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BlondeStrat
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Mar 20th, 2019 02:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Maybe a bit of an odd-ball topic, but I will need to buy some.

At least two maybe three.

Do some microphones require a different stand or attachment point?

Boom type stands?

I certainly want something that is *base heavy* enough that they can not be easily knocked over. It's relatively tight quarters in my music room (as I keep packing in more stuff) and I prefer to not create a hazard to the environment.

Thoughts and recommendations appreciated.

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Mar 20th, 2019 03:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

Tripod stands occupy a floor radius of about 30" - 36" or so.

For tight quarters, a mic stand with the small round (heavy) cast iron base is best. These are somewhere around 12" diameter.

The drawback to these is if you need to put a horizontal boom on it to stretch a mic to a singing drummer. Unless the boom has a counterweight on the far end, the stand will be tippy. And even so--it's still a bit tippy due to the elevated center of gravity.

You can have a boom on a cast-iron stand, but you cannot stretch it very far. What a boom does on these though, is it allows you to stand a short distance from the base and vertical section when you have the boom somewhere around 70 degrees from horizontal.

If space is really tight, there's a tendency to bump into the far ends of booms as you move around in the play space. A really simple and cheap solution is to ditch the boom and install a 14" flexible gooseneck atop the vertical and put your mic clip on that. It makes for a very compact mic stand that you can bend in an arc at the top to stretch the mic out a bit and prevent bumping into the stand with a guitar, etc.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 05:43 PM, Mar 20th, 2019)

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Mar 20th, 2019 03:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

All mics come with a matching clip, and these clips have a standard thread that will attach to any commercially-available stand.

Tripod stands are great if you have lots of room, or if you're gigging and have to transport them because they fold up and they're light in weight.

Gigging with cast-iron-base mic stands *sucks* and I know because we got them free from a band that was making enough money to buy tripods. Hauling those boat anchors around was no picnic. Never never never again!

But if the stands are to be used in a practice space or basement and not transported, the cast-iron type is really ideal.

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Mar 20th, 2019 03:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

I see some PylePro PMKS5 Compact Base Microphone Stand.

These can be had for about $30.00 each and the base is as you say, small.

The specs say it is 8.8 pounds and I imagine the vast majority of that is the base.

I think, also as you say, trying to get a mic to the drummer (and maybe the key board) would be the only real need for a boom.

That could be a project for another day.

What do you think of these? I have no intention of taking them anywhere outside my own music room.

PylePro PMKS5

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Mar 20th, 2019 06:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

Those are the ones.

For possibly a better price

look here...but always figure shipping into the cost

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Mar 29th, 2019 12:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hey Peegoo,

Got any ideas on a replacement rubber foot for an old Atlas Sound round base stand?

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Mar 29th, 2019 12:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hmmmm that would be hard to find--especially for an older Atlas that's out of production.

If this were my problem to solve, here's how I'd approach it: I'd make a new rubber ring.

Unscrew the base from the vertical. Flip the base upside down on the bench so the bottom is facing up. Scuff up the bottom circumference of the base with 60-grit sandpaper and clean the scuffed area with alcohol.

Cut a piece of hard cardboard and wrap it with Saran wrap. The cardboard needs to be at least an inch wider than the cast iron base. Lay a nice fat bead of 100% silicone seal (exterior caulk, etc.) around the scuffed surface of the cast iron.

Gently press the wrapped cardboard onto the wet silicone; don't press it all the way down. The idea is to create a flat surface in the silicone. Let this set up for a day or three. The Saran wrap prevents the silicone from sticking to the cardboard, and it will peel off the cured silicone.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 02:55 PM, Mar 29th, 2019)

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Mar 31st, 2019 03:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've always liked the Atlas Sound MS25, but it is very expensive ($160).

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Apr 2nd, 2019 07:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

I got tired of the tripods. Bought an Atlas MS-10 chrome stand with a PB11X mini boom. Old school and VERY sturdy, and I don't have to worry about the boom coming apart in a year!

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Apr 3rd, 2019 06:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

I recommend JS-KD50 Kick Drum/Amp Stand

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Apr 3rd, 2019 10:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

If using the heavy cast-iron-base ones, they do make them in stackable versions. I don't know if they're as stable as the older designs, but they might benefit you in terms of storage.

I use tripods in tight spaces because most of the time I break them down and store them when I'm not using them.

Like this one.

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Apr 3rd, 2019 10:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

Oh, and about the drummer - the tripods are good at fitting in around a kit sometimes, but they can also get tippy with a boom.

You could get a headset for the drummer or, failing that, one of

these mounts.

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Apr 3rd, 2019 01:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

This is the Pyle stand I purchased (purchased two).

The bases are fine and will not create a problem of taking up too much space. They seem quite stable.

Ignore that bar table, I'll build a nice cabinet to house the PA stuff. ;)

BrentD … That second one is quite universal. :)

Stand in room

stinger22

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Apr 4th, 2019 05:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

For the weighted mic stands go to Walmart or a sporting goods store and buy you a flat 10 lb barbell weight. Take of the boom or mic clip on you mic stand. Slip the weight down the stand so it sits on the base. It'll take someone falling on it with the same force it would take to knock over tripod if not more and doesn't take up more space. The 10 lb is about the same radius but you could go 15 it you aren't lugging it around.

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Apr 5th, 2019 12:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

For what it's worth, these are what I'm using for booms!

Bada bing bada boom!

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Apr 6th, 2019 06:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

LeonB .... Thanks for the recommendation. I'll look into those.

The price point is nice as well. :)

Gaukdawg

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Apr 6th, 2019 08:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've been using this for 2 years and it is still in like new condition. I hang a swirly gig cup holder and my tablet holder off of it too. 60 plus gigs. It is heavy duty and very adjustable. You can get it with the heavy base as well.

Hola!

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