Introduction: Microphone Stand Adapter for 4-Track Recorder, Effects, Etc.

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I had to bend over to sing into the built-in microphone on my Boss Micro BR Digital Recorder. I also wanted to have easier access to the buttons and controls whether I was sitting or standing.

Some similar devices have a hole to mount to a tripod--but musicians and songwriters are more likely to have a microphone stand than a tripod.

I could see using this same design with a small drum machine, an effects processor, or any small lightweight device you might want to manipulate with your hands instead of your feet.

Step 1: Get a Tapered Piece of Wood, About the Size of a Microphone.

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This is a six-inch table leg from Home Depot. It cost about $1.25 US.

Remove the foot and the inventory tag.

This one has a 5/15-inch bolt at the top.

(Unfortunately, this is not the same size bolt for a standard tripod receiver.)

Get a Tee Nut that is the same size as the bolt on table leg.

Step 2: Find or Cut a Thin Board Roughly the Size of Your Device.

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I found this piece of floor molding in the remainders bin at Home Depot. It was the only piece that was 3/8-inch thick--the same width of my Tee Nut.

Step 3: Connect the Pieces and Add Velcro

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Drill a hole through the center of your receiving board, and pound the Tee Nut through it with a hammer.

Then connect it to the table leg.

I bought some "Industrial Strength" stick-on Velcro.

I put the "hook" pieces on the board, and the "fuzz" pieces on the Micro BR.

Before removing the backing from the "fuzz" Velcro, I trimmed them to to avoid any important panels, switches, or information.

I also painted the wood pieces with black spray paint.

Note the foot has been removed from the table leg.

Step 4: Mount It to Your Microphone Stand

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The table leg stem slides or clips right into the standard microphone clip.

Here it is mounted to my microphone stand, with and without the Micro BR.

Comments

tlj3 (author)2009-10-07

I made a few of these to sell to benefit Pine Forest School in Flagstaff, AZ.
They are on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120477777008

Christopher_Moore (author)2009-01-10

This is an awesome idea! I have a Micro BR and love using it. I can really see the use for this. I'm going to make one but my Home Depot didn't have that particular table leg. I'll have to try a different store. Maybe Lowe's will have one.

tlj3 (author)Christopher_Moore2009-03-12

I'm happy that at least one person liked this idea. I'm so used to using it, that I sometimes forget that this isn't standard equipment for the Micro BR.

skincage (author)2007-12-15

Nice work! I always notice those little table legs and think they'd be good for mic stands. Now if I could just figure out a cheap way to fabricate mic stands..