Instrument Microphone

Instrument microphone provides high gain-before-feedback and rejection of unwanted noise. It features preamplifier circuitry for linearity across frequency range, tailored frequency response for studio quality, and a wide dynamic range for high-SPL.


Product Details

The Shure WB98H/C (the wireless version of the BETA®98H/C) is a premium cardioid condenser instrumental microphone that clamps onto the bell of wind instruments or onto the rim of percussion instruments. The integrated gooseneck and ratcheting swivel joint allows the microphone to be easily positioned and secured in place, and an isolation shock-mount reduces the transmission of instrument 'key noise' and other mechanical noise. A gooseneck angle brace is included to provide better retention of the microphone placement during more active performances.

WB98H/C with 5.3 ft. cable terminated to 4-Pin Mini-Connector.

  • 1 - 95A2314 Zippered Carrying Bag
  • 1 - RK183WS Windscreen
  • 1 - 1.6 m high-flex cable
  • The WB98H/C features transformerless preamplifier circuitry, which improves linearity across the full frequency range.
  • The pickup pattern of the Beta 98H/C provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise.
  • Its high maximum sound pressure level (SPL) enables it to handle the extreme demands of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
  • Tailored frequency response for studio quality performance
  • Wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments
  • Uniform cardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of off-axis sound
  • Compact design reduces stage clutter
  • Interchangeable microphone cartridges with different polar patterns are available
  • Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability





Supercardioid Cartridge




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Using the WB98H/C as a wired mic
February 21, 2018

It is essential to use the RPM626 preamp with the WB98H/C for wired operation. The mic mixer must provide phantom power in order to operate the RPM626 ...

Gooseneck Angle Brace
October 13, 2017

The part number is 65A1963. This curved brace is supplied with the Beta 98H/C microphone, and can also be used with the WH20 and WH30 microphone.The b ...

WB98H/C Used with a Line6 bodypack
September 7, 2017

Based on a Line 6 document supplied to Shure, theWB98H/C should work properly with the Line 6 transmitter.  The connectors and the wiring schemes ...

Microphones for Alto Sax
September 1, 2017

The Beta 98H/C or PGA98H. Also see our Application Guides. ...

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