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Preferred bass guitar stand?


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I've got several different stands. The one in the original post is pretty conventional, and I've got a few of those in the house. They're stable, but not necessarily workable for gigging.

 

More recently I've been using a Fender stand that's pretty small and will fit easily in a gig bag:

 

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The trick with this one is to keep it out of the line of fire of anyone who can bump into the instrument. It's a tradeoff. It's super portable, but it's not built like a tank. So WHERE you place the stand is very important.

 

I've also got a couple of folding 2 instrument stands that are pretty compact and will also fit in a gig bag. They were made by a company called A Flat Stands, but I don't think they're on the market anymore.

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My own is this one: always handy, out of the reach of children and I saved a lot on pictures and posters hanging the whole connection.

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By the way, I bought this 614F almost by accident -- as a replacement for the backup bass that I did not play anymore -- but I am absolutely in love with it, especially with those flatwound Dogals (round core flats).

 

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Like Nicklab, I use the small Fender stand. Inexpensive and easily portable. Never had a problem with it falling over from drunks or anyone else. Of course, you could always just put your bass back in the case between sets, but I like seeing it standing there on stage.
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This one works for me. A jazz bass is not symmetrical and the kind of stand in the original post never works.

 

I use the same kind of stand the OP uses and I have no problems with my jazz basses or my Guild pilot which has a more exaggerated jazz bass shape.

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This one works for me. A jazz bass is not symmetrical and the kind of stand in the original post never works.

 

I use the same kind of stand the OP uses and I have no problems with my jazz basses or my Guild pilot which has a more exaggerated jazz bass shape.

I agree. The bottom cradle rocks (so to speak) so it's self-adjusting. Thunderbirds are fine on 'em as well.

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This one works for me. A jazz bass is not symmetrical and the kind of stand in the original post never works.

 

More importantly (as I discovered, to my horror, and my fresh expense of a broken neck on my Ibanez), those cradle stands WILL tip forward and dump the axe over.

 

These, OTOH, are rock-stable and don't move.

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I own two of these:

 

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One stays at home, and the other one comes to shows.

 

Pros: Really securely holds several guitars and basses of pretty much any size. Looks cool.

 

Cons: They ain't cheap, and the footprint is kinda large. Doesn't fit into another bag.

 

When we share a bill with other bands, I can set it up on one side of the stage and leave it for everyone to use. Keeps the stage a little neater and safer for the instruments.

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I also have a couple of those Markbass stick-on stands. They actually work pretty well, although I don't use them much due to the wood floors in my house. The bottom strap button tends to scratch the flooring.

I got mine as freebies back at the first BPL.

 

(I am still using quite a bit of the free stuff I got there, come to think of it...)

 

To point, my main stand for years has been an Ultimate stand, The GS-200 GS-200 2 pack , (although I have just the one stand). I got one almost 10 years ago because it was sturdy, effective, and foldable. It'd fit in the gig bag I used at the time. It has proven very reliable, and I still use it every day at home, now for the Jazz bass.

 

Being on a budget more nowadays, though, I recently picked up these, Musician's Gear stands on a 2 stands for $10 bucks deal. Cheap and effective, the only real drawback seems to be a lack of "keeper" to assure security for the bass from knocks and bumps.

A rubber band or hairtie seems to be the answer here.

 

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Hercules stands.

Pound for pound the most boring Steve Reeves movie.

 

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Just an hour and 33 minutes of this.

I was done after five or six minutes. Sheesh.

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Hercules stands.

Pound for pound the most boring Steve Reeves movie.

 

http://www.athlete.ru/fotos/profi/reeves/steve_reeves_039.jpg

 

Just an hour and 33 minutes of this.

I was done after five or six minutes. Sheesh.

 

See, now that line in "Rocky Horror" about "watching an old Steve Reeves movie" makes sense to me.

Things are just the way they are, and they're only going to get worse.

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I have an a-frame stand. I never use it at home - it comes along in my big gig bag (with all the cables, mics, extension cords, etc.).

 

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With the Kinal, which a symmetrical body, I don't need a stand. It has two strap buttons so standing it up means the wood doesn't touch the floor.

I tried my new J-Bass style Lull in the A-Frame stand, and it doesn't work. I now have to consider buying a new one (like Jeremy's), though this experience reminds me why I considered a G&L JB2 - I hate non-symmetrical bodies.

 

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I'd really like to get one of these, but Eileen won't hear of it.

 

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On stage I think this one is pretty useful, if your cabinet is tall enough and finished with carpet, not my case.

I put the bass inside the gig bag whenever I am not playing it: call me pessimistic.

 

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I use these too. 2 of 'em One on each side of my cab- two basses & it holds 'em well & great for tight stages. Also, dimwits iin the audience cant just 'pick up' yr bass.....

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On stage I think this one is pretty useful, if your cabinet is tall enough and finished with carpet, not my case.

I put the bass inside the gig bag whenever I am not playing it: call me pessimistic.

 

http://www.markbass.it/upload_area/products/0/bass_keeper.jpg

 

 

I use 2 of these. GREAT & Stops ppl from simply picking up yr bass. Great for tight stages too

If yr cab ain't carpeted, U can simply loop it around the side handle. For my SMALL Berg cabs I often use 'em on their side- that way even a top 'flat' typ handle works with this bass holder.

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