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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 161 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (85)
  • Portable (82)
  • Holds items securely (64)
  • Compact (60)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Home studio (54)
  • Performances (41)
  • Outdoor events / games (34)
  • Amateur recording (25)
  • Professional recording (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (50), Novice (34), 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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5.0

Music stand

By Road Drummer

from Catasauqua Pa

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Great Stand For The Price
  • Holds Items Securely
  • Portable
  • Stable

Cons

  • No Cons With Item

Best Uses

  • For Practice In Home Or

Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

This is the stand I was looking for, affordable, sturdy, and for use with a 7 year old to start to learn music. If there is any one that don't like this affordable stand should spend the 50.0 and up money for a pro stand what is what you really need.

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5.0

Well Pleased

By oleteddyboy

from Troy, Alabama

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact
  • Holds Items Securely
  • Portable
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

      Best Price; great product; can't beat it!

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      5.0

      Nice

      By t-bone-OK2Ug

      from Kent, OHio

      About Me Professional Musician

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        Cons

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            Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

            Nice unit for price!

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            4.0

            Folding music stand

            By TC

            from Michigan

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Holds Items Securely
            • Portable
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                Quick service, great value... as always

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                5.0

                Got 2 for my Grandchildren good buy

                By toby321

                from North Carolina

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Holds Items Securely
                • Portable
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                    Got these (2) for my Grandchildren. Needed for practice at home. They love them and use them daily. Great product

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Not as convenient as it seems.

                    By MachineRat

                    from Beaverton, OR

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                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events

                      Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                      This stand is basically a tripod mic stand with a music stand tray attached to the top. It's fairly sturdy, but I certainly wouldn't call it "heavy-duty".

                      What disappointed me most about this stand is that the feature it touts is that it "folds up for compact storage and transport", yet is more difficult to assemble/disassemble than the far more rugged Musician's Gear Deluxe Conductor Music Stand... which doesn't advertise it's fold-ability. To contrast the two, this stand requires completely removing two bolts and wing nuts in order to remove the tray, whereas with the other slightly more expensive model all you have to do is loosen a screw. Not that it would always be necessary to remove the tray, but sometimes it's easier to transport or store the stand with the tray removed.

                      I mention the deluxe conductor version mainly because I frequently see it on sale far as cheap or cheaper than this unit
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                      5.0

                      Musicians Gear Folding Music Stand

                      By Lpbassman

                      from Hicksville NY

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                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Good Solid Inexpensive
                      • Holds Items Securely
                      • Portable
                      • Stable

                      Cons

                      • Na

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                      This is a good solid inexpensive and stage worthy stand - using it for our weekly live jams. Perfect stand at a bargain price.

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                      5.0

                      Music Stand

                      By MN Red

                      from Plymouth, MN

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Holds Items Securely
                      • Stable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                          Great stand, great price, fast shipping! Super experience purchasing this music stand. Thank you!

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                          5.0

                          I wasn't looking for a music stand,

                          By musicmaker

                          from College Station, Texas

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Holds Items Securely
                          • Portable
                          • Stable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                            I was looking through items through sale items and noticed a music stand at a great price, so I ordered it. The shipping was free and the item was received on the date promised. I am very happy with my purchase. Thank you, Musicians Friend.

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                            4.0

                            Well Constructed

                            By Robbie

                            from Mineral Bluf, GA

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                            Pros

                            • Portable
                            • Stable
                            • Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Musician's Gear Folding Music Stand:

                              Perfect! Made well, sturdy and very useful.

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