need to buy a boom pole and shockmount tomorrow in Manchester area. Where from?

Jules

Distinguished Member
I've been asked at very short notice to produce a short video for work.

I have a video camera, audio recorder, mixer and several microphones.
However, for many reasons and to keep things simple, I want to use a single shotgun microphone.

I will leave the camera work to a trusted colleague and I will operate the boom and monitor/capture the audio separetely.

The thing is, I have everything I need except a boom pole, and I can't find anywhere in Manchester that sells them.
Since my shotgun mic is a Rode NTG2, I want to get a Rode SM3 shock mount and boom pole.

Dawsons don't sell them, Maplins don't seem to either..and I need to pick it up tomorrow.

Can anyone help? Where else is there?
 

unique

Moderator
can you not just duck tape it to a broom stick or use a normal mic stand for singers, without the bass? if you can't get the right thing, use a bit of DIY and initiative
 

Jules

Distinguished Member
Thanks for the suggestion, but whilst a broom stick and duck tape might work in some situations, I don't think it will here. I need to move around the set quite a lot and aim the boom accordingly. The twisting and manouvering will create unacceptable handling noise.

I may be forced to 'make do' with a DIY approach, but I'd really rather fork out for the proper equipment as it will come in handy in future anyway.
 

KhalJimbo

Distinguished Member
Surely any music shop will have some. Being a major city I'm sure you won't have trouble finding any music shops in the town centre.
 

Jules

Distinguished Member
Surely any music shop will have some. Being a major city I'm sure you won't have trouble finding any music shops in the town centre.
The only proper music shop I know of (as opposed to a Hifi/AV shop) is Dawsons and they don't sell a boom pole of any description.

I need a shop that specialises in video priduction equipment as that's where I'm more likely to find one. I've googled and come up with nothing.

Dolphin music in Liverpool is too far to travel today, and I'm off to Cambridge tomorrow.

There must be somewhere in the wider Manchester area....
 

Jules

Distinguished Member
Oh well...too late now. Thanks anyway.

I've made do with a 2m paint roller extension pole from B&Q and some rubber bands wrapped around the mic before it's locked into the plastic mic holder.

The mic holder's thread is a wee bit too small for the pole, but it's reasonably secure with a couple of turns.

It's crude and i'm going to have be careful how I handle it, but I've run of options.
 

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