Custom Fire Engine Red Powder Coat
Awesome Crunchy Tone!
High-Impedance Harmonica Microphone
Vintage 1954 Shure Controlled Reluctance
99H86 410 element
Fully Tested and Working
This is a very nice original Shure 520/CR42 that’s been powder-coated, newly rewired, with a new Switchcraft cable connector, premium volume control knob, new element gasket, and a really great-sounding Controlled-reluctance element from 1954. I’ve also added a dual windscreen behind the grill featuring marine-grade stainless steel mesh and white nylon cloth.
Tone-wise, this mic is crunchy, crisp and LOUD. Really one of the best I’ve built. Better than any of the new harp mics available today.
This CR element has the sought-after metallic bobbin cap that gives the sound a bit more crunch than later glue-only models.
The grill on this baby is bright, original chrome. It does have some war wounds though. A couple of noticable scrapes, but I think it gives the mic great character. This mic also has a vintage Shure CR42 tin tag from the Chicago days. Looks and sounds simply awesome.
The mic features:
– Strong 1954 Shure 99H86 410 element
– Integrated Volume Control
– Premium Volume Control Knob
– Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on connector
– 1025 Ohms, Strong element
– Custom stainless steel mesh
– CR42 Metal Tag
– Powder coat with gloss topcoat
Excellent cosmetic condition, but a few nicks and scuffs on the grill, and the tone is gritty and awesome.