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Old 09-23-2010, 01:25 AM
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I need to buy a couple boom mic stands for my overheads and a bass drum mic stand. There are many more brands to choose from than I expected. Is there a brand to stay away from? Which ones do you use? Thanks
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:47 AM
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Mike--

These On-Stage Stands MS7701TB models were recommended to me when I called Sweetwater. I was looking at some slightly cheaper ones, but I'm glad I took the sales rep's advice. Quite durable, not too heavy, and reasonably priced. Sweetwater is generally very helpful. Here:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MicStdBoomLt/

I'd be really surprised if they aren't exactly what you are looking for.

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Old 09-24-2010, 06:28 AM
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I use some On-Stage stands and they are quite good, but most of the stands I use are made by Atlas. I use the 10, 12 and MS20 series stands. They've made them for years and I haven't found a more robust and secure stand. The MS20 is the heaviest out of the three that I mentioned and I primarily use them for overhead mics. These all have round metallic bases.

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Old 09-24-2010, 07:09 AM
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Cool, thanks guys. I appreciate the info.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:23 AM
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Stay away from "Musician's Gear"...like the plague!
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:07 PM
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If you use larger, heavier LDCs for overheads (not everything's heavy) or certain ribbons, you may want to look into spending a little more dough. I have a pair of Ultimate Support MC-125s (which are by no means the finest stands out there, but a great stand for the money) which handle some really heavy mics with ease.

Pay attention to the tilter and counterweight - those are going to potentially be the problem spots on cheaper stands for overheads. Nothing quite as fun as watching overheads slowly sag...

If you're using SDCs like a KSM141, SM81, 451, etc, you won't likely need to worry about this though.

For a bass drum, I just like something low. I'm using some random guitar center thing - DR Pro maybe? Low profile stand, does what's needed with no fuss, nothing more, nothing less.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:39 PM
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Stay away from Music shop cheapies... especially for the o/h's... they'll wear and droop...
Go for some pro audio kit like Beyer Dynamic or K&N. They'll last you years and years.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:59 PM
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Thanks again fellas, helpful bunch here I must say!
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