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Bass stands with neck holder do damage the neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pedroferreira, Nov 17, 2004.


  1. pedroferreira

    pedroferreira

    Feb 10, 2003
    Portugal
    (If this is in the wrong forum please move it.)

    Thank you for your answers.

    Pedro
     
  2. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Uh, not in my experience.
     
  3. raycer

    raycer

    Mar 22, 2004
    Orange County, NY
    considering basses usually hang from their necks at music shops, I doubt it.

    My basses hang by their necks on my wall
     
  4. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    I've used a Neck Hanging Stand for at least 7 years.
    No problems.

    Have had problems with 'standard stands' though.
    I kept smacking the input jack when putting down while plugged in.
     
  5. pedroferreira

    pedroferreira

    Feb 10, 2003
    Portugal
  6. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    I use the stand Ultimate support makes with the telescoping upright and the three legs that fold up and lock in place for easy transport. Guitar center for $25 I think. best darn stand I ever used and easy to bring to gigs because it folds up into 15" long piece of nothing. Other stands I found were too easy to tip over. This one is very stable. Beleive it!
     
  7. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    I bought a hercules double stand for gigging purposes. On the one hand I spent way too much on a stand, on the other hand, it rocks in every single category including the swimsuit category.
     
  8. pedroferreira

    pedroferreira

    Feb 10, 2003
    Portugal
    I already have one like the one I posted before, which I like very much.
    The problem is somebody on other forum told me that had neck problems using this kind of stand.:eyebrow:
    I believe that the neck problems can be associated with other factors.
    So I just want to know your opinion about this kind of stand.

    Thanks,

    Pedro
     
  9. raycer

    raycer

    Mar 22, 2004
    Orange County, NY
    That stand really doesn't hold it by the neck, since the bass would be supported by the bottom pegs so I really don't see how it would hurt the neck, unless maybe when it locks, it ia too tight and puts pressure on the neck, which I don't know if it's possible with that stand.

    I have the same stand tonenazi has as well and like it very much.
     
  10. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    Hogwash

    IMO: Don't like it this...................Prefer this.
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  11. pedroferreira

    pedroferreira

    Feb 10, 2003
    Portugal
     
  12. pedroferreira

    pedroferreira

    Feb 10, 2003
    Portugal

    :p
     
  13. gyancey

    gyancey

    Mar 25, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Cheap guitar stands with surgical rubber (usually the yellow, powdery stuff) will leech some of the plasticizers into solvent-based (i.e. non-catalyzed) finishes causing damage. Nitrocellulouse lacquers, water based lacquers, and maybe some cheaper polyurethanes are susceptible to this. So don't put your Gibson or nitro finished bass in a cheap guitar stand or on a vinyl couch!
     
  14. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
  15. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    In the bicycle industry Ultimate is well known for fine quality repair stands.