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#1 Ricardo Casco

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:17 PM

A while back ago I got a used mitchell hi-hat, seller claimed it was from Matthews. So when It arrived, assuming all mitchell bases were the same, I just stored it incase anyone needed one on set. About a month later it gets called in, so I grab the 150mm bowl adapter and to my surprise it didn't fit! Luckily it was not actually needed that day, but this is a bummer.


Can anyone explain this to me? I thought the mitchell base was a standard size:

Image: Pin not fitting inside slot:
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Image: Circular opening too small
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I know the adapter is the correct size because its worked on multiple other mitchell bases.

Anyone know who manufactures these?

Edited by Ricardo Casco, 12 July 2012 - 02:17 PM.

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#2 Tom Jensen

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:03 PM

I would say the hi-hat looks right so it could be the adapter.
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#3 Ricardo Casco

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:42 PM

I would say the hi-hat looks right so it could be the adapter.


Should have mentioned, the adapter has worked with another mitchell part I have, but this would answer the question: The hi-hat's diameter is about 6", the hole is about 2" 1/4 and the little pin receiver is about 1/4" - Is that the correct size for a mitchell base? If someone could confirm that would be great. I'm pretty sure this is a weird mini version, or I must have some sort of oversized mitchell base on a dolly and oversized adapters!
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#4 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:52 AM

You have discovered one of the most frustrating realities in the grip world.

All Mitchell / Moy fittings are not the same. There are small differences. Place a fisher and chapman mitchell receiver against each other - they dont match.
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:39 PM

great! :/ meme are starting on here now
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#6 Ricardo Casco

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:12 PM

You have discovered one of the most frustrating realities in the grip world.

All Mitchell / Moy fittings are not the same. There are small differences. Place a fisher and chapman mitchell receiver against each other - they dont match.



Gah! At least we all agreed what the baby pin and junior pins sizes are, if not Im probably going to go live in a cave somewhere.
Managed to sell it, maybe it will be of use to someone else


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