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Feb 22, 2011 09:23 |  #301

The boom pole section is 3 pieces, and it's about 11 feet long. My kitchen ceiling is 10' high, and I couldn't get the entire pole into the kitchen 100% vertical. The stand is very heavy duty, and the casters are great. Only trouble I had was getting the casters to stay on initially. Then I got a big boy screw driver and cranked the tightening screw down :)


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Feb 22, 2011 09:25 |  #302

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Rob wants to see the stand. I want to see your living room.

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you just want to see if he has a turntable, i'm on to you :lol:


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Feb 22, 2011 09:28 |  #303

hawk911 wrote in post #11891368 (external link)
The boom pole section is 3 pieces, and it's about 11 feet long. My kitchen ceiling is 10' high, and I couldn't get the entire pole into the kitchen 100% vertical. The stand is very heavy duty, and the casters are great. Only trouble I had was getting the casters to stay on initially. Then I got a big boy screw driver and cranked the tightening screw down :)

I think the boom arm is only 9 ft. long with the 3 sections. I only use two section on mine because my basement studio is small.

Re the casters, they roll very easily on smooth, flat surfaces. Too easily sometimes. So I replaced mine with the braked casters. I want to replace the casters for the other stand also but they're out of stock at B&H.


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Feb 22, 2011 09:39 |  #304

i was using the super boom on the weekend,and alls i can say is it's nice to have the ability to adjust a light that's 12' high, from the ground position :D


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Feb 22, 2011 10:16 |  #305

FJ LOVE wrote in post #11891375 (external link)
you just want to see if he has a turntable, i'm on to you :lol:

Well, there is that. I do like to snoop around in posted photos. I think I spotted a Taylor acoustic guitar case in one recently posted photo (I have a couple of those myself). I thought that was a pretty interesting find. Acoustic guitars, analog turntables, tube amplifiers, .... That should tell you a little something about me ;)

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Feb 22, 2011 10:18 |  #306

no turntables, guitars, or tube amps in my living room. Lot's of playschool/little tykes toys though


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Feb 22, 2011 10:20 |  #307

hawk911 wrote in post #11891699 (external link)
no turntables, guitars, or tube amps in my living room. Lot's of playschool/little tykes toys though

That's okay. I'll browse anyway. I also like toys (wood, not plastic).

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Feb 22, 2011 10:46 |  #308

tetrode wrote in post #11891718 (external link)
That's okay. I'll browse anyway. I also like toys (wood, not plastic).

Dave F.

Do you have a ShopSmith in your basement?


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Feb 22, 2011 18:46 |  #309

ok... so the boom pole is about 9 feet. Each section is 38 inches, with 3 sections.

Here's the living room, complete with wife and kids!

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Feb 23, 2011 22:58 as a reply to  @ hawk911's post |  #310

Bobby and those interested, heres a few quick shots of my new setup:

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http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …aby_Jr_Steel_Wh​eeled.html (external link)
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AB800 with 47" Octa on a E700 drop down pin
15 lb counterweight and no sandbags weighing down the stand

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Feb 23, 2011 23:16 |  #311
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jffuerte wrote in post #11903143 (external link)
my new setup:

Matthews_H386020
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …aby_Jr_Steel_Wh​eeled.html (external link)
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Avenger D600 Boom

AB800 with 47" Octa on a E700 drop down pin
15 lb counterweight and no sandbags weighing down the stand

That looks like a great boom setup. May I ask, what benefit is the drop down pin?
Does it allow easier positioning, or is it more for weight distribution?




  
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Feb 23, 2011 23:20 |  #312

jffuerte wrote in post #11903143 (external link)
Bobby and those interested, heres a few quick shots of my new setup:

Matthews_H386020
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …aby_Jr_Steel_Wh​eeled.html (external link)
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15 lb counterweight and no sandbags weighing down the stand
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Thanks. I think I will wait for this one for a while. I finally ordered A5017 for use without the boom at location, will see how it works. This stand/boom will be next on the list. It seems Mathews stuff is not notch.

BWT - Would you mind posting shot with the stand collapsed? I just want to see how it looks and will this be easy to carry outside?


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Feb 23, 2011 23:50 |  #313

The dropdown pin allows you to keep a downwards angle even if the angle of the boom is changed. Helps with positioning as well. This Matthews stand is a bit heavy but well worth the investment for sure.

I might pickup a A5017 later down the line as well. I can post a pic of the stand collapsed maybe later this week but it looks pretty similar to Rob's (TMR) Matthews stand he got, just a bit lighter I believe.


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Feb 24, 2011 05:27 as a reply to  @ jffuerte's post |  #314

Hi Jerel,

Yes, the H386020 is slightly different than the H386022. Here are images of the 022.

https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=11139297&po​stcount=52

This is the stand when collapsed.

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Feb 24, 2011 08:30 |  #315

Congrats on the nice setup, Jerel, and to Geoff on the new boom.


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