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« Thread started on: Jun 10th, 2008, 12:04pm »

Possibly the most boring thread topic of the year thus far for which i apologise in advance embarassed


Those mic stands that Phil Collins uses. The straight stands with the heavy tripod type feet and self seating pneumatic adjuster...he uses them all the time and you see them being used on Jools Hollands show.
I cant find one anyway , been searching for ages. One did appear on Ebay but i was outbid in the last second.
Anyone know if they are still made (i doubt it) OR does anyone know where i might pick up a secondhand one. There must be one sitting in a dark corner of a studio somewhere all dusty and unloved cry
I even approached the BBC about getting one but had no luck.
I have been using the cheaper newer versions and they are a very inferior imitation,have had two break in the last year.


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« Reply #1 on: Jun 14th, 2008, 08:48am »

I am not an expert on such matters but it maybe worth approaching GAK http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/ even if its just for advice. (I found them useful a few years back when I was looking at getting some gear)so you never know, it can't hurt to give 'em a call.

I have only looked in this shop, not bought anything myself http://www.rosemorris.com/

I know this shop mainly deal with folk stuff, but they do have a secondhand list that is usually updated frequently so it maybe worth contacting them to see if they have dealt with mic stands before http://www.hobgoblin.com/local/contentsframe.php?MS=mic

Did a quick search found this site. Again they maybe worth contacting for advice http://www.goodbuyguys.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/66_68?osCsid=cff49ac22e8aac8bf1bf9d63b93a4056

Sounds like it could be hard to find or when you do so, cost a bit but good luck anyway!

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« Reply #2 on: Jun 14th, 2008, 7:26pm »

This is what you are looking for. Think originally called a Valan mic-stand. The are pretty pricey both can withstand world wars.

http://www.the-greatest-mic-stand-in-the-world.com/home.html

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« Reply #3 on: Jun 20th, 2008, 11:28am »

Thanks for the links and stuff.
Wrex you have found the Holy Grail , thats the one i want. Not cheap but definately the best you can buy.
cheers for the info
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 20th, 2008, 4:37pm »

on Jun 20th, 2008, 11:28am, resonator wrote:
Thanks for the links and stuff.
Wrex you have found the Holy Grail , thats the one i want. Not cheap but definately the best you can buy.
cheers for the info


......OR............you could try this Rail, me old mate! wink
http://www.herculesstands.com/mics/straightstands.html
These are brilliant, tried them at a recent music show and they are bomb proof and not too expensive at all.

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« Reply #5 on: Aug 8th, 2008, 12:04pm »

Well I know you've all been enthralled and wait in anticipation for a happy conclusion to this.....

well wait no more...Ebay has delivered...after a year searching...I have one of those retro pneumatic mic stands at last.... grin grin grin grin

It arrived today , its lovely , old , bit of rust here and there , the pneumatic adjuster works a treat (you can smell the lubricating oil ! ) laugh
Cost me 37 which i reckon is a steal for what is the Holy Grail of mic stands.
Wrex , you're right , they are indeed built to withstand just about anything.Its a mighty mic stand for sure.... Chuffed i am , Chuffed smiley smiley smiley
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« Reply #6 on: Aug 12th, 2008, 5:43pm »

Nice one Reso!!

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