I have used these mic stands for years and they are by far my favourite mic stand out there. I've bought about 6 of them. The base has a good weight and a heavy duty rubber ring to stop scratching and slipping. The grip is also rugged and strong. I would never buy different mic stand
I bought this mic stand as I always suffered from people at gigs walking and falling into various boom stands that I have had over the years. Well this stand just solves that problem ideally! The round base is heavy and solid, and once placed on the ground the stand will definitely not be moving anywhere! The stand itself is very well made, with the grip attachment at the top intuitive and very easy to use on the fly. This is a really useful stand for anyone who gigs frequently in bars and smaller, tight spaces - unfortunately I have not reached the level of the Carnegie Hall just yet! Would buy this stand again in the morning!