The flagship of TAMA’s new mic stand lineup–ultra flexible, easily able to handle any situation where sturdy, professional mic-ing is a must: studio, stage, or anywhere in between.
The Tama Iron Works Series microphone stands are built to raise expectations. Just as Tama single-handedly altered the art of drumming through their re-invention of drum hardware, they've turned that engineering dedication to another un-evolved category of music gear: microphone stands. Iron Works Studio stands offer professional performers and engineers all of Tama’s technical advances along with unparalleled durability.
VICE-GRIP BOOM TILTER
The tilter is one of the most crucial pivot points of any boom stand. TAMA’s unique multi-steel-plate compression approach cinches and secures this critical axis with remarkable strength and assuredness.
SURE-CAST ADJUSTMENT COLLAR
Iron Works’ sturdy zinc, die-cast adjustment collar will be appreciated by users who’ ve been thwarted by the performance failure of flimsy plastic collars.
DIE-CAST LOCKING THUMB NUT
Not only does the thumb nut’s larger, sure-grip design allow greater leverage for faster, easier set-up and breakdown, its high quality zinc threads and walls are built to handle pressure for years to come.
Instead of using common hollow metal tubing, Iron Works Studio’s tripod legs are solid iron. This smart, bottom-heavy design feature not only provides steadfast positioning, but also facilitates a smaller tripod footprint. TAMA’s extra thick rubber foot covers “float” the stand, isolating the microphone from floor vibrations.
LATCH-LOK SLEEVE INSERT
Anyone who has used existing boom stands is familiar with the following potential mishap: Performer attempts a slight adjustment of mic stand by rotating the boom arm in the stand around few degrees—but with an undesired result—the twisting force is just enough to loosen the plastic ring inside the adjustment collar. Having lost its grip on the upper telescoping shaft, the boom arm, and microphone, sink downward, possibly even falling to the ground. No more. Finally, TAMA has addressed this common problem by utilizing a specially designed ring with an anchor at the bottom, which sits in the mic pipe’s slot. The ring does not rotate, so adjustment collar’s grip cannot fail.
Loosely fitted T-handles used for securing the boom’s angle have always been overlooked, but the negative consequence of this neglected detail can be a noticeable metallic buzzing or rattling during performance. TAMA solves this age-old problem by embedding a plastic insert inside the stem that presses against the T-handle, once the tilter is tightened.
IRON-CORE TELESCOPING BOOM ARM
With its solid-core telescoping iron boom arm and removable counterweight, Iron Works boom stands safely and securely hold heavy microphones and accessories. Inside the boom arm, our rod stopper (see diagram) is made of POM, as opposed to nylon. This longer and more durable stopper ensures stability, and minimizes wobble. The detachable counterweight is key in terms of allowing the user to configure the stand with a left-handed or right-handed orientation, while still facing the T-handle in the desired direction.