1940s Astatic W-30 Bullet Mic, 1953 Shure Black Label


Astatic Model W30 B Series Brown Bullet
Mid 1940's from Conneaut OH
Excellent Crunchy Tone!
High-Impedance Harmonica Microphone
Vintage 1953 Shure Black Label
Controlled Reluctance
99A86 343 element
Fully Tested and Working

A beautiful Astatic JT-30 style Model W-30 in great original cosmetic condition, with a few scratches. It’s newly rewired, with a Switchcraft cable connector, new element gasket, and a really great-sounding Controlled-Reluctance element from 1953. Thes elements are really sought-after for that heavy-bass laden tone and great distortion when cupped. This one is just great.

This mic head also comes with the original Astatic C-2644 wood neck and metal base stand. You can play the mic on stage, and then display it at home on this stand. The mic and stand have been together for 60+ years, so they shouldn’t be apart for very long.

The mic features:
– Strong 1953 Shure Black Label 99H86 controlled reluctance element
– All original paint in great shape
– Original Astatic Conneaut Ohio Badge
– Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on connector
– 1195 Ohms, Strong element
– All new wiring

Good cosmetic condition, but a few nicks and scuffs on the grill, and the tone is gritty and awesome.

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.

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Additional Information
Weight1.5 lbs
Dimensions3 × 3 × 3 in
Choose an optional element

Shell Only, Controlled Magnetic, Premium Controlled Magnetic, White Controlled Reluctance, Black Label Controlled Reluctance