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Which Shure 520 to get? Dynamic Microphones
Old 9th November 2009
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Which Shure 520 to get?

I know.. not exactly high-end, but I want to know the high-enders opinions enough said

modern revision, 520 DX (high-impedance)

Vintage (1959 I see a few of) 520 SLB (low-impedance)

Vintage 520 SLB converted to high-impedance

Vintage 520SL with controlled-reluctance

mostly interested in it for dirty vocals (maybe cranked through a champ), and possibly.. harmonica?

any others I haven't come across?
Old 10th November 2009
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what, no thoughts at all? come on!
Old 10th November 2009
Try one out?

Copperphone's cool too. ANY of those mics from that era sound similar. TONS on eBay. A new GB probably is very similar. I've used a taxi dispatch mic too...
Old 20th March 2017
Gear Head
I wonder about this mic aswell. Anyone?
I already think about getting the copperphone mentioned above it might be enough, but i can not find any videos of anybody playing harmonica on it.
Would love to hear.
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