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Title: got the saggy mic clip blues?
Post by: Weogo Reed 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:
(http://liveedge.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/budget-mic-clip-res-DSCF1028.jpg)
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:
(http://liveedge.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/mic-clip-O-rings-res-DSCF1031.jpg)
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
Title: Re: got the saggy mic clip blues?
Post by: frank kayser 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:
(http://liveedge.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/budget-mic-clip-res-DSCF1028.jpg)
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:
(http://liveedge.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/mic-clip-O-rings-res-DSCF1031.jpg)
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!
Title: Re: got the saggy mic clip blues?
Post by: Trevor Ludwig 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:
(http://liveedge.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/budget-mic-clip-res-DSCF1028.jpg)
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:
(http://liveedge.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/mic-clip-O-rings-res-DSCF1031.jpg)
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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