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Music Stands

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Lance Jaegan, Nov 11, 2001.


  1. Lance Jaegan

    Lance Jaegan

    Dec 23, 2000
    Illinois
    What music stands do you good fellows use? I can never find a music stand I like. Either too small, too wimpy, etc. I'm gonna go buy a new one soon, some suggestions would be most welcome.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I tend to agree - the ones that fold up small enough to fit in a reasonable size bag are too flimsy and tend to get unreliable. And the solid looking ones are just too big to carry around everywhere. If anyone can suggest a good compromise I would be interested if you can buy them online.
     
  3. A friend of mine has one that has telescoping tubular legs, with locking rings to cinch them tight. folds down into practically nothing and very sturdy when set up. I'll try to find out where he got it, as it's the neatest thing I've seen in a long time.
     
  4. Monte

    Monte

    Jan 9, 2001
    New Albany, MS
    Before my truck was broken into a year ago and my gig bag stolen, I used to use a nice folding stand made by a German company, I think H & M. Very sturdy one piece folding stand, the only one I could find that I could safely put my HUGE gig book on. Now I have a smaller rig, so taking a standard Manhasset isn't a problem anymore. Check with your music store and they should be able to find the H & M. Our guitarist bought one recently after being impressed with mine.

    Monte
     
  5. PIERCE:
    I have a folding stand that you just can't tip over, and which holds a heavier load than you'll ever put on it. Two Real Books? Easy. It slips into a leatherette bag that measures 32 X 9

    It is the Wiese Folding Stand, made by WW Mfg Co.,
    3817 Hickory Gr. Rd., Davenport, Iowa 52806
    319-322-7821, fax319-386-6973
     
  6. Lance Jaegan

    Lance Jaegan

    Dec 23, 2000
    Illinois
    DANCE A JIGDON:
    Heh, Davenport is only a couple hours away. I'll be sure to check that out. Thanks a lot.
     
  7. Hi again--my friend says his stand is a K&M (Konig and Meyer)--it's a German company, apparently and he had to special order it.
    Monte: could this be the one you're referring to?
     
  8. Monte

    Monte

    Jan 9, 2001
    New Albany, MS
    That's it. Pender's Music in both Dallas and OKC stock it, and I'm sure they have an on-line presence. The ONLY collapsible stand I would consider.

    Monte
     
  9. dhosek

    dhosek

    May 25, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    My main complaint about the K&M stand is that the lyre unfolds in an unexpected way. The orchestra I play with bought a case of these & there are a number that have already been bent badly from being mis-unfolded.

    But they are nice and sturdy and fold up nicely. I've got a couple cheapo trad-style folding stands so I'm not really in the market for a new stand, but if I were I'd certainly strongly consider this one. I've got their flute stand and it's a work of genius. Pity they don't make a bass stand...

    -dh
     
  10. Monte

    Monte

    Jan 9, 2001
    New Albany, MS
    Yeah, you need to pay attention to how they un-fold, it isn't intuitive. If done right, no problem.

    Monte