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||Posted - 26/05/2012 : 01:27:54
So howcome cymbal stands have developed from the premier three legs from the base thing to the cantilever thing so popularised by roadies complaining about the weight - and mic stands are still the same old same old three legs from the base thing?
Is it just offsetting the weight?
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||Posted - 26/05/2012 : 14:15:19
You can still get the cast base mic stands, heavy but great for hitting annoying members of the audience/band with
||Posted - 26/05/2012 : 12:20:32
We gig a lot, so forever wearing out mic stands. I built one for my singer with a Yamaha dbl braced base and a Gibraltar boom stand upper tube. The standard mic stand boom arm fitted the gib tilter very nicely. Not light, but bombproof!
Gibraltar also make an adapter to turn any 8mm cymbal stand thread into a mic stand.
||Posted - 26/05/2012 : 12:05:38
Mic stands aren't really designed from a point of view of some club-wielding gorilla repeatedly bashing on whatever they're holding up.
Having said that, a mate of mine has two of these, which could hold up against most cymbal stands I've ever seen: http://www.ultimatesupport.com/images/product/regular/MC-125_01_RG.jpg
||Posted - 26/05/2012 : 10:42:47
Mic body design and mic stand/holder design has changed radically over a generation for micing drums (clips and small dynamics). As for the good old mic tripod/boom, you have to factor in lifetime of the product, against weight, against the packed-down footprint, against ease of use. As far as I can see, the design cannot be improved on without compromising one of those factors.