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Favorite New Microphone Stand
« on: January 20, 2018, 07:04:57 PM »
Howdy,Folks ,
I've been on the section for some time, but i rarely post. However, i have recent found a really unique stand that i'd like to share with you. I have been using the Manfrotto Nano Stand for years in situations where i don't need to run particularly high or when i need a compact travel stand to take when i fly out of town for festivals, or shows.  In the past i have used a Mathews extension pole to extend the height of my Nano Stand.  With the pole i can get about 10 ft. high.  However, when i do this the stand is kind of unstable if i fully extend both the pole and the stand. Based on a recent experience i had at a New years show i decided to look for a stand that would be able to reach at least 10 ft. high, and would fold down into a small foot print  (close to 2 ft. long). If you look at B & H for something that fits that criteria you'll be hard pressed to find anything that is close. In fact,  i did another search and there is no other stand available on B&H that will meet those parameters.  It's considerably larger in diameter than the Manfrotto, but it's much more stable, and with the adjustable extension feet you can set it up on un-level surfaces. I'm already envisioning how this will help me at a mountain fest i go to in Wyoming where the stage is at the bottom of the Ski Run and the FOB area is a bit uneven, and steep.  I have to say for the money i can't imagine there is a better stand available for a location recordist who needs a compact stand that will extend that high while still being stable.  I don't typically get excited about accessories,  but i got to say i'm pumped about applications for this stand. I have attached a link below to the stand, and i took a few photo's with both this stand and my trusty nano stand. If you decide to get one keep in mind it will take a few weeks to take delivery of it as B and H doesn't stock the stands. I'm in California so it took a week to deliver, and about 10 days for them to first ship the stand.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 07:18:53 PM »
Great find! How do the legs lock into place at the various angle showed in the photos?

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 09:47:18 AM »
The legs "click" into position, and then you can flip the clamp on each leg to level the stand.

I've been using this stand for about 2 months.  Niiiice and compact, and the rubber feet are great to gaff tape to the floor.

Handy in tight locations, too....easy to narrow the footprint when needed.

It's not an "air stand", so you have to be a bit more careful.

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 09:50:54 AM »
It's got a 5/8 stud, with a 1/4-20 threaded stub on top.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 09:51:59 AM »
This stand has looked interesting.  There is a thread with a few more photos here: http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=184199.0

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2018, 11:28:03 AM »
Thanks, worth looking into. 

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2018, 04:11:05 PM »

Great find! How do the legs lock into place at the various angle showed in the photos?
The leg's lock into place via a latching mechanism which are released by depressing a tab at the top of the latch. I have a Manfroto travel tripod (Camera Tripod) that uses the same mechanism. It's very Stable.  The Nano stand never seemed stable once fully extended. I really think while it shows a 74" extended length it's best to keep in in the < 5 ft. range which isn't very useful for our applications as you typically want to be at least a ft above the crowds head. I thinkwhere the Nano really shines is for a on stage situation where you have the option of running on stage.  However, the Photec should have you covered in 90% of the situations you'll come across. For $60+ you can't beat it.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2018, 08:16:41 PM »
Nice find, Pat. Ordering one.

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 05:29:40 PM »

Nice! I've been using a heavy as hell 9 footer for the past couple of years. Might look into getting one of these.

How big is the footprint if extended out all the way? One thing I like about my current stand is that you can shore up the legs quite a bit and cut the footprint almost in half.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 06:38:28 PM »
Thanks!

I will take a look at your link as I have been noticing more and more of a need for a 10'+ since moving back to chatty California.

FWIW, I have the predecessor to your 5001B, the 3373.  If you pull those tiny plastic feet off, hacksaw several inches off of each leg, and then glue the feet back on you can get it to fold up a lot cleaner.  Yes, you lose a little bit of height but you aren't using the 5001B to soar with the eagles, right?  It make an awesome FOB or on-stage stand which is primarily what I do these days.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2018, 04:59:02 PM »
Thanks Pat. Ordered.  My current stand is over 15 years old and a total PITA.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2018, 05:14:06 PM »
I ordered one too!  :cheers:

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2018, 05:15:24 PM »
So glad to have a compact option that gets up there if need be.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2018, 05:04:55 PM »
There's even a smaller one, more expensive, but collapses down to a measly 16".   Max height is 6' 3" inches.  Just add a Matthews 48" Extension pole.

It's the exact same stand as the Photek, just smaller.

Promaster LS-CT Compact Travel stand

https://www.amazon.com/Promaster-LS-CT-Compact-Travel-Light/dp/B00EO4WRNG

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2018, 12:45:42 AM »
There's even a smaller one, more expensive, but collapses down to a measly 16".   Max height is 6' 3" inches.  Just add a Matthews 48" Extension pole.

It's the exact same stand as the Photek, just smaller.

Promaster LS-CT Compact Travel stand

https://www.amazon.com/Promaster-LS-CT-Compact-Travel-Light/dp/B00EO4WRNG

So after a month long backorder fro B&H for the Photek stand with no arrival date in forseeable future, I cancelled that order.  Next day I ordered the smaller promaster stand and matthews baby extension that Spyder recommended.

My life is changed when it comes to mic stands.  Seriously.  This combo is amazing, compact, and super sturdy.  Still has a small footprint when fully extended.  Can fit both pieces into a backpack and combned they weigh a little under 4lbs. 

Thanks for the recommendation, so stoked.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2018, 03:23:03 PM »
There's even a smaller one, more expensive, but collapses down to a measly 16".   Max height is 6' 3" inches.  Just add a Matthews 48" Extension pole.

It's the exact same stand as the Photek, just smaller.

Promaster LS-CT Compact Travel stand

https://www.amazon.com/Promaster-LS-CT-Compact-Travel-Light/dp/B00EO4WRNG

What is the footprint of this Promaster when the legs are fully extended?
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2018, 04:13:20 PM »
There's even a smaller one, more expensive, but collapses down to a measly 16".   Max height is 6' 3" inches.  Just add a Matthews 48" Extension pole.

It's the exact same stand as the Photek, just smaller.

Promaster LS-CT Compact Travel stand

https://www.amazon.com/Promaster-LS-CT-Compact-Travel-Light/dp/B00EO4WRNG

14" without the second extension of the legs out.  21" when both sections of legs are fully extended.  This thing is really awesome.  You can also lay the legs flat to run on stage eliminating the need for a separate stand.
What is the footprint of this Promaster when the legs are fully extended?
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2018, 07:52:33 AM »
There's even a smaller one, more expensive, but collapses down to a measly 16".   Max height is 6' 3" inches.  Just add a Matthews 48" Extension pole.

It's the exact same stand as the Photek, just smaller.

Promaster LS-CT Compact Travel stand

https://www.amazon.com/Promaster-LS-CT-Compact-Travel-Light/dp/B00EO4WRNG

So after a month long backorder fro B&H for the Photek stand with no arrival date in forseeable future, I cancelled that order.  Next day I ordered the smaller promaster stand and matthews baby extension that Spyder recommended.

My life is changed when it comes to mic stands.  Seriously.  This combo is amazing, compact, and super sturdy.  Still has a small footprint when fully extended.  Can fit both pieces into a backpack and combned they weigh a little under 4lbs. 

Thanks for the recommendation, so stoked.

They must have just gotten them back in stock. I was able to order one last night.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2018, 11:00:51 AM »
I’m actually glad I went with the smaller one with extension. Much more versatile imo
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2018, 11:57:57 AM »
Thank you to everyone in this thread for your suggestions.

It was high time for a stand replacement.

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2018, 12:45:49 PM »
I used the stand Pat suggested for the first time at Dead & Co last week and couldn’t be happier. Set up on the arena floor at the back of the SBD, but they had ice down for the minor league hockey team, so bouncy plywood was our floor instead of solid concrete. Easy to carry, easy to set up and gaff tape to the floor. Not sure if it was because of the rubber feet of the stand or the shockmount, but I had zero disturbances on the recording despite having a girl “dance” around the area behind the stand by stomping back and forth in cowboy boots for a good portion of the 1st set.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2018, 03:17:08 PM »
How stable is it with the extension? I have used a Manfrotto 1051 BAC that I have used for awhile now but it is a little top heavy and wobbly with the extension fully extended.

I’m actually glad I went with the smaller one with extension. Much more versatile imo

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« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2018, 02:50:37 PM »
Ordered on Tuesday, got shipping notification today (Thursday)!

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2018, 04:44:48 PM »
Love the stand, nice and stable, fits in suitcase.

But a bit larger diameter than my old Shure, so needed a new carrying solution.

Fits perfectly in the bag for our camp chairs, which has shoulder strap. Protects the stand, easy to stash at the base during shows.

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2018, 07:43:42 PM »
Cheesecadet, bummer. I used a mattews pole with Manfrotto micro stand and there is no comparison! The stand Spyder 9 is talking about would be better than the micro stand though (most likely). However, in general I don't like the extension pole option as I didn't find it to be stable. I distinctly remember my stand blowing over at lockn when using the extension pole on top of the micro stand.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2018, 01:23:31 AM »
Cheesecadet, bummer. I used a mattews pole with Manfrotto micro stand and there is no comparison! The stand Spyder 9 is talking about would be better than the micro stand though (most likely). However, in general I don't like the extension pole option as I didn't find it to be stable. I distinctly remember my stand blowing over at lockn when using the extension pole on top of the micro stand.

So far it has been great.  The promaster stand is very stable and the exnesion pole is sufficient.  I would hang  several sets of mics on it when fully extended but it holds my two pairs nicely.  The stand a quality built either way people choose to go.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2018, 01:59:23 PM »
I bought one of the Photeks also. Very nice stand. Great find...
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2018, 11:13:00 AM »
So, anybody have some feedback here on either the Photek or the Promaster LS-CT with Matthew Extension?  For outdoors, I generally have access to another stand that's a lot more stable, but for when travelling to shows on transit where I'm indoors, I want something lighterweight/more compact. 

Interested in real-world feedback with either since I've got a show coming up next month where I'll need a stand.  :)

TIA

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2018, 11:53:39 AM »
So, anybody have some feedback here on either the Photek or the Promaster LS-CT with Matthew Extension?  For outdoors, I generally have access to another stand that's a lot more stable, but for when travelling to shows on transit where I'm indoors, I want something lighterweight/more compact. 

Interested in real-world feedback with either since I've got a show coming up next month where I'll need a stand.  :)

TIA
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2018, 10:07:34 AM »

I picked up one of these Photek stands from B and H. I like it! Being able to adjust the legs from very narrow to super wide will come in handy. Doesn't weigh half as much as my aluminum 8 footer and collapses down pretty small. Not small enough to attach to my gear bag or anything like that but small and light enough for me - and my GF who is often the stand bearer when we head out to shows. Not having to open the legs at all - or being able to open them but keep them all the way in - when bungeeing or taping the stand to a rail or seat will be nice too.

The top section is a little wobbly at full extension even without anything attached to it so I'll likely just slide it out enough to attach my clamp/Vark/MK41 setup to it and use the larger diameter poles to extend up. I don't usually go crazy high anyway and I'm unlikely to need the full height.  :cheers:
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2018, 12:21:09 AM »
So, anybody have some feedback here on either the Photek or the Promaster LS-CT with Matthew Extension?  For outdoors, I generally have access to another stand that's a lot more stable, but for when travelling to shows on transit where I'm indoors, I want something lighterweight/more compact. 

Interested in real-world feedback with either since I've got a show coming up next month where I'll need a stand.  :)

TIA

I use the promaster w/ matthews extention and it is great for everyday shows.  Sturdy and have been able to run this combo in small bars and a recent Phish Dick's show.  Very happy with the combo FWIW. 

Also breaks down small and easy to carry.
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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2018, 01:22:30 PM »
Hey everyone,

Thanks for the feedback.  I'll likely go with the original Photek solution as it just seems a little more stable than using the other stand with the Matthews extension pole (although maybe I'm mistaken here).

Either way, does anybody have a good, reasonably priced lead on a bag for carrying said stand?  Quite often, I'm either lugging the stand from a vehicle or taking public transit to a venue so something I can wear over my shoulder would be ideal.  TIA!

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2018, 01:35:02 PM »
Hey everyone,

Thanks for the feedback.  I'll likely go with the original Photek solution as it just seems a little more stable than using the other stand with the Matthews extension pole (although maybe I'm mistaken here).

Either way, does anybody have a good, reasonably priced lead on a bag for carrying said stand?  Quite often, I'm either lugging the stand from a vehicle or taking public transit to a venue so something I can wear over my shoulder would be ideal.  TIA!

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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2018, 03:11:28 PM »
Hey everyone,

Thanks for the feedback.  I'll likely go with the original Photek solution as it just seems a little more stable than using the other stand with the Matthews extension pole (although maybe I'm mistaken here).

Either way, does anybody have a good, reasonably priced lead on a bag for carrying said stand?  Quite often, I'm either lugging the stand from a vehicle or taking public transit to a venue so something I can wear over my shoulder would be ideal.  TIA!

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