Being in close proximity to Mendelsons in Dayton Ohio, made the trip down last Saturday. Gathered up a bounty of connectors, ground straps, and goodies, and decided to head to the Parts Express showroom. Found a nice dynamic studio mic for less than ten bucks with cable! Grabbed a wind screen for good measure. http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=249-120 Got home and realized I needed a mount. I like the idea of the scissor arm mount so you can position the mic around you. I didn't like the idea of spending $40 on the cheap to $100 plus on one. In comes good old Harbor Freight, and the $10 magnifier swing arm lamp (it's on sale in their recent flyer). http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=31679 Remove the magnifier head, a few screws, a few springs, fish out the power wire. Disassemble the XLR connector, and desolder the wires. Fish the mic wire through the arms. Screw the arms back together. Solder the XLR back together AFTER slipping the hood on the cable first! Put the screw back in the connector, and then enjoy your hard work. Still have to mount the mic. Don't have a clip, so will have to engineer one this weekend. If I like how it all works out, I may even spring for one of the isolating one on fleabay! PS, anyone need a magnifier head?