Here’s How To Get A Lifetime Of Use From Your Mic Stands
Don’t over tighten the clutch-If the mic stand won’t hold up the weight of your mic with just simple hand pressure on the clutch, replace the stand with one of heavier design.
Lubricate moving parts-Use a little WD40 or graphite to lubricate the adjustable parts of the stand.
Keep your stands dry-Rust will pit the chrome and cause moving and adjustable parts to fail.
Protect the threads-Damaged threads where the mic clip attaches to the stand or where the upright tube fits into the base is the most common cause of mic stand failure. You can protect these delicate threads with a little gaffers tape. Put a tab on the tape and you can use it over and over
Tighten adjustable parts before transporting-Apply a little pressure to the adjustable parts of your stands so the pieces don’t move around and knock against each other during transport.
Scratches on black painted mic stands can be filled in with a sharpie Marker or a grease pencil. Filling these scratches will prevent rust and extend the life of the stand.
Adjust boom arms correctly-Move the center fitting on the boom arm closer to the microphone to counterbalance the mic weight rather than over tightening the boom fitting.
Keep your stands clean-Use an adhesive remover to clean tape gum off the microphone stands.
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