An extremely important piece of equipment for any serious singer or music group is a microphone stand. Whether you are playing live on stage at the local hot spots or recording your very own indie record in your bathroom, a microphone stand is a must. These stands allow you to be hands free, which enables you to play an instrument while singing, or it will allow you to be more free to create on stage theatrics (think Axl Rose) to entertain your crowd.
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Things you need
- PVC pipe
- PVC elbows
- Electrical tape
- T connectors
Cut two pieces of 8' PVC pipe into smaller pieces. You will need to have six 6" PVC pipes and one piece that is roughly 60 inches. You can make the long piece longer or shorter depending on the person who is using the mic stand.
Begin building the base of your PVC microphone stand. Take all four of the elbows and attach them to the end of four of the 6" pieces you cut in the previous step.
Take the last two 6" pieces and attach the T connectors to the pieces. You will want to connect the pipe pieces to the middle of the T connector.
Grab a third T connector and connect the two 6" pieces to the connector. Place one piece on the left, the other piece on the right into the connector, with the third hole in the connector facing upwards. This is where the stand will fit into the base.
Take the other four 6" pieces and connect them to the base. Take one 6" piece with the elbow facing down and connect it to the T connector on the base. Place another piece on the opposite side the same way. Repeat this process for the other side of the base. These four pieces will stabilise your mic stand and keep it from falling over.
Place a T connector in vice grips and saw off the middle connector. This piece will be used to build your PVC mic clip.
Slide the microphone clip over one of the two remaining openings on the T connector. Wrap the bottom of the mic clip and the T connector several times with electrical tape in order to make sure the clip stays in place. You can also bolt the clip in place if you wish.
Slide the long PVC pipe piece into the T connector opening that is facing up on the base of the mic stand.
Attach the mic clip to the top of the long PVC pipe piece. Your microphone stand is now complete.
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