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  • Stiffer gooseneck flex shafts?

    This time of year I'm involved in many school graduation ceremonies as I'm sure many of you are. For my podium mic set up, I've been forced to use a standard stand as my goosenecks can't handle the weight of a wireless. I would much prefer to use a podium clamp and gooseneck as there is considerable space savings on what are often cramped stages. I know there are short booms that can be used but goosenecks are simply easier for the presenters to manipulate. Any sources for heavy duty goosenecks that don't flex so easily ? Perhaps a way to mod my existing goosenecks ?

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  • #2
    Viagra?

    my go to for these in past has been Atlas, but if memory serves, there's seem to hold for awhile, but eventually end up weak, like the rest of them.

    http://www.atlasied.com/microphone-stand-goosenecks

    Were I looking now, I'd contact these guys. They probably have more of a handle on defining rigidity and would probably have a better recommendation for your application.

    http://www.leflexo.com/product.php?s...Flexible%20Arm

    (That was a lot of research for a really dumb Viagra joke BTW,)
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    • #3
      Since its cheap and easy, I'm going to try wrapping one in black gaff tape to see what happens.

      A&H GL2800 console, BagEnd Crystals over D-18's, 12"and 15" BagEnd and EAW wedges powered and processed by QSC, Klark, BSS, Symetrix, Valley, Sabine, Peavey and BagEnd INFRA.

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      • #4
        I suspect it will help initially, but will eventually become sticky, ugly, tattered and basically unusable. Should get you through the weekend, though.
        Last edited by trevcda; 06-04-2016, 01:10 PM.
        One more time kids; equalizers are not cross overs, vocal mics are not cymbal mics and pan knobs are not three position switches. As you were.

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        • #5
          I've used a very thin coat hanger wire put inside wrapped with a coat of black tape to keep the possible rattle down before. Worked like a charm. Still have a few kicking around.
          Last edited by Dookietwo; 06-04-2016, 05:45 PM.

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          • #6
            Great idea !!!

            A&H GL2800 console, BagEnd Crystals over D-18's, 12"and 15" BagEnd and EAW wedges powered and processed by QSC, Klark, BSS, Symetrix, Valley, Sabine, Peavey and BagEnd INFRA.

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            • #7
              A piece of 8 or 10 gauge solid insulated wire also works pretty well. 8 gauge is stout and my preference.
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              • #8
                I've heard that washing out the lube by soaking in gasoline helps. Also letting them rust up a bit but I'd not do that .

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                • #9
                  Have done the wrapped coat hanger routine and it works well but becomes ineffective after about a year (use in a convention center weekly or so). If you can leave enough hanging out the base (female) end, you can use needle nose pliers to remove and repair again. It IS a good fix.
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