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Ear Trumpet Goes Dark with New Microphone

The new offering is ETL’s first single-color microphone.

Portland, OR (September 4, 2018)—Ear Trumpet Labs has unveiled a limited-edition microphone with the release of its Dark Edwina, created in collaboration with Dobro player Josh Swift.

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The new variation on ETL’s most popular mic sports a black finish, making it the company’s first single-color microphone. The Edwina’s parts got their dark coloring hand-processed at Cold Spring Enterprises, a gunsmith in Bristol, TN, using a technique called Cerakote that puts an extremely thin, durable black ceramic finish on metal. This process is mainly used for firearms customization.

ETL founder Philip Graham said, “When we built the first mic for Josh, we knew this was a really cool look. It was kind of shocking to us; we’re so used to seeing the bright metal mics that when we saw Edwina in flat black, it was almost spooky. It felt like holding a shadow of an Edwina. When we sent it to Josh, he was over the moon. It was exactly what he had been hoping for.”

Swift, who plays over 100 shows annually with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, will be showcasing his Dark Edwina on stage. “It’s very tough to step in front of a microphone with a killer guitar, and hear a bad representation of it in a monitor. With an Edwina, you simply turn it up. It’s there.”

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The Dark Edwina is now available for a first run of 10 units, with a limit on 50 units priced at $625.00.

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