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Old 10th November 2013
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by walth View Post
saw a photo of ariana grande singing into a C-800G
I heard rihanna uses an ELAM 251 or U47. don't remember. i also heard she uses a CL1B but not sure. i'm not sure who tracks her.
without knowing for sure, I'd say Rihanna's vocal for "Diamonds" is more characteristic of a 251, than U47. She has a generally thin, crisp vocal tone and a good 251 will accentuate that quite nicely, while smoothing out her natural sibilance. It's possible to achieve a similar sound with a C800G, but the 251 has a way of making it sound more elegant and effortless