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Hi All,

 

I'm looking for a part for my Invisible stand. It's one of those small, plastic square tube end caps that plugs into the top of the stand (see picture). According to my ruler, the square tube measures 3/4" so I ordered some end caps from the company at the link below (part # 35-34-6). They are ridiculously inexpensive, so I ordered a few 1" end caps, just in case.

 

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Well, to my surprise, neither fits! The 3/4" end cap is too small, and the 1" end cap is too large. In the interim, I've been placing a small piece of rubber on top of the stand, and once my second-tier keyboard sits on top of it, this works fine. I only use the Invisible stand for my smaller rehearsal rig, but it's still a bit of a annoyance/hassle to do this every time, so I'd like to find an end cap that precisely fits into the top of the stand. Any suggestions?

 

Thanks!

 

Invisible Stand.jpg

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."

- George Bernard Shaw

 

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Yeah, I've lost them too. I have pieces of foam taped on. The aesthetics don't bother me, no one sees it when there's a keyboard on it anyway, I just don't want to risk having that exposed metal scratch the underside of a keyboard.

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Dont know if this helps but measure  in metric too. And measure the replacement plugs in metric.

 

In Aussie we have problems in that pre metric we used the imperial sysyem but for decades weve been metric.

 

Meaning upon buying items we have to juggle both measures and hope people selling new old stock they state as imperial isnt metric or visa versa.

 

Example all our old houses are built with imperial sizes yet we have to buy modern replacements in metric. Sometimes its a direct size replacement but others its a complete redo in a metric size meaning changing stuff. It makes me very wary when buying stuff.

 

Unlikely but Is there a chance that company is selling a batch of metric plugs as imperial???

 

Or is there a chance the stands were made with metric tubing (i doubt this as im sure those are US made stands)

 

Solution if you cant find simply buy oversized solid rubber plugs and simply file down the over sized tongue till you reach 3/4. Assuming the tounge goes inside the tube and not over the tube. Or if you are handy make a plug in wood and rasp down till desired shape and size is achieved. Certain  Wood can be appropriately soft on keyboard or get some teflon bar.

 

If it goes over the tube it could be shimmed with tape till the plug fit tightly.

 

Or either in or over simply siliconed/glued in if not needing to come out

 

Alternatively the mentioned 3d printing is a go you could supply those on here who need them

 

 

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Did a quick check

 

3/4" is 19mm in metric (19.05 to be precise) hence the closest tube around thst size in metric would be 20mm so if the tubing actually properly measured out at 20mm a proper 3/4" plug would be loose in the tube. Seems unlikely as these stands are made in US I thought.

 

And of coarse 1" is roughly 25.4 mm if i remember correctly so heaps bigger.

 

Now if the stands were made in europe they may have been metric tubes.

 

If you measure a 20mm metric tube with a ruler its easy to mistake it for 3/4 as the size is so close and rulers are imprecise.

 

Its a thing we live with in Aussie because of the metric changover even decades later.

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On 4/9/2022 at 1:34 PM, 16251 said:

Seems like an easy piece to 3D print.

You don't say... 😎

 

Top: Series-2 factory caps

Bottom: Series-3 caps I printed for Moonglow.

 

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~ vonnor

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Hardware: Kurzweil Forte7, Korg Kronos 2

Software: Cantabile 3, Halion Sonic 3 and assorted VST plug-ins.

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Update:

 

Vonnor's end caps are a tremendous success! This product is of the highest quality and craftsmanship. I can tell they will be way more durable than the original end caps. Cool thing is that I'll think of his thoughtfulness and kind gesture every time I set up that stand! 

 

 

 

 

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"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."

- George Bernard Shaw

 

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You're too kind, Chris. I do this work as a hobby because it's fun. Glad I can help out another KC-er!

 

~ vonnor

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Hardware: Kurzweil Forte7, Korg Kronos 2

Software: Cantabile 3, Halion Sonic 3 and assorted VST plug-ins.

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