I recorded the local HS symphonic band last week. Not the easiest of situations. The conductor is almost on the edge of the stage, so I have to set my mic stand on the floor - about 3 ft. below the stage. I have the usual rock band Atlas stands and booms, so with everything extended the mics are about 5 ft. above stage level. (Q1) What do you all use for mic stands and booms?. I used a pair of Rode NT5s in ORTF. (Q2) Can anyone recommend a good stereo bar? I had a bear of a time trying to position them correctly. Thank god for gaffer tape. (Q3) Maybe this is part of the last question, but what do you use to mount, say, a pair of C414s for MS or Blumlein? Finally, what are your favorite on line stores for this stuff? Thanks.