Wood stand

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  1. kinghq1

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  2. Paul Barsic

    Paul Barsic

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    What about Jake de Villier's stand design? Go to his website, click on the workshop link, and scroll down. I made one last week, and I'm pretty happy.
     
  3. KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    I have one of the Laabs stands. It was thrown in with a bass I bought last year. Nice from a distance, pretty cheesy up close. Certainly not something I'd pay $130 for.
     
  4. ErikvanD

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    I used several stands I found online as inspiration (amongst others Jake de Villier's stand) and made this simple stand:

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    Completed stand, still unpainted (somehow this picture shows portrait on Windows and landscape on the iPad...)

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    Unpainted in more detail

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    Painted/stained stand detail shot 1

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    Painted/stained stand detail shot 2

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    Painted/stained stand detail shot 3 showing the hole for the endpin. I wanted a stand that could hold the bass with the endpin at the correct length for me

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    Painted/stained stand detail shot 4

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    Later I made another one for my daughters 1/16th bass and they look very nice side by side!

    After the first version I had to make a new one that was bit higher as I had measured the endpin length wrong... I made it to the same design but higher and with the same "wings" at the bottom. But while fitting the bass inside my home I found out something I had not taken into account... The ceiling was too low to get the bass out! So, as I had this time calculated in bit of extra room at the bottom, I had opportunity to lower the whole stand. But in the process the wings had to go... Kind of a shame as I liked the look with wings better... I recycled the old stand to make the stand out for my daughters bass.

    It is very easy to think up a design as it is in fact just a wooden box...
     
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  6. drurb

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    Maybe easy to think up but not so easy to actually build. I sure couldn't! You've done a beautiful job. Do you take orders for them? :)
     
  7. byrdzeye

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    I built one "bassed" upon Jake's design and it works very well. I'm gonna make another one soon, as the end pieces (the 2x10's) are a bit sloppy because I had to free-cut the beveled edges. I especially like that it takes up very little space in my music room as compared to a standard folding metal bass stand.
     

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