Keyboard stands???

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Nephilymbass, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. So i know this is bit off topic for talkbass but surely some folks here play in bands with keyboard players or maybe you play bass guitar and keybass in a band. I’m looking for a keyboard stand tall enough to play standing up so I can go back and forth from bass to keys onstage. Something more sturdy than the more affordable “X” style stands because we have a high energy show and I don’t want it falling over. I’ve got a couple and when adjusted to be higher they aren’t very sturdy. I’m not really looking to spend $300-500 on some of the super nice looking ones I’m coming across though. The board is a more affordable version of the Yamaha motif the mx49. So it’s a relatively small keyboard. Wider than a Microkorg or moog sub phatty but no where near as wide as an 88 key. I’ve been playing it a lot using “splits” for my new project where I’m playing keybass with my left hand and layering stuff like pad sounds with my right hand then stepping back and playing bass guitar. At rehearsal we have a giant 412 cab roadcase I set it on but it’s way to big and heavy to be hauling to gigs as a keyboard stand.
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  2. jchrisk1


    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
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  3. Looks pretty nice, a little more expensive than I’m hoping for. If I can’t find something though I’ll just save a bit and grab one. Thank you for the recommendation
  4. jchrisk1


    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
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  5. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
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  6. Jebberz

    Jebberz Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2012
    Quebec city
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  7. 36” might be a little to short to play standing. I’m a tall guy. but I will see check if they have a taller option. Thank you for the suggestion

    I used a plastic bookshelf thing at rehearsal yesterday lol E9CB2BBE-FCEC-4F99-8112-FF99797311AF.jpeg
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  8. Jebberz

    Jebberz Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2012
    Quebec city
    They have a 2 tier option - just use the upper tier :)

    36" just feel perfect for me. I'm average height (5'10") and my keyboard is just a the right position, I use the stand at it's highest point.
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  9. Alik


    Apr 13, 2013
    El Paso, TX
    Just bought this keyboard stand a couple of months ago, to replace an X-style stand that felt weak. This one holds up to 250 lbs, for 54-88 keys instruments. Very sturdy. Paid $44, shipping included. The version with roller wheels is a little more expensive. Now I'm looking for a second tier adapter for it.
    Couldn't be more happy with it.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2019
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  10. filmtex


    May 29, 2011
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  11. You're talking about 9lb(4kg) keyboard. The heavy duty solutions are for 50+ lbs keyes. Are you worried about the stand falling over or the keyboard falling off the stand? If it's the former, get an X-stand and fill the feet with sand. Get the center of gravity low, and the thing won't tip. If it's the latter, use velcro to keep your keyboard stuck to the top.
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  12. I don't know what they cost these days, but I'm old school and like mine
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  14. Redaxes


    Aug 8, 2015
    60C88271-857C-4AE5-9743-E4B4C85B5E08.jpeg Black and Decker workmate worked for us. I made something out of plywood and a 2x4 to make it a 2 keyboard stand.
  15. mapleglo

    mapleglo Ancient Astronaut Theorist Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I use this K&M stand. It is very sturdy, and can adjust to a standing play height. Lots of cool accessories, like mic stand attachment and 2nd tier.

  16. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
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  17. quindecima

    quindecima Inactive

    Sep 18, 2016
    Walterville, Oregon
    Look into the OnStage stands, I use one for my Roland RD2000 it is heavy duty. 20191206_210409.jpg