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Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand Black 

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Overview
  • Folds to small size
  • Height adjustable from 37.01" to 58.07"
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  • MSRP:
    $59.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $40.00
  • On Sale Today:
    - $4.00
  • Sale Price:
    $1599

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Very heavy-duty for absolute stability and fully adjustable.

Sheet music stand folds up for compact storage and transport. Height is adjustable from 37.01" to 58.07".

Features
  • Folds to small size
  • Height adjustable from 37.01" to 58.07"

Never struggle with scattered charts again. Put it in the cart.

 
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Musician's GearFolding Music Stand
 
4.2

(based on 148 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (74)
  • Portable (71)
  • Holds items securely (55)
  • Compact (51)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (8)
  • Unstable (4)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (49)
  • Performances (38)
  • Outdoor events / games (30)
  • Amateur recording (22)
  • Professional recording (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (43), Novice (33), Professional musician (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Secure, Lightweight, NOT Full Size.

This stand is very stable and secure despite it's light weight and portability. However, the music tray is not the standard size I've come to expect from solid black stands, but is instead...Read complete review

This stand is very stable and secure despite it's light weight and portability. However, the music tray is not the standard size I've come to expect from solid black stands, but is instead almost exactly two pages of 8.5x11. While it's definitely stable enough to hold some of the heaviest binders (locking height adjuster), Plan to have all but the smallest music books and all of your binders hang over the edges, and don't ever plan to put a set list or anything else off to the side.

While I do understand some people's confusion about original assembly (takes a moment of thinking) All the parts are there and have a function, and all adjustments are able to be made quickly and securely.

All in all I'm quite pleased, but I'll have to plan ahead and make sure all of my binders are black and that I have a place to put any off-to-the-side music or notes.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Well, I Guess You Get What You Pay For....

I have to be honest and say that this stand is a giant waste of my money! Because, while I will grudgingly use this stand for the time being, sooner or later, I...Read complete review

I have to be honest and say that this stand is a giant waste of my money! Because, while I will grudgingly use this stand for the time being, sooner or later, I am going to have to spring for an ACTUAL MUSIC STAND to replace this with. In short,this is not a real music stand. DO NOT be fooled by the pictures in the ad that make it look like those old-school stands. If you really need a high quality music stand then you are just going to have to spend the dollars and buy one of those annoying, bulky stands that, to be quite honest, are the best out there. I can tell you right now that I have a case of buyer's remorse. I would return it, but I already crushed up the box it came in.
Features? It's a music stand, not a fully loaded car.
Well, this certainly isn't a completely horrible music stand. That designation is reserved for the tin-plated little fold-up ones that look like they are made out of glorified wire mesh. However, this stand isn't very good for either, at least not for gigging. While I love the portability of the insubstantial stands that fold up to the size of a closed umbrella, the problem is that at gigs, all my set lists, lyrics sheets, and chord charts end up flying all over the place. So I needed one of those old-school solid metal stands we have all seen. So I found this stand and was initially excited because it looked like one of those solid, old style stands, at least it did in the picture. Trouble is that in a live setting, it is a little better at holding the papers I put on it, but still not particularly good. I think a lot of it has to do with the horribly flimsy build quality of this thing. Those old stands we have all seen aren't particularly portable, and apparently aren't cheap either, but what they do have is a very solid, easy-to-use, easy-to adjust construction that for whatever reason, the papers seem to have the ability to STAY on them. Obviously if you're playing outdoors then all this goes out the window, but I am talking about indoor gigs, bars, clubs, and that sort of thing.

This stand has several small holes in the "stand part" of it where the papers sit. So I guess, even the slight breeze of an indoor venue can generate enough to sometimes knock your papers off no matter what angle you set the main part of the stand at. I will try putting masking tape or something over the small holes and see if that helps at my band's next gig, but I am not going to get my hopes up.

The "mechanism" of how this stand goes together also leaves a lot to be desired. To describe it briefly, you have the expandable, telescoping tripod part, similar to your standard microphone, booom stand. The end that connects to the actual stand is just a black, cylindrical piece. Here is where things begin to really get stupid, though: The "female" part on the stand that the pole slides into is this strange looking, almost crescent shaped piece on the back of the stand that has sort of two semi-circular metal pieces and a tightening bolt. You are apparently supposed to loosen the nut (or bolt, whatever you want to call it) all the way, slide the cylindrical pole in, and tighten it until it stays in place. First off, whoever thought of this mechanism was apparently on something...or perhaps they should have been. It is clumsy and not very effective at all. In addition, the way it is designed is that you have to find some magical "sweet spot" where the stand is about to fall off the pole but still manages to stay on. The reason is because the way the attachment mechanism works is that if you push the pole too far into the locking mechanism (you know, to make it more stable) the back of the stand hits against the freaking pole! This means that you will be forced to have your stand almost vertical! In other words, most good music stands allow you to flex and extend the functional part of the stand to accomodate your position on stage, not to mention make the papers resting n it less prone to falling off all the time. But if you try to make the stand more stable, you lose almost all of the movement of the stand. So you will have to spend some time threading the pole in so shallow that it is barely in the mechanism at all, but still stable while allowing for the stand to be tilted more or less according to your needs. This is pretty awful, to be honest, particularly for gigging.

In addition to the connection to the tripod being very awkward and cumbersome, I cannot imagine this lasting very long. The first thing I thought when I assembled the stand for the first time was, "This is a broken stand waiting to happen!".

It also comes with a very strange wing-nut that I have yet to figire out what it is supposed to be used for. It doesn't actually fit onto anything, but I saved it just in case I get a visit from the Music-Stand Fairy and it turns out that this is the magic ingredient to turn this lackluster stand into something a little more functional.
Honestly? Not good. The only thing that prevents me from giving this stand straight "1's" across the board is that, as I said in the title, "You get what you pay for." Seriously, though, this stand is NOT worth the money in my estimation, at least not if you are a gigging musician. Yes, as I alluded to, it is better than those wire-mesh doodad stands, but then again they are half the money as this one.

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5.0

Great stand for student use

By Band

from Home

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Easy assembly
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • No Carry Bag

Best Uses

  • Student Use Homeschool

Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

Great for high school student use at home or school

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3.0

Great Product-no replacement parts?

By Funnygirl

from Richlantown, PA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Compact
  • Holds Items Securely
  • Portable
  • Stable

Cons

  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

Great product but when I called to get the screw with handle piece that tightens leg position they said they don't have replacement parts? UGG

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3.0

Low cost functional

By DanCapeCoral

from Cape Coral, Fl

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Low Cost
  • Portable
  • Works For The Purpose

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Not Moving Much
    • Practice

    Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

    Great price, works for the purpose but not designed for regular setup and tear down or a lot of transporting around.

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    5.0

    MUSIC STAND WORKS GREAT FOR ME

    By Jimdave

    from W.Tennessee

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Portable
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

      THIS STAND IS JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. IT IS COMPACT YET LARGE ENOUGH TO BE SERVICABLE. I WAS HOPEING IT WOULD BE STEEL SO WHEN IT CAME IN I STUCK ON A FEW MAGNETS TO HOLD MY HOHNER HARMONICAS. I LINE THEM UP ON ONE SIDE AND LEAVE THE OTHER SIDE FOR MUSIC. WITH TINY NEODIMIUM MAGETS YOU CAN ALMOST PITCH A HARP AT THEM AND THEY WILL STICK.I ALSO CLIP ON A DRINK HOLDER AND SHELF.IT ALL WORKS GREAT FOR ME.

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      5.0

      Great Deal

      By jerry galloway

      from Aurora, Colorado

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Holds Items Securely
      • Portable
      • Stable
      • Very Economical
      • Very Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

          Everything is relative to a price. This is a great deal - period. Sale price of 19.99 and this thing will do the job nicely for years. You can't beat that.

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          5.0

          LOVE IT

          By Jimdave

          from W.Tennessee

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Holds Items Securely
          • Portable
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

            This is a great little stand. Folds neatly and is easy to assemble. 2 bolts with wing nuts. Clip on a mic holder and a small tray drink holder and you are set up.

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            5.0

            Couldn't Be Better!

            By Ukewife

            from Fairfield CA

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Holds Items Securely
            • Portable
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                This stand is perfect for a begginer uke player. It adjusts to the proper angle & hight very easily. It was easy to assemble & easy to store.

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                4.0

                amazing service

                By singer

                from Bozeman MT.

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Arrived Perfectly
                • Compact
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                    fast shipping! Even double boxed to protect product. The stand is a bit small for a music book otherwise folds easily and travels well.

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                    5.0

                    folding stand

                    By grandpa

                    from AJ AZ

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Holds Items Securely
                    • Portable
                    • Stable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                      it is a good sturdy stand and will hold heavy music books.

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                      1.0

                      Poorly Made

                      By Vic

                      from Naples, Florida

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Riveting
                        • Unstable

                        Best Uses

                        • Begginer Student
                        • Beginner Taking Lessons
                        • Poor Riveting

                        Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                        I'd honestly have to say, buy something better.
                        I have purchased many things from Musicians friend and even Musicians Gear Products, all to my satisfaction.
                        Its just that this item is very poorly made and its design it sub standard. One would think how special does a music stand have to be made?…..Believe me…. I'm a gigging musicians for over 5 decades, one of the most awkward things to transport from the car to the gig is a music stand even with a cart, its always falling. Get a sturdy one.

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