Musician Question

4 weeks out from getting my Pacemaker put in.  Doing well and trying to adapt.  Question on interferences.  I am a musician and play digital piano, keyboards and electric guitar.  I've read that I should be able to wear headphones as long as I don't lay them around my neck when I'm not using them.  Is that correct?

I have not played any of my powered instruments since getting it.  Should it be OK to play electric keyboards and use amps and speakers?  During my checkup I asked the Pacemaker Tech and he said: "well it probably is OK but just try it out and see if you feel funny"......   Not exactly the answer I was lookinhg for.  Just wondering are there any folks out here with a device that use and electric instruments and play in front of amps and monitor speakers.

I appreciate any advice you can provide....

Thanks,

Mark

 


6 Comments

Equipment

by Persephone - 2021-02-28 22:34:09

Glad to hear you're feeling well with your implant, Mark. I use amps and play electric guitar regularly, and stand next to speakers (not huge speakers, just home studio-type) with no problem.  Adhering to the "6-inch rule" should alleviate any concerns you may have about enjoying any of this equipment.  Keep on rockin.

Headphones

by AgentX86 - 2021-03-01 00:29:07

Headphones are the only thing in that list that could possibly cause problems.  The better the headphone, the more likely it'll be a problem (rare earth magnets) but keeping them 6" or more from your PM should be enough.  If you feel anything odd just move them.

Persephone & AgentX86

by Laidback1 - 2021-03-01 12:00:42

Thanks for the info!  Yeah, I've got a really nice pair of studio headphones.  I will try them out and just keep them on my ears.....  LOL.  Hopefully no interference problems.

doctors said no problem

by Tulp - 2021-03-01 23:18:25

Being a singer, I asked doctor about the speakers and on stage material

He said no pb

But better keep the 6inch.

Headphones

by djg2020 - 2021-03-19 17:52:16

I play a digital piano using studio headphones... no problems so far

No problems here

by CharlieBuckets1 - 2021-03-25 11:16:16

Hey man seems like you found the answers you were looking for but ill chime in for good measure lol.

I'm a drummer with a pacemaker...wait for it...drummer with a rhythm and timing problem??!! Whaaat!? Hahaha ...

Ok anyways, when im with my band im sandwiched between amps and use similar headphones to what you deacribed when im learning songs or practicing to a metronome..so your good to go man.

Rock on!

-charlie

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