[Harp-L] Recommendations for vintage 520?
I¼m new to the list...
I¼m looking to buy a Shure 520 CR for my vocals, and I¼ve read the
greenbulletmics.com warnings about the scams out there. Could anyone advise
me of a good solid place to buy one of these bad boys? Anyone I should
Hi Justin and welcome aboard.
Don't have any info on where to buy a vintage 520
these days, but wanted to mention something: You
write that you're looking for the 520 for your
A vintage 520 can be a great choice for amplified
harp, but is *not* a good vocal mic. These things
were designed for dispatchers and ham-radio
operators to speak through, not for singing. The
lyrics will distort like crazy.
No doubt you will get several other
recommendations here on the L, but my
recommendation would be to acquire both a 520 for
harp (if that's what you want,) and a vocal mic
(perhaps a Shure SM57, SM58 or 545SD) for vocals.
cheers and best of luck,
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