Stories from the Archives: The Green Bullet Harmonica Microphone Video

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.

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Allison Wolcott

Allison Wolcott

Allison Wolcott started singing at Shure and now sings wherever they'll let her. 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. Interviews with product developers and general Shure news are her beat.

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