Tama launches Iron Works series New range of microphone stands introduced After years of experience with clever, innovative drum hardware, Tama now takes on the world of mic stands using the same quality standards and attention to detail that we've become to expect from the company. New designs, new materials, and best of all – new solutions to rid yourself of the same old problems. Enter Tama's new Iron Works series.

Like 1965, when Tama began producing drums (under the Star brand) and eventually altered the essence of the modern drum set through its innovative drum hardware, the company has now dedicated its engineering to yet another unevolved category of music gear: the microphone stand.

Iron Works Studio stands are Tama's range for professionals. Features include:

  • Vice-Grip Boom Tilter. The tilter is one of the most crucial pivot points of any boom stand. Tama's multi-steel-plate compression approach cinches and secures this critical axis with remarkable strength and assuredness.
  • Iron-Core Legs. 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
  • Silent T-Handle. 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • Iron-core Telescoping Booming 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, Tama's rod stopper 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.

Iron Works Tour stands offer the highest value for the cost-conscious. Ease-of-use is combined with peace of mind. Features:

  • Cast-Grip Tilter. Abandoning the weak standard gripping methods used by economy grade stands, Iron Works Tour stands utilize two zinc die-cast pressure pads that maximize surface gripping area to deliver optimal holding power.
  • 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.
  • Latch-Lok Sleeve Insert. See details above.
  • A solid-core telescoping iron boom arm and removable counterweight. See details above.

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