Just to share some useful information on getting good deals on studio equipment. In my search for gear for the studio, I invested in several types of boom stands before I found the ideal stand for the money. This stand is not only solid, but light weight. In addition, it comes with the best sandbag for ballast on the market.
I have several of these in my studio and they immediately became my favorite stands after I bought the first one. Click on the image or the link below to buy this stand from Amazon.com for a heck of a good price.