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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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OVERVIEW

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

Very heavy-duty for absolute stability and fully adjustable.

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 212 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (116)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (113)
  • Portable (111)
  • Holds items securely (89)
  • Compact (80)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy (14)
  • Unstable (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (6)
  • Difficult to transport (5)
  • Not functional (4)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (76)
  • Performances (61)
  • Outdoor events / games (51)
  • Amateur recording (36)
  • Professional recording (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (83), Novice (42), Professional musician (24)

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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4.0

Not the best, but still a great value

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from Nashville

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Portable

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

These stands are not what I would call "robust" but still represent a great deal if you don't abuse them. They work fine in a studio setting as they don't get the abuse of constantly folding and unfolding, or getting thrown in a road case with other stands.

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3.0

It's not heavy duty, maybe once a month use, at best !

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from Maine

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Pros

  • Could of been worse

Cons

  • Could of been better

Best Uses

  • Placing somewhere that has no wind to knock it d

Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

This music stand is quite simply, not up to the job.
I have a gripe with all music stands, they never seem to last long, so this might shade my opinion, but this one especially flimsy looking, feeling and just won't last long.

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5.0

Good quality. Some assembly required.

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from North Carolina

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Pros

  • Holds Items Securely
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

    We ordered these stands for our church music programs. They conveniently collapse for easier storage, but are quite sturdy and can easily be moved around without collapsing. Adjusts well to different heights/angles. Some assembly required: two bolts with wing nuts. No instructions are provided, but it was pretty simple to figure it out. I was only looking for instructions when I opened the first box and heard some parts fall out of the package--wanted to make sure I had found everything. You should have two bolts, two wing nuts, and one washer.

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again

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    from Ft. Smith, Ar.

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Holds Items Securely
    • Portable
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

      It's all metal, that is one thing I like, for the price I figured it would be mostly plastic. I have used it at home and because it is easly portable I use it in class as a book holder. It's worth the money.

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      4.0

      I might buy another

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      from Gaithersburg, Maryland

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      Pros

      • Holds Items Securely
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

        I use binders for my music sheets so the typical flimsy music stand just wasn't adequate-this stand is definitely more stable and durable. I would prefer if it were to fold to a smaller size for easier transport to gigs but it is better than the heavier conductor stand that I use in my home studio. The tray is sturdy and easily accommodates a medium or large three ring binder.

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        5.0

        Bought a restock - no regrets

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        from Cape Fear NC

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        Pros

        • Holds Items Securely
        • Multipurpose
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Practices

          Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

          Restock was like new. No issues. This is the 3rd I bought, 2 for the band and one for me at home. At home, I use it to hold my laptop which I use to play recordings from practice in my home practice room. Very stable.

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          5.0

          YES, HAVE BOUGHT SEVERAL OF THESE FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

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          from ASSUMPTION ,ILL.

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          Pros

          • Holds Items Securely
          • Stable

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

          STAND IS GREAT DEAL..EXP DADARRIO STRINGS ARE GREAT DEAL,STRING WINDERS ARE GREAT EASIER TO CHANGE STRINGS PROPERLY AND PRICED RIGHT. MUSICIANS FRIEND HAS ALWAYS BEEN GREAT TO ME. COURTEOUS SALES STAFF AND FREE UPS DELIVERY TO BOOT! BEEN DEALING THEM FOR AT LEAST THE LAST 15 YEARS AND PROBABLY LONGER...

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          5.0

          Very satisfied

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          from Ronda, NC

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          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

              Love all the features

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              5.0

              Does its job!

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              from Pueblo, CO

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Holds Items Securely
              • Portable
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                Does what's expected

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                1.0

                junk, will not hold weight of sheet music

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                from Chicago, IL

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy
                  • Not Functional

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                    it was not even worth the price to ship back, just unboxed it, put it together, and then threw it away, the telescope hight adjuster will not work properly

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