I do not like these quick-lock attachments on mic stands. I reckon over time some of the thumb screws for setting boom length will ring, the threads I mean - strip. I bought a K&M full size stand a while back and I think the quality blows these out of the water. I only bought it as I couldn't seem to get a shorty K&M one. The Gravity one probably better too. I know some love this brand but I work as a pickup player live a lot and have seen a lot of broken Hercules stands being left in car boots and band wagons over the years. They tend to just get 'left there'.