Sam Inglis wrote:I've tried a FET 47 a couple of times and thought it was pretty underwhelming if I'm honest. I'd agree with James that a U87 is more useful unless you want an expensive bass drum mic.
From what I've tried, it may really depends on the source (of course) but also the material and the technique (for vocals). It's not a modern rock/pop sound and I feel it needs to be worked close and personal for an intimate sound. Think Leonard Cohen style more than Guns'n'Roses :)
And I love one on piano and yeah, bass drum!