim it down alittle.Works nicely.

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          1.0

          Doesn't fit Taylor, Martin or Easrman

          By Zipjeff

          from Boston

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

              no taper to the sound hole cover whatsoever.did not fit my Martin triple 0 nor my Taylor ns34, nor my Easrman OM

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              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 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.

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                5.0

                Great product

                By Barryd

                from Woodstock ga

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Fit
                • Good Quality
                • GREAT QUALITY
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

                  Product is just as described. Fits great on my takamine eg 530 . Does not hurt sound quality at all

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                  5.0

                  Does the job

                  By Keith

                  from Hilton Head, SC

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • A Bit Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about 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.

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                  5.0

                  Very Nice

                  By CzechTrca

                  from Wheaton IL

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts

                    Comments about Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

                    Very, Very nice. Fits the Washburn WD7SCE.

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                    5.0

                    Awesome!!

                    By mw

                    from Florida

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

                      Using this in our Praise Team and WOW, what a difference. Couldn't be happier with the choice of this item!! Thanks & Blessings!!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      soundhole plug

                      By elvis

                      from dewey az.

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

                        great price fast delivery thanks again

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                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        that's not all it halts.

                        By Classical guitar afficionado

                        from washington dc

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                        Pros

                        • Reduces Feedback

                        Cons

                        • Not Functional
                        • Ruins The Tone

                        Best Uses

                        • Door Stop
                        • Drain Stopper
                        • Paper Weight

                        Comments about Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

                        Although it does reduce feedback, it significantly altered the tone of my guitar. Some notes became boomey and some became muted. I am shocked this thing made it into production. Totally ruined the tone of my guitar.

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                        5.0

                        Soundhole mute

                        By fireberd

                        from Inverness, FL

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts

                        Comments about Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

                        Helps minimize feedback when amplifying an accoustic guitar.

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