Wow, the Shure A56D mount seems cool. Is this a newer product? When I had done a drum mic clamp study about two years ago, I don't remember seeing this option... and I got the LP Claw which seemed best to me at the time.
Anyone ever try the A56D mount with a Shure Beta 56 mic?
I'm happy with my LP Claws right now, they do the job quite nicely, but are a bit larger than I'd like... it's a chore to stuff them into my small drum accessory case. The A56Ds look nice and compact... this feature alone is enough to make me want to go out and try / buy some.
The LP Claws easily fold down and can become compact, but I like keeping my mic clamps "set-up", in shape, for super fast set up. Depending on the gig, sometimes you need to get your kit set up lightning quick... the last thing I want to be doing is fussing with mic clamps trying to get the mics in the perfect position... so I keep my Claws "in shape", with mics attached at all times, so I can just pop them onto the drums and they're automatically in perfect adjustment, ready to roll. Seems that I could still do this with the A56D clamps and they'd be more compact overall... and fit better in my small accessory case.
Again, if anyone can report on using Beta 56 mics on the A56D clamps, or better yet have photos of such, please post... thanks!