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Let the Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic give you that warm, distorted Chicago blues tone associated with Little Walter. Dual-impedance internally select...Read More

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A blues harp legend.

Let the Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic give you that warm, distorted Chicago blues tone associated with Little Walter. Dual-impedance internally selectable, built-in mic cord, supplied with 1/4" phone plug connector.

FEATURES
  • Perfect shape for cupping harp
  • Gorgeous distortion
  • Road-tough casing

Get this down and dirty blues harp classic today.

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Shure520DX Green Bullet Mic
 
4.5

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Green Bullet for Harp Players

I'm a harp pro, a teacher, and have used lots of equipment. When it comes to harp, the Green Bullet is possibly the best stock microphone you can get. But just like...Read complete review

I'm a harp pro, a teacher, and have used lots of equipment. When it comes to harp, the Green Bullet is possibly the best stock microphone you can get. But just like the harp itself, you have to learn to use it to get the sound. This mic has to have a great airtight handcup. If your cup is loose and airy, yes, you will have shrill tone, and be prone to feedback.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

happier now that it:'s gone

I found it to be difficult to control feedback. The volume control was handy. The cable is a bit of a pain, but not too much to deal with. Personally, I found...Read complete review

I found it to be difficult to control feedback. The volume control was handy. The cable is a bit of a pain, but not too much to deal with. Personally, I found a cleaner microphone (Shure SM57) being better to use (and overdrive with the amp)and more comfortable to hold. I also found that bolting a bicycle water bottle cage to the microphone stand (use hoseclamps) works well as a holder. It has decent resale value, as I was able to get the bulk of my money back, but after a year of ownership, I'm happier now that it's gone.

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4.0

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By jim

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic:

It looks works and feels like it was described

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5.0

The best

By Anjo

from Asheville

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic:

    It's all you need for a harp mike

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    All that I expecteted.

    By Blind Richard

    from Tullahoma, TN

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic:

      Don't listen to all the negative reviews about this mic. This is a Shure mic that has been re-engineered with the latest components available. Does it compare to my vintage 520sl? YES! Does it have the same sound? NO! You must work with what you have to get the sound you want. I have been playing blues harp for 25 years and have used all kinds of mics. Every mic I have used takes a different technique to get the sound you are looking for. I worked with this mic about 5 hours to get the sound I was looking for. What's the difference between an amateur and a pro? An amateur practices until they get it right - A pro practices until they can't possibly get it wrong. Give me this mic and I guarantee I'll give you a sound that the audience will love.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      pleased

      By Casey

      from PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic:

          Been about a month, and so far, very happy with my purchase.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Green Bullet Fan

          By Darin

          from Doniphan, MO

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic:

            I have been gigging several times a month with the same Green Bullet for a long time and it has never let me down. The tone is consistently great and the volume control is responsive. I also play guitar, so to address placement when I'm not using it, I built a bracket that bolts on to my mic stand. Problem solved. It would be useful if the mic had a 1/4 jack, instead of a permanently mounted cord. I have experimented with other mics, but I aso come back to my bullet.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AS ADVERTISED

            By mudrat

            from brockton mass

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Takes A Little Gettinguse

            Cons

            • None Yet Just Bought It

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Loiud When Needed
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic:

            A BLUES MANS HARP MIC FOR SURE , I ALSO USE OTHET MICS BUT THIS IS ABOUT THE GREEN BULLET I
            RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE PLAYING HARP WHO NEEDS A MIC

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Blues Harp Mic! No comparison

            By Jack Kulp

            from Tamaqua, PA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic:

              There is no better blues harp mic, period!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Often imitated, never duplicated

              By LittleHowie

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Control Your Own Feedback
              • Easy To Hold
              • Easy To Use
              • Perfect Distortion

              Cons

              • Cord is too long
              • Non-detachable Cord

              Best Uses

              • Harmonica
              • Harmonica Of Course
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic:

              My wife got this for me for Christmas, so I have only had it for 10 days, but it is a matter of "where have you been all my life?". This thing can play cleaner than I expected when necessary, but just add a little overdrive and I can get a totally authentic Little Walter-Chess Records sound and blow the walls down. It is somewhat heavy for its size, but that's a matter of being solidly built.

              Like others, I agree that it would be better if the cord were detachable--long experience with mikes tells me it WILL go bad at some point, and it would be easier just to replace the cord than to have the unit repaired. Also, it would mean the user could choose how long a cord they want.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Happily harpin' with the Green Bullet

              By harpman007

              from Jackson, Tenn

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Sound

              Cons

              • No stand or holder

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic:

              the 520DX Green Bullet so far appears all it is cranked up to be. The lack of a way to set it down is at the moment, the only issue, but I am about to solve that. It has rolled onto the floor a few times and still works so durablity is good, but don't want to keep testing it that way. That raspy Chicago sound I have obtained a few times during a heavy harp-lead break, but I am ordering the hohner hoodoo amp for that tone consisently. So far so good, as far as the bullet is concerned. Happy Harpin'

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              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Green Bullet for Harp Players

              By jon gindick

              from Malibu

              Comments about Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic:

              I'm a harp pro, a teacher, and have used lots of equipment. When it comes to harp, the Green Bullet is possibly the best stock microphone you can get. But just like the harp itself, you have to learn to use it to get the sound. This mic has to have a great airtight handcup. If your cup is loose and airy, yes, you will have shrill tone, and be prone to feedback.

              Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

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