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Mac Kerr

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Re: one thin dime mic clips
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2017, 11:20:32 am »

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Re: one thin dime mic clips
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2017, 11:36:50 am »

I spent my last dime on sound equipment :o

But while we're on the subject of mic support, has anyone found a satisfactory pair of soft-jawed pliers, or some other means of gripping the boom when tightening or loosening the mic clip. I bought some soft-jawed pliers from McMaster, but the jaws are too soft, the wrong radius, and don't really work. I'm not the type to take Channelocks or a pipe wrench to my nice stands, either. Any trick that I've been ignorant of all this time? Thanks.

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Re: one thin dime mic clips
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2017, 12:13:48 pm »

The guy that uses them to tighten mic clips? Do you know of a suitable alternative that costs less than 10 cents and fits in your pocket without bulging?

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Re: one thin dime mic clips
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2017, 12:15:40 am »

I spent my last dime on sound equipment :o

But while we're on the subject of mic support, has anyone found a satisfactory pair of soft-jawed pliers, or some other means of gripping the boom when tightening or loosening the mic clip. I bought some soft-jawed pliers from McMaster, but the jaws are too soft, the wrong radius, and don't really work. I'm not the type to take Channelocks or a pipe wrench to my nice stands, either. Any trick that I've been ignorant of all this time? Thanks.

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Try a strap wrench, perhaps one with a soft polyureathane or vinyl strap (as opposed to cotton webbing). IIRC, Klein offers at least two sizes. I don't if it will work on such a small diameter, however.  Take your boom to the hardware store and try one.

The other thing I know is the large diameter Latch Lake lock nuts. More to grab on to.
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Re: one screwdriver mic clips
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2017, 08:58:11 pm »

[W]hile we're on the subject of mic support, has anyone found a satisfactory pair of soft-jawed pliers, or some other means of gripping the boom when tightening or loosening the mic clip...I'm not the type to take Channelocks or a pipe wrench to my nice stands, either. Any trick that I've been ignorant of all this time?
Frank,

I use tie line with a Prusik hitch to assist me with difficult twisting duties when I have no "proper" tool.

Just purposely over-wrap the Prusik a total of 5-6 times and cinch it tight onto the clutch, wrap the standing end around the clutch a few times, and pull perpendicularly away from the shaft.



Not how it's meant to be used, but it works.
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Re: one screwdriver mic clips
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2017, 12:09:55 am »

Or...

...simply glue/epoxy/urethane the threaded barrel side to the mic clip.

Perhaps also put a dot of glue in the slot of the glued side, to remind you which side not to tighten.

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