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
In the Box
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)
None Dynamic, Requires No Phantom or Battery Power
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.
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.