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Dan Richardson

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Re: Microphone stand recommendations
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2013, 01:29:39 pm »

>quietly raises hand: 

I wish to bring you your attention http://www.herculesstands.com/mics/micstands.html

I bought one for kick and have been thrilled with its durability and functionality.

I have some of their full height tripods. They're very light, and yet sturdy. The one-handed height adjustment is OK. Gets stuck sometimes. Better than the Ultimate version, not as good as the K&M version.

I'm fairly pleased with them, except that the booms use their quick release thing to fasten to the tripod, and it's not up to the task. You can pull them right off.
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Re: Microphone stand recommendations
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2013, 01:33:17 pm »

the ones that are already broken sitting in a pile in the back of the store.

There's a recommendation of I've ever heard one.
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Re: Microphone stand recommendations
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2013, 02:40:28 am »

I have a couple of beyers that I got back in the early 80s. Just used them tonight...
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Re: Microphone stand recommendations
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2013, 09:11:51 am »

Atlas round base stands; K-M booms and tripod base stands.

I'm still amazed this thread has this many pages and over 1000 looks, even after this reply by Tim.

There is no debate, after these two, all else is crap of varying degrees.

John
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Re: Microphone stand recommendations
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2013, 12:03:58 pm »

Is 5" PVC big enough for the stand holder? I feel like 4" is too small.
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Re: Microphone stand recommendations
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2013, 10:03:39 pm »

I'll throw a curve in here - Tama stands (of drum fame)
The boom-pivot clutch is the best design I've seen.

K&M make two levels of stands - one with a square holder of the boom, and one with that part round.  The square version is about on par with the On Stage stuff.

Their "standard" stands (round boom holder) are worth every penny.
Atlas - I like the round base, and their booms.  Most have a real counterweight.
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Re: Microphone stand recommendations
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2013, 03:48:23 pm »

>quietly raises hand: 

I wish to bring you your attention http://www.herculesstands.com/mics/micstands.html

I bought one for kick and have been thrilled with its durability and functionality.
I gave away a trio of the fold out leaning tripod designs that I really liked.  They went to a worthy cause, but I still wish I had them.  Nice and heavy and very well built.

I'll second the DR Pro's from GC.  I have 3 that are going on 10 years old and still hold up well.

I'll throw a curve in here - Tama stands (of drum fame)
The boom-pivot clutch is the best design I've seen.
They're all chrome, but Tama's MS205's are also one of my favorites.  All steel, nice and solid, barely a plastic piece on them except for the part that tightens against the boom arm to keep it from spinning or sliding in the pivot.

K&M is hard to go wrong with, and the list above is all stuff that doesn't come cheap and isn't lightweight crap.  That's really what it comes down to.  Solid stands take metal to build.  Metal costs money in materials and machining.  Use lighter gauge tubes with plastic parts and you'll always end up with a disposable stand that won't hold up to pro use.
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Re: Microphone stand recommendations
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2013, 05:38:03 pm »


They're all chrome, but Tama's MS205's are also one of my favorites.  All steel, nice and solid, barely a plastic piece on them except for the part that tightens against the boom arm to keep it from spinning or sliding in the pivot.

I have more than one black Tama stand in the collection... 
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Re: Microphone stand recommendations
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2013, 07:13:02 pm »

Another vote for K & M...if you get their heavy duty stands. I have some light duty K & M tripods with plastic leg connectors that are crap and won't hold up a drunk woman..Don't ask.

I also am a fan of the DR Pro stands. Very heavy duty and in some cases better than the K & M because of the leg cushions.
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Re: Microphone stand recommendations
« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2013, 12:34:14 am »

I have more than one black Tama stand in the collection...
Nice to know. The local store I got them from only ever stocked the chrome variants.
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