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08-28-2000, 07:21 AM
Just wanted to know what everone was using for Mic holders at their competitions in the US. Recently we stared using suction cups (about $10 US each), instead of mic stand. They are much more reliable and way easier to set up.
Has there been any disscusion on using these sort of devices, or if there should be a regualtion holder etc?
The cups we are using are called powergrips, they have a fixed handle and another handle that comes up and pulls the suction cup back creating the suction. There is a hole in the handle in the perfect spot to attach the mic clamp too!!! http://www.termpro.com/ubb/smile.gif
08-28-2000, 08:21 AM
Most of the time there are mic stands holding the mic in place, which ARE quite often awkward. Some shows they've had the suction cup like you mention, with the mic holder fastened to it, which is kinda handy. I've got one of the suction cup units you are talking about (it's a dent puller) and have considered using it for my own personal use during testing, as it's a lot quicker and smaller than the mic stand.
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08-28-2000, 12:04 PM
Is the mic connected firmly to the handle of the suction cup? If it is, then could vibration from the windshield cause fluctuations in the readings?
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08-28-2000, 02:33 PM
The suction cup were using was labled as a "portable handle" for moving large objects. Probably the same as you are using. They sure make the shows go alot faster, takes about 1/3 of the time to set up.
When we first started to use the suction cups we used one cup and one stand for the mics and noted no difference in the scores. Then we tried a few shows with the cup in one lane and the stand in the other. There was no difference.
If you've ever watched a mic on a stand they bounce around a fair bit in some cars. Especialliy anything with a MDF floor, even with sand on the stand. I've found in the bigger vehicles (160+) the mics stay in the same position more often with less work to get them in place.
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