This simple extension is very handy for many situations - attach to a clamp and you can mount a mic under a cymbal or hi-hit, or on a lectern. Use them with an adapter on the end of a long boom for hanging your mics vertically. Many times I've found a use to extend a mic clip or mount and I like this piece to do it with. Personally I much prefer the 5/8" thread and being US-made it uses this size, but you can use adapters if needed. It's strong yet light as it has good material of the right thickness, and very affordable. I keep finding more uses for this little bar that doesn't look like much yet is so versatile. Twice now I have ended up adding another one to my next order! No problems with quality, cut of the thread, the paint or any other detail I can find.