I dig this one:
http://www.americanmusical.com/item.aspx?i=ULT AMP150&src=D0407FG0HAMS0000ULT AMP150&utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=feed&
...because it packs up nice and small, and the vertical back support has a thread for a mini-boom stand for the mic.
you can get them at different sites. I'm pretty sure I've seen them at www.tubesandmore.comCan you still get them? and is it cool to retrofit them on a Deluxe reverb that never had them originally. It actually sucks to have to think about that.
Oh, I was thinking of the boom stand for vocals because I face my amp up towards me right in front of me on stage with I different setup for micing the amp. I made a thing out of a coat hanger and a mic clip to hold the sm-57 in front of the speaker and hangs by the mic cable. I will try to get a pic for you to see because I am so proud of these free coat hanger things I made... but my girlfriend has my camera with her in Toronto right now. I'll try to get a friend to take a pic... but maybe you could all imagine how cool it is and therefore how cool I am.I don't use the mic boom stand thingy, although its a cool idea. Ultimate suggests either a gooseneck or mini boom to position your mic.
I use the Sennheiser E609 mic:
...and I've sewn a small pocket using grill cloth on my amps. The mic fits in the pocket. The mic is in exactly the same spot each and every time I play live. No mic stand necessary.
I'm intrigued by your "mic pocket" and I'm trying to visualize it. Is it actually sewn through the grillcloth of your amp like the back pocket on a pair of jeans?I never thought to use the Ultimate as a base for a vocal mic stand. That's a cool idea. You'd need a good mic clip to keep physical vibrations from the amp from passing through, but if the amp is for monitoring purposes only, this could work.
I like my mic pocket idea better than your coat hanger because my idea doesn't require me to pack anything, and well, it's MY idea.
I got tired hanging a 57 by the mic cord and get the signal off axis. I think I still prefer a well positioned SM 57 over my Sennheiser in terms of sound, but not by enough to trade away the ease of use.
On the plus side, if you discover you locked your keys in a car after a job, you'll already have the coat hanger needed to break in to your own car!!!!