Bass/Guitar Holder

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mattpnolan, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. mattpnolan

    mattpnolan Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey
    I'm looking for something that I can set a bass or guitar on so that I can play a different instrument and quickly reach over and play the bass on the stand. I'm sorry I can't be more clear, but basically I just need something that will hold a guitar so that it can be played without being strapped on my body. Thanks. :smug:
  2. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY

    They're pretty cheap...
  3. nataku


    Jun 21, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    I think I know what you're talking about... but I can't find a picture. If anyone has the Rush in Rio dvd, Alex Lifeson uses one to play the intro of The Trees on an acoustic, then switch quickly to an electric. Am I correct in assuming that you're looking for a stand that will hold a guitar or bass in playing position while you have another guitar or bass strapped on?
  4. mattpnolan

    mattpnolan Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey
    Exactly!!! :p
  5. Pat Metheny does this to a huge extent in his shows. I'd imagine a stand like that that would be sturdy and usable would be pricey, to say the least.
  6. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Sono est omnia Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2003
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    Yeah, I've seen these before in magazines. I remember it always being Alex Lifeson in those ads. I think it's made by Gracie. I found one at Elderly here. It's expensive. Elderly's asking $225.00! Don't know how well either of the guitar versions would work for bass but you could probably rig something up. I also had a friend who made a stand out of a tripod, some spare aluminum, nuts and bolts and padding. I called him MacGuyver. He positioned the bass in an upright manner and it had similar results to the Gracie in that you could simply walk up to it and play it. He had suffered a shoulder injury that prevented him from being able to strap a bass on so he thought that stand up and made it from spare parts laying around.

    Here's the Gracie - it kinda looks like it's flippin' me off! :mad:

    JAUQO III-X Inactive

    Jan 4, 2002
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    You guys are correct,the Gracie stand is what would work for what he described and for a while there was one made specificaly for bass but if I remember correctly it was a little over $300
  8. mattpnolan

    mattpnolan Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey
    Thanks guys. I'm not sure if I want to spend that much right now, so I may have to figure out a way to cheat :)