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BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder

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The Boom Mate Boom Pole Holder allows hands free operation when working with boom poles. It attaches to standard grip heads which allow mounting to lighting stands. Multiple or single boom poles can be positioned and used without a boom operator.

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BoomMateBPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Time saver (7)
  • Improves system function (6)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (10)
    • Home studio (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
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    5.0

    What a difference!

    By One giant Leap Productions

    from Fond du Lac WI

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves System Function

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

      For a one man show this holder works great! I use it for shooting video.

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      4.0

      Boom Mate

      By mhaygen

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves System Function
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

        The Boom Mate does exactly what you expect from it. It holds the boom pole rather well. I like that it is longer than my last pole holder I think that spreads the pressure of the load points. It is well built and attractive. The only con is that you must make sure that the pole is extended far enough to keep it from popping up and out of the holder. So you can either make sure its extended far enough, strap it in with a bongo strap or change physics and gravity.

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        5.0

        Great Boompole Holder

        By Vic van Dijk

        from Kortenhoef, NH, The Netherlands

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • First Time Setup Bit Of A

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

        I'm new to this kind of product, it's the first time I'm using a Boompole Holder, and it took a bit of trial and error to find out how to clamp it in my Matthews Hollywood Gear Head. I was surprised to find out that the Boompole Holder slipped in the larger hole of the Gear Head, and that I had to clamp it in the smaller hole. I also had to find out, which way up, front, and back. The rubberized part of the Boompole Holder forms the back, with the back hook on top, forming an inversed U-shape, and the front part of the holder sticking out way up front, with the hook at the bottom, forming an upright U-shape.
        And you definitely want to put the head+ Boompole Holder on top of a C-Stand, with one 'leg' sticking out in the direction of your boompole, and not putting the whole on top of a regular light stand, because it has a lot of weight to lift!

        Then I put the Boompole in, and the Boompole Holder holds it perfectly well! Great product!

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        5.0

        Perfect!

        By Richie M

        from Washington DC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves System Function
        • Saves Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

          I understand this rig is exclusive (?) to B & H. It is worth every penny. Being a one man band kind of operation, this grip head allowed me to use my 10' boom pole extended fully out, just set up on a med. duty light stand. Great quality and great price. I really am glad I called B & H and they pointed me to this. Excellent.

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          5.0

          The best investment I've ever made?

          By Drew

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves System Function
          • Saves Time
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

              Ok, this might be an exaggeration... but among the ton of gear I manage I can't think of a single better problem-solver than this boom holder. Yes, the price is steep, but after two days you'll be so glad you've got it.

              If you think you need a counterbalance weight you're using it wrong - the boom pole is held in place by its own imbalance and inclination to tip over. The only weight you need is a sand bag on your C-stand, but you already know how to safely use a C-stand..

              A note - for truly high-end productions and various situation, this is NOT a replacement for an experienced boom operator. Even in a sit-down interview, if your talent moves (looking behind their back, downward, etc.) you'll get off-axis sound, something that a professional boom op should prevent.

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              5.0

              Essential for sit down interviews

              By Soundguy4film

              from Atlanta ga

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Saves Time

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Production sound ENG
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

                Having this on a boring interview gig is essential it won't fall asleep and drop the boom on said boring presenters head. It won't get tired and as long as the talent doesn't move you'll have great audio.

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                4.0

                Very useful

                By ACM

                from Conecticut

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Bulky/Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Professional Recording

                Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

                Essential for attaching mic boom to a stand. Somewhat larger than others I've seen but works well.

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                5.0

                Does the job

                By JJ

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Interviews

                Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

                Bought this to shoot interviews for documentaries when working alone. Easy to set up. Will need a grip head and counter balancing weight to get perfect balance. In a controlled environment, I feel I can get the job done without any hassles now.

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                5.0

                Great, and compact

                By Ron Elliot

                from jersey city, NJ

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Sound Quality
                • Saves Time
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

                  Great for a small crew, easy to set up

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                  4.0

                  Fantastic!

                  By Matt

                  from Red Bank, NJ

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Saves Time

                  Cons

                  • Limited Function

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

                  It doesn't get tired. It doesn't need smoking breaks. It doesn't complain about how early call time was. it takes the place of person who would normally hold a boom pole perfectly!

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                  4.0

                  Works great, but the price...really?

                  By Johnny U

                  from Madison, WI

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves System Function
                  • Saves Time

                  Cons

                  • Over priced

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

                  It works great and I needed it, they know it so they can charge whatever they want for it. Just seems that at something like [$], they would still be making a killing, but good for them I guess. We do live in a capitalistic society!

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                  4.0

                  Does the job

                  By Drew

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves System Function
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

                    A very simple product - does its job well but seems rather overpriced..

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                    5.0

                    BPH Microphone Boom Pole

                    By Scheffler

                    from Newport News, Virginia

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Saves Time

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

                      This was a great idea, inexpensive and perfect for using when you do not have a grip around to hold microphone. Combining this with a simple light pole and you got yourself a perfect over the head microphone system without having to pay someone to do it.

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                      5.0

                      Works Great!

                      By Tackleboy

                      from Muldrow, OK

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Ease of Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • TV commercial shoots

                        Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

                        After a few shoots holding the pole & mike assembly,
                        I was hoping for a more stable alternative-This is IT! Working in tandem with a mike stand I previously had, it was an ideal accessory, and allowed for more
                        consistent sound-WITHOUT the shaky arm disadvantage!

                        Johnny Mizll

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                        5.0

                        seems handy

                        By BKnize

                        from Wilmington, DE

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

                        I must agree, this product is very handy for interview situations. It is MUCH easier to have a boom set up before your "talent" gets to the shoot, and at the same time it is far less invasive than running a Lav up someone's shirt who you've never met! Not a good first impression to be making on people! Oh, AND you don't have to pay someone to hold a boom pole for hours on end. Buy this thing ONCE for the same price that you would hire a boom operator for a DAY, and this thing just paid for itself!!!

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                        5.0

                        Just the thing

                        By Louis

                        from Bern, Switzerland

                        About Me Technically Challenged

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Simple Use

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional

                        Comments about BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder:

                        Very usefull for interview situations.
                        Jst fix the Boompole holder with a griphead on a light stand and off you go.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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