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Rating and Reviews: Shure 520DX Green Bullet

The blues harp harmonica player's weapon of choice for decades, Shure's sturdy Green Bullet is the microphone you'll want to cup in your hands and wail into.

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"For the closet harmonica player wants to sound PRO." submitted October 27, 2007

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Musical Background: Closet harmonica player.
Music Style: Play pop lead vocals on the harmonica and serious deep southern blues.
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Sound: I have been a closet harmonica player for years, always looking for accoustic value of parking garages, halls, etc. Have the green bullet plugged into a 45 W Behringer K450FX keyboard amp. Response and sound is what I have hunted for. It follows the reed bending with such clarity. My grandson likes to sing into it, but she's not built for that she's built to bring home the blues baby. Feature: The best feature is the way she can be set in your hand with harp over. Suggest coiling the cord once and locking it with your baby finger in case you run out of cord you save the bullet although she is built with heavy construction and can probably take the fall. Placement of the volume control is much nicer than a differnt manufacturer a friend has. He wishes he got the bullet instead. Ease of Use: Plug it in and GO!!! Quality: No plastic in this bad boy. Solid heavy construction. Made for travel. Value: Don't think money can buy better. It's my first and will be my last. But if something happens, I'll re-order another. Manufacturer Support: Plays great - Haven't needed to call. Overall: Totally satisfied with both my wife and the Shure Green Bullet. I have no need to look elsewhere for either.
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"If you're going to play a "Mouth Organ" it should be the Best Anyone's Ever Heard!" submitted August 23, 2011

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Musical Background: Active Musician since 1957
Music Style: Bluegrass, Gospel, Blues
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Sound: Certainly makes my harmonicas sound better Feature: Has a volume control on the mic which makes it so much easier to vary the volume, at source, rather tahn wait for folks to cover tehir ears or dogs to howl on the High Notes. Ease of Use: The product description tells us that it is a "Large, Hand Held Microphone." I am a large-handed person, ahrd to find gloves for "large-Handed Person." This Mic is almost too big for my hand. So be ready to play with it to get a good 'feel.' I do not use 'diatonic harmonicas' so I can not say how easy it would be to operate. All of mine are small, except "C" harmonica. It actually is easier to use with a larger instrument. Quality: Rugged. Looks like it came right out of the "1940's - 1950's with that "rugged look" that reminds me of the old vacuum tube radios and "spring held" microphones" for AM Radio. Value: It should last longer than I do. It is one of the only items on the market for this use that I have found. It appears to be the most rugged and the best price. Manufacturer Support: It's a "Shure Product." I don't expect to need any. I own 8 and so far so good. The Wow Factor: As I said, it is right out of the same time period as I am. It is used for hte same type of music I have always loved to play. Now I don't have to try so hard to be heard or stand behind a microphone and stand. If a person is going to play a mouth organ, might as well get the best bang for the buck. That is what "sex appeal" is all about, isn't it. Overall: I've only had it for awhile. Should have gotten the "matching transformer" with it for use on low-impedance input systems. Might recommend it, or I missed it when I read the product description. I'll get it when I order somthing else in the near future.
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Shure 520DX Green Bullet Customer Review submitted July 4, 2007

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Musical Background: Active musician
Music Style: Blues, Rock, Jazz
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Sound: I play harp with this mike for 15 years through a Fender bassman, and it simply has the best sound I've ever heard. Quality: Absolutely robust and high quality Value: Much better than any other harp mike, and I have played them all The Wow Factor: It can get a little heavy after a couple of hours, but one can avoid this by mounting it to a standard mike stand Overall: Perfect mike for blues harp, not for vocal
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