I have had very good results with the Ultimate line of stands.
The "Ulti-Boom Pro-TB - Telescoping" is a great value to provide flexibility on any size stand...contrary to intuition, a boom on a tallish stand uses a small space more effectively than something tiny as you can push the stand against the wall partially under a desk or table and have the microphone 'lean' towards you. I think that I paid $60 for my combination with the boom listed above on a telescoping stand with a weighted base (more compact than tripod bases).
I easily hang heavy large diaphragm mikes off this as well as X-Y small condensor pairs (for stereo on guitars or woodwinds.
Just to be specific, I am referring to THIS BOOM
on THIS STANDB&H always has the best prices