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I think I might have found my next cool mic stand base.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by John Backlund, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. John Backlund

    John Backlund Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    It's a 15 inch 'ripple style' chrome steel hubcap. I should be able to simply center a correct sized hole in its center, and run the mic pipe down through it and into the mic stand's original heavyweight cast iron base beneath the hubcap.
    Of course, with whatever is called for in the way of locknut's and large washers as needed.
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    The cap will require some modifications at the edges beneath it, but that should be easy enough. The air stem hole at the edge doesn't bug me.

    All in all, it'll be just a fancy cosmetic cover for the stock mic stand iron base.

    I'm going to order the hubcap, and another mic stand for it on Wednesday.
     
  2. Dan German

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    Valve stem hole is where the cord comes out!
     
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    You could run the mic cable down the inside of the mic stand tube and out the air chuck hole...

    Edit: @Dan German beat me to it
     
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  4. John Backlund

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    Here's another thought for a great looking mic stand base, especially for rockabilly players(?)

    I had the thought of possibly using a 3.50 X10 inch wide whitewall scooter tire as a base. With some sort of baby-moon-ish hubcap mounted in its center. This could also be a cosmetic cover fitted over the stands cast iron base. The only possibly negative to it might be it's total diameter, but we're probably only talking about a total width of sixteen-eighteen inches, so it might extend outward from the mic pole eight to nine inches around it.
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  5. John Backlund

    John Backlund Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    This one is even better, it's an eight inch rim whitewall Cushman scooter tire, they're pretty small in overall diameter. In proportion, it even looks more like a tiny car tire than most of them.
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    Beat me to it!:)
     
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    What happened to the boomerang shaped one?
     
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    You guys are way too cool:cool:
    Make sure you weight the hub caps!
    The wheel tire combo would work, but would be cumbersome for all but young folks:(
     
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    That’s a really cool idea! I always spray paint mine in multi-color patterns, usually with different colored rings moving outward from the post.
     
  10. John Backlund

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    I'll finish it up in a day or two.
     
  11. John Backlund

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    These are interesting. They're 15 inchers
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    No thanks.

    That's alright.

    I'll stick with a good quality tripod.
     
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    Or use the hub caps for cymbals with your drum kit .
     
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  15. John Backlund

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    All these would be are basically cosmetic slip-over covers for conventional cast iron-based mic stands like this one...
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  16. John Backlund

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    I saw these as I was snooping around for suitable hubcaps online, but it would be a bit odd to shove a mic stand pole through her middle.
     
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    When I was a kid in the 1960's I bought a $15 snare drum ( Mylar w/stand) as a Premium I picked, for selling flower and veggie seed packs, door-to-door. Terrifying!

    My 'cymbal ' was the metal bottom of a 3lb. can of mom's Maxwell House coffee, I removed with a can opener.

    I attached it to the end of a 3' wooden dowel hammering a nail through the center of the lid. Not sure what I attached the bottom to, probably just wedged it into something to hold it up.

    I just wanted a drum kit so bad but it never happened.

    My dad actually bought me a record on how to play ( Latin Rhythms) on the bongos- but no bongos!

    ( " one, two, three, four, five,six, SEVEN!, eight. REPEAT!")

    * He had $$, but a tight *ss! ( Depression era mentality- 'don't spend if you don't need!')
     
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    Yes, I understand.

    I guess that I'm really not a hubcap kinda guy...
     
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    I was thinking about a two pole into one like they did with 50's dinettes only flipped. You could have one on either side of the lady.

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    @John Backlund
    I've been thinking that somehow you could incorporate a modern element into your classic art-deco theme.

    I just havent decided quite where or how to use this...

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