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Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug  

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Overview

  • Flexible design promotes quick installation
  • Tapered contour allows for tight, custom fit
Description & Specs
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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 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.

      Features

      • Flexible design promotes quick installation
      • Tapered contour allows for tight, custom fit
       
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      Planet WavesScreaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug
       
      4.1

      (based on 30 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (19)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (5)

      78%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (15)
      • Functional (15)
      • Good quality (14)
      • Improves sound (10)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (13)
        • Practicing (9)
        • Back-up (5)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (12), Professional musician (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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        5.0

        Works like a charm

        By timu

        from Texas

        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:

          Works as advertised. Completely cut out the feed back I was getting. It's sized to fit the 4" hole in my Ovation perfectly.

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          4.0

          Makes people wonder!

          By Doc

          from Central Wisconsin

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Stops Screaching

          Cons

          • Not One Size Fits All

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Stoping Feedback Guitar

          Comments about Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

          Keeps sound from entering the hole in the guitar causing a simpathic vibration and creating that howling noise called feedback. You are able to use increased volume levels on the guitar. not for smaller sound holes fits standard full size guitars only.

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          5.0

          Dose what is says to feed back

          By doc

          from central wisconsin

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Concealed Use
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • Will Not Fit All Guitars

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Loud Volume Stages
          • Practicing

          Comments about Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

          All thought this sound hole plug suppresses feedback it will not fit small hole guitars. I have internal mics in my guitar friendly to studio but can be a sound check nightmare in front of live sound with active stage monitors. This divice was inexpensive and very functional. this company make other such divices that have a cosmetic appeal like a gold center and a black vent and they cost more than just the rubber one here. I like rubbers.

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          4.0

          Does the job!

          By dc127ar

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Planet Waves Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

            Installed on my 000 with soundhole electronics. Easily cut a notch in it to access the volume and tone controls mounted on soundhole interior. My only complaint is that my strumming style leaves black streaks from the puck catching the bottom rubber lip that I have to scrub off my guitar top.

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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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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Doesn't fit Taylor, Martin or Easrman

              By Zipjeff

              from Boston

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Does the job

                      By Keith

                      from Hilton Head, SC

                      About Me Experienced

                      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

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      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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