Has anyone tried these for Durability Hercules Stands MS401B Transformer Tilt Base Microphone Stand? I went and checked them out at GC but have not purchased any as yet. I am thinking of getting one for Karaoke since the singers are different heights. Right now I use an Ultimate Stand with a 6" Mini Boom from On Stage.
Here is the Link to the Hercules Stand. The Base Tilts and swivels. There is also a Height Adjustment Hand Grip.
I had a set of 3 and was impressed with them. I've been told that the clutch can fail, but never had problems in a year or two of service. I ended up giving them away to a non-profit group since I was liking the Tama stands better and already had a batch of them. For my use, I prefer boom stands over the angled stand, though it does work fine for guitarists.
I love the Tama stands except for a few small gripes. Superglue fixed the adapter issue. I'd already had to do that for the audix drum clips I love and have a small herd of. There is a plastic bushing around the boom where it slides through that pops and binds against the boom making it harder to slide and rotate. It's also minor, and Tama's aren't the only ones, but the booms aren't threaded to the vertical shaft. It only becomes a problem when I really need just a straight stand. Other stands I could just unthread the boom and have a tripod base straight stand.
Get the black ones because the chrome ones I have are great till the chrome scratches and starts to flake. A storage or transport option that doesn't just throw them all in together is a good idea. They still look okay though, and 5 years on they're all working great.