Trumpet Stand!

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

  1. Spawn

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  2. tom turner

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    Hi,

    I only use my stands at gigs, and I guess I could be accused of overkill!

    Yes, I use Hamilton stands . . . big, heavy and ugly. However, only one of my three Hamiltons is a TRUMPET stand . . . the other two are Hamilton TROMBONE stands!

    The trombone version has much longer legs and is bit taller too.

    I use one trombone stand for my fluglehorn, with the trombone top shortened to fit the flugle properly.

    The other trombone stand is for my short model cornet. I top it off with a Hamilton trumpet stand top.

    Overkill? Nawwwww . . . those three horns sell for over $9,000 . . . and a solid stand is a "cheap" investment.

    Tom

    PS: I don't set my horns on stands at home. Sure, it looks cool . . . but accidents do happen. At home the horns stay cased, coming out only when I'm actually using them.
     
  3. Tootsall

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    Yee HAW!
    I had a 3 leg K & M. We were playing outdoors "on grass" and on a windy day. I put my Bach on the stand while I tried to turn a page and get the "clothespins" reset when my big left foot bumped ever so lightly against the horn. It tipped over and the m/p knocked against the chair leg. A horn sure looks funny when it's in the case with the mouthpiece sticking out one end of the case! Fortunately the shop was able to remove the mouthpiece fairly easily.

    I then bought a 5 leg for my flugel and was so impressed with the additional stability that I also got one for the trumpet. Personally I wouldn't go back to the three leg stand.

    And I agree with Tom...the horn does NOT sit around the house on it's stand. I might put a small pillow on the desk and lay it on that if I get called away from practice for an hour or three, but never overnight. In the case is safest.
     
  4. John Miconi

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    I just purchased a trumpet stand from Pro-tec. It is the heaviest, and the most well built stand I have ever used. For more specific info check out the Protec wesite at www.ptcases.com :)
     
  5. dangeorges

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    I have a Hamilton stand (Model 500 or 550) I got back in the 80s that I still use. It's heavy, but does the job.

    It has tipped (my own fault) and isn't the most stable stand out there. My horn hit a clarinet case in the row in front of me and the horn got several dents in the leadpipe, just short of the crook.

    If I had to replace it, I'd probably go with a lower profile K&M, since I can then store it inside the horn.
     
  6. gbdeamer

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    Just a heads-up, you may want to check the dates on the threads you search.

    This one has had no activity for 6 1/2 years.
     
  7. Hoosier303

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    get one of these Don't Scratch Your Brass! works for K&M and Hamilton. I also use the Hamilton stands for stage work...super heavy.
     
  8. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

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    I baught those for my stands, but they always get stuck in the horn!
     
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I have two of those three legged stands and use them both regularly for all horns except the Monette. Dave said don't use trumpet stands with his horns so I don't. It has something to do with the softer metal bells that he uses.

    Never had a scratch, never got knocked over, never got stolen. I have one in red and one in black.
     

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