I chose Snowball because the screw sizes were right and I like the price for a mic/condenser combo. I am sure other mics would work though. It is the same size bolt for a standard shock mount so instead of the snowball, you could use a shockmount and any standard shotgun mic as well.
Step 1: Assemble Your Materials
1 Snowball brand microphone or equivalent 1/4" mic mount (standard shockmount)
1 old spring-style boom lamp
Wooden Table or other surface through which a hole can be drilled
Drill and drillbit
Scissors or wire cutters
Step 2: Remove the Light Fixture From the Lamp
- Pull the cable up through the housing
- Unscrew the light fixture mounting nut on the back of the lamp
- pull the light fixture out of the lamp
Step 3: Remove the Light Housing
- Remove the housing.
Step 4: Prepare the Microphone for Mounting
- Separate your mic from the tripod
- Unscrew the sliding stem from the tripod base
- Unscrew the screw on the bottom of the tripod base
- Pull apart the tripod base and separate the pieces
Step 5: Mount the Microphone to Your Boom
- Screw the microphone into the stem.
Step 6: Mount the Newly Created Boom to Your Surface
- The end of the boom should be a standard 5/8" but this is something you will want to check. Drilling a hole too big in your table would be VERY bad
- Drill a hole exactly the diameter of the boom end in your table
- mount the boom