How-To: Bass drum microphone shock mount

How-To:  Bass drum microphone shock mount

Instructables user brainparts built this acoustically-isolated microphone mounting ring for his kick drum using bungee cords and a short slice of 6″ aluminum pipe, all for about $20. He says if he were to do it again, he’d just use PVC pipe for the ring.


I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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