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On Stage DM50 Drum Rim Mic Clip

3.9 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
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  • Securely attaches to a drum rim; the reverse clamp design allows for easy tightening and removal
  • Works with most flanged, die-cast and percussion rims and fits 6"-18" diameter drums with rims as tall as 1 3/8"
  • Works with any 5/8"- 27 mic clip
  • Isolation cylinders dampen unwanted vibrations
  • Black powder coat finish
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Product Description

The OnStage DM50 is an affordable drum mic clamp that's easy to use and a fantastic, space-saving solution. The isolation cylinders on this clip dampen unwanted vibrations while micing your drum.

Product Information

Item Weight 5.6 ounces
Product Dimensions 9 x 5 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B0002ZO3JW
Item model number DM50
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3.9 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #17,994 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#111 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Microphones > Accessories > Clips
#6,493 in Musical Instruments > Recording Equipment
Date first available at Amazon.com April 13, 2004

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There are a whole bunch of bad design features that outweigh the one good thing about this clamp, which is that it is strong and stays put. Now, on to the meat of this review.

First, the clamping screw is MUCH longer than it needs to be, and depending upon the mics and mic clips you use, can get in the way of desired mic positioning.

Second, this clamp utilizes a top-to-bottom clamping design in which the top of the clamping mechanism is placed on the top of the drum rim, and the bottom of the clamping mechanism hooks under the bottom of the rim. The mechanism is then tightened, supposedly "sandwich-ing" the rim between the two clamping pieces. While this is a great concept in theory, unfortunately in real life, if you look closely at the bottom of the clamps when mounted, you'll see that the design of the bottom hook results in contact with the underside of the outer flange of the drum head instead of the rim, so the clamp ends up putting upward pressure on the drum head instead of clamping onto the bottom of the rim. Not only is that not good for the drum head, this ends up pulling the drum out of tune! I've tested this on multiple kits with different rims and the result is the same. If you use a 2-ply head, looking at the head from the top you can actually see the oil between the two films literally moving as you tighten the clamp!

Third, there is a pastic sleeve that covers the bottom hook, presumably to help prevent marring of your hardware. Problem is that this sleeve tears very easily, especially at the "tip" of the hook. And, because the width of the jaw of the hook is wider than it needs to be (which is what actually causes the hook to contact the drum head), on some drums the hook contacts the shell of the drum.
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The clip works well to mount and isolate a mic from the drum vibration. would be nice if the metal piece were adjustable away so that the mic didn't incur 4 inches into the head space. However, it works well otherwise. I bought a couple for my gigging arsenal. I found an alternative to this clip is the On Stage MSA9508 Posi-Lok Sidemount Boom which mounts on cylindrical stands instead.
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By D. Jones on September 30, 2012
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I bought a few of these drum mic clips to help speed up the break-down process after recording live bands. I was using cheap, hard plastic mic clips that secure firmly to the drum rim but are dificult to remove. And there's nothing I hate more than being in the way of the drummer when he's trying to remove his kit. I was hoping the screw-on clamp on these clips would be quicker and easier to attach and remove.

I was wrong.

It takes forever to unscrew the clamp enough to fit over the rim, then you have to screw them tight... but not too tight. I've used these clips a grand total of three times. I've already had two clips fall off because they weren't tight enough and one broken because I tightened it too far.

I've gone back to the cheap plastic clips (which havent fallen off or broken once in over a year of use) and hold these in my kit as emergency replacements.

I suppose they would work in a studio setting, where you have lots of time to set up and adjust your drum mics, but for my purposes - fast and cheap recording of live punk bands - these clips were a waste of money.
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I was excited when I saw the price on a 3-pack of these, but that excitement was short-lived.

These mounts are absolutely worthless. They don't even come close to getting the mic into the correct position. Any good audio engineer knows that mic positioning on drums is critical, and even moving the mic half an inch can drastically affect the tone. With this clamp, you are pretty much locked in to one of a few predetermined positions, none of which are good for most drums and most mics. Just look at the product picture, and SM57 on a snare, which is industry standard. The rear of the mic sticks up a good 8 inches over the drum, and comes in 3-4 inches off of the rim. Even if that were a good pickup position, I don't know many drummers that are going to tolerate a mic so blatantly in their way, and if they do, that mic is going to constantly be hit, making it useless.

I sent them back and will stick with my LP Claws.
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I have used this many, many times with an sm57 as my main mic to go along with it. It does get in the way when placed on a snare drum. A real mic stand has so many more advantages. I might look into getting a better one for the snare drum usage, because too many mic stands can become a real pain.
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Alright I've been using this in my home studio. I bought 4 of these two months ago. The rubber on the clamp tares easily, but doesn't come apart completely and is still very usable. The other reviews that say this is hard to put on and isn't made to grab on to their drums just don't know how to put them on correctly. You have to grab the bottom rim first and then push it in until the top of the rim is gripped also. Then you can tighten them. Took me little time to figure out how they clip on, and it's easy now.I do some heavy playing and these things have yet to come loose. The only thing that is difficult to adjust is the angle at which they point down! It really shouldn't be that hard, but it gets complicated and takes me a while to unscrew the mic clip, turn the washer and screw the mic clip back on until I can get it to point straight down. I don't regret my purchase, and I can't complain about the price because these things aren't made cheap. Beats having a ton of mic stands around my set!
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