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January 19th, 2010

18 January 2010 - The ringing of an immaculate English 1952 bakelite 332L TE5T/2A telephone. Recorded with the built-in microphones of my Zoom H4n.

A friend of mine owns a shop in which he sells antique telephones. He and his assistant were incredibly gracious, they turned off the shop music, turned off their shop phone, connected up the antique phone, stayed fairly quiet, and even rang their own number for me whilst generously allowing me to record the sound of the phone ringing. That was especially amazing because the phone was selling for £235.00, so I didn't even have to buy the phone to get the sound of the ringer.

I extend my gratitude and appreciative thanks to my friend the owner, and his assistant in Curio Interiors.


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    WorfT 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Many thanks. It is lovely!

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    klaatubes 1 year, 8 months ago

    Thank you very much Spleencast for such a great classic sound, perfect for my remix.

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    mayanxibalba 2 years, 1 month ago

    Old school ring, thanks :)

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    papanghosh 4 years, 2 months ago

    Nostalgic Ring tone

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    deprieto 5 years, 3 months ago

    This is a great sample. Quite better than the remixed ones, because it has the realistic quality of the physical aging of the machine. Does not sound new, but worn, real.

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