Originally Posted by whquade
No sense in buying something that will wear out/break in a year. Thanks slutz.
Then get stands. In my experience, the clips break very easily and limit your micing possibilities. I always end up spending way too much time trying to get the mic in a decent position and always give up and then the drummer hits the mic, the clip falls off, or something comes loose and the mic is bouncing around on the drum.
Talk to someone at guitar center about their cheapo boom stands, tell them you're buying in bulk and need a deal and then tell them "the last time I was here I got these stands for $20 a pop." They have some crazy mark up on them. GC gets them for $13.xx and sells them for $40. (or at least they used to)
Boom stands can be used on anything and can get a mic into almost any position. Do it and don't look back.