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Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic  

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Overview

  • Perfect shape for cupping harp
  • Gorgeous distortion
  • Road-tough casing
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $149.00
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    - $30.00
  • Your Price:
    $11900

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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 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good audio (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (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.

    VS

    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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    (1 of 1 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.

      Comment on this review

      (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

      Comment on this review

       
      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!

        Comment on this review

         
        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.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 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'

        Comment on this review

        (6 of 6 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 review

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        green bullet

        By ??????????-Mgsn-

        from new orlean,la

        Comments about Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic:

        its a graet mic it has a dirty tone not really a clear tone i like how it sounds it really heavy it will not break you could slam it on the grond and it won`t break things i dont like the coil cord at the top i havent had mine break but i like 3 prong mics better than the coil but otherwise buy it it a great mic.

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        green bullet

        By DDM

        from NH

        Comments about Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic:

        like the mic but not the cable connection at the mic housing. mine came apart in only a few months and i had to return the mic under warranty. would prefer a female 1/4' plug or screw on connector

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I find it great for vocals

        By Pierce-v2W_T

        from Boston, MA

        Comments about Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic:

        Honestly I have never used this mic on a harmonica in my life. I'm sure it sounds decent for harmonicas but what I prefer using it for is vocals. For certain styles of music, like gothic, industrial, metal, it has a sort of low mid, mid, high frequency range that gives voices a slight trash can/telephone like effect. If you want that sort of thing it's worth it. You certainly wouldn't want to use it on pop or country vocals. For that purpose, and I assume harmonicas, it's a great mic. The only big draw back is the 1/4 inch connector, which I assume is there more for live applications. I would love to see one with an XLR connector someday.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        happier now that it:'s gone

        By YankeeTelecaster

        from Ayer, MA

        Comments about Shure 520DX Green Bullet Mic:

        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.

        Comment on this review

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