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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
  • 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 800 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (672)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (107)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (611)
  • Holds items securely (510)
  • Portable (440)
  • Compact (251)
  • Durable (22)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (29)
  • Difficult to transport (22)
  • Flimsy (7)
  • Unstable (5)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (450)
  • Performances (391)
  • Outdoor events / games (275)
  • Amateur recording (206)
  • Professional recording (144)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (363), Professional musician (143), Novice (133), Child (14)

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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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Stand for Home or Studio

Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

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.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worship Leader

By GG

from North Carolina

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Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

A good concept but very bad quality parts used.
These stands are really a good idea but the quality is not there.
These stands have a plastic wedge that tightens against the post and these are held I place with little plastic tips. These break. Warning! These break.
I had one that of course broke the pins but also the metal support straps broke on the bottom.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Over 1/3 of my class' stands have Broken

By MDWJ

from Lehi, UT

About Me Professional Musician

Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great stand for the price

By dionysusolympus

from Philly

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Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

I got this stand as a replacement for a cheap portable metal stand that I had for a couple of years before breaking apart completely. This is a great stand, and it's durable. Be aware that the metal shelf in of itself is not that compact, but you're sacrificing some portability for durability. That is perhaps the only minor issue, but it's a great buy for the price, as others have said.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super Stand!

By Casey

from Indiana

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Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

10
I love this music stand and will be buying another one soon. This is a good quality stand. The set up was easy. The tray is wide enough to hold my music book and it tilts so you can set a laptop on it. I would recommend getting this deluxe version. I highly recommend this stand.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great deal at the $15 price

By Johnny Guitar

from Sacramento, CA

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Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

At $15, this is nearly, almost, just about, as good as a stand we paid $60 for. If I walked into a store and saw those two side by side, I would buy this one hands down. I like that its range of motion goes from fully vertical to way past horizontal. My other stand will not go full vertical.There are some plastic connectors on this, but there are also on the more expensive stand I have. Really the only thing I don't like about this stand is that the desk/plate has rolled edge. This is because its made of slightly thinner metal than the more expensive stand, and they rolled the edges to give it structural strength. Really though at $15, it is a great music stand. Way Way Way better than the little silver foldup music stands they used to sell for band students etc. And at this price, you can afford 2 or 3 easily, which is nice.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Stand!!!

By Ken-vJ0t0

from Coal Valley, IL

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Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

There is NOT one thing I dislike about this music stand..I almost made a BIG mistake and bought the $19.98 stand..Then I read reviews and found this stand for only $5.00 more and I can not believe the difference in quality for $5.00 more..I would HIGHLY recommend this stand to every musician out there!! Thanks Musician's Friend for offering such a high quality stand for such a reasonable price!!
Not many features because it is just a stand, But the tray does tilt all the way back in order to place a laptop on it..
Very well built...The legs and stand itself are VERY sturdy. The tray is METAL and not plastic..Very Nice..
For the quality of this stand I can not believe they sell it for the price that they do.. Should be priced alot higher, But I'm glad it wasn't..

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great stand!

By Keith

from Dallas, Texas

About Me Experienced

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Portable
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

    I needed one additional music stand and ordered this. It has really exceeded my expectations. My other stands have a solid(non-folding) base. I was concerned about the stability of this stand, since the legs fold-in, but I am very impressed with how sturdy it is. Because the legs are hinged together, and slide up and down the base in one piece. You can adjust the spread of the legs, and the stability is excellent. In addition, there is a wide variety of heights possible, so it works equally well for a sitting or standing musician. Holds a heavy 4" three ring binder or an iPad equally well. There are a total of three adjustment knobs, and they feel sturdy, substantial, and it is easy to lock down the stand in the position you want. I also did not expect it to fold into such a compact footprint. I did not buy it intending it to be a travel stand; but that is exactly what it has become. Sturdy, well built, reliable, and able to pack up and travel. It checks all the boxes for me. As older stands get replaced, this will be the stand I order to replace them with. Could not be more pleased!!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Low Cost = Low Quality

    By DF

    from Castro Valley, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • No Bag
      • Poorly Constructed
      • Short Lifetime Of Product

      Best Uses

        Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

        One of the rivets holding the base of this music stand gave out at a gig I was playing this weekend, causing the stand to collapse and nearly damage the instruments around me.

        I've had the stand for merely 18 months and have probably only used it on average 1 or 2 times per month over that period leading me to say that it's made poorly.

        While it is sturdy enough to support my swing band's book of charts, it is also a heavy stand to lug around and does not come with a carrying bag, making it inconvenient to carry around for any distance with my horn, music, & mutes.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Decent Stand for Price but PROS & CONs

        By alanbones

        from west paterson, nj

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Holds Items Securely
        • Portable
        • Stable

        Cons

        • Two Design Flaws

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

        I have bought a few of these stands because of affordability and the belief that more expensive ones would probably have similar problems (the way things are made these days).
        Thank goodness for MF EXCELLENT Customer Service and honoring warranties.
        The stand serves its basic purpose and is very reasonably priced. However, a couple of these stands' "middle tightening screw" have stopped working (like its threads were stripped). Also, before carrying away, one must remember to tighten the middle screw or the CENTER (height adjusting) POLE will slide right through the unit and fall to the ground (which can be annoying sound if in restaurant or with live audience still around). Lastly, when putting the shelf on the connecting pole, it is very tight fit (even with tightening screw loosened all the way)...i even lined with vaseline to help but that only lasts a short time and of course gets on your fingers. AGAIN, MF'S CUSTOMER SERVICE HAS STOOD BY AND HELPED ON ALL OCCASIONS.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Stand!

        By terrygh

        from Kansas

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to assemble
        • Graet Vlaue
        • Holds Items Securely
        • Portable
        • Stable

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

        Just recieved this and I mean lightning fast shipping! This would make a super music stand but, for my use it will become a stand for an 8 channel mixer and, my LR Baggs Para DI. I needed to get my mixer and LR Baggs off the floor and, also get it to a working height where I would be able to make adjustments if needed and, plug and unplug cables with ease. It works perfect for this and, I mean Rock solid steady support! I have no fears of anything going anywhere. The adjustable legs are really handy if there isn't a lot of room in your performing area. Assembly took less than 2 minutes, Love it. You can't beat the price either, it looks like it could have cost a lot more than it did.+++++"s all the way!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Well Made

        By ms4787

        from Montana

        About Me Novice

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Holds Items Securely
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

          Appears to be well constructed. My only concern is the plastic fittings.I have not had an issue with them but if there's a weak spot in this stand that would be it. I like that it has a large, deep tray allowing the use of large heavy books.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It's exceptional quality. Durability second to none.

          By Stuart

          from Wi

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

            It's exceptional quality. Durability second to none.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Functionally suited for my use case

            By Alan

            from Oakland, CA

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            Pros

            • Flat surface for writing.
            • Stable

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Few accessories

            Best Uses

            • practice and study

            Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

            This is a repeat purchase for me. The flat/smooth surface is important for me, for writing. The price is also an important factor, though secondary.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great value

            By Dag

            from St. Louis

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Portable
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

              This stand is comparable to much more expensive ones.
              It arrived within two days of ordering it. I am very pleased with this purchase and the entire ordering experience.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              The right stand

              By Leo

              from undisclosed

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              Pros

              • Holds Items Securely
              • Portable
              • Stable
              • Very adjustable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

                Plenty tall enough for use while standing and will adjust all the way down for use sitting on a sofa. Holds my thick "fake book" binder with no problems.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Piece of junk

                By Crawdaddy

                from Bahamas

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                Pros

                • Cheap
                • Portable

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Plastic clamps and screws

                Best Uses

                • Performances
                • Song book stand

                Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

                Worked fine for a few months. Set it up last night and telescoping adjustment screw would not tighten. Stripped threads, I guess. Regardless, don't waste your money.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                PIECE OF JUNK

                By AgostoMortal

                from Miami, FL

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy
                  • Not Functional
                  • Unstable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

                    The Screw that controls the height of the stand wore off.
                    The thread is already flat so, It can't hold the stand anymore. rendering totally useless.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A NO BRAINER! BUY IT!!!

                    By Guitardefector

                    from San Francisco bay area

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                    Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

                    Just got mine yesterday.Wow!! Very impressed! Very sturdy, built like a tank and can accomodate larger scores and binders without toppling over. How they sell them this low is beyond me? One caveat: if your gonna put a drink holder on it, make sure it can accomodate a thick rod, which this one has.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product and price!

                    By Tjwilli1

                    from Midwest

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Holds Items Securely
                    • Portable
                    • Stable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand:

                      Excellent quality product for the price

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