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Mic mounts for 12mm carbon fiber rod?

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I have a 1m long, 12mm diameter stiff carbon fiber tube that was graciously given to me by Scott Shepherd of SRS Recording to trial DPA 406x clips he 3D printed. The center has a very nice printed 20mm section designed to clip into a Rycote shock.

Instead of buying an expensive 1m bar, I would like to repurpose this tube to mount full-size mics with bodies. Instead of shock mounting the whole rod, I would clamp the center to the top of my stand.
I'm looking for ideas on a secure way to attach my mic mounts that will be adjustable without slipping , not crush the carbon tube, and be as small as possible.

My initial thought was to use small clamps such as these, but I don't trust the little double-male 3/8" adapters I'd need to connect my shocks.

The closest thing I can find to what I want is this, but I would need to cut some pieces of rubber tubing to make up the 3 mm difference. That's preferable to wrapping the rod in tape, anyway.

Does anyone have any better ideas?

Is the rod threaded at each end? If so, maybe a one of these on each end:



--- Quote from: mnm207 on December 31, 2022, 08:47:22 PM ---Is the rod threaded at each end? If so, maybe a one of these on each end:

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No, it's a plain hollow carbon fiber rod. Those arms are way more involved than what I'm looking for. Just something with 3/8" male attachment points.


--- Quote from: if_then_else on December 31, 2022, 10:39:04 PM ---

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Well the mount itself with the reducing insert is right on the money of what I'm looking for. But the mounting plate needs to be oriented so it's perpendicular to the rod, and with 3/8" instead of 1/4" screw. (Again, I really don't want to trust adapters with the mics I'll be using.)


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