Shure 520DX "Green Bullet"

Dynamic Harmonica Microphone with Omnidirectional Pickup Pattern, 100Hz-5kHz Frequency Response, and Volume Control
Shure 520DX
Shure 520DX
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The Legendary Shure "Green Bullet" Harmonica Microphone!

Here's the Shure 520DX, dubbed the "Green Bullet" - a legend in its own right! This famous harmonica microphone is the perfect tool for live performers. The Shure 520 DX "Green Bullet" boasts a handy volume control knob at the base of the microphone so it's easy to adjust your levels mid-peformance. And, the 520DX's attached cable offers a standard 1/4-inch phone plug so you can connect your harp mic to whatever high impedance device your needs require. A favorite of harmonica players around the world, take the stage confidently with the Shure 520DX "Green Bullet" harmonica microphone.

Shure 520DX Harmonica Microphone at a Glance:
  • A trusted harmonica legend
  • Handy volume knob on base of microphone

A trusted harmonica legend
The Shure 520DX, known affectionately as the "Green Bullet," has seen countless stages across the world. In fact, it's already a legend among harmonica players - especially among blues players. Its signature green and chrome die-cast casing was countoured to fit perfectly between your harmonica and your hands. And, true to Shure form, you can bet the 520DX Green Bullet sounds great, too.

Handy volume knob on base of microphone
Built for the stage, the Shure 520DX has a convenient volume level control built right into it. That way, it's easy to make quick level adjustments mid-performance without taking your mind off your performance or your hands off your harp.

Shure 520DX Harmonica Microphone Features:
  • New volume control knob lets you adjust the volume to fit each musical situation
  • New rugged, dynamic cartridge with improved response
  • High-impedance, omnidirectional
  • Attached 1/4 inch cable
  • Frequency response 100 to 5kHz
The Shure 520DX "Green Bullet" puts you and your harmonica onstage in style - with great sound!

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Tech Specs

Microphone Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Omni
Frequency Response 100Hz-5kHz
Output Impedance 1 Kohm
Color Grey
Connector 1/4"
Weight 1.62 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 520DX

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Shure 520DX

Great prices, and the best service!!

If you play harp this is your mike!

I've been using a vintage Astatic harp mike for years and I like it. But recently I purchased a Harptrain 10 amp that is speciifically made for the harp and my Astatic mike just wasn't cutting it with that amp. I called the amp company and they suggested that I try the Green Bullet. Well Sweetwater was running a promotion that let purchase this baby and pay it off interest free in 12 months for $5 a month. Well that was an offer I just couldn't refuse! I'm so glad that I went for it. This mike has the power and that dirty sound that I was looking for all my life and I'm not feeling the payments at all. How could you beat that!! I did my first gig with it and everyone was blown away by the sound! If you play harp and are looking for a mike, look no further!
Music background: I've played guitar and harp for over 45 years.

Awesome mic

My son bought me this mic for Christmas, I had a cheap knock off. Let me just say that this mic blows the other one away. I was curious how it would sound and I can tell you that I wasn't disappointed. It has 3x the volume of that cheap knock off. I guess the saying "you get what you pay for" really does apply here. I bought the holder that Sure makes for it because I don't like to hold it while I play, I prefer to have it on a stand, just personal preference. I would definitely recommend this mic to any harp player :)

Great Microphone

Love this mic for my harmonica parts. I use to play my harmonica parts through my vocal mic. Got this one and I love it. I love the sound, the comfort of the mic in my hand. I love the volume control. It comes in handy when the rest of the band gets louder and I can adjust the volume on the fly. My band members noticed the tone was warmer. I love this mic. If you want a great harmonica mic this is the one. You can't go wrong.
Music background: Pro Musician in a working band.

Great Mic

Great mic for the harp. It has a lot of output, so knock 20db off your DI box or you will overdrive things.
Music background: Sound guy
See also: Dynamic Mics, Shure, Shure Dynamic Microphones, Shure Dynamic Microphones