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Old September 11th, 2002, 09:27 PM   #1
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Need tips on making shockmount.

I'm going to go the homemade boom pole way for now, and will probably end up with a senn. K6/ME66 to go along with my XM2. I was wanting to know if anyone has any good info, specs, sites etc for making a shock mount to hold the ME66 onto a painters pole.

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Old September 11th, 2002, 10:30 PM   #2
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Aaron,
Making a worthwhile shock mount is not entirely as trivial as it may seem. There are many stock units available for nearly a song. For example:

http://www.micguys.com/accessories/acc_shockmounts.htm .

Honestly, I'd spend my time and effort on more enjoyable tasks. Just my thoughts.
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Old September 11th, 2002, 11:57 PM   #3
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Hehe, thanks Ken. The price of that looked pretty good but I was wondering if something like that would require a standard industry style boom so that it fits it properly? Seeing as I'm going to use a home made boom (saving several hundred dollars) I need something that will fit it. If I use a painters pole then there will be attachments for that (For paint rollers) that I might be able to adapt, but a professionaly shockmount might not fit.

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Old September 12th, 2002, 12:45 AM   #4
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I'd be inclined to buy the mount and then adapt your pole to fit it. It usually only requires a threaded bolt mounted at the end of the pole. If all else fails, heed the ancient words of Confucius:

"One roll grip tape worth many glasses sweat."
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Old September 12th, 2002, 03:39 AM   #5
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Very wise man was old confucius! :)

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Old September 12th, 2002, 08:56 AM   #6
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Shock Mount

Aaron,

I used a tin can an a roll of electrical tape and it works great. Or as a temporary till you can dole out the cash for a fishing pole and the shock unit.

I cut the bottom and top off a 'Boost' multi-vitamin drink. I slotted the tin can (.5") with a hack saw and some tin snips. I bought some wide rubber bands at staples and inserted them into the slots, creating a cross hatch, idea is the same as the shock mounts you buy. I then, proceeded to electrical tape the unit to the mop-pole. Its steady, and functional...

My two cents...

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Old September 12th, 2002, 03:04 PM   #7
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Hey Derrick, thanks heaps for that. I think I get what you mean. One tube to hold the mic, and another around the outside. The two connected together wth rubber bands. Sounds good!

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