Stories from the Archives: The Green Bullet Harmonica Microphone Video

Allison Wolcott | December 6, 2016
Shure Model 520 was released in 1949 as a two-way radio microphone, but the mic affectionately dubbed the "Green Bullet" soon became the go-to solution for blues harp players. With some help from legendary blues artists Sugar Blue and Nigel Mack, Shure Corporate Historian Michael Pettersen traces the enduring legacy of the Green Bullet, including its comeback from extinction.

Allison Wolcott

Allison Wolcott started singing at Shure and now sings wherever she can. She wishes she were Brandi Carlile, Neko Case, and Johnny Cash all rolled up in a voice box. Her favorite mic is the BETA®87A.