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Manhasset 52-MH Voyager Music Stand
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For years, traveling musicians have tried to find the stability of the Manhasset sheet music stands in a portable, folding design. The Model 52-MH Vo...Click To Read More About This Product
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A must for the traveling musician.
For years, traveling musicians have tried to find the stability of the Manhasset sheet music stands in a portable, folding design. The Model 52-MH Voyager Stand is the perfect answer to that request. Its lever-locking mechanism allows for easy assembly and removal of the desk, and its height range allows it to be used sitting or standing.
The height of this music stand varies from 26" to 48" (lip to floor) with a maximum overall height of 60-1/2". The desk is 20" wide x 12 1/2" high.
- Made in the USA
- Lifetime warranty
- Desk: 20" wide x 12-1/2" high.
- Height varies from 26" to 48" (lip to floor) with a maximum overall height of 60-1/2".
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Overall good stand- I used it for 2 years in a big band. Just like the regular stands, except easier to transport. the locking mechanism that connects the top to the base could be a bit sturdier, but haven't had any major problems with it.Great if you need a portable stand to blend in with the standard black stand, but on the pricey side if you just need a portable stand without the need to blend in with other stands. Its also much larger than the typical wire stand (since the top is the same top on a regular stand).
Well, I wish I could write a review of this stand. But I ordered it on Jan 7th, and it still hasn't been shipped yet. At the time it was listed with an availability date of Jan 12th. Now, 37 days later, it is listed as 32 days. Does that mean I'll have to walt 69 days to get this thing? Why show a product you can't get?Yes, I know this won't be posted. But please do something about it!!!! My complaint to service came back with a canned reply about backorders, and ignored all of my questions.
This is a tough item to review because it's something of a niche item, and it's mainly a matter of having the right expectations.The Voyager is a portable music holder with adjustable tilt and height. It fits somewhere in-between the typical lightweight folding music stand and a full-weight fixed stand. It's not as portable as the folding stands because it uses a full-sized solid desk, but it's far more portable than the steel-and-lead Manhassets I remember from grade school.The only differences from the full-size Manhassets are the plastic quick-release clamp for the desk (the desk is otherwise identical to their Symphony stand) and the lightweight folding legs.Making it portable invariably means some tradeoffs. It doesn't feel quite as stable as their fixed stands, but it should hold most any reasonably-sized music books. I find it more convenient and stable than the usual cheap stand; it won't wiggle around in the wind, and the leg spacing can be varied to provide a better fit in awkward spaces.The adjustments rely on friction alone, the usual design for Manhasset stands. (The tilt mechanism does have a screw/nut for adjusting the amount of friction.) If you have visions of the music desk slowly descending because the shaft starts slipping... well, it could happen. Manhasset sells a separate "shaft lock" to prevent this, or one could improvise with a pipe clamp.I wanted something I could use at home and occasionally take elsewhere, and the Voyager represents a reasonable compromise. And replacement parts are available, so if anything breaks it should be fixable without having to buy a whole new stand.
Hello, I purchased a Petersen folding stand about a year ago. I play guitar in several jazz ensembles, both large and small, and sometimes get called for a classical gig. When I'm teaching, practicing or recording, (which is what 75% of my time is devoted to,) I use different music stand, something more stable, expensive, and unfortunately, bulky. I needed a stand to bring on the road, something to hold my charts and one that I could do some last-minute editing on. Obviously, those chrome, flimsy metal stands were out of the question. Ther Petersen looked wonderful, great features, but was very cheaply made. I understand plastics can be very sturdy, but there the stand was flimsy, needed constant adjustment, and did not hold a fake book very well. I spotted this Manhasset Voyager and thought it might do the trick. No, it is not as fancy as the Petersen, but what good are features if you can't use the final product? I bought the tote bag, (a must!) and while the full-size, full-weight "desk" is bulky, it also tried and true. The rest of the stand is not quite as heavy duty as the regular Manhassets, but it is close, and for a portable stand, it is the best. The bag has storage for your music, for the desk, and the stand all in seperate compartment to keep the parts from scratching each other, and keep your music from getting bent. All in all, this is the best portable stand I've found, and I use it whenever I'm traveling to a gig, amateur recording session or a private lesson. The biggest drawbacks are the plastic reciever on the desk, the full size desk's bulk, and the lighter-duty stand. The benefits are the desk's utility, the stand's compact size, and the tote bag. So, go ahead, you won't find a better portable stand anywhere,(just make sure to buy the tote!)
I've had this stand now for about a year and it has lived up to everything it claims to be. Easy setup, easy storage and great protability. I would recommend this music stand to anyone who travels and needa a sturdy music stand.
This stand is an excellent compromise between the heavy, solid Manhasset stands we all know so well, and the folding wire stands which fall over if you put more than one piece of music on them, or if the wind blows, or if you breathe on it... It's kind of a tight fit in the tote bag, but it will fit if you collapse the stand as far as it will go, and push the top end of the main tube in first, then zip it up around the feet.
This stand is perfect for folks who need a good stand that is portable. Very sturdy, yet it can collapse into a reasonable size to be transported.