Great fluid distortion! Hot
High-Impedance Harmonica Microphone
Vintage 1963 Shure Controlled Magnetic
99H86 CD element
Fully Tested and Working
This is a chopped, milled, and powder coated bullet mic head variously manufactured for Pearce Simpson, GC Elecronics, and Radio Shack. The shell is noteworthy for it’s distinctive ribs. These might make the mic easier to hold as well. Anyway, it’s cool looking.
I’ve added a Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on connector and a volume control for on-stage flexibility. This shell weighs about the same as a Shure Green Bullet, and has a nice brushed chrome grille case and stainless grille wire mesh. Additionally it has a premium volume control knob with black inlay for good looks.
Tone-wise, this mic is hot and has great controlled distortion when cupped, and clear tone when open. Better than any of the new harp mics available today liek the Hohner Blues Blaster. This CM element sound is what’s important, and it howls!
The mic features:
– Strong 1963 Shure 99H86 element
– All new Powder Coat
– Premium Volume Control and Knob
– Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on connector
– 1095 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. There is one tiny spot where the red primer shows through the powder coat. See the photos.
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.