Los Angeles, CA (November 22, 2006)–Ringside, whose self-titled debut on Geffen Records yielded the single “Tired of Being Sorry,” and the track-turned-Pontiac-jingle, “Struggle,” is now in the studio working on their sophomore effort. The band is using two Telefunken microphones, one a rare 1950s vintage 250E two-pattern version, and the other a new Telefunken | USA 251E three-pattern model manufactured to original specs.
Pictured (L-R) at Harvest Sound Studios are Ringside drummer Norm Block with a rare vintage Telefunken Ela M 250E and singer/songwriter Scott Thomas with the newly manufactured Telefunken | USA Ela M 251. Photo by David Goggin.”There are no new microphones out there that compare with the ones from Telefunken | USA,” said lead singer Scott Thomas, whose distinctive gritty singing style is well-suited to the newly manufactured tube microphone. “It’s perfect for my voice and I’m using it for my guitar, too. It’s my main mic in the studio now and I really don’t need much more.”
Ringside drummer Norm Block recently discovered a vintage Telefunken 250E on eBay, and has contracted Telefunken | USA to refurbish the mic and fabricate a vintage style power supply and cabling. “We did a preliminary test and the old mic has a darker sound which is very cool,” said Block. “It’s been kicked around for a few decades, so we’re looking forward to getting it properly powered up and experimenting with it.”
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