Shure 520DX "Green Bullet" Harmonica Microphone

Model: 520DX

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General Information

Transducer Pressure Gradient Dynamic
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Response 100 Hz - 5 kHz
Power Requirements None Dynamic, Requires No Phantom or Battery Power
Output Impedance High, Unbalanced
Output Connectors 1/4" Unbalanced Type

Note: The 520DX can be rewired for low impedance, but this disables the volume control. Contact the Shure Applications Group at (847) 866-2525 for more information.
Applications Connect the 520DX directly into a guitar amplifier to produce the classic blues harp sound. Use the following guidelines: The volume control on the microphone should be turned down before plugging it into an amplifier. As you move away from the amplifier, the volume can be turned up. Adjust the microphone's volume control knob during performances as needed. For example, when switching from playing rhythm to lead or to place the microphone on standby between sets. To avoid feedback, maintain as much distance as possible from monitors or loudspeakers. Adjust the volume of monitors or loudspeakers at the mixing console so that no feedback is present when the volume control knob on the harmonica microphone is at its maximum setting. NOTE: The volume setting of the guitar amplifier may have a significant effect on the overall tone produced. Experiment with different microphone and amplifier volume settings to achieve the desired effect.
Dimensions 3.5 x 2.5" (82.6 x 63mm) LxDiamster
Weight (Including Attached Cable) 26 oz (737g)
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
24 April 2014

so happy with the sound of the Green Bullet, but the very omni recording pattern meant it picked up everything in the room. for some purposes that may be ideal, it wasn't for mine. in short: very cool very specific piece

1 April 2014

Love this mic for my harmonica parts. I use to play my harmonica parts through my vocal mic. Got this one and I love it. I love the sound, the comfort of the mic in my hand. I love the volume control. It comes in handy when the rest of the band gets louder and I can adjust the volume on the fly.

4 July 2007

I play harp with this mike for 15 years through a Fender bassman, and it simply has the best sound I've ever heard.

10 November 2013

Great mic for the harp. It has a lot of output, so knock 20db off your DI box or you will overdrive things.

B h photo.34921152
14 April 2011

it gives me the sound I,m looking for in a harmonica mic. The volume control is definitely a big plus. If your blowin harp- this is the mic to use.

11 July 2011

Put this my Mic beside your fav. Microphone when recording Vocals, Drag the Volume down on your Daw, after your take, start to raise the volume of the green bullet, and watch the magic happening in the midrange, PUNCHY & WITTY. The reason i got this microphone was mainly for my harmonica set.

3 April 2017

Great prices, and the best service!!

15 March 2017

I've been using a vintage Astatic harp mike for years and I like it. But recently I purchased a Harptrain 10 amp that is speciifically made for the harp and my Astatic mike just wasn't cutting it with that amp. I called the amp company and they suggested that I try the Green Bullet.

16 December 2016

My son bought me this mic for Christmas, I had a cheap knock off. Let me just say that this mic blows the other one away. I was curious how it would sound and I can tell you that I wasn't disappointed. It has 3x the volume of that cheap knock off.

13 September 2016

It is what it is, and that's bad***!

Product Highlights
  • Classic 'Blues Harp' Microphone
  • Fits Between Harp & Hands
  • Rugged, Dynamic Design
  • Requires No Power
  • Omni-Directional Pattern
  • Supplied w/ 1/4" Connector
  • Volume Control Knob
In The Box
  • Shure 520DX "Green Bullet" Harmonica Microphone
  • 20' (6.1 m ) Two Conductor Shielded Cable with Standard 1/4" Phone Plug Attached (Supplied Wired for High- Impedance, Unbalanced Connection)
  • 2 Year Warranty
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