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Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand  Black 

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

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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"

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Musician's GearFolding Music Stand
 
4.2

(based on 230 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (125)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (126)
  • Portable (121)
  • Holds items securely (100)
  • Compact (87)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

  • Flimsy (15)
  • Unstable (9)
  • Heavy / bulky (7)
  • Difficult to transport (6)
  • Not functional (4)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (86)
  • Performances (69)
  • Outdoor events / games (56)
  • Amateur recording (39)
  • Professional recording (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (88), Novice (47), Professional musician (29)

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 the price

By Steve the jammer

from CT

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Portable
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

    Was looking for a basic music stand that was sturdy enough to hold my small binder of music. It serves the purpose beautifully. Isn't heavy duty enough to support a large binder but for your basic needs, can't beat it for the price.

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    4.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Al

    from Easton, Ma

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Holds Items Securely

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

      Perfect for what I need to hold my sheet music at eye level.

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      5.0

      Would buy again!

      By Guitar Fanatic

      from Wylie, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Stable
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

        Well built for price. Easily assembled and adjustable. Perfect for music books and sheets.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would look further next time

        By Paul

        from Covina, Ca.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Unstable

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

        Holding sheet music

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Poorly Made Stand

        By Hank

        from Rockport, Texas

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Transport
          • Unstable

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

          No instructions. Music sheet holder is flimsy.at the mounting site.

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          4.0

          if I need another I would buy another here

          By the teacher

          from Richmond Texas

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

            Great deivery and awesome delivery to time

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            5.0

            I love this stand, nice weight and folds up easily low price

            By gwen

            from maime

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Holds Items Securely
            • Portable
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

              I will be using this stand mostly at home and sometimes at friends.

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              5.0

              FOLDING MUSIC STAND

              By MR. ROGER

              from Cookeville tn

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Holds Items Securely
              • Portable
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                Pay the extra and buy this style. It has a solid base that does not fold up when being moved also the size tray will hold any binder for music you may have.

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                3.0

                Light Weight

                By Bobby

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                Well made but light weight. I was expecting something a little more sturdy. As with most drum hardware it would be helpful if they used the term "light duty" or "light weight" in the title.

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                5.0

                Caan't beat it for the price!

                By gionetz

                from Central, MA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • All metal construction
                • Compact
                • Easy to assemble
                • Holds Items Securely
                • Portable
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                  I use this for my "cheat notes" at band practice and in my home studio. It was easy to assemble and is an all metal construction. It lacks assembly instructions but, is pretty self explanatory with only two screws/wing nut.

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