I'm getting a Spider stand for my horn from: http://www.pickmusic.net/trumpets.htm
It's the blue one in the pictures with 6 legs.
Don't ask me what the other stands are though.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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