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Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:49 am
by Dave B
A bit cheeky I know, but I'm asking here as googling has been driving me crazy!

One of the bands I play in is about to (probably - very long and unpleasant story) lose the mic stands that we have, so I'm looking to replace them myself. These are a very handy design where the boom arm (which actually holds the mic) is really quite short - around 12" / 30cm when it's not extended. This means that there is no end sticking out into the audience which is handy in smaller places. But I can't find them!

Googling is a problem because adding the word 'short' just gives me results for small stands. Does anyone happen to know a) what I'm talking about and b) where I can get them?

Thanks

Re: Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:58 am
by Kwackman
Like this?
https://www.canford.co.uk/Products/53-2 ... 25mm-black

[EDIT] it's maybe too long at 42.5cm?

Re: Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:01 am
by Bob Bickerton
You could probably make something up from the K&M catalogue https://www.k-m.de/en/products/mic-stands/ or go for broke (literally) with Triad-Orbit https://www.triad-orbit.com - they are amazing!!!!

Bob

Re: Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:08 am
by MarkPAman

Re: Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:09 am
by Mike Stranks

Re: Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:27 am
by MarkPAman

Re: Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:43 am
by Hugh Robjohns
I second Bob's recommendation of the Triad Orbit stands and accessories -- they are truly amazing things... but scarily expensive (in the short term at least -- they will outlive three or four generations of soundies, easily! ;-) ).

But perhaps more realistically, I'd plough through the K&M catalogue...

I suspect the boom arm you're describing is the K&M 21160 which is a fixed length boom arm at 395mm.

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But there's also the K&M 21431 which is a double-ended mini-boom (more usually employed as a drop arm) which is fixed length at 290mm.

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K&M also do a pair of shortish two-piece extensible booms: the 21140 (425-725mm) ...

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...and the 211/1 (435-745mm)

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Re: Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:43 am
by Wonks
I've got K&M stands with this telescopic boom arm https://www.k-m.de/en/products/mic-stan ... 0-55?c=180

The minimum length is about 18" but will extend up to maybe a further 14".

Here you go:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Konig-Meyer-21 ... way&sr=8-5

Re: Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:23 am
by Sam Spoons
Or, for my own personal vocal stand I simply cut down the boom on a Beyer (virtually identical to the K&M) stand.

I agree that 'standard' booms are too long for vox in a small venue though, off the top of my head, the only thing I use long ones for live is overheads and singing keyboardists.

Re: Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:43 am
by Alba
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Re: Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:46 am
by Wonks
Alba wrote:Image

And for when you want the arm longer again...

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Re: Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:47 am
by Dave B
Cheers chaps - that's a big help. I think that what I want are stands with 21140 booms and that looks quite like the link that Wonks posted. At the very least, I'm better understanding the K&M site ;)

Re: Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:00 pm
by Wonks
Dave B wrote:Cheers chaps - that's a big help. I think that what I want are stands with 21140 booms and that looks quite like the link that Wonks posted. At the very least, I'm better understanding the K&M site ;)

Happy to take delivery for you if you order any.

Re: Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:10 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
In which case, I think the stand model you want is the K&M 210/8 stand (sometimes marketed as the 21080).

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https://www.k-m.de/en/products/mic-stands/floor-stands/210-8-microphone-stand-black/21080-300-55

£40 from our familiar German box-shifting friends: https://www.thomann.de/gb/km_210-8.htm, or from £45-£50 each from all the familiar UK suppliers.

Re: Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:58 pm
by Dave B

There is a terrific product from Gravity which is a round base stand with a gooseneck on top. The good bit is that there is an xlr connector on the base which is wired through the stand to the top of the gooseneck so that the mic just clips straight into that.

https://www.gravitystands.com/en/products/microphone-stands/18991/ms-23-xlr-b?c=611

it's not perfect, but I do like it. I must get one to try

Thanks for the offer Wonks (must pop round for a brew soon - you should have told me Arkie was coming over) but I can get stuff here at work. They are very understanding... he says hopefully.

Thanks to all :)

Re: Mic Stand with short boom arm

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:26 pm
by Wonks
Arkie will be back at some point to collect his SG once fettled and bring some of his guitars over, so I'll let you know.