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Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand  

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Deluxe features; budget cost.

The steel bookplate on the conductor's stand has a return lip with tilting feature, which is removable from the vertical shaft. 18-3/4"W x 13-1/2"H book plate with a 2" lip, 24"-45" adjustable height, 18" base spread, and 1-3/16 center shaft.


 

Deluxe Conductor Music Stand Specifications:

  • 13-1/2"H x 18-3/4"W bookplate
  • 10 lbs.
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Musician's GearDeluxe Conductor Music Stand
 
4.7

(based on 230 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (191)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (123)
  • Holds items securely (111)
  • Portable (99)
  • Compact (60)
  • Durable (11)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (7)
  • Difficult to transport (6)

Best Uses

  • Performances (84)
  • Home studio (81)
  • Outdoor events / games (58)
  • Amateur recording (38)
  • Professional recording (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (72), Professional musician (38), Novice (31)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Stand for Home or Studio

Great for home or studio. I have even ordered a second unit just because I like this one so much. That way, when my cheap bandmates show up to practice we will have...Read complete review

Great for home or studio. I have even ordered a second unit just because I like this one so much. That way, when my cheap bandmates show up to practice we will have plenty of stands for everyone to see the music.
I wasn't sure if I wanted the Conductor's Stand or the less expensive Heavy-Duty folding stand. In the end it was the additional features of this unit that won me over. I've had several of the fully collapsable/portable stands that fold up to fit in small cases and knew that I did not want something that flimsy. One reason is that they just don't hold large music books very well. I wanted something that would hold steadily a book with 200+ pages. Some of my books, such the White Pages type, have 400+ pages, so the foldable models just won't work.

There were three other features that I needed as well. First, a stand should be adjustable so that you can use it while sitting or standing. This means that it should be strong enough that when extended for a standing position it will not wobble or move. Second, the table should be large enough for full size books/sheets to lean against and the shelf (where the book sits) deep enough to hold large volumes. The tiny/cheap stands don't usually have enough room here, so a large book will not sit well. The shelf on this stand is 2" deep, so there's plenty of room for an open book of 200-400 pages. Third, it should be sturdy enough to withstand being moved around the room, adjusted regularly, and allow you to change books/sheets without worrying about it folding or collapsing under the stress. My experience with those tiny folding stands is that they wobble, they fall over easily, and they just don't do well when trying to adjust/move a 200+ page book.
For me, quality is rated in context of price, and this one has plenty of quality. I'm sure the stands used by the LA Philharmonic are probably better, but they are also not paying less than $25 for a stand. So in all, the quality is very good. That's also where the comparison between the "Heavy-Duty" and "Conductor" models became so important. From what I can tell, both have good quality, but in the end the Conductor just seemed to offer a bit more heft and durability. The sheetmetal work is very good. The rounded edges on the desk add strength and keep the edge from becoming a knife in the studio. The shelf is bent into place with a nice clean line so that it is square across the bottom. I'm sure the factor uses a huge press to do this, but even then when working with this type of metal there can be a tendency to warp or show signs of the bend pressure. That doesn't seem to be true here, and the unitl is very well made. Best part is the paint used is thick, so there is no raw metal feel. The paint doesn't feel like it will chip away or wear off quickly, so I'm very happy with that. I also like that there are holes already in place on the desk so that you can add accessories such as a light.
This unit is easily 1/2 the price of similar quality/build stands that I find in local stores. If you're using a stand regularly, and want something to hold books and plenty of sheets, then this is a good quality unit. The heavy duty might be good, too, and it's cheaper, but with the extra features the Conductor unit has I think it is well worth the extra money.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Over 1/3 of my class' stands have Broken

I am a classroom music teacher. I ordered 40 of these stands one year ago, but after having several break, I am now down to only 28 working stands.

The joint...Read complete review

I am a classroom music teacher. I ordered 40 of these stands one year ago, but after having several break, I am now down to only 28 working stands.

The joint connecting the bookplate to the rod extending above the tripod is made of brittle plastic and is possibly made too small. Several of them cracked upon assembly, and then (with often just a small bit of pressure) one third of my stands have broken, leaving me with a completely useless item that could be repaired easily, given the right parts (which I cannot seem to find).

I am anxious to repair these because once I do, I will be in love with them again.

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4.0

no more looking down

By Wannajam

from Middletown New York

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Holds Items Securely
  • Nice Looking
  • Portable
  • Stable
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Some Plastic Parts

Best Uses

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

Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

Love this stand. I used to put the music on my lap and looked down at it as I practiced ,which led to aggravation from a stiff neck and the papers often falling off my lap onto the floor..Uggh!!! Not any more with this music stand. Very good quality for the money. The only thing I don't like is the tightening handles are made of plastic as is most things made lately.Not a problem as long as you tighten them snugly but not so hard as to strip the handle part. Overall I'm very pleased with this stand and recommend it for sure.

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5.0

Great !!

By Gracenae

from Salt Lake City, Utah

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Enough For Music Books
  • Holds Items Securely
  • Stable
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

    This is a awesome deal for playing cello. Good for placing several music books together!! Sturdy enough..We like !!
    We paid for the tax. If you could have exemption like other states, I would be better.
    Thanks a lot !!!

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    5.0

    Got what we wanted

    By Don

    from Chicago suburbs

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    Pros

    • Holds Items Securely

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

        This stand bridges the gap between the light-as-a-feather-but-flimsy fold up stands, and the sturdy-but-heavy/bulky you see at music studios. It's exactly what we were hoping for, and MF came through! Just the ticket for my daughter's beginner band adventure!!

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        4.0

        Good Solid Stand

        By Keys

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Holds Items Securely
        • Portable
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

          This is a solid stand. The legs unfold in a snap and it sits firmly on the ground. The wide top hold my large 3 ring binder full of music and it adjusts to just about any angle. Have even used it in a pinch to hold my laptop when my other stand failed.

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          4.0

          deluxe conductor music stand

          By hoags

          from indiana

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          Pros

          • Compact
          • Holds Items Securely
          • Portable
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Church
            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

            Good stand, just what we needed!

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            5.0

            very nice

            By jo

            from Oregon

            Pros

            • Holds Items Securely
            • Stable
            • Very Strong And Heavy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

                it's very strong and good quality!

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                5.0

                Great stand for a great price

                By Kev

                from NH

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

                    Was looking for a nice solid stand for home use for a good price and this is it. Very sturdy and well made. If I needed another I'd buy this one again in a heartbeat.

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                    4.0

                    Deluxe Conductor Music Stand

                    By firstchairtrumpet

                    from Madison, Wi

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Portable
                    • Stable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

                      I am very pleased with this music stand the only drawback is that a music clip to hold your music will be very hard to attach to this stand. The top and sides are curved just enough to prevent this from happening. Other than that its great stand thats very sturdy and well made.

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                      5.0

                      VERY sturdy music stand

                      By TheUsualSuspect

                      from Alcoa, TN

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                      Pros

                      • Stable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

                        This stand is exactly what I was looking for. Very sturdy and stable, it can easily (and steadily) hold binders and thicker music books. I wouldn't hesitate to use this as a speaker's podium, it is so sturdy and stable.

                        The base, when fully opened, extends out about 12-14 inches radially, wider than the top, so it isn't tippy at all. I don't cringe every time the dog or cat get near it, fearing it is falling over onto the furniture. It's just a very solid piece.

                        Top extends and locks up to about 4 feet, so you can sit on a 29" stool or stand and the music is plenty high enough.

                        The hardware (knobs and wingnuts) is sufficiently ergonomic that setting up, taking down, and adjusting are really simple. The nature of the solid top make it less than completely portable, but it does get small enough to transport readily in the car or to put in a closet or under a chair. If I needed to carry it around a lot, I could find a bag or case that the two pieces could fit in pretty easily.

                        Just a really nice piece of equipment for the price, and exactly what I was hoping for.

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                        5.0

                        Sturdy and Affordable

                        By The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori

                        from Cincinnati, Ohio

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                        Pros

                        • Portable
                        • Stable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

                          Just what we needed. Music stands for adult and child cantors at school Mass. Attractive. Sturdy. Affordable.

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