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Hercules Stands MS401B Transformer Tilt Base Microphone Stand 

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The Hercules MS401B tilt base microphone stand is equipped with a Quik-N-EZ height adjustment grip, making one-handed adjustments a breeze. An intern...Click To Read More About This Product

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Perfect for tight spaces and hard-to-reach spots.

The Hercules MS401B tilt base microphone stand is equipped with a Quik-N-EZ height adjustment grip, making one-handed adjustments a breeze. An internal locking mechanism prevents slipping. Simply grab the EZ grip and adjust the stand up or down. The Tilting Base with Level Legs gives you fully adjustable stand angle and swiveling legs that fit around other stands, drums, and stage equipment.

FEATURES
  • Quik-N-EZ Mic Clip
  • Quik-N-EZ Height Adjustment Grip
  • Tilting Base with Level Legs
  • Height: 40.6"-66.1" (1030-1680mm)
  • Weight: 8 lbs. (3.6kg)
  • Base radius: 14.6" (370mm)
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Hercules StandsMS401B Transformer Tilt Base Microphone Stand
 
4.9

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holds items securely (14)
  • Portable (14)
  • Stable (14)
  • Compact (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (17)
  • Home studio (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Professional recording (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (10), Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Foolproof

I like the features of this stand.
In case it's not obvious (it wasn't to me), the angle of this mic stand can be adjusted by just grabbing and moving it;...Read complete review

I like the features of this stand.
In case it's not obvious (it wasn't to me), the angle of this mic stand can be adjusted by just grabbing and moving it; nothing has to be loosened or squeezed. It has enough resistence to hold itself in place, but if you step on the base to hold it down, you can move it with one hand.

The height, obviously, is also adjustable with one hand when you squeeze the trigger on the stand.

Together, these make this much more foolproof than boom stands. I hope that will mean it's more durable. Most boom stands require that you loosen something to adjust, then re-tighten to hold it in place. People who don't know this or can't be bothered to do it will just grab and move it, stripping the threads and forcing you to tighten it even further so that it holds still. I have seen the tightening rod bent in an effort to make an abused stand hold still. The beauty of this thing is that I don't think anyone can do it wrong, so they can't hurt it.

This isn't as adjustable as a boom stand - you couldn't use it at the piano, for instance - but for a singer/guitar player, the angle is enough to keep it out of the way of the guitar.
Seems to be good quality, but I just got it, so time will tell.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Make sure it is for you

This is made well but will not work for many. If you use a pedal board the leg restricts you from getting the mic close enough to use correctly. The ability to tilt towards...Read complete review

This is made well but will not work for many. If you use a pedal board the leg restricts you from getting the mic close enough to use correctly. The ability to tilt towards you is not enough. Your pedal board is likely to be placed on top of that support in order to get close to the mic. For that feature alone this is not recommended for a musician that sings and uses floor pedals, effects. The novelty of quick adjustment and a solid feel looses its advantage there alone. If you do not play and instrument or use floor pedals this should work for you. I bought the guitar holder a few years back that I loved but it lost the ability to lock up because the cam that applies pressure is plastic and has worn down. Bottom line is if you are a working pro and want to use this gear daily, rehearsing and gigging full time, find something else because this is more of a semi pro, hobby quality item in reality.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Foolproof

By Nathan Long

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hercules Stands MS401B Transformer Tilt Base Microphone Stand:

I like the features of this stand.
In case it's not obvious (it wasn't to me), the angle of this mic stand can be adjusted by just grabbing and moving it; nothing has to be loosened or squeezed. It has enough resistence to hold itself in place, but if you step on the base to hold it down, you can move it with one hand.

The height, obviously, is also adjustable with one hand when you squeeze the trigger on the stand.

Together, these make this much more foolproof than boom stands. I hope that will mean it's more durable. Most boom stands require that you loosen something to adjust, then re-tighten to hold it in place. People who don't know this or can't be bothered to do it will just grab and move it, stripping the threads and forcing you to tighten it even further so that it holds still. I have seen the tightening rod bent in an effort to make an abused stand hold still. The beauty of this thing is that I don't think anyone can do it wrong, so they can't hurt it.

This isn't as adjustable as a boom stand - you couldn't use it at the piano, for instance - but for a singer/guitar player, the angle is enough to keep it out of the way of the guitar.
Seems to be good quality, but I just got it, so time will tell.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review

By gamjamm

from Havre De Grace, Md.

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Comments about Hercules Stands MS401B Transformer Tilt Base Microphone Stand:

I've had this stand for over three years now and it still performs flawlessly. I paid quite a bit more back then so the value now is even better. Still a bit pricey and I gave it a 4.5 on value. Everything else is a perfect 5.0 and you'll realize why once you use one. These stands are built like a tank. They are a little heavy but no more than a boom stand. By eliminating the boom but allowing the same results they are much less cumbersome and setup/teardown time and adjustments are faster too. If you ever had to move or adjust a boom stand with a guitar strapped on you know it's not the easiest thing to do. Much easier with this stand. The quick adjust height clutch adds to the simplicity. Makes getting around on smaller stages better and makes for a cleaner less cluttered look. An all around superior product that looks great with great functionality.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Mic Stand

By Mojohand

from Lake Worth Florida

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Holds Items Securely
  • Portable
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Hercules Stands MS401B Transformer Tilt Base Microphone Stand:

    All that a mic stand should be. Been gigging with this for a year and a half I could not find anything negative about this product. Pefrect for pedalboard use unlike some boom arm that you have to constantly tighten. I recomended it to my other musician freinds. Looks great on stage. Would replace it if lost or stolen. Built to last

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Mic Stand Review

    By N Johnson

    from Tampa, FL

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    Comments about Hercules Stands MS401B Transformer Tilt Base Microphone Stand:

    If you're looking for a quality mic stand that many features that won't break the band look no further. This is by far the best mic stand I've ever used. I play out about 8 to 10 times per month so my gear can tend to get a little beat up with transporting it in the back of my truck but this thing has staying power. Seriously you can't beat the price/quality.
    Seriously...I LOVE a few features this stand provides. The quick adjust feature is awesome and works very well. I've had a few quick adjust mics but this one is solid. I also love the way the feet adjust and allow different setups reducing footprint. Also if you're wondering if the normal tripod footprint is bigger than a standard three prong mic stand it's exactly the same.
    This thing is SOLID. It's a little heavier than your normal mic stand but it's only because it's so sturdy. This thing is tough and won't be knocked over accidentally.
    I researched this for about two weeks. I went to my local stores and they wouldn't even mach the price I got at musicians friend.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    SeaJay

    By CJ

    from PCB, FL

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    Comments about Hercules Stands MS401B Transformer Tilt Base Microphone Stand:

    Just wondered what a smaller footprint heavy base would be like: but there is no tip at all with the
    legs the way it is built. The hieght adjustment is fabulous.
    This is one handy stand. I havn't tried all posisions yet, I just got it. 4 gigs and no stinking boom in the way! If it holds up it will be the greatest. A friend of mine has one & said he'd had it for a year and it was still on top! Said he was rough on them, that was one deciding factor.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Make sure it is for you

    By Cappy

    from South Florida

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Portable
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Hercules Stands MS401B Transformer Tilt Base Microphone Stand:

      This is made well but will not work for many. If you use a pedal board the leg restricts you from getting the mic close enough to use correctly. The ability to tilt towards you is not enough. Your pedal board is likely to be placed on top of that support in order to get close to the mic. For that feature alone this is not recommended for a musician that sings and uses floor pedals, effects. The novelty of quick adjustment and a solid feel looses its advantage there alone. If you do not play and instrument or use floor pedals this should work for you. I bought the guitar holder a few years back that I loved but it lost the ability to lock up because the cam that applies pressure is plastic and has worn down. Bottom line is if you are a working pro and want to use this gear daily, rehearsing and gigging full time, find something else because this is more of a semi pro, hobby quality item in reality.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great mic stand!

      By Roy and the koi pond

      from Lufkin, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Holds Items Securely
      • Portable
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Hercules Stands MS401B Transformer Tilt Base Microphone Stand:

        Great stand, easy to use and stable.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I haven't seen a better one

        By friendly Henry

        from Caldwell ID

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Hercules Stands MS401B Transformer Tilt Base Microphone Stand:

            Most 3 legged mic stands are wobbly. Not this one.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            These are great stands

            By Reverend Mark

            from Burlington CT

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Holds Items Securely
            • Portable
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Hercules Stands MS401B Transformer Tilt Base Microphone Stand:

              These are fantastic, high quality stands. The design is easy to work around & once people get used to them (quickly) I've yet to hear anyone ask to go back to a traditional boom

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great stand for static placement/usage.

              By Salicete

              from Olney, MD

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              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to adjust
              • Holds Items Securely
              • Portable
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording
                • Static Positioning

                Comments about Hercules Stands MS401B Transformer Tilt Base Microphone Stand:

                This stand was great right out of the box. Setup took mere seconds. The vertical post is held between friction pads on the base, no tools needed, just set it and forget it. The stand comes with a mic clip, so no need to buy one unless you prefer a different style of clip.

                You can use the stand set to 90 degrees to the floor like a standard mic stand, or tilt it towards you at an angle, and that is the really cool feature. It has plenty of reach and height to clear your guitar and present the mic at a comfortable height without a boom.

                I would not recommend this stand for vocalist who like to swing their mic stand around or use it like a dancer's pole. It swivels back and fourth and is definitely more suited for folks who set their mic stand and don't move it around while playing, as constant up and down movement might loosen things up. It could be re tightened, but that would require tools.

                I don't know why nobody else has thought of this design before, it is just what I needed, and is great for guitar or bass players who don't like a mic stand right in front of them. No moving stands up and down and booms in and out, up and down. You can set this stand one-handed, on the fly with the squeeze handle. Try one, you will like it.

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