Monday, May 27, 2013

Finally figured it out...

I have recently switched back to using an Astatic mic for harp blowing, and have been thinking about how to park the mic up at the front of the stage with me when I'm not using it.

This is simple to do with a wand mic, like the Shure 545 that I have been using for a while now.  Just put another mic stand next to the vocal mic stand and put the wand mic in a standard mic clip.  However, the Astatic won't fit into a standard mic clip.

Here's what I figured out for the Astatic after a brief trip to American Music in Seattle's Freemont neighborhood:

First, I bought a bracket designed for attaching mics or small (very small) speakers to a mic stand.

Then I attached one of the spring-loaded type of mic clips.

Then I popped the Astatic (including the volume control and 1/4" plug adapter) into the mic clip.

This looks like it will work fine.  The clip has a firm grip on the mic, and the extra mic stand is eliminated.  I'll try it out on stage this Thursday at the Preachers gig in Portland.

You can check out the Boneyard Preachers here.  See you at the nightclub!


Ricky Bush said...

Nice invention. Looks like it oughta work fine.

Michael Lynch said...

Hi Ricky! Yeah, I hope so. Now if I can just keep from tripping on the mic cords...