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Boom mic stands with heavy bases... Dynamic Microphones
Old 13th September 2011
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Boom mic stands with heavy bases...

Hey guys,
I am looking for some stands to be able to support some RE20's at full extension (to reach over a table) without becoming wobbly. I currently have some really solid old school stands which have legs which are solid steel, however these are pretty well worn, bright red, and basically I'd love something more aesthetically pleasing (black) as its for an interview studio with high profile guests, so aesthetics is an important consideration.

All the K&M stuff etc I have used is all hollow and can't support the weight of a mic like that when fully extended out.

Does anyone know of something commercially available that would do the trick?

Thanks guys!
Old 14th September 2011
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Use a standard $20 stand with a round botton and buy a 10 lbs. weight lifting weight.
Unscrew the pole and it fits perfectly on top of the base.
I spray em black so you cant tell its there.
That' one option anyway.
Old 14th September 2011
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I got one of these a couple of weeks ago and it's not bad at all (not expensive too):

K&M 21430 - Thomann Cyberstore Portugu
Old 14th September 2011
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These are pretty cool

Galaxy Audio | Life Saver Sandbag
Old 14th September 2011
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If a table is involved, what about an OC White broadcaster scissor arm? I have several, and I think they are great.
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If a table is involved, what about an OC White broadcaster scissor arm? I have several, and I think they are great.
I want to have the mics separate from the table, as there is also a lounge involved, and sometimes the interviews get moved from the desk to the lounge. Kinda hard to explain, but you get the idea.
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I use these ones , They are pretty heavy duty and solid . Good price too . check them out here Accessories
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cavern View Post
Use a standard $20 stand with a round botton and buy a 10 lbs. weight lifting weight.
Unscrew the pole and it fits perfectly on top of the base.
I spray em black so you cant tell its there.
That' one option anyway.
damn fine idea, might a=have to give it a try. i loathe the idea of spending loads of money on a mic stand.
Old 14th September 2011
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Another inexpensive idea is to increase the size of the base by drilling holes in the base and screwing it down to a larger circle of plywood that you have spray painted black. If you combine this with the Posi-Lok booms from On Stage, you've got a low cost black boom that holds really well, even with heavy mics.

The commercially available options are going to look nicer, but they are definitely more expensive.
Old 14th September 2011
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Price is not really a concern. (The joys of working in commercial radio) My other option is to get some regular booms, and remove the legs and have them replaced with some solid steel black powder coated legs.

Thanks for the input though guys, some great suggestions here!
Old 14th September 2011
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I have a couple of SE Electronic stands and they're pretty good - perfect for heavy LDC mics. Not exactly cheap, but affordable compared to the really big boom stands the big studios have. And they look good too.

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Old 15th September 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cavern View Post
Use a standard $20 stand with a round botton and buy a 10 lbs. weight lifting weight.
Unscrew the pole and it fits perfectly on top of the base.
I spray em black so you cant tell its there.
That' one option anyway.
I use ankle weights at the bottoms of mine heh
Old 15th September 2011
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On Stage makes a stand for a little over 100 bucks that has a 35 lb base. It also has locking teeth, it will handle your RE-20. On the more expensive end,
Latch Lake has an amazing stand, but it's a lot more money
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