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Old January 16th, 2017, 12:58 PM   #16
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Re: Microphone hanger

When using a fully closed eye bolt, a fast way to attach the suspension cord without having to later untie any knots is the following:

Use a bowline hitch to form a non-slipping loop in the end of the cord. This loop should be large enough to pass the entire apparatus through.

Pass the loop through the eye bolt, then pass the apparatus through the loop in the cord.

When pulled back tight, the cord will be trapped in the eye bolt but can be easily removed without having to untie the knot, just reverse the process.

This is also more stable and quieter than using a metal quick link connected to the metal eye bolt.
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Old January 16th, 2017, 05:16 PM   #17
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Wow Jay that's exactly what I need. You should patent that.
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Old January 16th, 2017, 06:11 PM   #18
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You're welcome, glad I could help!

I'll call my attorneys (Kludge, Tinker and Bashem) tomorrow and hopefully start pulling in some retroactive royalty checks.

It seems funny in the internet age, but 30 years ago actually finding a mic stand to 1/4-20 adapter was not that easy.

So this new version looks a lot better than my original that just used a knot... It stayed up for 3 years and never came loose though.

If you used all black hardware it actually would look official, but even in the internet age finding black common hardware like the eyebolt without paying rigging equipment prices would be a pain.
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Old January 16th, 2017, 08:01 PM   #19
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If you used all black hardware it actually would look official, but even in the internet age finding black common hardware like the eyebolt without paying rigging equipment prices would be a pain.
Wipe everything down and apply flat black spray paint!

Go over any scratches that may occur in the paint with a sharpie...

If it looks good, it is good!
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Old January 17th, 2017, 12:01 PM   #20
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Consider using two cords (e.g., something like black paracord) , tied to opposite ends of the stereo bar and running up to the ceiling at a roughly 45 degree angle. (This will keep the bar, and mic) aligned to the stage rather that rotating or moving laterally in any breeze.) Use thin mic cable, at least until above the ceiling, to minimize its visibility. The mic cable could serve as a third non-weight bearing line to minimize swinging forward and back if needed.

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Old January 23rd, 2017, 03:10 PM   #21
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Another easy option for hanging microphones- http://www.acebackstage.com/abc_downloads/ABCI_SLUG.pdf

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Old January 23rd, 2017, 06:30 PM   #22
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Nice and simple product.

If you didn't want to use the mic cable itself to hang the slug the way it's originally designed, you could easily drill a pilot hole in the Delrin and add a screw eye or a screw hook for additional rigging options.

Either way it's certainly fewer pieces and non-reflective black too.
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