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Tim Weaver

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Re: Best Piano Mic Stand (for singer) Configuration
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2018, 07:40:47 pm »

Looks like maybe the legs have bent?

Another thing that can happen -- and this can happen with ANY tripod stand -- is that the users don't set the vertical tube properly in the base. I don't know how many times I've seen the stand with the center tube resting on the ground underneath the base. DON'T DO THAT! That will make for a wobbly stand. Always be sure to raise the center tube fully in the socket of the base before tightening the locking knob. Some, like K&M, require a solid tug to get it properly seated.

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I can't count how many times I see this. I have, many times, seen people loosen the thumbscrew to drop the center tube down on the deck thinking that's how it's supposed to be.......
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Re: Best Piano Mic Stand (for singer) Configuration
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2018, 07:47:19 pm »

For me, the best piano stand starts with the Atlas MS25 base: https://www.atlasied.com/ms25e

Then add the PB21XE boom to it: https://www.atlasied.com/pb21xeb


That base is super heavy and won't move. The boom extends a good long way, and has a 2 pound counterweight on it. It doesn't sag, like ever. This is the best stand to put a vocal mic in front of a pianist while keeping the stand out of the way of flailing appendages.....
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Re: Best Piano Mic Stand (for singer) Configuration
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2018, 08:10:02 pm »


I can't count how many times I see this. I have, many times, seen people loosen the thumbscrew to drop the center tube down on the deck thinking that's how it's supposed to be.......

Then they complain about that "POS wobbly mic stand"?
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Re: Best Piano Mic Stand (for singer) Configuration
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2018, 12:00:50 am »

Thanks so much for the suggestions.  Much appreciated.

So today I get this video showing the "problem".  I don't even know what to call that thing - "octopus stand"?

He'll have a new tripod stand on Sunday.  Thanks again.

https://www.voxer.com/v/dcc948a3ca

Even on it's best day that stand in the video was never going to fully support a mic at the end of the fully extended boom at or close to a 90 degree angle.
That stand was a Radio Shack special.

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Re: Best Piano Mic Stand (for singer) Configuration
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2018, 03:05:04 pm »

Even on it's best day that stand in the video was never going to fully support a mic at the end of the fully extended boom at or close to a 90 degree angle.
That stand was a Radio Shack special.
Whatever you end up with I would suggest making the deep investment into a 12 inch flexible extension to give you the option of coming in over the shoulder like many drummers do


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Re: Best Piano Mic Stand (for singer) Configuration
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2018, 04:06:07 pm »

Whatever you end up with I would suggest making the deep investment into a 12 inch flexible extension to give you the option of coming in over the shoulder like many drummers do


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And make that an Atlas extension. Bargain extensions need viagra.


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Re: Best Piano Mic Stand (for singer) Configuration
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2018, 05:53:54 pm »

And make that an Atlas extension. Bargain extensions need viagra.


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+ a lot. Since the 13 inch atlas can be had for $10 I never really considered any other

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