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larry english

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mic stand with square (or round) aluminum tubing?
« on: June 21, 2013, 06:15:25 pm »

is there a mic stand made with square aluminum tubing available?

talking the light telescoping sections you see cheapish camera tripods made from
with the little paddle section locks..

three-footed design would be best..

doesn;t have to have boom
just standard mic couplers at the top

i found one but it was like $125

i am thinking  $25 like a camera tripod.. :)

the legs don;t have to telescope, just the main section..

if not, why not? :)




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Re: mic stand with square aluminum tubing?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 06:29:05 pm »

is there a mic stand made with square aluminum tubing

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Re: mic stand with square aluminum tubing?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 08:57:14 pm »

is there a mic stand made with square aluminum tubing available?

talking the light telescoping sections you see cheapish camera tripods made from
with the little paddle section locks..

three-footed design would be best..

doesn;t have to have boom
just standard mic couplers at the top

i found one but it was like $125

i am thinking  $25 like a camera tripod.. :)

the legs don;t have to telescope, just the main section..

if not, why not? :)

or maybe it;s round tubing
square is stronger, but strength usually isn;t an issue for mic stands
i think what i want is light and inexpensive
but still stable





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Re: mic stand with square aluminum tubing?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2013, 08:59:46 am »


I wouldn't trust aluminum to last very long with the rough-and-tumble nature with which mic stands are treated.

Why are you looking for such a device?  Rational Acoustics sells some compact mic stands, but they'll still cost you due to quality.
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Re: mic stand with square aluminum tubing?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013, 01:22:43 pm »

I wouldn't trust aluminum to last very long with the rough-and-tumble nature with which mic stands are treated.

Why are you looking for such a device?  Rational Acoustics sells some compact mic stands, but they'll still cost you due to quality.

i have to  lug around a pile of them for band gigs and i would appreciate the weight savings
camera tripods are cheap
speaker stands are strong
they both use aluminum
so why can;t mic stands be cheap light and durable?

( also need them to be regular stage height )


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mic stand with square (or round) aluminum tubing?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013, 07:35:02 pm »

i have to  lug around a pile of them for band gigs and i would appreciate the weight savings
camera tripods are cheap
speaker stands are strong
they both use aluminum
so why can;t mic stands be cheap light and durable?

( also need them to be regular stage height )


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Speaker stands have large diameter tubing to resist collapse. Mic stands have much smaller tubes so would need thick walls which would make them much more expensive than the steel ones. In general, for the same strength, aluminum costs more than steel.


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Re: mic stand with square (or round) aluminum tubing?
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013, 09:53:19 pm »

Speaker stands have large diameter tubing to resist collapse. Mic stands have much smaller tubes so would need thick walls which would make them much more expensive than the steel ones. In general, for the same strength, aluminum costs more than steel.


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right
speakers weigh 100lbs though
mics weigh 1 at most..

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Re: mic stand with square (or round) aluminum tubing?
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 01:15:49 pm »

Yes, but it'd have walls equivilant to a pop can

It'd be a single use only item if you want a $25 aluminum mic stand
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Re: mic stand with square (or round) aluminum tubing?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2013, 01:29:39 pm »

Yes, but it'd have walls equivilant to a pop can

It'd be a single use only item if you want a $25 aluminum mic stand

ok thanks
no one knows of one
no one thinks it makes sense
sounds like a  niche market,  to me!

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