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Manhasset Shaft Lock for Manhasset Music Stand

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The Manhasset 2400 Shaft Lock fits onto all Manhasset music stand shafts, instantly allowing you to have your stand (shaft) support up to 75 lbs. Wit...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Manhasset 2400 Shaft Lock fits onto all Manhasset music stand shafts, instantly allowing you to have your stand (shaft) support up to 75 lbs. With the shaft lock's fingertip twist mechanism, you can quickly adjust and lock the height of your music stand at any position.

FEATURES
  • Locks on to all Manhasset music stand shafts
  • Fingertip twist mechanism for easy adjusting
  • Gives stand ability to support up to 75 lb.
  • Stand sold separately
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime warranty
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Shaft Lock for Manhasset Music Stand
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holds items securely (10)
  • Stable (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Portable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Handy Little Gem

I have used it for 5 months and have been so pleased that I am considering giving them as gifts. If you have ever tried to write notes on a pile of charts at...Read complete review

I have used it for 5 months and have been so pleased that I am considering giving them as gifts. If you have ever tried to write notes on a pile of charts at rehearsal as the stand slowly sinks down under your arm you will love this. Every aspect of this lock is what I expected. only minor complaint is that it's a little tight to lock/unlock so it takes two hands I gave it a solid 4 out of 5 just because it has to live on the road for a while earn a 5.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't waste your time/money!

Bought 7 of these things. They're ALL too tight, even unlocked, making it VERY difficult to adjust height. A couple of them were so tight (unlocked) I had to try several different...Read complete review

Bought 7 of these things. They're ALL too tight, even unlocked, making it VERY difficult to adjust height. A couple of them were so tight (unlocked) I had to try several different music stands to find one with which they'd move at all. At least they do hold securely when locked. Another would not install tightly to the stand base no matter how hard I tightened the mounting screw; again with trial and error I was able to fit it to ONE of our stands.

Further, WHY would you make these things so you have to turn them counterclockwise to lock? Never heard of "Lefty-Loosey/Righty-Tighty"? Extremely unintuitive, and especially liable to misuse/damage by the mix of 60-80 nonprofessionals who will be using them here on a regular basis.

Finally, I asked for feedback from our musicians and have already heard from one professional musician who has experience with these things that they don't function for long and start slipping (locked) fairly quickly. Hopefully, the fact that they're currently almost too tight to use now will forestall this failure mode a bit…

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(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Handy Little Gem

By Rocky-gkXi7

from Michigan

Comments about Shaft Lock for Manhasset Music Stand:

I have used it for 5 months and have been so pleased that I am considering giving them as gifts. If you have ever tried to write notes on a pile of charts at rehearsal as the stand slowly sinks down under your arm you will love this. Every aspect of this lock is what I expected. only minor complaint is that it's a little tight to lock/unlock so it takes two hands I gave it a solid 4 out of 5 just because it has to live on the road for a while earn a 5.

 
5.0

So far, so great! Holds very heavy music books!

By LSeltzer

from Fresh Meadows, NY (NYC)

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Holds Items Securely
  • Portable
  • Stable

Cons

  • Hard to adjust

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Shaft Lock for Manhasset Music Stand:

We have a clarinet quartet. This device is being used on our Manhasset Voyager stands. Our books - 1.5" - are very heavy - about 150 arrangements. Maybe...10-12 pounds. These locks are rated at 75 pounds. We're not going to test that theory. It's the same as the Voyager stand lock, just one that comes off. Takes a few extra seconds to set it, but it's completely worth it! Did a gig with it this past weekend and for the first time in years, I did not have to re-adjust my stand!

 
5.0

It works as advertised.

By manx

from st.louis

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Holds Items Securely
  • Portable
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Shaft Lock for Manhasset Music Stand:

      No problem with this product. It holds the height of the stand with plenty of weight on it. Good purchase.

       
      5.0

      The shaft lock works great. I recommend this part.

      By Don

      from Austin TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Holds Items Securely
      • Portable
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Shaft Lock for Manhasset Music Stand:

        This shaft lock works great. My "book" weights about 7 to 8 pounds and my Manhasset stand could not hold it up. No problem now. It's easy to use and hardly noticeable. Great price too.

         
        1.0

        Don't waste your time/money!

        By HyeMikey

        from Richland, WA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Functional
          • Poor quality control
          • Unstable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Shaft Lock for Manhasset Music Stand:

            Bought 7 of these things. They're ALL too tight, even unlocked, making it VERY difficult to adjust height. A couple of them were so tight (unlocked) I had to try several different music stands to find one with which they'd move at all. At least they do hold securely when locked. Another would not install tightly to the stand base no matter how hard I tightened the mounting screw; again with trial and error I was able to fit it to ONE of our stands.

            Further, WHY would you make these things so you have to turn them counterclockwise to lock? Never heard of "Lefty-Loosey/Righty-Tighty"? Extremely unintuitive, and especially liable to misuse/damage by the mix of 60-80 nonprofessionals who will be using them here on a regular basis.

            Finally, I asked for feedback from our musicians and have already heard from one professional musician who has experience with these things that they don't function for long and start slipping (locked) fairly quickly. Hopefully, the fact that they're currently almost too tight to use now will forestall this failure mode a bit…

             
            4.0

            Works great

            By MarkB

            from Grafton, Iowa

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Holds Items Securely
            • Portable
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Shaft Lock for Manhasset Music Stand:

              Works like it says. Very snug - rarely need to tighten it and I have song sheets in a 3-ring binder with 300+ sheets in plastic sleeves.

               
              5.0

              EXCELLENT PRODUCT

              By WayneW

              from Rogers, Arkansas

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Holds Items Securely
              • Portable
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Shaft Lock for Manhasset Music Stand:

                I play a lot of gigs from heavy, bulky gig books, so squatting music stands have been a life-long problem. I bought 3 of this item, one for myself, and two as gifts for musician friends. Everyone is delighted with it. Installation is fairly easy, and once installed the shaft-lock engages and disengages with a simple 1/4 twist of the device. Be advised, though, that installation of the shaft-lock requires use of screwdriver and wrench, and involves partial disassembly and re-assembly of the stand, so this is not something that you could expect to easily remove and take with you. You should consider it a permanent part of the stand after installation.

                 
                5.0

                Wonderful Product

                By Rick Rodriguez

                from San Francisco

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Compact
                • Holds Items Securely
                • Portable
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Shaft Lock for Manhasset Music Stand:

                  I have a conductor's Manhasset stand. With the weight of music and books, the stand would not hold and stay in place. The shaft kept sliding! I was about to purchase another stand, when this small devise caught my attention. Let me say, this devise solved my issue! For a rather small investment, I am able to keep my stand!

                   
                  5.0

                  Works as advertised

                  By eplus17

                  from central Illinois

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Holds Items Securely

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Shaft Lock for Manhasset Music Stand:

                    My stand will now hold up a three inch thick book of 11x14 inch scores. Even with the lock "unlocked," somewhat more force is needed to adjust the stand height than without the lock. For me this is a plus; my stands have custom made, heavy (more stable, nesting) bases, and we can now pick up them by the top without worrying about the base sinking away on its own. The locks seem durable; my first lock still works great after a year of regular use, and all six of my stands now have them. More recently, I used music stand shafts with these locks in making portable stands for cellos and contra-clarinets; the locks keep the two sections of the extended shaft from twisting relative to each other when holding the instrument, but still allow easy shortening of the shaft for portability.

                     
                    5.0

                    Holds like the rock of Gibraltar!

                    By Harpo

                    from Winona MN

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Holds Items Securely
                    • Portable
                    • Stable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Shaft Lock for Manhasset Music Stand:

                      This support for the music stand ensures a HEAVY three ring gig book and
                      stand light are held without the stand sliding down under the weight!

                       
                      5.0

                      Keeps Stand in Position

                      By Comeback Player

                      from Preston, CT

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                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Holds Items Securely
                      • Stable

                      Cons

                      • NONE

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Shaft Lock for Manhasset Music Stand:

                      Purchased for band conductor's stand rehab. This allows for a multiple scores and a plexiglass wind shield while keeping the stand height securely where you want it.

                       
                      5.0

                      Nice fix it product

                      By J

                      from CA

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                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Holds Items Securely
                      • Portable
                      • Stable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Shaft Lock for Manhasset Music Stand:

                        This works great to lock the stand height on a Manhasset stand. I was having real trouble with my folding Manhasset, which I use on gigs, dropping down under the weight of music + mute holder and mutes. The stand lock takes care of this problem completely. I think it should be part of the standard stand and not just an add-on...

                         
                        5.0

                        Manhasset Stand Shaft Lock

                        By Brenda

                        from Sebastian, Florida

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Stable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Shaft Lock for Manhasset Music Stand:

                            Our worship team is VERY pleased that our stands no longer slide down during worship! Cost-effective solution for otherwise perfectly good stands. One of the eight we ordered doesn't work properly.
                            Wish we had had these back in middle school band, when we seemed to always have the high school's hand-me-down stands . . .

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