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I just got a trumpet stand for Christmas and was wondering about a few questions. (It is a ...
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?
Mezzo Forte User
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.
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.
Hamilton (model 500) three-leg stand. Chrome-plated and built like a tank. It looks like it could pass for "drum equipment". :)
PAUL NELSON - Eclipse White Lightning / Getzen Eterna 900 Classic
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
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!
unless you have a cat that slides across the floor and into your horns then I would not worry about it..
I have a 3 leg K&M stand and I love it. I see no need of getting a 5 leg one!
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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! ) I really like it a lot.
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Mezzo Piano User
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.
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