What are the different versions of the Green Bullet?

What are the different versions of the Green Bullet?

Date Updated: February 22, 2018 FAQ #2407
Question:
I've seen many Shure microphones that look like the 520 Green Bullet. What are the different variations?
Answer:


Green Bullet Mics


The following is information relating to the Green Bullet Series Controlled Magnetic (controlled reluctance) and other mics (crystal, dynamic) in the same "bullet" or "teardrop" case. The shape of the microphone case was influenced by automotive headlamp housings from the 1930s.














































































































Model

Mfg. Years

Misc.

500A

1940

Dynamic, Lo-Z (35-50 ohms), iridescent gray (1940: $19.00)

500B

1940

Dynamic, Lo-Z (200-250 ohms), iridescent gray (1940: $19.00)

500C

1940-1941

Dynamic, Hi-Z, iridescent gray, 25' cable (1940: $19.00)

500C-7Ft.

1940-1941

Dynamic, Hi-Z, iridescent gray (1940: $17.50)

52

1947

"Econodyne," Dynamic, Hi-Z, 15' cable (1947: $20.00)

520

1949-1977

"Green Bullet," Controlled Magnetic, Hi-Z, green, 15' cable (1949: $16.50)

520B

1952-1977

"Green Bullet," Controlled Magnetic, Low-Z, green

520D

1980-1996

"Green Bullet," Controlled Magnetic, Dual impedance, green; R44D cartridge

520DX

1997-current

"Green Bullet," Dynamic, Dual impedance, green, volume control

520SL

1950-1977

"Dispatcher," Controlled Magnetic, Hi-Z, green, S36A desk stand, A88A grip-to-talk switch (520SL-7': 1951: $35.0)

520SLB

1961-1977

"Dispatcher," Controlled Magnetic, Lo-Z, green, S36A desk stand, A88A grip-to-talk switch

5E-25

1939

"Streamliner," Dynamic, Lo-Z (35-50 ohms), satin chrome (1939: $22.50)

5F-25

1939

"Streamliner," Dynamic, Lo-Z (200-250 ohms), satin chrome (1939: $22.50)

5G, 5G-25

1939

"Streamliner, "Dynamic, Hi-Z, satin chrome, -25 = 25' cable (1939: 5G $21.00; 5G-25 $22.50)

5S, 5SH

1939

"Streamliner," Dynamic, Hi-Z, iridescent gray, SH = w/o desk mount (S36 desk stand) (1939: 5S $24,00; 5SH $21.00)

707A

1940-1970

Crystal, Hi-Z, iridescent gray, (1940: $9.95)

707A-20

1947-1970

Crystal, Hi-Z, pearl gray, 20' cable (1947: $15.00)

707A-25

1940-1947

Crystal, Hi-Z, iridescent gray, 25' cable (1940: $11.50)

7A, 7A-25

1939

"Streamliner," Crystal, Hi-Z, satin chrome, -25 = 25' cable (1939: 7A $16.50; 7A-25 $18.30)

7S, 7SH

1939

"Streamliner," Crystal, Hi-Z, iridescent gray, SH = w/o desk mount (S36 desk stand) (1939: 7S $19.50; 7SH $16.50)