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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 186 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (101)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (101)
  • Portable (97)
  • Holds items securely (77)
  • Compact (70)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

  • Flimsy (10)
  • Difficult to transport (5)
  • Heavy / bulky (5)
  • Unstable (5)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (63)
  • Performances (52)
  • Outdoor events / games (43)
  • Amateur recording (32)
  • Professional recording (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (68), Novice (36), Professional musician (22)

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.

VS

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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1.0

Big Mistake

By 

from usa

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Portable

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Unstable

Best Uses

    Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

    Big mistake.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not a good stand.

    By 

    from Seattle, Wa

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Tighten
      • Need Pliars To Tighten

      Best Uses

        Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

        The knob to tighten the music holder is small and very difficult to tighten. You'll need pliars to be sure it won't tip over and drop your music all over. For home use, it's okay, but not on stage.

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        5.0

        Great stand

        By 

        from Tennessee

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        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 stand it folds up nicely for transport and it's very sturdy. It will extend to a nice height so you can read the small stuff and it has endless tilt capabilities as well.

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          5.0

          quick delivery, good product

          By 

          from Hampstead, NH

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Free Shipping
          • Good Product
          • Portable
          • Quick delivery
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

              The music stand I ordered was perfect: lightweight, portable, stable. The price was very affordable. The delivery was very fast and shipping was free.

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              5.0

              Great for the Price

              By 

              from Inwood, WV

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent For The Price
              • Holds Items Securely
              • Portable
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                Simple to setup and does what it's supposed to do. I did get a defective one, but Musician's Friend replaced it free. These are the best for the price.

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                5.0

                Good practice stand

                By 

                from Ft Madison, IA

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                    I find that this is a good stand to prctice with. The higher end stands are used more for leading music or maybe a band, however it is a really durable. I lead music at church and I use a stand that I can reallly spread out the music without turning pages, but at home I don't need that kind of space for just me.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Music Stand

                    By 

                    from West Virginia

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    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:

                      Very well constructed music stand. It's great because you can adjust the angle of the music platform and the height of the stand is adjustable. Very user friendly and works well for all.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Might not be what you expect.

                      By 

                      from Martinsville, VA

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                      • Difficult to Adjust
                      • Not Designed To Use Witho
                      • Too Small For Most Uses

                      Best Uses

                      • Single Sheets Of Music

                      Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                      Not built very well and it will be better to spend a little more for the next level stand. Would not trust to hold a large music book. I rated it so low because compared to other stands I feel it is over-priced.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      folding Music Stand

                      By 

                      from Roland, OK

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Holds Items Securely
                      • It Will Work
                      • Portable
                      • Stable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                        This is a very nice music stand. It could be just a bit bigger to hold a full spiral bound book, but it will work great for the price.

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                        4.0

                        Great stand for small price

                        By 

                        from buffalo, ny

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Stable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                          Having a solid back is much better than the foldable wire stands. This stand costs only a bit more and is well worth the extra money. The foldable wire stands are much less stable.

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