Warwick Rockstand!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by 72beetle, Jul 29, 2001.

  1. 72beetle


    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Hey gang, with my latest acquisition, I find myself in a new mess: I now have 4 individual tube-style guitar stands clustered together to hold my basses and guitar, which keeps everything in one place but makes it a major pain in the butt to get any single guitar out easily. I've been looking at multiple-guitar stands, and although the Fender Case stand (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ex/shop/bass/010729174438024001225094342422?pid=454508) is just swank as all getout, it's way too expensive to drop for a stand... so I've been looking at the Rockstand by Warwick (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ex/shop/bass/010729174438024001225094342422?pid=455001), which is nice and cheap, and will hold my gear in a nice orderly fashion. My question (finally) is, has anyone ever used one of these guys? I'm worried about the foam padding reacting with the finish on a couple of my nicer basses, I've heard that when rubber and foam break down, they take some finish with them at the contact point. Is this a valid concern?

    Does anyone have any suggestions for alternatives to the two I've mentioned? I like the stability and portability of in-line stands like these two, and since the stand will eventually occupy a corner in my office, the tripod-mount circular-arranged tube stand won't do.

    Thanks for any advice you can offer!

  2. Speedbird

    Speedbird Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2000
    Northern Virginia
    Why not build your own? $20 for 1/2" fibreboard and another $20ish for carpet & glue.
  3. Hey 72B I picked up the Warwick stand about a month ago, not a probelem yet. I could tell you a long story about getting it but won't. I would suggest getting one from MF and they will also probally send you 2 by mistake. Shhh.
  4. If you're worried about the rubber breaking down and leaving marks why not buy some cheap black fabric and cover it in that ? Quick fix and you can still use the stand that you like.

    Just a thought.
  5. 72beetle


    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Thanks for the advice guys, I appreciate it!

    Chaoslord, I didn't think about covering the foam with fabric, good idea.

    Speedbird, I thought about that, but I want something portable, and if I threw it together myself, it probably wouldn't be... last time I built something, I accidentally screwed it to the floor : (

    Gruffpuppy, man, I'd love to, especially if they're having a 2-for-1 sale because of incompetence, but my only method of payment online is PayPal, which they don't take. I see 'em on ebay all the time though, so I'll probly get one there.

  6. Well...
    I can't get anything from MF because...well, last time I tried the billing address and shipping address both have to be in the US, and my mom's credit card billing address is in Hong Kong. :(

    Well, the do have those Fender case stands in Hong Kong...and my only complaints are:
    1) It seems kinda flimsy, but it hasn't fallen apart or even come near it
    2) Because of the offset countour body of the Jazz-style bass, you have to angle it kinda funny in order for it to stand without falling out...but even then, the neck still sticks out a wee bit, and stretches the leather strap thingy that's used to prevent your basses/guitars from falling out.

    So...until that thing falls apart on me, I'm more than happy to have it. :)
    Oh yeah, but I've got the one that holds 3 electric guitars, so if I get a new bass I'll have to put my Yamaha Pacifica guitar in its gigbag in my closet or something... :D
  7. David-Adler


    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    I have a Rockstand, and its great.

    Not a problem yet.

  8. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I've got one too, they're great. Saves a ton of space in my closet!
  9. I got one of the 5 soace Rockstands for Christmas from my spouse and I think it's great. I have basses with several different finishes and haven't noticed any problems (IMO don't worry about it). I have even shared it on a few gigs with the wimpy guitar player to try to cut down on clutter on the band stand. The rubber will break down over the years, 10 years best guess, and some things will speed the demise of it like sunlight and cigarette smoke.
  10. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Hey man i bought my rock stand because the first time i ever seen was at a victor wooten show and he used one! I doubt that he would put his stuff on them if it was crap! And steffan from dave mathews puts hes dolphin pro and others on it! I love mine very sturdy and safe!
  11. Has anyone seen or got the Warwick Rockstand?

    The best stable stand I have seen so far. I got a 5 way one for stage use and a 7 way one for home.
    £39 for the 5, and £49 for the 7, very good value IMO. Much better than the unbalanced 2 way tripod type I’ve been using.
    Also the first stand I’ve been happy about putting my T-bird on.


  12. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    The stand looks good. I'm in the market for a good stable stand too. May I say that seeing 7 basses arranged together like that in a row always makes my heart beat faster. :) Nice living room too - I like the coffee table that looks like a speaker! ;)
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    We sell them were we work & sell them faster than we get them in stock. Very nice stand!!!! I'd buy one for my house but my daughter would have a feild day & I'd have 5 less basses. :D
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  14. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Anybody got one of the stands that will hold 5 basses. I would like to know the dimensions, if they are made well, and any other info, pro or con. Thanks. Currently I am using two of the Hamilton type and keep a four-string and a five-string handy. I would like to have access to more basses without having to dig them out and rotate them with the two on the Hamilton stands. I think I may have room for one of the Warwick 5-instrument type (actually, I could fill four of those stands). I don't really want to hang any on the wall.
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Turock, I took the liberty of merging this and the other 2 Rockstand threads. If you don't find what you need in this thread, I'm sure that other replies will be in shortly.:)
  16. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Thats great, thanks.
  17. Hey, seein as ur on about stands, could u check out my post in the miscellaneous section entitled "What would you like to see in a bass and amp stand?"? I'm doin research for a stand i'm making for my A-level design project, you views might be of great help to me. Thanks