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Offline Brian Skalinder

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mic stands and thread adapters
« on: April 29, 2003, 05:05:56 PM »

MIC STANDS AND THREAD ADAPTERS


There are a lot of options for mic stands depending on your needs.  The footprint for most stands can be reduced by not extending the legs fully.  This also increases the overall height of the stand slightly.  I'm very happy with my 12' APIC Blacklight, but the Bogen / Manfrotto stands are slightly less expensive and extremely popular.

APIC Blacklight Series

Phone: 201-261-2160 - ask them to tap a 5/8"-27 thread for you!  Great stands, a little more expensive than Bogen / Manfrotto, but I like 'em!  I also picked up a custom 2'-6' variable extension from them for use with my Signal Flex MH-10 clamp.  Footprints are slightly variable.

Max Height | Closed Length | Footprint

08' | 20" | 28"
10' | 24" | 36"
12' | 28" | 43"
15' | 32" | 48"

Bogen / Manfrotto  (http://www.manfrotto.com)

I believe all these stands require adapters to switch from the photography standard thread to the mic standard.  See Thread Adapters below.  Great stands, great prices.  Footprints are generally quite variable, allowing you to get some extra height or narrow your footprint (at the expense of stability, of course).

Model | Max Height | Closed Length | Footprint

3353 | 06' | 19" | 39"
3373 | 06' | 19" | 39"  (not sure how this is different from the 3353)
3333 | 09' | 34" | 42"
3336 | 11' | 59" | 43"
3322 | 13' | 43" | 42"
3076 | 17' | 39" | 43"

Apparently some Bogen stands have a 1/4" male threaded tip and others have a 5/8" stud tip.  Depending on which you have, you'll need different adapters to get to the standard mic/shockmount 5/8" male thread tip.

If you have the 1/4" male thread tip, the adapters you want to get to the 5/8" male threaded tip are:

Model | Starting Thread | Ending Thread

3111 | 1/4"F | 3/8"M
(new part # for above:  148, per Bogen parts at 201-818-9500, 10/10/2003 - thanks jlykos!)
3366 | 3/8"F | 5/8"M

If you have the 5/8" male stud tip, the adapters you want to get to the 5/8" male threaded tip are:

Model | Starting Thread | Ending Thread

3102  |  5/8" F stud | 3/8" M thread
3366 | 3/8"F | 5/8"M
MIBA | 3/8"F | 5/8"M (seems this is the new Bogen model #)

Shure  (http://www.shure.com)

Popular, but I can't figure out why - it's expensive, and HUGE.  Must be super-durable?

Model | Max Height | Closed Length | Footprint

S15A | 15' | ??" | ??"


Edit to add:  aside from the usual gear retailers, check EBay for "light stands" and B&H Bogen / Manfrotto.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2010, 05:47:28 AM by Brian Skalinder »
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