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Post by mercury187 » March 12th, 2009, 7:41 am

I thought I'd call around yesterday to a few stores in my area to see if anyone had a mic stand that could mount to like a desk and apparently this isn't a common item because no one had one, was wondering what you guys use? I was hoping to get something that I could mount to my desk and then adjust it to a lower position to mic my acoustic guitar but then also be able to adjust it up high for just vocals... I'll probably have to just get a regular mic stand that sits on the floor?

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Re: mic stands

Post by Moonrider » March 12th, 2009, 1:28 pm

mercury187 wrote:I thought I'd call around yesterday to a few stores in my area to see if anyone had a mic stand that could mount to like a desk and apparently this isn't a common item because no one had one, was wondering what you guys use? I was hoping to get something that I could mount to my desk and then adjust it to a lower position to mic my acoustic guitar but then also be able to adjust it up high for just vocals... I'll probably have to just get a regular mic stand that sits on the floor?
I've got a couple of these that work just fine for me . . .

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Re: mic stands

Post by mercury187 » March 16th, 2009, 1:36 pm

how much did you pay? I got one pretty much just like that in a store local to me and it was like 48$ after tax..

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Post by Moonrider » March 16th, 2009, 1:41 pm

mercury187 wrote:how much did you pay? I got one pretty much just like that in a store local to me and it was like 48$ after tax..
I got the "On Stage" brand, $19.99. Of course, I needed 6 at one time, since I play in a band and also recently started being a karaoke host.
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Re: mic stands

Post by mercury187 » March 16th, 2009, 1:50 pm

hm, yeah I might buy a sm57 today, so i'd need another stand so I can record with both my mics at the same time, gonna have to find another stand for cheaper..

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Post by dogbite » March 16th, 2009, 3:08 pm

I use the same stand as Moonrider. one cost under fifty. there is a heavy duty model that is a lot more.
this stand is able to point a mic at anything. I use it for my lap resonator; the mic points down. the reach of the stand
keeps every thing out of my way. I can reach the record button, my guitar stand w/o getting up.
it saves time when doing many takes.

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Post by Moonrider » March 17th, 2009, 5:57 am

mercury187 wrote:hm, yeah I might buy a sm57 today, so i'd need another stand so I can record with both my mics at the same time, gonna have to find another stand for cheaper..
You might want to take a look at the Sennheiser E series mics also. The e315s, e225s, and e335s are all lower priced than the 57, and good rugged live mics too. I love my battered Shures, but the Sennheisers don't have the mid-range response "hump" the Shures do. The flatter frequency response may make your life easier when going for that perfect take.
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Post by Laz » March 17th, 2009, 8:37 am

Did you look for a short stand that they use for kick drums? I have one with a small round base and a 6" post.

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Post by Chris C » March 19th, 2009, 4:14 pm

Hi,

Most stands seem to be a fairly simple arrangement of tubes, clamps and rubber end pieces. So the difference between a tall one and a more all round compact one might be as simple as five minutes work with a hacksaw.

The first one I bought was a cheapie and it only last a week or two before the crummy casting fractured. Poor quality ones can go all droopy on you too...

After reading a recommendation somewhere, on a "Your favourite bit of gear that you wouldn't want be without.." type thread I lashed out and bought one made by K & M. The guy at the shop said that, yes, buy that one and you only need to buy once... So far it's lived up to the reputation.

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A range of styles and options there to ponder.

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Re: mic stands

Post by kent_eh » April 11th, 2009, 10:21 am

Radio Shack used to have some similar to these for pretty cheap.
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Re: mic stands

Post by chasembrown » April 12th, 2009, 6:18 pm

I just bought one for 29.99 at Woody's music in Rock HIll, and it is fairly decent (has a sturdy boom).

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