I use this microphone stand to mic guitar cabinets. It is the perfect size for reaching any microphone position on up to a 4x12 cabinet or combo amplifier standing on the floor. Once tightened up, it doesn't move anywhere nor does it shake even the slightest. Thanks to the sliding metal capstan it is no struggle tightening up the main joint. The base is small enough to fit in tight spaces but still weighs enough to remain stable. The grey soft-touch surface feels very nice and looks good as well. I imagine this stand would be perfect for micing up snares and kick drums as well.