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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
  • Safe with most finishes and inlays
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D'Addario Planet WavesScreaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug
 
4.2

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (57)
  • Functional (56)
  • Good quality (54)
  • Improves sound (39)

Cons

  • Not functional (8)
  • Difficult to use (6)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (41)
  • Practicing (32)
  • Back-up (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (38), Professional musician (26), Novice (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does what it should, but...

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a good fit

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.

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.

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(6 of 6 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.

    (6 of 6 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.

    (5 of 6 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!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Doesn't fit a Seagull Entourage

    By terrygh

    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

    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.

    (3 of 3 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.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Didn't fit

      By Kristie with a K

      from Portland, OR

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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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I'm Ordering A Spare!

      By Cheryl Powder

      from Elko, Nevada

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

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

        I never thought I would be SO excited about a little round, black piece of rubber. This little gadget is perfect for my Taylor acoustic. No more feedback problems during live performances. It is so easy to put in when I need it, and removes just as easily when it's not in use so I can use my humidifier. The ease of putting it in, and taking it out is incredible. Perfect fit! My acoustic still sounds great with it in without an amp. I love it, and the band noticed how much better my guitar blends and cuts through with their rocking sound; now I can crank it and rock on!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect fit & does what it's designed to do.

        By Lotus King

        from Florida

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

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

          I'm not sure why some other reviewers were having problems fitting this into their guitars because I haven't found one that it won't fit. It's designed to be a snug fit, so it takes a little finagling to get it in, but it's not really THAT difficult, and certainly requires no mangling to get it in. I primarily bought it for my Alvarez Regent; it fits perfectly. Best of all, it does exactly what it's supposed to: eliminates feedback. That being the case, I would have been happy with it even at triple the price.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Can't hear a thing!

          By Hewitt

          from Duluth, MN

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            Does keep tones from feeding back when stepping up to adjust amp. I use this in a couple of different guitars that have always been notorious for feed back. The Soundhole Plug goes in easier than it comes out. Perhaps one for each instrument is a better solution. And it does put an end to screeching problems that can plague us all.

            (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 4 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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Cut out feedback with this guitar sound hole plug

            By Mudflap Jones

            from Speedway, IN

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording

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

              Quick and very easy to install. Works really well for cutting out feedback

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very useful for feedback on stage.

              By Clay

              from Marianna, Fl

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                This item woks good for electric/acoustic guitars. The closed sound hole will control feedback on stage when volume is loud. It does not do good when used as regular acoustic for it blocks out going sound. It's purpose is to control outside to inside feedback of the guitar when used with amps or PA system. It is easy to install without detuneing strings, which makes it good for quick feedback problems when needed. Well worth the price and good to have if you are a playing musician that plays with different groups.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works great!

                By J.B.

                from KY.

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    Use this cover on my Martin D28 and it fits perfectly. I didn't even have to loosen the strings to install it. Plus it seemed to give my guitar more volume on the amp than I had without it installed. 0 feed back!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Does the job well

                    By Matt

                    from undisclosed

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                    Comments about Screaching Halt Guitar Soundhole Plug:

                    Does exactly what it's supposed to do. Stop that pesky feedback very well

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Works .like a charm .

                    By Bill

                    from Charlotte , NC

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

                    Does exactly what it's supposed to .

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Like it

                    By Rene sanchez

                    from Calipatria California

                    About Me Novice

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

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

                      Perfect sound

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again

                      By BC

                      from Texas

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

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

                        works as advertised. eliminates feedback. excellent price.

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