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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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Re: Favorite New Microphone Stand
« 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.  :)

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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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Super stable; adjustable legs make it perfect for sloping lawn shows. It's compactness means it'll fit in a not too large (non-carryon) suitcase for away shows.

Throw a 1/4" to 5/8" adapter on it, and ready to go!
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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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