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#2968286 - 01/10/19 10:51 PM Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano?
CaptainUnderpant Offline
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What do you guys use to mount your mic when playing and singing at a acoustic piano?

Do you just use a regular keyboard stand but come in from the side?

Thanks John.
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#2968291 - 01/11/19 12:22 AM Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: CaptainUnderpant]
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I use a boom mic stand with a really heavy base, off to the side.
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#2968301 - 01/11/19 04:31 AM Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: Ledbetter]
WesG Offline
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I donít use a keyboard stand at all... lol

Like Ledbetter, I use a heavy stand and come in from the side. I also use a hypercardioid mic and monitors to my left and:or right. Same as an organ.

Ultimate has a couple of nice stands for this. I am currently using one of their stackable stands, which is not as heavy as my other one, but travels better. The Ultimate booms are also a couple of inches longer than most, which helps. I do not like their telescopic booms, though.
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#2968304 - 01/11/19 04:37 AM Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: WesG]
elsongs Offline
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Boom stand, set to the left (when possible), with the microphone situated directly above Middle C.

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#2968308 - 01/11/19 05:58 AM Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: elsongs]
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Jep. Boom. If itís a tripod make sure one of the legs is under the horizontal arm.
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#2968316 - 01/11/19 06:47 AM Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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I have a short telescopic boom tripod stand (made for drums) which fully extends exactly as far and high as I need. I used to live & gig in downtown Vancouver and only needed to bring my mic & stand. Everything collapses into a small camera tripod bag.
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#2968328 - 01/11/19 08:07 AM Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: drawback]
Stokely Offline
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With my old stands, (x and z) I used the onstage mic boom adapter. It fits into any open tube on a stand, square or round, and the boom screws onto it.

With my spider, I was using the boom adapter that goes on the top...not too happy with it. It tends to take the adapter right off when I unscrew it, which can make the top of the stand fall inside.

Lately I've just been using a boom stand but it comes from the front more than the side. Works great but the problem with having a stand that doesn't fit in my bag is that I'm liable to forget it at home smile In fact, I have a gig tonight and I need to run out and check my car to make sure I brought it /facepalm


Edited by Stokely (01/11/19 08:08 AM)

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#2968336 - 01/11/19 09:03 AM Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: Stokely]
Toano88 Offline
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Wireless headset mic, made a world of difference to me. My drummer uses one that isn't wireless.


Edited by Toano88 (01/11/19 09:05 AM)
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#2968624 - 01/13/19 06:19 AM Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: Toano88]
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The better the boom mic stand, (heavier, costly) the better. I have had the same one for 12 or more years that I spent $85 on that has held up for 1000's of shows. Most you find today are junk!!!
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#2968630 - 01/13/19 07:13 AM Re: Mounting vocal mic when playing acoustic piano? [Re: BluesKeys]
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Headsets. I have two. Actually I have three but one sucks.

1) A Countryman condenser that is killer but it does not get along with wedges.

2) A Shure Dynamic that is basically a 58 element on a stick that works around wedges.
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