This was one of the heaviest based mic stand I could find with an upright stand, as I wanted a heavy base to hold a SE Reflexion Filter X. This suited the purpose quite adequately and much better than a normal mic stand, but when I then discovered I could fit the stand pole into an even heavier K&M 26020 base, it was even better!
I adore this stand! It seems like a lot to spend on a stand, but it really is worth it. I had a really cheap £10 one before which picked up every touch to it and transported the sound into the mic.. Eek! I also needed three hands to change the height, and gripping a stand between your knees while you fiddle with it is not ideal mid-song. This stand has dampeners on the base, so it does not 'boom' when you put it down, (probably shouldn't do that when the mic is in it and on but there you are) and the general handling noise is minimal. Lastly you can change the height with one hand! Ahhh! You will not regret this purchase.