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Al Rubio, Jr

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Re: Cheap durable mic stands
« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2014, 02:26:40 am »

If anything DOES go wrong with your K&M stands it is worth contacting them about it, as they will try to make it right.

Been there, done that.  Their reply was to send me price quotes on the necessary replacement parts... at prices that would result in a larger expense than just buying the necessary # of entire new booms at the best prices I can find online.  Ah well.
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Re: Cheap durable mic stands
« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2014, 10:47:46 am »

If anything DOES go wrong with your K&M stands it is worth contacting them about it, as they will try to make it right. I talked to them recently after a customer mentioned having the threaded mic adaptor loosen and spin in the boom. The distributor said that they were aware of some stands that were not swaged correctly in production and were replacing them.

I had some that did not spin but got a little loose wobble to them. I found the best thing to re-swage them with was a big bolt cutter I have. Clamp one handle of the bolt cutter in a vise, set the jaws of the bolt cutter on the marks of the original swage and then give it a gentle nudge when closing the bolt cutter. Clamping the bolt cutter in a vise makes it easy to line things up and hold steady.

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Re: Cheap durable mic stands
« Reply #62 on: November 30, 2014, 09:20:57 pm »

The most acceptable $50.00 stand I have found is the On Stage 9700 series.  They have three models, a telescoping boom, standard boom and sans boom.

They have some real weight to them,  some type of pneumatic damping on retraction, a metal cast base and a nice oversize lock nut.

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Re: Cheap durable mic stands
« Reply #63 on: January 20, 2015, 05:03:19 am »

My experience has always been the same that is echoed throughout this thread.

There seems to be two options for mic stands:
1. It says K&M on them
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2. They're complete and utter crap.
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Re: Cheap durable mic stands
« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2015, 12:31:46 pm »

My experience has always been the same that is echoed throughout this thread.

There seems to be two options for mic stands:
1. It says K&M on them
or
2. They're complete and utter crap.

In absolute agreement about K&M booms and tripod stands.  Round base stands?  I'm still in the Atlas camp but the other posts about the quality dropping are reflective of my most recent experience.
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Re: Cheap durable mic stands
« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2015, 12:39:41 pm »

I've never tried these but they look interesting.

http://www.triad-orbit.com/

Any one had any experience with these?
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Re: Cheap durable mic stands
« Reply #66 on: February 01, 2015, 02:41:40 pm »

I've never tried these but they look interesting.

http://www.triad-orbit.com/

Any one had any experience with these?

No but the certainly are not cheap, inexpensive or even value priced.  $400 for a stand and boom   :-\
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Re: Cheap durable mic stands
« Reply #67 on: February 01, 2015, 11:18:28 pm »

Didn't know they were that expensive.
For that kind of money they better set themselves up.
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Re: Cheap durable mic stands
« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2015, 01:35:41 pm »

Didn't know they were that expensive.
For that kind of money they better set themselves up.

They should unload the truck, too.
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Re: Cheap durable mic stands
« Reply #69 on: March 15, 2015, 01:38:09 am »

Any one have a cheap reliable option?  I refuse to buy another dozen of the garbage On-Stage model.  Seems like every part breaks or strips in 2 months.  I usually try and track down a bunch used, but the markets seems a little dry right now and I need them quick.  I was looking at the Quik Lok A-300.  Anybody have an experience with them or a good recommendation?  I'm trying to pick up 6-7 of them and keep my budget down around $200.

Thanks!
Justin
Guitar center sells a brand called DR Pro that are decent for the money. They don't  hold up like k&m or atlas but if you arent mistreating them they are great. A huge step above musicians gear or on stage stands.
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