As I mentioned in the subject line this got to be the mic that saves space on stage and its built like a tank. I decided to buy this mic stands as replacement for our church existing long legged mic stand we have. our church stage has choir layers which are narrow and this mis stand is an excellent solution for narrow space as such. Stand base is heavy enough to even mic stereo pari of heavy rode M3's. we use these as vocal mic stands and also for mic instrument and piano. This may not be the best mic stand for traveling due to its wight but as for house of worship, other Live or studio situation this is an excellent choice. it also reduce the clutter of long three legs that you see on regular mic stand and gives a much cleaner look.