I should have taken a photo last Wed. Had a 'figure it out there' type clamp situation which worked out great- low profile, looked purpose designed and down right 'rakish'. It was a spur of the moment visit to a second recording gig about halfway through the show. I semi-configured in the lot, threw a few clamps and an extra extension in cargo pants pockets, talked my way in past the doorman and rapidly clamped to an angled staircase railing that decends from the soundboard down into a pit dance floor area between the SBD and stage. The quick, effortless and streamlined setup prompted a silent, smiling thumbs-up from an otherwise dour looking sound guy. Unfortunately though I missed a guest apperance by Billy Gibbons earlier in the set.
Teh clampage: Adorama superclamp knockoff holding two 20" heat shrink covered DIY threaded rod extensions screwed together and supporting a Moke-bar with upside down AT shocks suspended beneath it. The cool part? With the rig extending perpendicular the angled handrail, it placed the mics both up a few feet over the head level of those on the floor, as well as out and forward from the raised barstool seating along the railing to either side of the stair case and SBD. The knuckles on the shocks hanging from below bar let me angle the mics upwards a bit toward the hanging line array PA and made the thing look custom designed for that specific scenario. Mics centered in the room right were I wanted them. Scoped, configured, wired and rolling in under a minute 30 seconds. Cool.