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Re: Help With Balcony Clamping
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2008, 10:19:42 PM »
Timmy,

Bogen 196 articulated arm

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/354218-REG/Bogen_Manfrotto_196AB_2_Articulated_Arm_2.html

I do not have a part # for the doohick.  I scored it from 2dreammaker (an ebay seller).  You'll have to contact him or her on where they found it.

The doohick IS sweet, but is it really necessary? Wouldn't the T-Bar with rapid adapter fit directly on the arm stud?
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Re: Help With Balcony Clamping
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2008, 01:21:44 PM »
Yes it will fit.  I got the adapter just to give me a little more flexibility in positioning.

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Re: Help With Balcony Clamping
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2008, 08:18:13 PM »
learn something new everyday thanks spider for the info on the articulating arm gonna pick one of those up for taping here in town.
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Re: Help With Balcony Clamping
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2008, 11:13:03 PM »
Just hit 50 posts, +T all around. Thanks folks!
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Re: Help With Balcony Clamping
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2008, 11:45:54 AM »
have you taped any shows there since you started this thread? would love to see some pics of the rig in action.

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Re: Help With Balcony Clamping
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2008, 02:02:18 PM »
I have not, but will be sure to post pics when I do!
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Re: Help With Balcony Clamping
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2008, 08:52:10 AM »
Just keep it simple. 

Superclamp > Extension pole (24" straight, articulating, or flex) > 5/8 right angle adapter > T-bar > mics

ADD: safety cable


That's all you need.  Just keep it simple.

I use a Shure Vert Bar, do you think it would be too heavy for this setup? Wondering if I should grab a swivel bar. Been thinking about grabbing one anyway. Speaking of that, is the AKG any better than the generic version? Wondering if there is an advantage going with the name brand there...

Thanks again. +T's again just cause I owe ya'll.
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Re: Help With Balcony Clamping
« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2008, 09:19:22 AM »
Just keep it simple. 

Superclamp > Extension pole (24" straight, articulating, or flex) > 5/8 right angle adapter > T-bar > mics

ADD: safety cable


That's all you need.  Just keep it simple.

I use a Shure Vert Bar, do you think it would be too heavy for this setup? Wondering if I should grab a swivel bar. Been thinking about grabbing one anyway. Speaking of that, is the AKG any better than the generic version? Wondering if there is an advantage going with the name brand there...

Thanks again. +T's again just cause I owe ya'll.

The vert bar may be too heavy.  If it fell we wouldn't be able to hang mics from the balcony anymore.
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Re: Help With Balcony Clamping
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2008, 09:30:14 AM »
Just keep it simple. 

Superclamp > Extension pole (24" straight, articulating, or flex) > 5/8 right angle adapter > T-bar > mics

ADD: safety cable


That's all you need.  Just keep it simple.

I use a Shure Vert Bar, do you think it would be too heavy for this setup? Wondering if I should grab a swivel bar. Been thinking about grabbing one anyway. Speaking of that, is the AKG any better than the generic version? Wondering if there is an advantage going with the name brand there...

Thanks again. +T's again just cause I owe ya'll.

The vert bar may be too heavy.  If it fell we wouldn't be able to hang mics from the balcony anymore.

Thanks Colin, thats what I was thinking. Just so ya know though, I did pick up the safety cable that skalinder recommended
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Re: Help With Balcony Clamping
« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2008, 12:02:25 PM »
Nice, good job on the saftey cable.  I need one myself!
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Re: Help With Balcony Clamping
« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2008, 02:57:47 PM »
Hey Hey, remember me? I finally got to try this rig out! I went in with several options depending on how I was able to attach the clamp to the rail. Turns out Skalinder's method worked out dead on, Superclamp > Posi-Lok > Extension Pole > Mics. Thanks Brian! There wasn't enough room between the vertical slats to clamp to them, but luckily there is a board running under the top molding section, perpendicular, that I was able to get a grip on. See the detail pic for a close up of that section (note safety cable). Anyway, just wanted to post my results, thanks again for all the help with this!

Recording here if you're interested
http://www.archive.org/details/pg2008-10-31.akg481.flac16
« Last Edit: November 05, 2008, 03:00:50 PM by skotdee »
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Re: Help With Balcony Clamping
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2008, 04:35:45 PM »
Long extention. Way to get all the way down in the open air under the balcony edge.  Is that a house stereo mic setup just behind? Its extention into the balcony lip looks permanent.

I just read through the thread and saw that cool articulating arm.  Great option, I may grab one. Thanks for the photos Dan.
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Re: Help With Balcony Clamping
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2008, 06:52:13 PM »

If that is the Freebird, PM me, I tape from the balcony all the time.  I'll see if I have some pictures of my set up.


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has the free bird moved in the last few years? i haven't been there in a while, but the one I went too was tiny little bar.
back to subject, I am  a big fan of the super clamp (x2) and mono, has always worked for me
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Re: Help With Balcony Clamping
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2008, 07:57:03 PM »
and I'm a big fan of  396AB-3

it's saved my butt a couple of times when you can't "bring in a stand" or I need to extend out/down.  (Pumpkins 08/16/08 in C-Ville comes to mind)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/354654-REG/Bogen_Manfrotto_396AB_3_Double_Articulated_Arm_.html
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Re: Help With Balcony Clamping
« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2008, 10:28:32 AM »
Just keep it simple. 

Superclamp > Extension pole (24" straight, articulating, or flex) > 5/8 right angle adapter > T-bar > mics

ADD: safety cable


That's all you need.  Just keep it simple.

I use a Shure Vert Bar, do you think it would be too heavy for this setup? Wondering if I should grab a swivel bar. Been thinking about grabbing one anyway. Speaking of that, is the AKG any better than the generic version? Wondering if there is an advantage going with the name brand there...

Thanks again. +T's again just cause I owe ya'll.

The vert bar may be too heavy.  If it fell we wouldn't be able to hang mics from the balcony anymore.

Thanks Colin, thats what I was thinking. Just so ya know though, I did pick up the safety cable that skalinder recommended

B&H site says that safety cable has been discontinued - is there an updated part number from B&H?

« Last Edit: November 08, 2008, 10:31:25 AM by dactylus »
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