1963 Shure 440 SL Harp Mic – Shure CM 99B86 Element


1963 Vintage Shure Element
Shure 440 Bullet Harmonica Microphone

Original Grill, gasket, and element
Newly Wired, New Switchcraft connector
Vintage Shure Controlled Magnetic
Hi-Z 99B86 CB element February 1963
Fully Tested and Working

In February of 1963, when this 440 was built, I was exactly 3 years old. This mic, unlike myself, has weathered pretty well, with a good grill face, and minimal scratches to the shell paint. But if you’re into tone more than cosmetics, you’ll like this microphone. It’s a rebuilt Vintage Shure Model 440 SL harp mic, with an excellent, high-impedance, strong, vintage Shure controlled magnetic element. I’ve fully rewired the mic. The new connector is a Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on model. The paint is fair, with minimal chips and scuffs, so keep that in mind. The mic shell is 60 years old or so.

Good, honky, solid tone, with a nice fat 60’s bottom and distortion.

Cosmetic condition includes scuffs and scratches to the original silver shell coat. Make sure to closely view the photographs! A great version of the Shure 440 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.

1 in stock

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