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Does any mic fit any stand ?

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by john kabbi, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. john kabbi

    john kabbi Active Member

    does any mic fit any stand ?
    e.g. i am about to buy A shure PG42USB mic , i want to buy the mic seperate and buy a shock mount with a stand . does any shock mount and stand fit ?
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    The Mic stands I have all have a universal thread on the top of the post that accepts the microphone clip usually provided by the manufacturer. These usually come along with the microphone or are noted as an option when you are buying the microphone.
    A lot of mic clips will work but some microphones are unique in size, therefore require their own mic clip.



    Here is an example of a universal mic clip.

    To add, some microphones are heavy, therefore may require a "heavy duty" stand, base or counter weights to keep the microphone from falling over or balanced when extended but the thread for the clip is usually two standard sizes that come with the clip.
    Does that answer your questions?

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  3. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Just to add to Chris's info: the two standard thread sizes used for microphones are 3/8" and 5/8". Most standard mic stands have a 3/8" male thread, and most microphone clips have a 5/8" female thread . The lower photo in Chris's post shows the required 3/8" to 5/8" adaptor.
  4. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    I believe the PG42USB ships with a perfectly good (A27SM) shock mount, and I haven't bought (or sold) a mic in the last 20 years that didn't include the ⅜" to ⅝" bushing.

    A foam windscreen or "Popper Stopper" might be a better use of the money you save by not buying a shock mount, in my opinion.
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    reading this post more and thinking about what dvdhawk added, I'm guessing the OP is considering a second hand PG42USB and the owner doesn't have the shockmount for it? I wonder what Shockmounts will work with this and if you are saving money buying it second hand after you take in consideration the cost of another shockmount?

    Dave, do you get all this for under $300? Crazy they can make these at that price! Looks like a nice mic.

  6. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

  7. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    The A27SM shock mount by itself retails here in the US for $68, I have no idea what it goes for overseas. And that shock mount is specifically designated for the PG27, PG42, SM27, KSM27, Beta 27. It appears to have a threaded "monocle" design that could have very specific threads. I have a KSM313, that apparently is not compatible with it - but that may be due to the different shape.

    Typical 'street-price' here on the PG42-USB would be $249 (US) - but it's shown as "Discontinued" on the Shure website, along with almost everything else in the current PG series. If you were buying one used, I agree with you Chris - if it was missing the shock mount it would lose a lot of its value.

    Again, I can only tell you what's going on here. Shure may offer different products in overseas markets. You would have to go to http://www.shure.eu to sort out the nearest retailers in Europe, Middle East, & Africa, and possibly find localized retail pricing for reference.
  8. john kabbi

    john kabbi Active Member

    thanks all
    actually i bought a new PG42 with shock mount. but i want to buy a stand from a local store and wonder if there was any standard. that answered my question thanks :)
  9. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    with a little duct tape, you can mount any mic to any stand.
    kmetal and mberry593 like this.
  10. mberry593

    mberry593 Active Member

    In the interest of completeness, RCA microphones use 1/2 inch pipe thread. Adapters are sometimes seen in ebay for ridiculous prices......don't fall for them. You can find a reasonably priced new one at http://www.wesdooley.com (AEA)
  11. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    FWIW, there are a couple "universal" shock mounts on the market...



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