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Bass Stands - Quik Loc or Ultimate Genesis

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mattwells, Oct 31, 2005.


  1. mattwells

    mattwells

    Mar 19, 2003
    GA
    Okay, I am getting guitar stands for my new church, and have narrowed it down to these two types. Here are the caveat's: the other bass players knobs sit right on the edge of his bass, and the arms at the bottom of A-frame stands will hit them. And, the other bassist and I both play wide necked basses (a wide neck 5 and a six, respectively), so they may/may not fit in the Genesis. Has anyone tried a wideneck bass in the genesis? How did it work out?
     
  2. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I really like the Genesis.

    My 1.75"@nut P-Bass still has about 1.5" of the Genesis V-shaped headstock support sticking out beyond the fretboard while it's in the stand.

    I hope this helps...
     
  3. raycer

    raycer

    Mar 22, 2004
    Orange County, NY
    I've got a Genesis GS100 (one w/o bottom support) and it holds my 5 string Dean Edge fine
     
  4. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    The Quick Lock Stands seem to be a little on the flimsy side. More of an older design and kind of dated, to me at least. I personally use the Ultimate Genesis GS-50. I like the compact size and very heavy feel. I feel secure putting my bass in it.
     
  5. I'll never buy another Genesis stand having had 2 of the GS100s fail and the good folk at Genesis refuse to fix/replace under the "lifetime" warranty. Bah!

    In both cases the mechanisim that locks the vertical tube in place fell apart.

    Since then, I found these:

    Hercules Stands

    Very reliable!
     
  6. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    2 fo my Guitar Players use these! They love them. But they, for some reason use the BS-550B, which is a French Horn Stand. It does work very well for my bass on occasion!
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I have two six strings and 2 wide neck 5 strings, and they all fit in my Ultimate Genesis stand with room to spare.

    The Hercules is a great stand, and if you are going to keep it in one place from now on, might be the right choice for you.

    I have never had any problems with the 3 Genesis stands that I have owned, other than the fact that somebody liked them enough to steal one of them.:(

    The thing that I like about the Genesis is that they fold up so small.

    I can put one in my pedal case, and the other in my gig bag. Less stuff to carry!:bassist: