Best portable music stand

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by miles71, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. miles71

    miles71 Mezzo Piano User

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    OK guys, here is your homework. With the holiday season coming up we are all traveling to gigs. I am wondering what you guys use as a great portable music stand. I want something with the stability of a full "Band room" black stand with the compact mobility of a swiss army knife.

    Lets hear it!!

    TD
     
  2. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    Hamilton makes a stand with many holes cut out of the music rest, to lighten it. It is a break-down, 2-piece affair that comes with a black carrying bag. There is room for several fakebooks in with top portion. It is NOT a swiss-army knife, but at between 40 and 50 bucks is a good deal. It is well constructed, fully adjustable, and sturdy like the ones used in band. There's even a shoulder strap so you can carry it along with your flug and trumpet cases.
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  3. TrumpEd

    TrumpEd Pianissimo User

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    The Manhassett 'portable' is neither light, small, or IMO portable. It is however very stable and comes with a case that can hold music:shock:. Let's see, double trumpet case, mute/junk bag, music, large portable stand, 2-wheel dolly...Honey we need another mini-vanROFL!!

    Actually I keep using one of those cheesy/cheap folding stands, sometimes with a small ankle weight bag around the bottom. I'd like to see if anyone has a good answer.
     
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  4. Wlfgng

    Wlfgng Piano User

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    I have an assortment of portable stands and I do not like any of them. On some of them, you place a piece of music and it starts to shake and wobble like a new born calf. Others require an Engineering Degree to assemble.

    I have gone back to hauling my regular Manhassett around, it is sturdy, can raise or lower with no issues. It can be a PITA some days but I'd rather do that than wonder if my stand is going to fall over if I turn the page,
     
  5. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    The K&M folding stands, the heavy duty and extra-heavy duty, ones are pretty solid. Not particularly light, but they can hold up whatever you want to put on them.
     
  6. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

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    I have Wenger portable stands.A little pricey but very portable and stable.
     
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    bachstrad72 Pianissimo User

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    bachstrad72 Pianissimo User

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    PS Tony, great job a few weeks ago with your NYTC day. Great clinics! Everyone I talked to had a blast!
     
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    bilboinsa Piano User

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