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Old 25th May 2006
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Mic holder for toms

I'm thinking about getting a couple of mic holders for toms, the model that you attach to the toms. This will hopefully save some space around the drums when recording. Does anyone use these kind of holders? And what do you think about them?

Old 25th May 2006
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I've got some and they are neat but they do move around a fair bit with a hard hitting drummer. They were also too short for MD421's so I had to put an extending bar on them. This works ok but is even more prone to woddling about. I have to say I'm probably going to go back to mic stands but keep hem around for when there just isn't the room.
Old 25th May 2006
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Yeah, mic stands are probably just better, but they work great for live work or when you have really limited space... Lots of drummers just don't realize that if there's not room to put mic's on their drums, it's no use them playing... 'cause no one's gonna hear it.
Old 25th May 2006
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The ones that came with the shure drum mic package are awesome, but I'm not sure if you can buy them seperate...
Old 25th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TornadoTed
They were also too short for MD421's so I had to put an extending bar on them.
I was thinking about this too. I use SM57's for toms know, but I plan to get MD421's too. Maybe it's better to stick with regular stands.
Old 25th May 2006
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I have these things.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...unt?sku=270770

It's ok if you don't have any odd mounting system on the toms. I can't use it with my ISS mounted toms.
Old 25th May 2006
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The only ones I've used that I actually liked were the Audix D-Vice. But I liked it a lot!
Old 25th May 2006
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who manufactures the ones you have pictured?

I have used the Audix D-clip, Whirlwind butterfy clips, the LP Claw, and every other drum mic clip I can find. They are great for live use...for recording, I almost always use mic stands to insure I'm not changing the sound of the drum in any way.

Hope this helps-

Jim
Old 25th May 2006
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the one pictured is made by K&M the LP claw is much better
Old 25th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim vanBergen
for recording, I almost always use mic stands to insure I'm not changing the sound of the drum in any way.
Not only that, I think those things always pick up through contact.

I'm pretty sure I want the sound to get to the mic through the air only.
Old 25th May 2006
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I just rigged my drums with the Shure Rim mounts

http://www.shure.com/accessories/a56d.asp
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And to cancel the transmissive vibrations I got the Sabra Suspention mounts

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My drums sound great and it makes it way easier to unclip them, tune the drums, then clip them back on FAST in the exact same position as before. With stands you almost can never nail the position again. Well, without great thought, and who wants that in a session?
Old 25th May 2006
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I have used some of the Shure clamps shown above, and some of the Audix D-Vice clamps, but I read somewhere that your mics will resonate with the drum if you mic them this way. It is OK for live, but in the studio, it is better to use decoupledmic stands.

Now, I have no idea if these are true statements or not, but ever since reading that, I have gone back to individual boom stands. Kindof a pain, but I am getting great drum sounds so I hate to go back and try the clips again, just in case.
Old 25th May 2006
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I've been using these for years and they've covered every eventuality:

http://www.lpmusic.com

You can get different size arms and they don't, IME, effect the sound of the drum.

Old 25th May 2006
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I noticed when doing FOH, lot's of artists don't want you clipping anything onto their drum sets, I would guess in recording you may run into this. You can't go wrong with stands.
Old 25th May 2006
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I wanted clips to work ........

But remember the whole kit is vibrating so the clips will vibrate too ........

You'll hear them humming ...... bummer. tutt tutt

I say stick with mic stands

Old 27th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SK1
I wanted clips to work ........

But remember the whole kit is vibrating so the clips will vibrate too ........

You'll hear them humming ...... bummer. tutt tutt

I say stick with mic stands

Yup, I'll stick with regular stands.
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