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  • Shure BG 5.1

    I found one of these sitting in one of my buddies gear boxes. He can't remember where he got it, he thinks that someone forgot it once upon a time. I've never used one before and can't seem to find much on it, I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of these mics...

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    Precursors to the PG series. They had all different naming conventions... like 2.1, 3.1, 4.1... The 4.1 and 5.1 are condensors... and are their top-of-the-line BetaGreen models. The 5.1 was more suited for live vocals.
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    • #3
      The mic will run on phantom power or 1 AA battery that you have to unscrew the handle of the mic to change. You should probably check inside the mic and see if there is a dead old leaky AA inside. I beleive they stopped making these mics about 10 years ago. I used them several times on horns for a stage band. They sounded OK.
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