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Shure 520DX "Green Bullet" Harmonica Microphone

B&H # SH520DX Mfr # 520DX
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Product Highlights
  • Classic 'Blues Harp' Microphone
  • Fits Between Harp & Hands
  • Rugged, Dynamic Design
  • Requires No Power
  • Omni-Directional Pattern
  • Supplied w/ 1/4" Connector
  • Volume Control Knob

Legendary among harmonica players for its classic blues harp sound, the Shure 520D's tradition is carried on by the Shure 520DX "Green Bullet" Harmonice Microphone, which has a contoured size and shape that fits perfectly between harmonica and hands.

The classic 'blues harp' microphone
Fits perfectly between harp and hands
Rugged, dynamic design that requires no power
Omni-directional pickup pattern
Volume control knob allows musicians to adjust volume to fit each musical situation
Rugged, dynamic cartridge with very good response
Supplied with 1/4" connector
Transducer Pressure Gradient Dynamic
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Response 100 Hz - 5 kHz
Power Requirements None Dynamic, Requires No Phantom or Battery Power
Output Impedance High, Unbalanced
Output Connectors 1/4" Unbalanced Type
Note: The 520DX can be rewired for low impedance, but this disables the volume control. Contact the Shure Applications Group at (847) 866-2525 for more information.
Applications Connect the 520DX directly into a guitar amplifier to produce the classic blues harp sound. Use the following guidelines:
  • The volume control on the microphone should be turned down before plugging it into an amplifier. As you move away from the amplifier, the volume can be turned up.
  • Adjust the microphone's volume control knob during performances as needed. For example, when switching from playing rhythm to lead or to place the microphone on standby between sets.
  • To avoid feedback, maintain as much distance as possible from monitors or loudspeakers. Adjust the volume of monitors or loudspeakers at the mixing console so that no feedback is present when the volume control knob on the harmonica microphone is at its maximum setting.
  • NOTE: The volume setting of the guitar amplifier may have a significant effect on the overall tone produced. Experiment with different microphone and amplifier volume settings to achieve the desired effect.
Dimensions 3.5 x 2.5" (82.6 x 63mm) LxDiamster
Weight (Including Attached Cable) 26 oz (737g)
Shure 520DX "Green Bullet" Harmonica Microphone
  • 20' (6.1 m ) Two Conductor Shielded Cable with Standard 1/4" Phone Plug Attached (Supplied Wired for High- Impedance, Unbalanced Connection)
  • 2 Year Warranty
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    Shure520DX "Green Bullet" Harmonica Microphone
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    4.0

    but not for every setting

    By Tara K

    from Jackson Heights NY

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          Comments about Shure 520DX "Green Bullet" Harmonica Microphone:

          so happy with the sound of the Green Bullet, but the very omni recording pattern meant it picked up everything in the room. for some purposes that may be ideal, it wasn't for mine.

          in short: very cool very specific piece

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          5.0

          I'm sure, the shure is the best.

          By umekkan

          from Istanbul, TURKEY.

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

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            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Shure 520DX "Green Bullet" Harmonica Microphone:

            It was a gift for my brother. And you have to see his face while he is playing harmonica with this microphone:)

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            5.0

            classic microphone for harmonica

            By Ted

            from Nanticoke ,Pa

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            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

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              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Shure 520DX "Green Bullet" Harmonica Microphone:

              it gives me the sound I,m looking for in a harmonica mic. The volume control is definitely a big plus. If your blowin harp- this is the mic to use.

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