Old 12-15-2018, 03:01 PM   #1
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Hello everybody!
There is a question about buying an additional two microphone stands. The choice is great, all black and almost the same. So it became interesting - is it worth bothering?
Should it be made of steel as Scissor Arm Stand https://microphonetopgear.com/microphon ... recording/ is made? Steel sounds like durability, doesn’t it?
Does it make sense to take a heavier and it seems to be more stable, or is it all not important, take any and enjoy life?
Thank you in advance.
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Old 12-15-2018, 03:05 PM   #2
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I used to love K&M stands but my last purchase left me a little disappointed, they are still good but the boom clamp creeps with any decent weighted mic and it drives me nuts because it creeps over minutes. The K&M stands I purchased 15 years ago don't do that.

I like the DR stands I have the best at the moment. My biggest suggestion is to have some good ones, unless you don't mind the annoyances cheaper ones come with. I need stands that are solid, sturdy and stay where you tell them to stay.
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Old 12-15-2018, 04:23 PM   #3
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Lol. Hi Daria. Are you by chance affiliated with microphonetopgear dot com in any way? Because all your posts seem to include a link to that site, and you never seem to take an interest in any of the replies to your posts.

Mods? What do you think? Ban stick time?
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Old 12-15-2018, 04:33 PM   #4
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LOL, didn't even notice.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:16 AM   #5
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Lol. Hi Daria. Are you by chance affiliated with microphonetopgear dot com in any way?
Curiously there is also Daria91 in gearslutz forums. And most often linking to that same site in the messages, even necroing a 5 year old post just to get that link in, it seems?

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@karbo, interesting note about the current K&M stands. I think most of mine are K&Ms but about 20 years old by now. No problem with those, they just work.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:37 AM   #6
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@karbo, interesting note about the current K&M stands. I think most of mine are K&Ms but about 20 years old by now. No problem with those, they just work.
I have a few of the old ones too. The new ones won't creep with something like a '57 but a condenser with a basket can creep - what makes it frustrating is it creeps extremely slowly so you don't realize it until later. That said it's only happened a couple of times so maybe it's just one or two of the 6 stands I purchased, will keep my eye on them - beyond that they are still great stands.
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:21 PM   #7
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I had the same issue with slowly creeping microphone booms. I purchased a couple of counterweights:

https://produkte.k-m.de/en/product?i...95c953f078083c

This solved the problem, no need to excessively tighten the screws anymore and it made the whole setup more balanced and stable.
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:32 PM   #8
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That's a great idea.
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:22 AM   #9
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I have a very old Keith Monks heavy duty stand that is somewhat the worse for wear but still excellent even with my big old valve mic. However the leg holes in the aluminium base are now slack because of the wear in the threaded parts.

I have considered paying for something like helicoil inserts, but am not sure if anyone round here does that kind of stuff, or indeed how expensive it would be to do all 3.

Anyone know of any alternatives to this for tightening up a steel threaded leg going into the aluminium base?
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Old 12-26-2018, 04:23 AM   #10
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I have a heap of K&M and the new ones just aren't as good as the old ones.
When you don't want any droop I turn to these bad boys. I have a couple in the studio and they are fantastic Ultimate Boom Stand
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Old 12-26-2018, 11:12 AM   #11
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The older mic stands with heavy smaller bottoms in my opinion
are the great ones they are stable you do not trip over them and they
have a smaller footprint on stage or in studio.
If you are an energetic play around singer with the mic stand and move
around as you captivate the audience you can use them as a gimmick that
way and have an enjoyable time.
They are also robust can last forever and contain steel that can easily
be modified.

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