Just an FYI I'm a freak about portability when it comes to gear, and I found a microphone stand that will fold down to about 22 inches (the length of two sheets of paper). That's about a foot less than most mic stands. It is a three section telescoping stand, with a 2 section telescoping boom. It will extend to the height of a standard mic stand. It runs for $49 Canadian. I've seen similar models by K&M, Atlas, Ultimate Support and AKG that cost anywhere from $75-$120. Here's the link The stand should fit in the zippered backpack strap compartments of my Warwick gigbag. I'm in no way affiliated with the store, just trying to help my fellow gigging musicians lighten their load.