1954 Shure CR41 Harp Mic – White Label Controlled Reluctance Element


Great Tone, Excellent Vintage Element
Shure CR41 Bullet Harmonica Microphone

Vintage Shure White Label Controlled Reluctance
Hi-Z 99H86 444 element November 1954
Fully Tested and Working


Here’s rebuilt Vintage Shure Model CR-41 harp mic, with an excellent, high-impedance, strong, vintage Shure White Label controlled reluctance element. I’ve fully rewired the mic. The New connector is a Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on model. The paint is good, with minor chips and scuffs, so keep that in mind. The mic shell is 60 years old or so. The Grill is in good condition with some pitting. It’s also got the original Chicago-era tin tag, in reasonably good shape. Pretty rare to find one with the green paint still intact.


Everyone has a personal taste about how a microphone sounds. To my ears, this element is strong, with a nice, bluesy tone. It’s pretty dirty when cupped tightly, but crisp and clear when open.


The new transducer gasket is from Jeffrey Spoor, and seals the shell casing for the best response from the element.


Cosmetic condition includes scuffs and scratches to the original teal shell coat. Make sure to closely view the photographs! A great version of the Shure Bullet series mics.


The microphone has been fully tested on a Skip Simmons modified Masco MA-17 P.A. amp head driving a twin-ten cabinet with Lil’ Buddy speakers. Sounds excellent. Ready for the stage.

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