Big magic comes in small packages! The Lawson L47FET microphone may be small, but it packs a punch.
The L47FET is an ideal replacement for the original Neumann 47FET that was produced until the mid 1980s and was favored for recording bass drum. With its small profile and rugged design, you'll love the way the Lawson L47FET fits easily into tight spaces like bass drum. With its ability to withstand high sound pressure levels (155 dB SPL with -20 dB pad), the L47FET is the perfect choice for bass drum, overheads, trumpet, Marshall stacks, and the like.
But don't let its small profile fool you! The Lawson L47FET uses the same Quick Change™ capsule featured in the award-winning L47MPII microphone. One voiceover customer recently referred to his L47FET as his "MIGHTY MIC." Every time he sends a finished product off to a producer, he receives praise and raves. Translation: more jobs/more pay days. Everyone wants to know his secret. But we're not telling. Shhhh . . . it's a secret. Seriously, the L47FET is great for any male or female vocal project: singing, speaking, yelling, whispering, gurgling, gasping, wowing, wooing . . . next time you want to woo your gal or guy, do it through a Lawson. Oh yeah!
"I am thrilled with this mic! I had looked and looked for a mic that would not alter my voice--the Lawson was it! Thank you for a great company.'"
Kara Edwards-Suchan, Pineville NC
"Great and beautiful microphone. It is really enhancing my audio experience. Thank you!"
Gonzalo Vargas, Inkuyo, San Leandro CA
"Unbelievable mic!! I was blown away! I also own an L251 and now I have 4 mics. Thanks, Gene for making the world's greatest mics!"
Bruno Ravel, Soundcheckers Studios, West Hempstead NY
"Better than a Neumann. Better frequency response. Better warranty. Better price."
Joseph Burns, Don Schaeffer Pro-Voice, Sharpsburg GA
A J Carauskas, Dungeon of Noise Recording, Alsip IL
"Love this mic. Already looking forward to a beautiful relationship. Finally a 'FET 47' I can use!"
David Minehan, Woolly Mammoth Sound, Waltham MA
"I bought this to replace a Neumann TLM49 and I couldn't be happier! I can't wait to get more capsules and a tube package."
Don Gunn, Seattle WA
"The best mic I've owned. It's the most versatile mic of the three other condensers I have. Excellent mic at a very reasonable price. Gene really knows his craft."
Charlie Vaughn, Madison TN
"The L47FET sounds amazing on guitar and trumpet. My matched pair work perfectly on drum overheads."
Ed Klancnik, Ranch Recordings, Carleton MI
"This mic is perfect! It has a vibrant, larger than life quality without sounding hyped. It's truthful yet flattering. Thank you!"
Kyle Querec, North Syracuse NY
Steve Stone, Stone Creative Productions, Beaver Falls PA
"The Lawson L47S microphone is a fantastic sounding microphone. It is hand made with precision and care to give the owner a lifetime of service. It has the same sonic strengths of microphones costing several thousand dollars more and it is built like a tank (and it looks like it would cost a million bucks."
Russ Long, Pro Audio Review, January 1998
The L47S (no longer in production) was a long body version of the L47FET. This review has been included because the L47S is essentially the same mic as the L47FET (with the exception of the long body). The L47S was the recipient of the coveted Pro Audio Reviewer's Pick Award in 1998.
"For Gene Lawson, Microphones are Golden."
Frank Beacham, Pro Audio Review, January 2007
"The finest compliment I can pay to the Lawson Tube/FET combo package is that it proved to be so versatile and near-limitless in its applications that I bought it."
Stephen Murphy, Pro Audio Review, January 2006