Trumpet Stand!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Lo, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. Lo

    Lo New Friend

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    Hi all!

    I just got a trumpet stand for Christmas and was wondering about a few questions. (It is a Konig and Meyer 3 leg stand)

    1. Does using the stand scratch or damage the bell in any way?

    2. Should I use a stand in performance?

    3. What stands do you guys use and when?

    Thanks!
     
  2. camelbrass

    camelbrass Mezzo Forte User

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    Hi there

    1. I've never had a stand damage a bell

    2.I use a stand all the time for both trumpet and flugel

    3.I use K&M 5 leg stands..difficult not to use them when you play in a section and change instruments.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards


    Trevor
     
  3. alanbach

    alanbach Pianissimo User

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    I use a K&M 5 leg stand..stick a yellow duster over it or any thin cloth...it will help to protect the inside of the bell.
     
  4. Horn of Praise

    Horn of Praise Pianissimo User

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    Hamilton (model 500) three-leg stand. Chrome-plated and built like a tank. It looks like it could pass for "drum equipment". :)
     
  5. DrunkIQ

    DrunkIQ Pianissimo User

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    my cat are able to knock over the horns on the k&m 3 leg stands but not the 5 leg stands...

    get the 5 leg if you get the k&m

    -marc
     
  6. Lo

    Lo New Friend

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    Well I just got this new piece of equipment for Christmas so I do not think it would be too polite to return it or get another one since that is what I asked for. Is the 3 leg stand really that bad? Or is there some way I can modify it so it is more sturdier? Thanks for all your help!
     
  7. DrunkIQ

    DrunkIQ Pianissimo User

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    unless you have a cat that slides across the floor and into your horns then I would not worry about it..
     
  8. Welk

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    I have a 3 leg K&M stand and I love it. I see no need of getting a 5 leg one!
     
  9. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

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    I have a K&M 3 leg stand too and although I've never had a problem with it, I prefer my "vintage" Hamilton trumpet stand that I got back in 1986 as a Sophomore in high school. The K&M is steady enough that it would have to take a pretty bump before your horn got knocked over.

    For a short time I was using my K&M stand for my my trumpet and my Hamilton stand for my flugel, but I finally broke down and got a 5-leg K&M flugel stand and other than the fact that it sits so low and I have to bend over to pick up my horn, something that I don't have to do with the Hamilton (I'm lazy! :D) I really like it a lot.
     
  10. dcstep

    dcstep Mezzo Piano User

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    I've been using the K&M three-leg and five-leg stands for around 20-years. I had a three-leg fall over ONCE, damaging the 2d slide. Get a 5-leg.

    Dave
     

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