Ultimate Support JS-MCRB100 Round Base Microphone Stand with Adjustable Height

Microphone (or mic) stands provide the support for lots of different sizes and shapes of microphones. They allow the performer (musician or spoken word) to free up their hands to play an instrument, hold copy to be read, move around on stage while singing or isolate the microphone from sound sources that might cause distortion or feedback.

The most basic mic stand is called a "straight stand". It uses a dome-shaped round metal base into which is threaded a post for mounting the microphone on. This post may well be made up of two or more telescoping tubes which fit inside each other, allowing for quick (usually one handed) height adjustment of the stand. The mechanism for adjusting the height is called the clutch.