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Weogo Reed

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got the saggy mic clip blues?
« on: April 15, 2018, 10:39:34 pm »

Hi Folks,

With some modest budget microphone clips in horizontal orientation the weight of the mic cable is enough to tilt the rear of the mic down.

Here's a picture of a clip and a fairly common size 20mm x 145mm mic:

Notice the mic is sitting pretty much level in the clip.
The trick is going with heavier gauge, slightly shorter O-rings for the horizontal bands.
Side-to-side isn't an issue for me so I use the factory supplied bands here.
Here's a close-up, showing the thicker horizontal, and skinnier vertical bands:

In the USofA the thicker O-rings are sold as Danco #14 size, with
a 15/16" OD, 3/4" ID and 3/32" thickness.
Other companies sell this with a product number of 116, or 019.
These numbers are for a clip with a maximum outside diameter of 43mm.
Figure out the O-rings you have and get something a little sturdier and you are good to go.

A side benefit is when the mic is used as a drum overhead, it is less likely to slide down and out of the clip.

Thanks and good health,  Weogo
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frank kayser

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Re: got the saggy mic clip blues?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 10:19:26 am »

Hi Folks,

With some modest budget microphone clips in horizontal orientation the weight of the mic cable is enough to tilt the rear of the mic down.

Here's a picture of a clip and a fairly common size 20mm x 145mm mic:

Notice the mic is sitting pretty much level in the clip.
The trick is going with heavier gauge, slightly shorter O-rings for the horizontal bands.
Side-to-side isn't an issue for me so I use the factory supplied bands here.
Here's a close-up, showing the thicker horizontal, and skinnier vertical bands:

In the USofA the thicker O-rings are sold as Danco #14 size, with
a 15/16" OD, 3/4" ID and 3/32" thickness.
Other companies sell this with a product number of 116, or 019.
These numbers are for a clip with a maximum outside diameter of 43mm.
Figure out the O-rings you have and get something a little sturdier and you are good to go.

A side benefit is when the mic is used as a drum overhead, it is less likely to slide down and out of the clip.

Thanks and good health,  Weogo


Good tip!  Thanks, Weogo!
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Re: got the saggy mic clip blues?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 11:11:04 am »

Hi Folks,

With some modest budget microphone clips in horizontal orientation the weight of the mic cable is enough to tilt the rear of the mic down.

Here's a picture of a clip and a fairly common size 20mm x 145mm mic:

Notice the mic is sitting pretty much level in the clip.
The trick is going with heavier gauge, slightly shorter O-rings for the horizontal bands.
Side-to-side isn't an issue for me so I use the factory supplied bands here.
Here's a close-up, showing the thicker horizontal, and skinnier vertical bands:

In the USofA the thicker O-rings are sold as Danco #14 size, with
a 15/16" OD, 3/4" ID and 3/32" thickness.
Other companies sell this with a product number of 116, or 019.
These numbers are for a clip with a maximum outside diameter of 43mm.
Figure out the O-rings you have and get something a little sturdier and you are good to go.

A side benefit is when the mic is used as a drum overhead, it is less likely to slide down and out of the clip.

Thanks and good health,  Weogo

I think the only time I think I've ever used the little mic stand cable clips, is to keep this from happening...

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