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Boom mic stands that LOCK SECURELY?
Old 16th June 2006
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Boom mic stands that LOCK SECURELY?

Seems like all the boom stands I see rely on the pressure you use to tighten them, and invariably and I mean ALL THE TIME EVERY TIME the weight of the mic causes it to droop. Is there somewhere a boom that is geared with teeth, so when you tighten it, it locks? Is that too much to ask?
Old 16th June 2006
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Atlas used to make stands like that. But I usually don't have a problem if I use counter weight and enough boom on the other side....

...replacing the pads does need to happen every 10 years or so (or less if you rotate the boom arm without lossening the clutch).




-tINY

Old 16th June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joelpatterson
Seems like all the boom stands I see rely on the pressure you use to tighten them, and invariably and I mean ALL THE TIME EVERY TIME the weight of the mic causes it to droop. Is there somewhere a boom that is geared with teeth, so when you tighten it, it locks? Is that too much to ask?
On stage makes some stands called studio booms, one is a heavy duty stand with a hex bottom and goes for around $129, the other has four larger legs and goes for around $75, both have teeth so they lock they will hold any heavy mic fine , I've had them for years and they are really reliable.
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how about

give Atlas a try

I'm a happy owner of a SB36W.


Regards

Fredrik Carno
www.onlinesessionguitarist.com
Old 30th August 2012
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Seriously, I've been telling everyone I know about this:

ABS - Adjustable Boom Stop for your drooping, dropping, slipping boom arm microphone stand

It keeps your boom arm in place and holds a lot of weight!. I use it on a boom arm that I've had forever and the clutch has been useless almost as long. Better than a sand bag!
Old 30th August 2012
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🎧 10 years
counter-weight with a velcro-wrap wrist or leg exerciser weight.

You can't expect a 3-4ft arm to resist that much torque.

(I always put a 10lb barbell weight on the bottom of my mic stand too...)
Old 31st August 2012
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Only two that I've ever found in 50 years of working in radio.
The original Starbird and the new Latch Lake ones.
Old 31st August 2012
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Prize for the legacy thread revival of the day! !
Old 31st August 2012
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Latch Lake.
Old 31st August 2012 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joelpatterson ➑️
Prize for the legacy thread revival of the day! !
at least AudioVon has posted about something that probably did not exist in 2006! So many thread revivals are of the "SM7" variety
Old 31st August 2012
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🎧 5 years
On a related note, I don't have a problem with boom arms drooping, but I do find that the weight of mic, shock mount, and pop sheild can make them rotate round. Any suggestions?

(Stands are K&M 210/9, so Euro 3/8" size, and shock mounts are US 5/8" with a bushing adapter, if that makes a difference).
Old 31st May 2020
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I stretch a bit of rubber balloon in the mechanism. That holds for cheap stands.
Old 4th November 2020
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Looks trustworthy to me...In Germany it is 215,- Euros. The base alone weighs 10 kg (22 lbd).



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