overhead mic boom stands??

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I need to pick up a couple of overhead boom stands. looking for something cheap/lightweight. the mics are about the size of my thumb, so i dont need anything too heavy. should i get the flat disc-type base or tripod? what brand name do you like? thx. jim
 

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I just picked up one of those stupid deals from MF, two booms for $21 or something like that. Best $21 I've spent in a long time.
 

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I would go with tripods. Just remember to have a leg in the direction of the boom arm (just like with cymbals). You don't want a mic to fall. I also find the tripods, the legs diffuse some low end floor noise with sensitive condensers or ribbon mics, while some of those disc bases almost conduct that sound. My .02
 

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Tripods are a lot easier to transport--for me anywho.
 

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Those OnStage brand tripod booms work well enough for small overhead mics like that, plus they're light.
 

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If you can pay a little bit more, K&M stands are much higher quality than On-Stage. B&H Photo has them at a really good price $69.99 for the large telescoping stand.
 

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i use the "Proline" brand tri-pod style boom stands, i bought them at guitar center for about $30 bucks each.. great stands and very light weight. I used the Shure PG81 overhead mic's never had a problem with the stands.
 
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I use my old heavier telescope type boom cymbal stands. Most mic clips have screw in adaptors that allow you to adapt and install on a cymbal stand......the eighties finally pay off... Remember that its not about supporting the weight in your case, but be mindful of how easily it can get knocked over....
 


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