Compared to tube-based microphones, solid-state microphones like the Warm Audio WA-47jr are prized for their detailed sound and resistance to distortion. These are the reasons transformerless FET mics with a U47-style capsule are so popular on kick drums and other percussion instruments, capturing their power and intensity with amazing fidelity. So naturally, the WA-47jr shines on percussion. That said, it’s also a go-to choice for acoustic instruments where capturing fast transients is critical, and it should be on your short list of mics to audition on vocalists, electric guitar cabs, and a whole lot more. Perhaps the more pertinent question is: what isn’t it great on?