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Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand   

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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 b...Read More

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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.


SPECIFICATIONS

Deluxe Conductor Music Stand

  • 13-1/2"H x 18-3/4"W bookplate
  • 10 lbs.
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Musician's GearDeluxe Conductor Music Stand
 
4.8

(based on 345 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (292)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (227)
  • Holds items securely (195)
  • Portable (162)
  • Compact (89)
  • Durable (19)

Cons

  • Difficult to transport (11)
  • Heavy / bulky (9)
  • Flimsy (3)
  • Unstable (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (152)
  • Performances (141)
  • Outdoor events / games (100)
  • Amateur recording (66)
  • Professional recording (56)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (130), Professional musician (66), Novice (54)

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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5.0

A Great Portable Stand

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from Ann Arbor, MI

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Holds Items Securely
  • Portable
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

    I play roughly 30 shows a year, and I need a solid, dependable stand. I rarely use it to hold sheet music, but generally I use one to hold a 12-channel mixer. I can position it at an angle at just the right height, and it is as solid as a rock. The stand folds up nicely, which is a big criterion with as much gear as I stuff in the van.

    I bought two and keep one in the studio. I managed to break one, but I was able to fix it, and at the moment can't remember what was wrong with it. I have gone through a lot of music stands, and these are the best portable ones I've seen.

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    5.0

    A Great Portable Stand

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    from Ann Arbor, MI

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Holds Items Securely
    • Portable
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

      I play roughly 30 shows a year, and I need a solid, dependable stand. I rarely use it to hold sheet music, but generally I use one to hold a 12-channel mixer. I can position it at an angle at just the right height, and it is as solid as a rock. The stand folds up nicely, which is a big criterion with as much gear as I stuff in the van.

      I bought two and keep one in the studio. I managed to break one, but I was able to fix it, and at the moment can't remember what was wrong with it. I have gone through a lot of music stands, and these are the best portable ones I've seen.

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      5.0

      Excellent stand!! Especially for the price!!

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      from Fort Worth, TX

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Holds Items Securely
      • Portable
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

        This is a great stand for the money! I am happy with it completely!!

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        5.0

        Great stand

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        from Music City USA, Nashvile

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        Pros

        • Holds Items Securely
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

            Great stand at a great price. I had no trouble setting this up and it does exactly what it should.

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            5.0

            Just what the Dr. ordered

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            from MI

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            Pros

            • Holds Items Securely
            • Stable

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

            Great price, great stand.

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            4.0

            Good basic stand

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            from Boise, ID

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            Pros

            • Holds Items Securely
            • Portable
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

              I purchased this stand for home use, and expect it will do all I want it to. The adjustments are all "twist to tighten," so I don't think it would be as good for multiple users who might want to frequently adjust height or angle. I'm more used to stands that I can push or tilt, but am happy to have this one at a great price and didn't really expect the same features I'd get if I paid more than twice as much. I would purchase again.

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              5.0

              Nice stand

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              from Wyandotte, MI

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              Pros

              • Compact
              • Holds Items Securely
              • Portable
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

                Nice sturdy stand. Highly recommend it.

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                5.0

                Awesome music stand

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                from Carrollton, TX

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                Pros

                • Compact
                • Holds Items Securely
                • Portable
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

                  We have 3 of these stands and no complaints.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent service

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                  from Poughkeepsie, NY

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                  Pros

                  • Excellent price
                  • Excellent Quality
                  • Fast delivery
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

                      Will do business again

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Stand

                      By 

                      from Central VA

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                      Pros

                      • Holds Items Securely
                      • Portable
                      • Reasonably Priced
                      • Stable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

                        This is an excellent stand - especially for the money. Very solid in all aspects - stable when assembled, hinges and mechanism smooth and without play, tightening knobs function well. Does this company make microphone stands, too?? Would definitely consider… Don't know if this stand would hold up in, for example, a high school orchestra setting - with dozens of abusive students beating it to death - but for a reasonably careful individual in, for example, a home recording environment, I don't think it could be beat (no musical pun intended!).

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