Dont waste you money buying cheep junk this will never sound right never
4 May 2014
Summary: like the knok off amps and everything else that was once made in the U.S.A. this is just another example of a copy of the real thing. I think this is from china, and the 520D is from mexico...they dont play the Blues there its a cheep copy thats a fact NEVER BUY A MICROPHONE TO PLAY THE BLUES HARP ON THAT DOESNT HAVE THE ORIGINAL RIVETED TAG ON THE MICROPHONE THAT SAYS WHICH MODEL OF SHURE MICROPHONE IT IS WEATHER IT IS A 520 GREEN BULLET OR A 707A OR A 440 THESE ARE THE...
Outstanding performace, and comfortable to use during those long sessions!
8 June 2013
Summary: The Shure 520DX is the quintessential Blues harp microphone. From its deep, mellow, bassy Chicago Blues sound, to it's crisp highs, it provides the rich tones and growl you need for a true blues harp sound that's like no other microphone. If you're a serious Blues harp player, the 520DX is your microphone. It's elegant form conforms effortlessly to your hand regardless of your playing style.
Summary: Sorry for bad English. This is not my native language. I play the harmonica. My city is not very big. We do not have Shure 520D in music stores. I bought it on Ebay. Now I use the Shure 520D + Vox pathfinder 15r + IBANEZ LF7 LO-FI pedal and Hohner harmonicas. Shure 520D is more convenient than the standard instrument microphones.
This is THE standard of microphone for the true harmonica player bar none!
5 July 2012
Summary: Anyone that knows microphones already knows that the Shure 520DX is THE standard when it comes to amplifying a harmonica. The tones of this microphone are bar none the best and forever have been the exacting standard that is used for both live performance as well as recording in a studio. Easy to handle and cradle and get the tones that you want out of it, it is the mic of all the greats who have ever blown harp.