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Mic Stand help!

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by jason77, May 11, 2009.

  1. jason77

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    I may be looking for the impossible, but here goes....

    I need to find / create a mic stand that can be pushed over by the performer and have the stand return to its upright position. I suppose it would be considered a self righting stand, at least that is what I would call it.

    Before anyone sends a concerned reply, the mic on the stand will not be live, the performers are all mic'd with earsets and the stands are just for the visuals.

    I realize that this thread could be considered a prop / scenic post, but the sound folks may have some good insight.

    So... any thoughts?
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    Does it need to stay on the ground for a bit, or just pop right back up?
     
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    It would just need to pop back up.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Paula Abdul used the exact kind of stand you want during her last week's American Idol performance ... and it was exactly what derekleffew described previously. Abdul's "over-the-hill" performance may be viewed at the link below:

    Paula Abdul Performs on American Idol on Yahoo! Video
     
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    DID YOU EVER FIND ONE? BEEN SEARCHING. YOU'RE THE CLOSEST I'VE COME.
     
  7. FMEng

    FMEng Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Do you have a foundry to cast your own iron? (Sorry, I couldn't resist). I'm afraid such a thing has to be custom made.

    Seriously, this sounds like a good way for a performer to get their teeth knocked out, because it isn't just going to instantly stop straight up. It's going to bounce in un-predictable ways and smack someone.
     
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    Let me know where to buy tickets.
     
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    If you want the stand to just come right back up with the singer right in front of the stand, why not just use a standard weighted base?

    It's an old trick, and I know people who can do it. Just takes a little practice. Push it over, then before it hits the deck use your foot to bring it upright again.

    Saves making something special.

    Saves a wildly rocking stand swinging around and smacking the performer in the teeth.
     

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