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On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm Black

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The On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm adjusts from 19"-30". The boom arm is equipped with standard 5/8"-27 threads, a steel counterweight, and co...Click To Read More About This Product

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Adjustable telescoping boom arm with steel counterweight.

The On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm adjusts from 19"-30". The boom arm is equipped with standard 5/8"-27 threads, a steel counterweight, and covered with neoprene stamped rubber, which allows for maximum grip. The arm boasts all-steel construction and a locking washer that will secure any boom in place. Independent adjustments for
length and angle-with a maximum rotation angle of 320-allow for full extensions and maximum flexibility when miking your vocals.

FEATURES
  • All-steel construction, stamped rubber pads, and locking washer allow for maximum grip
  • Independent length adjustment extends boom from 19"-30"
  • Standard solid 5/8"-27 end
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On-Stage StandsTelescoping Boom Arm
 
4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (15)
  • Stable (12)
  • Holds items securely (11)
  • Portable (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (15)
  • Performances (14)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (10), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Replacement Telescoping Boom Arms "fit the bill"

See other comments for my overall satisfaction. Musicians Friend's free freight deal attracted me, and the customer service/speed of delivery landed me, and the overall experience with this fine company has won...Read complete review

See other comments for my overall satisfaction. Musicians Friend's free freight deal attracted me, and the customer service/speed of delivery landed me, and the overall experience with this fine company has won me over as my "go to" place for performance gear.
Needed two boom arms for a couple of stands from an inferior product bought from another vendor that included a Shure SM 57 and cable. The Mic. was good....the accessories were junk. I decided to purchase a couple of replacement booms (make sure you know the size of the attachment thread - mine was 5/8") from Musicians Friend. Delivered product was EXACTLY what I needed, the mic stands are back in working order.

A note to the wise....if you gig a lot, spend the extra bucks and get a good quality stand. The $20 cheapies are good for the home studio where they are never moved. But after one season of light gigging (by that I mean less than 25 performances) those cheap stands are trash!
Decent, very acceptable for the price, and the main failure point (the screw tighteners for the booms) were solid and beefy. Very utilitarian.
These booms cost what the entire stand cost originally (from another web vendor, who refused to address my concerns) but NOW I have two functioning microphone stands. Thank YOU, MUSICIANS FRIEND folks.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

mediocre boom

I got those boom because of the price and good reviews. I found 3 things about it that I feel are not so good:
-the counterweight isn't a weight at all....Read complete review

I got those boom because of the price and good reviews. I found 3 things about it that I feel are not so good:
-the counterweight isn't a weight at all. It's not nearly heavy enough to counterbalance a shure super55. I have to tie a heavier object to the end to counterbalance the mic (I use an Atlas weighted base stand)
- the extension boom is flimsy when extended more than half way. This forces you to slide the main boom up negating any counterbalance from the supposedly "weighted" boom. The set screw doesn't keep it from spinning 100% either
-the threaded stop ring on the mic mount is too big in diameter to use with the shure super55 mic. it interferes with connecting a cable on the shure super55 because of it's unique mounting. Luckily it is removable so I swapped it with a ring from another stand

If you need a boom that can extend fully and be strong and stable with good counterbalance for a heavy mic on a round base stand; this isn't going to cut it. If you just need a half decent boom for an average weight mic not fully extended, or on a tripod base stand, then this one should do fine.

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2.0

mediocre boom

By brstma

from florida

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Portable

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

I got those boom because of the price and good reviews. I found 3 things about it that I feel are not so good:
-the counterweight isn't a weight at all. It's not nearly heavy enough to counterbalance a shure super55. I have to tie a heavier object to the end to counterbalance the mic (I use an Atlas weighted base stand)
- the extension boom is flimsy when extended more than half way. This forces you to slide the main boom up negating any counterbalance from the supposedly "weighted" boom. The set screw doesn't keep it from spinning 100% either
-the threaded stop ring on the mic mount is too big in diameter to use with the shure super55 mic. it interferes with connecting a cable on the shure super55 because of it's unique mounting. Luckily it is removable so I swapped it with a ring from another stand

If you need a boom that can extend fully and be strong and stable with good counterbalance for a heavy mic on a round base stand; this isn't going to cut it. If you just need a half decent boom for an average weight mic not fully extended, or on a tripod base stand, then this one should do fine.

 
4.0

functional item for my use - small gigs

By Roland

from Wimberley Texas

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Portable

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

    Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

    Good product. Review complaining about lack of significant counter-weight should be viewed in context of use. If you are using a SM58 or similar weight mic you should be fine. My only negative thus far would be the adjusting mechanism at the primary axis (where the base of this unit attaches to the arm; it is not as secure as some other booms I use. That said, it's a functional item and I'm happy with it.

     
    5.0

    Love the telescoping boom.

    By Ron

    from Pinson, Alabama

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Holds Items Securely
    • Portable
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

      Bought these to replace old booms that wore out or broke.

       
      5.0

      Works Well Good price

      By Perry

      from El Cerrito, CA

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      Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

      Fits the need very well. Good construction and quiet movement.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      A nice replacement

      By jtpoke

      from Oklahoma City, OK

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • easy to adjust

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

          I bought this because my stand was fine, but my boom arm adjustment did not hold. Slowly the mic would move down until the boom arm needed to be adjusted. So far this has been a good replacement. I like that it is a good cost and good quality.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Great product

          By JB

          from New Berlin, PA

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          Pros

          • Compact
          • Holds Items Securely
          • Portable
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

            Easy to adjust. Best I've ever used.

             
            5.0

            So Far, So Good!

            By HIPPS

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Holds Items Securely
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

              I got tired of buying boom stands that would eventually slip, even after hurting my hands trying to tighten them enough. I play electric piano & sing, so the boom has to extend a fair amount to reach over the keys (I don't like it on the side of me), therefore, with the weight of an SM58 mic, putting stress on a boom stand. This one tightens nicely and has the extra extension close to the mic holder, which makes for quick and easy adjusting on the fly. I've only used it for two performances, but so far it seems like a good choice. Stayed in place without having to crank on it, and seemed nicely balanced.

               
              4.0

              Works for what I need it for.

              By Sax Guy

              from Texas

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Compact
              • Holds Items Securely
              • Portable
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

                I'm using this boom arm to hold a Shure PG81 mic to record my hi hat. The arm works great. I've had it for a couple of weeks and nothing has fallen or come undone.

                 
                4.0

                Quality built product for the money

                By 4me2u

                from Boston Ma

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

                  General

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy again.

                  By DaveMc

                  from Huntsville, AL

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                  Comments about Telescoping Boom Arm:

                  Great for replacing the part of my boom stands that always seem to break!

                   
                  5.0

                  Strong and well made

                  By Jimdave

                  from Milan,Tn.

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                  Comments about Telescoping Boom Arm:

                  Received quickly from MF. Quality and well made. All metal. Parts glide smoothly and lock solid for a good price.

                   
                  5.0

                  Recommended

                  By Gerardo

                  from undisclosed

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                  Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

                  Very Satisfied

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect for the Job!

                  By Dennarto

                  from Bakersfield CA

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Holds Items Securely
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

                    With limited space I was able to mic my snare drum. Two stage telescope makes it easier to get in tight places.

                     
                    4.0

                    I will need another one soon.

                    By 6 - 12 Strings

                    from Michigan

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                    Pros

                    • Compact

                    Cons

                    • Needs some more counter weight.

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

                    This is a reasonable quality boom. The price is very good. My only beef is that it needs more counter weight when using it on a round base mic stand. Not the end of the world. Just be aware of it.

                     
                    4.0

                    Basic functionality. Carefully consider what kind of stand.

                    By John In SF

                    from San Francisco, CA

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                    Pros

                    • Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

                      The boom works fine for me supporting a fairly bulky large diameter condenser microphone. However, I don't need to extend the inner rod, and wouldn't be able to anyway since I've got it mounted on a standard weighted bottom mike stand. If you're planning to use it fully extended, you'll probably need a stand with wide legs. The clutch is certainly good enough to keep the boom in place for my set-up. As another reviewer reported, the counter-weight is really not that massive so that when extending the boom, especially with a heavier mike, you may want to add more weight to avoid boom sagging.

                       
                      4.0

                      Good Product

                      By Bill

                      from Reno/Tahoe

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances

                          Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

                          Worth the price.

                           
                          5.0

                          Just what I need for tight spaces

                          By kray

                          from USA

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                          Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

                          I needed a boom that didn't stick out the back and get in the way of people walking about. This boom keeps my footprint small so I can fit anywhere.

                           
                          4.0

                          Sturdy and good quality boom

                          By Banjoman

                          from McKinney, TX

                          About Me Professional Musician

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                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Holds Items Securely
                          • Portable
                          • Stable

                          Cons

                          • NONE

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

                          Live performance and compact makes this an A plus boom.

                           
                          5.0

                          Sturdy, versatile boom extension

                          By Blue Polo

                          from Nashville

                          About Me Professional Musician

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                          Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

                          Needed a reduced length boom extension for the tight space near my recording desk. Now I can keep the mic and stand setup permanantly and adjust the boom angle and length with ease. The telescoping section which tightens securely provides lots of added flexibility and makes it much easier when miking acoustic guitars and such. For this price and free shipping it is no-brainer and great addition. A must-have for any home recording space.

                           
                          5.0

                          A great little boom

                          By btcruiser

                          from Minneapolis, MN

                          About Me Novice

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                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Holds Items Securely
                          • Portable
                          • Stable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Mobile DJ
                            • Performances

                            Comments about On-Stage Stands Telescoping Boom Arm:

                            Purchased this with the Hercules MS300B stand and it works just great in my rather small area (Man Cave) that I record my acoustics in

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