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Wood stand

Discussion in 'Accessories [DB]' started by kinghq1, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. kinghq1


    Oct 11, 2013
  2. What about Jake de Villier's stand design? Go to his website, click on the workshop link, and scroll down. I made one last week, and I'm pretty happy.

    KUNGfuSHERIFF Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    Upstate NY
    I have one of the Laabs stands. It was thrown in with a bass I bought last year. Nice from a distance, pretty cheesy up close. Certainly not something I'd pay $130 for.
  4. I used several stands I found online as inspiration (amongst others Jake de Villier's stand) and made this simple stand:

    Completed stand, still unpainted (somehow this picture shows portrait on Windows and landscape on the iPad...)

    Unpainted in more detail

    Painted/stained stand detail shot 1

    Painted/stained stand detail shot 2

    Painted/stained stand detail shot 3 showing the hole for the endpin. I wanted a stand that could hold the bass with the endpin at the correct length for me

    Painted/stained stand detail shot 4


    Later I made another one for my daughters 1/16th bass and they look very nice side by side!

    After the first version I had to make a new one that was bit higher as I had measured the endpin length wrong... I made it to the same design but higher and with the same "wings" at the bottom. But while fitting the bass inside my home I found out something I had not taken into account... The ceiling was too low to get the bass out! So, as I had this time calculated in bit of extra room at the bottom, I had opportunity to lower the whole stand. But in the process the wings had to go... Kind of a shame as I liked the look with wings better... I recycled the old stand to make the stand out for my daughters bass.

    It is very easy to think up a design as it is in fact just a wooden box...
  5. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    Maybe easy to think up but not so easy to actually build. I sure couldn't! You've done a beautiful job. Do you take orders for them? :)
  6. byrdzeye


    Mar 28, 2013
    Toronto, ON
    I built one "bassed" upon Jake's design and it works very well. I'm gonna make another one soon, as the end pieces (the 2x10's) are a bit sloppy because I had to free-cut the beveled edges. I especially like that it takes up very little space in my music room as compared to a standard folding metal bass stand.