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Hercules Stands istand Electric Guitar Stand  

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    Hercules Stands

    Compact, attractive, strong, and practical.

    The smooth, flowing lines of Hercules' istand™ for electric guitars allows it to fit inside the pouch pocket of almost any gig bag. No sharp edges ensures there will be no damage your precious instrument. A metal core and retracting rear legs provide exceptional stability, while the durable, injection-molded plastic exterior will withstand years of abuse. Sets up and tears down in seconds. 8" diameter and less than 2" height so it fits easily in virtually any gig bag pouch. Like all Hercules stands, the istand is safe for most nitrocellulose lacquer finish guitars*.

    *Hercules tests for many types of nitro finish, however some guitar manufacturers change their nitro mixture often. Guitars should never be stored on a stand—always in the case.

    Features

    • Compact design fits in the pouch of almost any gig bag
    • No sharp edges ensures damage-free use

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    Review Snapshot®

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    Hercules Standsistand Electric Guitar Stand
     
    3.7

    (based on 89 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (11)

    68%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (74)
    • Portable (71)
    • Stable (38)
    • Holds items securely (35)

    Cons

    • Unstable (24)
    • Flimsy (9)
    • Not functional (6)

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (37)
    • Performances (31)
    • Outdoor events / games (21)
    • Amateur recording (11)
    • Professional recording (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (37), Professional musician (35), Novice (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

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    Although probably the most innovative compact and interesting looking guitar stand, after working with it for a year I have to give it a thumbs down. Fender Strats because of their contoured body will...Read complete review

    Although probably the most innovative compact and interesting looking guitar stand, after working with it for a year I have to give it a thumbs down. Fender Strats because of their contoured body will not sit in the stand as well as a guitar with an even lower back like a Les Paul so that one has to take a few more seconds to carefully turn the Strat if you want it to be optimally supported. Your guitar will also sit in the stand with a strong leaning-back angle which you may not like and also may present you with the uncomfortable feeling of neck vulnerability. The stand is easy to accidentally step on when its empty if your not keeping an eye out for it. If you do that, the back leg(s) will bend and you may have to disassemble it in order to bend the legs back properly like I had to. After doing that, a little while later someone else stepped on it and bend it again so that one of the legs no longer compacts. It's a cool stand but it's got too many design shortcomings for the road or anywhere in my opinion. I also feel it's overpriced. I would stay away from it. On the other hand it will fit in your guitar pouch - I'll sacrifice that luxury for more security!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Does the job but not great

    I bought this stand because I wanted something that would fit in my gig bag. While it's great from a portability standpoint, it's not the most stable stand out there. You really gotta...Read complete review

    I bought this stand because I wanted something that would fit in my gig bag. While it's great from a portability standpoint, it's not the most stable stand out there. You really gotta make sure that your guitar is seated properly, especially if you have a guitar with an asymmetical body like a strat.

    It will not hold fender basses at all.

    Also, the guitar leans very far back.

    One really nice positive is that it functions superbly as a tilt back amp stand if you don't extend the arms that hold the guitar body. I've been using it as such and ended up buying the TravLite model, which is 100 x more stable and still fits in my gig bag, albeit not as compact.
    This is a great idea. It's nice and compact, but it falls short of it's intended purpose.
    It seems sturdy enough. Haven't had any problems.
    I don't think this stand is worth the price. The TravLite model is less expensive and is miles ahead of this one. This should be less expensive.

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    4.0

    Works for Me

    By old picker

    from Wichita, KS

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Set Up
    • Portable
    • Small Easy To Carry
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Holds Small Instruments
      • Performances

      Comments about Hercules Stands istand Electric Guitar Stand:

      I use it to hold a micro electric bass, or a mandolin during gigs. It folds up easily and doesn't take up much room when stored.

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      5.0

      Low profile stand

      By blindguy

      from H-Town

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Holds Items Securely
      • Portable
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Hercules Stands istand Electric Guitar Stand:

        Bought this on sale and the biggest problem I have so far is I didn't get two. This fits and secures my Jaguar. I can set it up then slap or bump into my guitar and it doesn't knock over. What else you do need a stand to do? Rubber holds really well and it looks all futuristic when you pull it out. Being relatively the same price as any other guitar stand, I am more than satisfied with the hercules stand.

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        3.0

        An OK LITTLE STAND

        By Marcat

        from North Carolina

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Holds Items Securely

        Cons

        • Have To Carefully Positio
        • Unstable

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Hercules Stands istand Electric Guitar Stand:

        I needed a simple floor stand for an electric guitar. This one is pretty fair. I like the compact shape and design but feel the legs could be about a half inch longer for added stability.

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        5.0

        Looks Like A Frisby; Works Great!

        By Johanan

        from New Mexico

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Holds Items Securely
        • Portable
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Hercules Stands istand Electric Guitar Stand:

          I have a small recording studio and space is at a premium. With the Hercules I was able to nestle my electric and my classical guitar together in the space of one.

          Looks great, brightens up the studio and is surprisingly sturdy and well-built.

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          5.0

          Why Not?

          By Barcode Screamer

          from Winchester, Va

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Holds Items Securely
          • Portable
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Hercules Stands istand Electric Guitar Stand:

            The stand works great. Sets up in a few seconds but hides in a gig bag easily. Pull out the back legs and flip the top open and it's ready. I Sharpied "The Decepticon" on mine...Lol! What do you have to lose on this one? Electric guitars only. Nothing thicker than a Les Paul.

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            5.0

            For ELECTRIC GUITARS, Ukes, Mandolins...

            By JamExam

            from Charlotte NC

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Holds Items Securely
            • Portable
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Hercules Stands istand Electric Guitar Stand:

              This is NOT a one-size-fits-all stand so if you are looking for a stand for every instrument get something else. This stand is good for thin bodied electric guitars, Ukuleles, Mandolin, etc. Basses and Acoustic Guitars will NOT fit on this stand. We have 2 of them in our lesson studios. When the proper instrument is on it, it works as advertised. It breaks down small and flat for transport which is a nice touch. Don't forget to pull out the legs in the back (Directions are on the bottom).

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              5.0

              Love it

              By optimaloc

              from Tallahassee, FL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Holds Items Securely
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Hercules Stands istand Electric Guitar Stand:

                I love this stand. I got it for a steal, thinking I'd only be wasting a little bit if it were a bad product, but it is phenomenal. I have two other guitar stands, and the only criticism I can proffer pertaining to this one is that it wobbles VERY SLIGHTLY. I can imagine this would be a concern for the gigging guitarist whose gig involves a lot of movement on stage, but other than that, the product is flawless.

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                4.0

                Worth A Try

                By Wiretwister

                from Waynesboro, MS

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Portable
                • Sturdy Material

                Cons

                • Unstable On Carpet

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Hercules Stands istand Electric Guitar Stand:

                Other than when on a carpeted floor, I can't complain at all about this stand. I can't say for sure that I would trust it when gigging, but that's not why I bought it. The base is quite hefty, so you need not worry about it rocking around, but the retractable legs don't do well on carpet.

                On the other hand, this thing is EXTREMELY portable, it works GREAT on hard flooring, and it looks really cool. It's like a transformer toy for a musician. I am pleased with my purchase.

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                4.0

                GREAT IDEA

                By PIZZ

                from HAUCHUCA CITY AZ

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Portable
                • Small

                Cons

                • Body Style Not For All
                • Flimsy
                • Not Great For A Strat

                Best Uses

                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Hercules Stands istand Electric Guitar Stand:

                STRAT BODY STYLE NOT THE BEST FOR THE STAND..
                THE STAND IS A GREAT IDEA AND IS VERY WELL BUILT.
                PIZZSTRINGS

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                3.0

                better than laying guitar up to an amp

                By Turtle

                from Fort Lauderdale,Fl

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to use
                • Portable

                Cons

                • Semi Stable

                Best Uses

                • Around House
                • Home Studio
                • Jams

                Comments about Hercules Stands istand Electric Guitar Stand:

                Better than leaning guitar on an amp,like jams you go to,put it in front of amp,not in open where someone can knock guitar over,just make sure it's seated properly and guitar is seated properly in stand.I will never use gig bags,and would not put in gig bag if I did,so I don't know about that,just carry it it's small .For gigs I use rockstand by warwick,holds 5 guitars,but I only put 3 on it, as to not bang guitars in to one another

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