Vintage RARE 1960's Shure PE585V dynamic cardioid microphone High Z harp w accessories James Cotton

Used – Excellent
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                Hello and welcome to the House of Chrome.

 You are looking at a very nice 1960's era Shure Brothers PE585V Dynamic cardioid microphone with the adjustable volume knob and set at high impedance. The microphone comes with a mic cable, mic clip and mic carrying pouch.

 Pic # 2 is from a catalog I have showing all of the mics performance characteristics. This was often called the James Cotton mic as he used this model quite often over the years. You'll see him using this type in pic # 3.

  This microphone is great for vocals and general broadcasting but can even used as a great harp microphone with it's High impedance signal. The satin chrome finish shows very lite signs of wear as seen in the pics provided. The satin chrome has a very nice luster with very tiny pitting. The Shure logo that encircles the globe looks very nice and completely legible. The actual chrome globe is free of any tarnish or dents. I added a thin foam liner / pop filter to the inside of the globe as the old one had completely fell apart and this helps greatly with the sound characteristics.

 The new foam will cut down on any unwanted "pops" you get when breathing close or in windy conditions.

 The volume knob on these older mics usually don't work very well from my personal experience but I take the time to disassemble them and clean them out. This one works perfectly as it should. You'll notice that the volume does come on quickly at about the half way point but the signal strength is consistent with no glitches and there really isn't any point having a volume knob if it doesn't work properly right?

 The PE585V comes with a longer 17 foot vintage Amphenol cable that's in great usable condition and comes with a male 1/4 inch end connector for use with most modern audio equipment and all guitar amplifiers. The cable is soft and pliable. Free of any cracks or dry rot. Just lite exterior stains.

 The mic clip is a newer generic model that works excellent for this mic giving the user a wide degree of tilt up and down and hold the mic tightly. The clip shows very lite wear. It will screw onto any desk or floor stand you use.

 Also included is a newer Shure black vinyl carrying case in which to store or transport your mic. The case is in excellent condition and the zipper works great.


 Overall I would rate this mic a 8 on a scale of 1 - 10 in the cosmetic department but I would recommend actually using this piece rather than for display. She's got plenty of life left in her. Made right here in America and built to last!

 As with all my vintage microphone and related items...

 I can promise you will be happy with it for the price paid. If not...I have a no hassle return policy. The shipping will be on you as I believe that's fair but the purchase price would be refunded. Simply return in the same nice condition...period. Check my rating. International buyers are welcome as well. Buyer must pay within 24 hours or an unpaid case will be opened and the item will be immediately relisted. Domestic buyer will get priority shipping.

  If you have any questions feel free to ask and...thanks for looking.

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Product Specs

Listed7 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Made In
  • United States
Microphone Type
Polar Pattern

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