Late 1940s Shure Brown Bullet, 1952 Black Label Element 99H86 252


Late 1940's Shure Small Shell Brown Bullet
Original Crystal Tin Tag
1952 Shure Black Label Controlled-reluctance Element

Excellent Crunchy Tone!
High-Impedance Harmonica Microphone
Vintage 1952 Shure Controlled Reluctance
99H86 252 element
Fully Tested and Working

A beautiful Shure Brown Bullet in good original cosmetic condition, with a few scratches. It's newly rewired, with a Switchcraft cable connector, new element gasket, and a really great-sounding Controlled-reluctance element from 1952. I’ve also added a dual windscreen behind the grill featuring marine-grade stainless steel mesh and the Original Brown wind screen cloth.

Tone-wise, this mic is hot and crunchy. 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 1952 Shure 99H86 252 element
– All original paint
– Original Shure Chicago Crystal Badge
– Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on connector
– 1189 Ohms, Strong element
– Custom stainless steel mesh grill screen
– All new wiring

Good cosmetic condition, but a few nicks and scuffs on the paint, and the tone is gritty and awesome.

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.

Out of stock

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