It Sounds Just Like A Telefunken U47 (Again)

The restoration of Frank Zappa’s vintage mic collection, begun in 2005, is now complete:

“We went through three Telefunken U47s, four Neumann M49s, a beautiful matched pair of Neumann M50s, circa 1950, and four AKG C24s, circa 1960. We also worked on an AKG C-12A that was missing a cable and power supply and rebuilt a custom Telefunken Ela M251 using the existing capsule. It was an impressive collection, but if microphones are unused they tend to deteriorate, so we’ve given them a renewed life and got them up and running for Dweezil’s upcoming projects.”

2 thoughts on “It Sounds Just Like A Telefunken U47 (Again)”

  1. This’s got plenty of nerd-appeal … & it sounds like they’re tourists lost in bloody Area 51 at the end there: Red Dog 5 to Base, we have found some kind of a compressor … quite a mysterious Telefunken-mutation, obviously man-made … hmm, let’s plug it in & see what it does, doc!


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