Boom pole and handgrip recommendations.

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Tony7
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Hi, as the topic says, could someone recommend these two items.
Nothing to expensive.
Its for a Sennheiser ME66/K6.
 
Thanks.

Tony.
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MAGLINK
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Re: Boom pole and handgrip recommendations.
Rode PG2 handgrip is what I use with the WS6 softie on my AT875r mics!
My boom pole is a gitzo 2.7m carbon fibre as it is compact and light although the alloy ones are cheaper!
Tony7
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Re: Boom pole and handgrip recommendations.
Gary Nattrass wrote:
Rode PG2 handgrip is what I use with the WS6 softie on my AT875r mics!
My boom pole is a gitzo 2.7m carbon fibre as it is compact and light although the alloy ones are cheaper!
 
Thank you Gary for yor advice. I will look those up.
 

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DAVE M
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Re: Boom pole and handgrip recommendations.
the most important thing about a boom is to have a decent antishock between the boom and mic. I have a Rycote Softie plus an ancient U shaped unit with two elastic bands that swoop under and over the mic body to isolate it.
 
One thing to consider.
 
I have a canford cheapo that is a bit ling when collapsed, and a (studio spares?) one that is four section so fold up smaller when not in use. (and is longer thn the canford at full extension)
 
both are alloy
Tony7
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Re: Boom pole and handgrip recommendations.
Thank you Dave, good to know.

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Tony7
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Re: Boom pole and handgrip recommendations.
Thanks, as usual Gary, looking into that.
 
Thanks.

Tony.
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John Willett
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Re: Boom pole and handgrip recommendations.
Tony7 wrote:
Hi, as the topic says, could someone recommend these two items.
Nothing too expensive.
Its for a Sennheiser ME66/K6.
 
What windshielding do you have?
 
Best option for the handgrip is the Rycote Softie Lyre Mount and has the best suspension on the market, even though it's very affordable.
 
The Rycote MiniScreen and Windjammer is actually 5dB better than the Softie and comes as part of the Universal Camera Kit if you want the option to use it on the camera as well.
 
The Rycote Boom Poles are good quality and very affordable - they have both aluminium and carbon fibre options - the aluminium ones are cheaper, of course.
 
I hope this helps.
 
John
 
 
 

John
 
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Tony7
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Re: Boom pole and handgrip recommendations.
Hi John, I have the Rycote Softie.
 
Thank you for yor advice, it does help.

Tony.
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