New Mic Stands and Storage Cart

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  1. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    So my theater had this ugly mix of mis-matched broken down mic stands and it was time to get new ones. Shopping around at NAMM I settled on K&M stands and specifically a bunch of 210/9 tripod base w/ boom stands and 26075 Hand Clutch with stackable round bases (They are AWESOME).

    Once they got here I got to work on an old road case. I removed the lid, and gutted it.
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    I moved the dividers over and added 18" cuts of 4" PVC.
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    A few pop rivets to reinstall the divider and I was ready to go! 18 stands all in one rolling cart! I'm going to get a small container to put on the "shelf" area in the back of the cart to store extra mic clips.
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    I love how the round based stands nest together. There's a small nub on the bottom of the stand that sort of locks into a hole in the base of the one below it.
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    Here's a picture of those bases locking together...
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    Amiers Renting to Corporate One Fixture at a Time.

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    What are you doing with that Mac250 lol
     
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    @Amiers The Mac250 's charred remains still fit if you leave it facing the sun long enough.
    Toodleoo!
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    I love the clutch. I couldn't see a weight on the website, how do the stackable base weight compare to a full dish?

    Edit: actually paying attention to the fact that it's in kg and is actually listed, helps. I was looking for pounds and went right on by. for anybody else wondering, its almost the same weight.
     
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    Yeah, almost the same weight, very stable and there's a nice rubber ring around the bottom of it so it sits nicely on the ground. German engineering baby!
     
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    I've got 10 of them actually, that one has some sort of software issue that I haven't had time to figure out yet. Got em used for $500 each. The latest and greatest? No. But a ton of upgrade for my little space for $5,000.
     
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    I'm officially inspired. Thanks for posting this! I've seen a few of these cases on the road before, but never had the ambition to do it myself until now.
     
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    It was super easy, maybe an hour total work. The hardest part was removing some of the rivets. I didn't actually secure the PVC pipes, they are just wedged in and flop around a bit. Shoved a few black rags in the gaps between pipes to solve that.
     
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    A little expandable foam will snug up the tubes.
     
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    The gaps serve well to hold loose booms and or other mic stand accessories.
    I have mine screwed to a small pallet so I can fit the hand truck under it to move when needed.
     
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    Winner! That's a perfect solution!
     
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    The PVC tubing is a good way to keep you stands looking nicer, longer and this is a good use of a case you'd otherwise have to surplus. Cool solution to your transport issue!
     
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    Plus it's significantly more compact for storage AND one person can bring every stand needed for the gig to the stage in one trip.
     
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