1990’s Shure 520D Green Bullet Harp Mic – Shure CM 99S556 Element


Great Tone, Excellent Vintage Element
Shure Green Bullet Harmonica Microphone

Vintage Shure Controlled Magnetic
Hi-Z 99S556 TJ element 1980
Fully Tested and Working

A solid workingman’s version of the Shure 520 series mics. A rebuilt Vintage Shure Model 520D 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 poor, with minor scratches and scuffs, so keep that in mind. The mic shell is 25 years old or so. The painted grill is in rough condition with some paint loss. Tin tag is totally scratched but readable.

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 green shell coat. Make sure to closely view the photographs!

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