Original Finish, Vintage Hi-Z element
High-Impedance Harmonica Microphone
Vintage 1961 Shure Controlled Magnetic
99A86 BB element
Fully Tested and Working
Weathered but original green bullet finish. Excellent grill. Inside it’s newly rewired, with new element gasket, Switchcraft screw-on connector, and a great-sounding Controlled-magnetic element from 1961. A beautiful classic.
The element is really strong with great distortion when cupped. This CM element sound is what’s important in this mic, and it howls! And the early 1960’s elements are really sought-after by us harp players.
On the exterior there is the original 520SLB tag, that states “Low Impedance” I have replaced that element with a “High Impedance” element so the mic can be plugged straight into an amp.
The mic features:
– Strong 1961 Shure 99A86 BB element
– Original Green finish
– Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on connector
– 1054 Ohms, Strong element
– Original Green Shure Riveted Tin Tag
The mic has been tested on a Mission Chicago 30 watt amp, and on a lovely little Kalamazoo Model Two amp. It performs great on both.