1947 Shure Small Shell Brown Bullet – Shure 99-131 Element


All-Original 1947 Microphone
Great Tone, Awesome Vintage Element
Shure/RCA Small Shell Bullet Harmonica Microphone
Vintage Shure Crystal
1947 Hi-Z 99-131 element
Fully Tested and Working

This is as rare as they get for Shure Small Shell RCA crystal microphones. A 100% strong crystal element that simply howls. Extremely hot and wonderfully distorted. This mic is all original including nicks, scuffs and patina from 69 years of aging. It has an attached 5 foot cord with a 1/4” jack at the end.

Everyone has a personal taste about how a microphone sounds. To my ears, this element is amazing. Crazy-good distortion, and excellent bass response. Still crisp and clear when open.

The shell is the small circumference version Shure produced for RCA in the late 1940’s. Cosmetic condition is average. Grill is original, tarnished chrome. Make sure to closely view the photographs!

LOCAL PICKUP ONLY!!! I will not ship this microphone. Crystals are notoriously fragile, and I’m too afraid it would be damaged during handling. It is only the second vintage crystal I’ve had that sounds this good.

The microphone has been fully tested on a Mission Chicago 32-20 amp driving a twin-ten cabinet with Lil’ Buddy speakers. Sounds excellent. Ready for the stage or studio.

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Additional Information
Weight1.5 lbs
Dimensions3 × 3 × 3 in