Too many people step up to a microphone, these days, with no idea how to adjust them. They push and pull, twist and tilt, and eventually they get lucky or they brake something. It doesn't seem to matter if I use a traditional straight mic stand, a boom stand, or one with a squeeze clutch... they all suffer from 'novice abuse'. This black short gooseneck is my answer to the problem. I put one on top of all my straight mic stands. Adjustment is obvious, easy, and self maintaining. The black color conceals that there is any attachment. I simply set the stand, myself, to fit the tallest person while straight and everyone else can pull it down to their desired height quickly, easily, accurately with a minimum of fuss. Best of all, nothing gets damaged and no one looks stupid on stage trying to figure out how to work the mic stand.