I walked into a Sam Ash and asked an associate where the mic stands were. He pointed me to these babies and OHH MAN let me tell you something- these mic stands are absolutely bed bath & beyond incredible. I needed a durable portable stand to mount my theremin on it and THIS one is the real deal. I would say I'd buy it again, but the odds of it ever really breaking aside from an act of God is next to zero. This thing is more reliable than my last 3 relationships combined. Exquisite craftsmanship. A metallic work of art. Thank you Sam Ash.