Shure Small Shell, Easy Grip.
Awesome Solid Tone!
High-Impedance Harmonica Microphone
Vintage 1971 Shure Controlled Magnetic
99A86 LK element
Fully Tested and Working
Ok, no paint, but a cool patina anyway. This was originally a Shure Crystal Model 3920. It’s the small shell size, which is about 1/4” smaller diameter than a standard Green Bullet. This mic has the original Chicago “Specifically Designed For Recording” tin tag.
The smaller diameter is good if you have smaller hands, and it’s very easy to cup.
At some point in it’s life the original paint was totally removed, and then the mic was used a lot. But the resulting finish is very nice if you like a weathered look.
Inside it has been rewired, with a Switchcraft screw-on cable connector, new element gasket, and a great-sounding Shure Controlled-Magnetic element from1971.
Be aware that there is a crack on the grill where the bottom screw connects to the main shell. You can’t feel it when holding, but it’s important to note.
Tone-wise, this mic is bright, and strong, with excellent honk when cupped hard. Better sound than any of the new harp mics available today.
The mic features:
– Strong 1971 Shure 99A86 LK element
– Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on connector
– Rough cosmetics
– Excellent tone
So if you want that vintage mojo, and are less concerned with looks, more interested in great tone, then this mic is right for you.