Wasn't sure what rating to give this item as I am very unhappy with the product and amazon for recommending this stand to go with the Rode nt1-a that I bought at the same time. Please if you are buying a STUDIO CONDENSER MIROPHONE DO NOT BUY THIS with it. It just cannot take the weight. It will not only fall over from the base depending on how far you extend the boom, but it will also slide down from the mid axis point constantly, no matter how tight you screw it - if the microphone is anywhere below 180 degrees. It is next to useless for me to use, I wish I had gone for the more expensive radio DJ style holders.
That said, I WOULD definitely RECOMMEND this with a standard microphone that you may sing/play guitar with, say on stage. It is superior to a stand I bought from dawsons for £10 more, as that would not take the pressure of even a standard microphone. This is a well built device, with considerate touches at a very fair price.
1 star for the first paragraph, 5 for the second = 3 star overall