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Old 05-16-2018, 04:44 PM
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Folks, I'm planning on getting a boom mic stand for recording my guitar. It'll be used with me sitting on a chair or couch with a small diaphragm condenser Mic. Will only be used indoor so incredible durability isn't important.

Found one on EBay for a good price here: https://m.ebay.ca/itm/Audio-Short-Tr...gAAOSwacdZbF~H

The vertical height extends from about 18 to 30 inches.
Just double checking to see if there are some aspects I haven't considered or could be problematic.

If you all deem it good, ill go ahead and buy.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:35 PM
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Not really. As long as it's a good quality basic stand, it'll be fine.
Remember not to cantilever the mic too far out on the boom....or use sandbags on the legs
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:35 PM
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Folks, I'm planning on getting a boom mic stand for recording my guitar. It'll be used with me sitting on a chair or couch with a small diaphragm condenser Mic. Will only be used indoor so incredible durability isn't important.

Found one on EBay for a good price here: https://m.ebay.ca/itm/Audio-Short-Tr...gAAOSwacdZbF~H

The vertical height extends from about 18 to 30 inches.
Just double checking to see if there are some aspects I haven't considered or could be problematic.

If you all deem it good, ill go ahead and buy.
That is a mini-stand, smaller than a standard mic stand and much smaller than a large studio stand. The small stands work great for SD mics (even for a pair of them) for recording acoustic guitar (when sitting down). Use a shock mount for the mic(s) regardless of the stand you get.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:53 PM
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I really don't like the short legs on the base of that stand. They strike me as a disaster waiting to happen. In the picture, the boom extends way past the feet and it doesn't seem to have much counterweight. If you have it set up like that, I think the only thing that's going to keep it from tipping is if you point a foot in the same direction as the boom. But if you accidentally swing the boom a little bit, I suspect it could come crashing down. I don't know what mics you're going to put on that stand, but unless they're of the very cheap variety, I'd look for something a bit more substantial lest we read a future post from you about being "penny wise and dollar foolish."
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:57 PM
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If you're going to be sitting, these will be very good. I have two, which are actually drum stands but do the job perfectly. Solid......longer legs and very stable.
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...ipod-with-boom
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:16 PM
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These Jamstands are great as well. I bought two & they work great for sitting down. Very stable & well built. Be careful though, as some models don't have the telescoping boom.
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I also would be leery of a boom stand with such short legs
Not only that, but cheap is cheap, and it is more likely that cheap stands will were out relatively quickly in the tension mechanisms etc.
Me ? I would go with at least something like the On Stage or Jam Stand recommendations
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:06 AM
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I have one Ultimate Support boom stand and one On Stage boom stand. The Ultimate Support stand is my favorite. It's a beefier build and the clamps hold much better than the On Stage stand.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:22 AM
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Even for home studio use I recommend a quality stable stand - you won't regret the extra $20-$30. For seated recording, I highly recommend the K&M 25900-300-55.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:10 PM
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I also recommend K&M stands. I won't buy anything else. I bought my first ones in 1985 and they are still going strong (a little beat up looking from travel).
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Hi, I can't recommend a particular brand, but for my club, and when I used to rec0rd at home I found stands with large, heavy cast iron bases the best.
I've got one or two in the attic but i guess the shipping to the US would be prohibitive.

As I know from carrying on to my club and back they are a pain to transport but as yours will be for home use, it might be worth seeing if you can find one.
Weight - good thing for balance, not for carrying.
No legs - good thing - no tripping over them.

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Get a nice K&M boom stand and don't be nagged by the disappointment of cheap poop. Remember to aim one of the legs out the same direction as the boom for maximum stability, and as others have said, don't cantilever out too far without counterweight.

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Old 05-17-2018, 12:37 PM
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DR Pro mic stand.

Sturdy, heavy duty, and there's a warranty.

Shop around for a better price, but they go for around $75. One will outlast ten $20 stands.

https://www.guitarcenter.com/DR-Pro/Tripod-Mic-Stand-with-Telescoping-Boom-1275776905388.gc?cntry=us&source=4WWRWXGP&gclid=EA IaIQobChMIpuD-zrGN2wIVlQOGCh3ZQQQBEAQYAyABEgISfvD_BwE&kwid=produ ctads-adid^57619015002-device^c-plaid^142912478421-sku^1275776905388@ADL4GC-adType^PLA
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:55 PM
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K&M - thought as old boots and very reliable.
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Get a nice K&M boom stand and don't be nagged by the disappointment of cheap poop. Remember to aim one of the legs out the same direction as the boom for maximum stability, and as others have said, don't cantilever out too far without counterweight.

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