I was surprised when unpacking how massive was this microphone stand for the small price yet. The only plastic part is the screw-on cap for fixing the telescopic pole - so, so small this mic stand may be, he has really found a 6cm long telescopic pole on. I had the part actually ordered to also at the table to have a handy little microphone stand, use it now but very successful for the bass drum microphone of my drums. Although the 5/8 inch thread for attaching a microphone microphone looks like a 3/8 "to 5/8" adapter, but has in fact an M10 female thread, therefore, a 3/8 "microphone holder can not be immediately fixed. What still stands out when you unpack: This thing smells a little machine oil. It should first be "aired" in critical cases.