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Does anyone ACTUALLY adjust the height of their guitar stand?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ds1, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc
    So I'm standing in this venue right now, and while geeking out on everyone else's gear I had a thought:

    Does anyone every adjust the height of the heck holding section of their cheap-o "on-stage" guitar stands? It's not like difference of guitar and bass necks really matter enough to adjust it. I don't think I've ever used that little knob on the back.

    I know, it's an almost pointless thing to care about, but the current band is so boring I need some entertainment.
  2. Bob C

    Bob C

    Mar 26, 2000
    Duluth, MN
    I don't know. Does anyone actually set their toaster all the way to "dark"?
  3. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Why wouldn't you want to set your stand so your bass doesn't bash into the floor? :meh:

    I collapse my stand after a gig to make it more compact to stash away, so of course, I adjust it to the proper height when I set it back up, every time; it doesn't take much time to do so.
  4. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    That's no defect it's beautiful!
  5. deeptubes


    Feb 21, 2011
    I leave mine at its lowest. Gives it a touch more back lean and makes it a little more difficult for my 3 year-old to pull a bass out of the stand. Oh, and the neck lock is very beneficial.
  6. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

  7. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc

    Oooo this sounds like a college philosophy class now ;)
  8. Dmwphoto

    Dmwphoto what does this light/\ do?

    Nov 27, 2013
    Richmond va
    interesting where your mind can go when you are bored.
  9. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    BTW, I use this stand.
  10. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I adjusted my stands for "bass."

    I've never needed to adjust them again.

    I have one stand for the 12 string, but "bass" works for that, as well.
  11. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central Jersey
    Hercules, there is nothing better!

    My 2 year old knocked into one of those cheepo stands and it fell.

    Been a Herc fan at home and on stage ever since.
  12. tbear1776


    Apr 8, 2013
    Of course. That's why they are made that way.
  13. whitespikebass

    whitespikebass Boy Orbision

    Feb 19, 2013
    Austin, TX
  14. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Hey, don't be a darkist. Darkist remarks will not be tolerated here. Is dark toast somehow no inferior to light toast? You watch your tone mister.

    Seriously, OP, you must be bored. Try thinking about something else....... anything else. :D
  15. BBox Bass

    BBox Bass Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Pennsylvania
    I use the 2-guitar version of the Hercules stand. I always adjust it as far out as it will go so my basses don't touch the floor. I've found them to be pretty drunk-audience-member-proof. Great product.

  16. +1 on the Hercules stands. I have two of them.
  17. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    On stage I use hanging stands as well. It'a an "Ultimate" not a Herc but the same idea. Very stable and folds up and fits inside my main axe case! I try to have all I need inside the case, stand, cord, strap, strings, batteries, tuner, all allen wrenches and tools needed for ANY adjustment. etc.

    But at home I use those bargain crap stands that are always on sale someplace. And Yes, I DO adjust the height and use that knob on the back all the time! And the reason, of course, is because the darn neck thing is ALWAYS getting loose and falling down. Doesn't matter HOW tight you make it, it still eventually comes loose and starts to slip down.

  18. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    I have two Royce stands that I bought in the early '80s. They are the "knob in back" type of stand; those stands have been champs so far. :cool:

    Here is one of them holding a guitar I used to own.

    Photo © Jeffrey P. Scott 2007 All rights reserved.

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  19. Yeah, I can never get it just right.
  20. huckleberry1

    huckleberry1 Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2013
    Mesquite, Texas
    Well there is your problem, Jeff there is no way you could ever be truly happy using THAT stand...