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Corey Scogin

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Re: Cheap durable mic stands
« Reply #120 on: August 02, 2022, 12:24:35 PM »

I own a large inventory of k&m 210/9 and they are all failing at the crimp where the threaded insert is installed. When I brought this issue to light to K&M they pointed me to a parts book and distributor where I could buy replacements that were back ordered and not available, and will probably fail the same way. Never again

I had this issue on a few stands purchased ~2018 I think. The crimp machine missed the slot on the insert leading to a weak connection. I haven't purchased more stands since. Is this still an issue with newer K&M 210/9s?
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Re: Cheap durable mic stands
« Reply #121 on: August 02, 2022, 04:09:23 PM »

I had this issue on a few stands purchased ~2018 I think. The crimp machine missed the slot on the insert leading to a weak connection. I haven't purchased more stands since. Is this still an issue with newer K&M 210/9s?

Yes exactly! I've had to epoxy , and attempt to recrimp on approx 40 stands. Not fun !,  and yes 210/9 stands

This also has caused the threads to strip as well inside the boom arm receptacle. What happens is , because the threaded insert is loose due to the poor crimp , you can't always tell if the boom arm is tightened all the way, then when you transport them the threads take a hit and bam , stripped. Sometimes you can fix it by removing the black circle collar on the thread which makes it go deeper inside the receptacle.... not always though.

Like I said never again, issue is , what is better ? Gotta be something,  and hopefully whatever company  it is has better customer service than k&m , very disappointing.

Nick
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Re: Cheap durable mic stands
« Reply #122 on: August 06, 2022, 10:24:13 PM »

I have a few K&M. Like them. My workhouse stands are D&R. So far so good. The lesser stands get used on festivals where I need em all.
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Re: Cheap durable mic stands
« Reply #123 on: August 10, 2022, 03:37:26 PM »

Today I learned that Atlas makes tripod stands, specifically the AtlasIED TB3664. Its heavy but looks like it can take a beating like the on stage MS9701B+. Only caveat other than it being heavy and expensive is that they use plastic knobs for the teleboom lol.
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« Reply #124 on: August 15, 2022, 04:07:52 PM »

I had this issue on a few stands purchased ~2018 I think. The crimp machine missed the slot on the insert leading to a weak connection. I haven't purchased more stands since. Is this still an issue with newer K&M 210/9s?


The crimps are a marginal way to attach.  With mine, I drill 1/8" hole through the tubing and through the "plug".  Tap an expansion pin in, grind flat.  Never a worry ever again.  Tight, non rattle. Plug is soft and quite easily drilled.  About 5 min/stand effort.  Reversible, if needed.
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« Reply #125 on: November 24, 2022, 02:46:33 PM »

In 2020, I needed to add 25 boom tripods to our rental inventory. K&M was out of stock in the US.
I ordered "the Best" stands that On Stage had.  MS9701TB+ HVY DUTY TRIPOD .
The stands have pleasantly surprised me, they are very heavy and the hardware has held up pretty well.
K&M is the way to go if available but when not available or cost too much for the budget, I would go for the On Stage stands again. Just don't get the cheap ones.
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Re: Cheap durable mic stands
« Reply #126 on: November 24, 2022, 03:38:06 PM »

In 2020, I needed to add 25 boom tripods to our rental inventory. K&M was out of stock in the US.
I ordered "the Best" stands that On Stage had.  MS9701TB+ HVY DUTY TRIPOD .
The stands have pleasantly surprised me, they are very heavy and the hardware has held up pretty well.
K&M is the way to go if available but when not available or cost too much for the budget, I would go for the On Stage stands again. Just don't get the cheap ones.
The all metal on stage stands are pretty decent but the bottom tripod part will eventually give out, the bottom lug will come undone which leaves the bottom part shaft freely movable/spin-able. All 4 that I bought have this issue, but the boom arm part is still holding up.
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