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Scott Hofmann

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Designs for mic stand storage cart?
« on: March 23, 2018, 05:58:51 pm »

I'm looking to build a storage cart for a dozen K&M round base mic stands with boom attachments. It will be used to transport between storeroom and stage. Anyone have any pictures or descriptions of one that has worked out well?
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Re: Designs for mic stand storage cart?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 07:14:48 pm »

I don't have any quick pictures to attach but I have seen various designs that use PVC pipe stacked together where you slide a mic stand into each piece of pipe.

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Re: Designs for mic stand storage cart?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 01:10:40 am »

I have one of these from Audiopile.net. It's top heavy and so must be carefully rolled over bumps but it rolls without issue on smooth surfaces.



Edit: A plus is that the vertical orientation means it doesn't take up much space.
If used for a venue, I'd consider building one about 2/3 of this height so that the stands stick out of the top for better visibility if you have different models of stands.
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Re: Designs for mic stand storage cart?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2018, 09:21:39 am »

I have one of these from Audiopile.net. It's top heavy and so must be carefully rolled over bumps but it rolls without issue on smooth surfaces.



Edit: A plus is that the vertical orientation means it doesn't take up much space.
If used for a venue, I'd consider building one about 2/3 of this height so that the stands stick out of the top for better visibility if you have different models of stands.
Not sure how the PVC pipe designs would work with round base mic stands since it would be a real hassle to take the bases off the uprights each time and sort of defeat the purpose of quick deployment.
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Re: Designs for mic stand storage cart?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 12:25:58 pm »

I'd think a design where they are stored horizontally would be space effective. Some bases at the stern, some at the bow, possibly offset a little to be able to squeeze more bases together. Some plywood frames made to hold up the stick/boom, and made onto a rolling cart.
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Re: Designs for mic stand storage cart?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2018, 10:23:53 pm »

Not sure how the PVC pipe designs would work with round base mic stands since it would be a real hassle to take the bases off the uprights each time and sort of defeat the purpose of quick deployment.
Maybe worth investigating quick disconnects for the bases.

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Re: Designs for mic stand storage cart?
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2018, 01:06:38 am »

Quite a while ago an act came through with a large road case. It had scalloped inserts that allowed the stands to lay horizontally along the long axis of the case. IIRC, there was enough clearance at the end of the case for three round bases (attached) at each end. I do not remember if it had a top scalloped insert so a second layer could rest on top of the base layer.  The scalloped part was sort of like the things that LightSource makes to stack truss.  Maybe something like that, if you have room. The other thing to consider is a A-frame like they use to stack pipes.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Designs for mic stand storage cart?
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2018, 07:54:18 pm »

Not sure how the PVC pipe designs would work with round base mic stands...

Ha! Oops.
You caught me skimming the post. My brain read what it wanted to read.
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Re: Designs for mic stand storage cart?
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Re: Designs for mic stand storage cart?
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2018, 04:58:47 pm »

I'm looking to build a storage cart for a dozen K&M round base mic stands with boom attachments. It will be used to transport between storeroom and stage. Anyone have any pictures or descriptions of one that has worked out well?
Scott,

My 38+ year old truck integer (45" x45" x15") design below was for Atlas MS-12 round base stands, using K&M or Atlas booms, 14 fit in the case and the clips can all remain on the booms. The drawing on the yellow pad was done by my brother Roy in the mid 1980's when we tired of remeasuring the first one each time we built another..

K&M round base stands dimensions may be different, but the concept would work fine adjusted to any base and stand dimensions.

The case can be made 22.5" deep and fit 28 stands.
A slide in cover fits in front of the case.

The 15" deep case can have stability issues if the rear casters turn towards the loading side, best to load it against a wall.

The design has saved thousands of man-hours in labor, and countless stripped threads in dozens of systems and venues.

Cheers,
Art
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