Mic Stand help!

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?
 

avkid

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Does it need to stay on the ground for a bit, or just pop right back up?
 

derekleffew

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Attach a rigid half sphere with a heavy weight in the center to the bottom of the mic stand base.
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Bozo the Clown inflatable bop bag for kids to punch bags toys punching sand weighted
 

reese

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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?


DID YOU EVER FIND ONE? BEEN SEARCHING. YOU'RE THE CLOSEST I'VE COME.
 

FMEng

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DID YOU EVER FIND ONE? BEEN SEARCHING. YOU'RE THE CLOSEST I'VE COME.

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.
 

Dionysus

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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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