Shure 520DX Green Bullet Harmonica Microphone

Product #4086 | SKU 520DX | Shure
Special Order what does this mean?
Not currently for sale
Contact us for more information
Special Order what does this mean?


  • Classic 'Blues Harp' Microphone
  • Fits Between Harp & Hands
  • Rugged, Dynamic Design
  • Requires No Power
  • Omni-Directional Pattern


Legendary among harmonica players for its classic blues harp sound, the Shure 520D's tradition is carried on by the Shure 520DX "Green Bullet" Harmonica Microphone, which has a contoured size and shape that fits perfectly between harmonica and hands.


  • The classic 'blues harp' microphone
  • Fits perfectly between harp and hands
  • Rugged, dynamic design that requires no power
  • Omni-directional pickup pattern
  • Volume control knob allows musicians to adjust volume to fit each musical situation
  • Rugged, dynamic cartridge with very good response
  • Supplied with 1/4" connector

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.


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.
Dimensions 82.6 x 63mm LxDiamster
Weight (Including Attached Cable) 737g

In The Box

  • Shure 520DX Green Bullet Harmonica Microphone
  • 6.1 m Two Conductor Shielded Cable with Standard 1/4" Phone Plug Attached (Supplied Wired for High- Impedance, Unbalanced Connection)


0.0 (no ratings yet)
Own or use this product?
Give it a quick rating:
Thanks for your rating!
Share your thoughts with other customers:
Write a review


  • Product: Shure 520DX Green Bullet Harmonica Microphone
  • Manufacturer: Shure
  • Model: 520DX
  • SKU: 520DX
  • RM Product #: 4086
  • Element Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
  • Warranty: 2 year manufacturer warranty (excluding consumable e.g. lithium-ion batteries).

Recently Viewed

View All