Mic Stand Help

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  1. allstar100595

    allstar100595 Senior Member

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    Hi! I'm looking for a new mic stand, mine's pretty crappy. I pretty much wanted a stand that can get pretty tall, a boom arm, and a weighted base, not a tripod. I feel like the tripod takes up too much space for stages that are short on real estate, and that the weighted bases would be better for that. Any suggestions?
     
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    naturalblack Senior Member

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    I dont see too many boom stands that arent tripods, I think it is because of the balancing. Atlas stands get a lot of love in pro studios so I would check to see if they have one that fits your requirements
     
  3. Rich

    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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    You should be able to buy a weight stand and boom separately if you can't find them together in a package. I actually use a straight stand which works out pretty well because I like the extra visual cue as to how far away I am when I sometimes rush up to sing a chorus - helps keep me from bashing my mouth into the mic.
     
  4. allstar100595

    allstar100595 Senior Member

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    While that's true, when I sing I'm also playing guitar, so having the mic stand right in front of my hands makes it hard to do much of anything. and add the fact that I have a pedalboard under me, I'd need to be leaning over pretty significantly to get even close to the mic. So I don't know if straight is an option for me.
     
  5. Rich

    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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    If you're the lead singer, a straight stand isn't going to be practical for you; I sing just backups so it's fine for me and I've been using that style of stand for so long (just happened to be what I had) that I'm used to it. Our bass player is also our lead singer and he definitely likes a boom.

    You can buy these separately right from Amazon and put together the stand you want:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Support-Telescoping-Boom-17203/dp/B0028WT6WQ]Amazon.com: Ultimate Support Telescoping Boom (17203): Musical Instruments[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/ProLine-MS235-Round-Microphone-Stand/dp/B000J0N5UI]Amazon.com: ProLine MS235 Round Base Microphone Stand Black (Black): Musical Instruments[/ame]


    I don't know if those are the best deal out there or not, they just happened to be the first examples I found.
     
  6. RichardH

    RichardH Senior Member

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    [​IMG] - Straight like this is a problem?
     
  7. Rich

    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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    No, that is at an angle and no doubt a boom even if the fulcrum isn't in the photo.

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    He means this is a problem:

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  8. RichardH

    RichardH Senior Member

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    Ah I get it. I guess that could be a bit troublesome when you have to operate a pedalboard as well as sing/play guitar.

    I like your sig btw, very funny!
     
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    sonar1 Senior Member

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    Atlas still makes stands and booms (some are U.S. made still, though other models of Atlas are imported). I have a real heavy one, and a standard one.

    I dislike the collapsible kinds with three legs as pictured.

    I always use a boom. I'm either seated or need to use a boom because some of my guitars are thick, and even if they aren't I am!
     

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