Millenium Amp Clamp
Millenium Amp Clamp - microphone holder for guitar amps, metal, mounting arm adjustable between 19.5-34cm, 14cm gooseneck with 3/8" thread, includes cable holders. Colour: Black
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Don't bother with cab grabber
Save yourself some money, but this instead of the cab grabber
Busy pub covers band. This gets bashed around weekly. It's survived drunks kicking at it*, me loading it carelessly, the amp falling on it... it's a great piece of kit
It's just as good as a cab grabber. The goose neck isn't quite as stiff, so you have to spend maybe 10 seconds more getting it in position, but honestly, what were you going to do with those ten seconds? Look at facebook? This is perfect for purpose
*Drunks kicking it: I don't know what it is that enrages the inebriates of this world about an amp clamp, but it does. Any time a drunk person sees it, they just want to punt it! Same for the cab grabber. This has stood up to three punts. I still have a spare though.
Seriously, great great product
Great idea, but could be made a little better
The AC30s are big amps, but the spring loaded clamps do manage to stretch around the cabinets and hold firmly in place. The main problems with these units is the goose neck section. It's not very long, so you may struggle to get it to stretch across to achieve a decent position in front of the speaker cone in a large cabinet. Even then, the goose neck is not of particularly high quality: it does not tend to want to stay in one place, and droops under the load of even a light weight mic.
The Sennheisser E 906 mics that we use are designed to be positioned flat in parallel with the grille cloth, and it is pretty much impossible to achieve this position with the goose neck provided. I suspect you'd have better luck positioning a mic like a Shure SM58, where the mic is positioned tangentially to the speaker - especiallly with a smaller amp or cabinet.
Useful tool - be sure to try a number of fixing positions
My main use for this was to have a mic permanently set up on my amp for quick and easy recording purposes meaning that it would be a set and forget and therefore had to be stable.
Attaching it to the amp is easy (the springs are reassuringly strong) and the mic thread is standard so pretty much anything should attach.
I had some initial problems with it sagging - however if the clamp is place over the top of the cab (rather than on the side) it resists gravity better. I've tried it with a few mics (SM57, Heil PR30, CAD Trion 7000) and it supports those fine. It would not work with large heavy condensers such as the sE z5600aII or a U87 so consider that if you are planning to use such mics.
It has supported the PR-30 for a couple of months now without sagging so am confident in its longevity.
All in all it has done what I hoped it would and saves me having mic stands taking up floor space.
cheap and useful
£ price - guideline price only
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