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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 173 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (92)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (91)
  • Portable (88)
  • Holds items securely (71)
  • Compact (63)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

  • Flimsy (9)
  • Difficult to transport (5)
  • Heavy / bulky (5)
  • Unstable (4)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (58)
  • Performances (45)
  • Outdoor events / games (38)
  • Amateur recording (27)
  • Professional recording (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (60), Novice (35), Professional musician (20)

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

Music stands

By Joeejr

from Lexington, Ky

About Me Experienced

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 Folding Music Stand:

    The stands are light weight but strong enough to hold a 4 inch book. Adjustment is a little hard but not so that you can't adjust the stands.

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    3.0

    Folding music stand

    By Angel

    from Pflugerville, TX

    Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

    Didn't come w/assembly instructions
    Not sturdy enough

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    4.0

    Good stand - Good price!

    By Bronco Billy

    from San Jose

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Holds Items Securely
    • Portable
    • Stable

    Cons

    • No assembly instructions

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

    I think there's a lot of stand for the price here. This stand holds my heavier fake books, notebooks and smaller sheets with no problem, unlike those spindly chrome folding stands. I like to play standing up and this stand reaches just fine to higher levels and adjusts easily enough.

    I received this stand within the stated timeframe, double boxed and in good condition. Consequently, there were no assembly instructions in the box for which I deducted one star from a perfect 5 star rating. The stand's platform can be put together in at least 2 different ways, of course only one configuration is correct.

    Once you get this stand together correctly you'll be pleased with it's quality for the price.

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    4.0

    great for the money!!

    By Mike

    from Undisclosed

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Holds Items Securely

    Cons

    • Difficult To Transport

    Best Uses

      Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

      It came fast and was easy to put together. t holds my sheet music just fine. It works as expected.

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      5.0

      Great little music stand for the money

      By Emewood

      from Waxhaw, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Holds Items Securely
      • Portable
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

      Sturdy, yet light enough for travel. The sheet music holder does not collapse though, so it makes it a little bulky. Overall, I am happy with this stand for the price we paid. Appears that it will last a long time.

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      3.0

      A bit misleading to me

      By Pagra

      from SoCal

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      Pros

      • Holds Items Securely
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Difficult To Transport

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

      This is a good quality music stand. However it was bill as a portable stand but is not quote as compact as I had hoped.
      So I would not recommend it as such.

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      5.0

      surprisingly good product

      By bassbud

      from omaha ne

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Holds Items Securely
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

        No one expects much when you buy Musicians Gear products. You buy it cuz it's cheap to buy. These stands really surprised me. Inexpensive, but good quality stuff. Fairly easy to adjust the height and they don't fall over when you load them down with a song book. I bought them for a donation and feel really good about giving them away.

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        1.0

        Poor design, poor build. Don't bother.

        By Acrobat

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Doesn't Survive Shipping
        • Flimsy
        • Missing Parts
        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

          Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

          Arrived with the upper portion of the shaft collapsed all the way below the lower portion, and when I attempted to raise it, the locking collar broke. The stand itself is missing the sheet clips (but has the holes where the clips are supposed to attach to the stand), making it useless for actually holding sheet music in place. If the UPS driver hadn't already left, I would have put it right back on the truck.

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          4.0

          Happy with music stand

          By Newb Dave

          from Central florida

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          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Holds Items Securely
          • Portable
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

            Strong stand but is not compact

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            4.0

            Husband had to tweak a bit.

            By Shorty

            from Panama City, Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Portable
            • Reasonably Priced

            Cons

            • Read Comments

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

            The stand was fine until I went to lean the sheet music holder back a bit and the fastners loosened and it wobbled if you touched it, however we drilled out the fasteners and my husband attached it with screws and bolts and is perfect now.

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