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Musician's Gear Lighting Stand  Black 

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Holds 4 lights and adjusts from 60"-144" tall. Tubular aluminum alloy construction.

Durable black tubular stand with crossbar.


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Musician's GearLighting Stand
 
4.0

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (12)
  • Holds items securely (10)
  • Portable (7)

Cons

  • Difficult to transport (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (13)
  • Outdoor events / games (11)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (11), Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Stand - But.....

I do not regret buying this stand. I do recommend it. I just think a couple of minor design changes, much better shipping prep, and an assembly / instruction sheet, are all...Read complete review

I do not regret buying this stand. I do recommend it. I just think a couple of minor design changes, much better shipping prep, and an assembly / instruction sheet, are all that stands in the way of a 10 rating.
Features are good. It is well designed. I had no problems hanging PAR cans, once it was assembled. It can extend *really* high. Three things I did not like about the design: 1) They should have made it's standard, non-extended base (when folded for transport) at least 1 foot shorter. Its 2 extension poles give it plenty of height to have done that. As it is, it is by far the longest item in my gig vehicle, and I have to load it last, on top, and at a strange angle. (Not a big deal, but it didn't have to be that way). 2) The top cross-tie piece that holds the horizontal bar for the lights is plastic. That is a critcal load-bearing piece, and I would have paid a little extra if it were metal, just as all the poles and legs are metal. That is probably why they added 2 struts that are not shown in the picture, which also have only plastic ends, but metal rods in between. These were probably added on to give that plastic piece more up/down support. 3) I have not been able to find any way to prevent the top horizontal lights arm from swiveling freely. Currently, I use gaffer tape around the top vertical bar to prevent that.
In addition to the comments about the plastic cross-tie, my main quality critiques are 1) As mentioned by other reviewers, the shipment packing is horrible. Absolutely no bubble wrap, nor paper-padding, nothing but thin plastic bags around all pieces, left to flop around in a large box, that is sloppily taped and stapled. As it turns out, my stand appears to have arrived undamaged. But don't be surprised if you need to return yours for a substitute, if you're not so lucky. 2) NO INSTRUCTION SHEET AND NO WEBSITE FOR THE COMPANY. OK, it wasn't rocket science to figure out, but a 1-page assembly sheet (double-sided) would have saved me from having to figure out on my own what the 2 metal pins were for (they go into the holes on each vertical rod, so the plastic knobs aren't all that's holding up the weight), or what the 2 extra metal pieces with plastic brackets on each end were for, or how to mount them (they are the additional supports for the horizontal lighting bar). There might also be a way that I've not discovered, to stop the lighting bar from freely swiveling without tape, but there's no instructions to tell me. WHO IS THIS COMPANY? WHY DO THEY NOT EVEN HAVE A WEBSITE? Is *anybody* getting this feedback to them?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Re-Assembly Required

Pros: easy to set up and collapse, well-balanced, strength and space for the smaller lights I use

Cons: Very poorly assembled and packaged
No PDF for instructions
Musician's...Read complete review

Pros: easy to set up and collapse, well-balanced, strength and space for the smaller lights I use

Cons: Very poorly assembled and packaged
No PDF for instructions
Musician's Gear IS-800. Expands to a good height, seems to offer what the product description said it would, and appears well -balanced and able to support the lights I want to use.
When I opened the box and removed this product, I was met by a shower of loose nuts. This stand had not been assembled well - all that was needed was for the nuts to be replaced and tightened.

This is where I ran into a problem. Many of them had fallen from inside the tubing, where I could not see and cannot reach. I can't even see where they came from. I went to the Musician's Gear website, hoping to find some asembly instructions so I could reassemble the stand, but none appear to be available. I looked all over the 'net with similar results.

I called Musician's Friend, hoping to find a link to some product information, The MF rep was quite helpful, but, apparently this brand does not offer ANY instructions. I have figured out where a couple of the nuts go, but I am hesitant to hang any lights from this thing, lest those nuts were holding together something really important and the whole thing collapses and breaks my nice, new, expensive lights.

All it would have taken is a little more care with the assembly - tightening all the nuts - and perhaps a little more packing than a flimsy plastic bag to protect it during shipping.
Hard to say. I haven't decided whether I will return this or not. I live in a rural area, abut an hour away from the nearest UPS Store, and I don't know if I have two hours I can blow driving it there to return. I'm inviting one of my other techie friends over tonight to see if he can help with the reassembly. Let's just say the pieces are well made, but the overall assembly was quite careless. That does affect my opinion of its value.

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5.0

Excellent stands that are lightweight and very adaptable!

By Dr. V

from New Bern, NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Holds Items Securely
  • Portable
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand:

    These stands are light and very adaptable to any conditions at any venue.

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    4.0

    Great light stands, poor packaging.

    By Kenmuse

    from Farmington MN

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Holds Items Securely
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand:

      Seems that previous reviews were correct in that the packaging left a lot to be desired. Boxes had broken open in transit. Fortunately, everything was bagged so I'm not sure how one set screw escaped and went missing. I'm not going to raise a fuss over an inexpensive thumb screw, but more could be done to protect these in the future. Great product at a great price otherwise.

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      5.0

      nice stand

      By chris

      from salem n.h.

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      Pros

      • Holds Items Securely
      • Portable
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events

        Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand:

        this is the stand you want

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        MF Light Stand

        By Jimmie Martini

        from Folly Beach, SC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Holds Items Securely
        • Portable
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand:

          Someone must be listening to the complaints, the stand came packaged in good condition; no need for assembly instructions, easy enough to figure out; made a modification/alteration to the T-bar using the nuts, bolts and thumb screw already supplied. Works great, t-bar stays in place and supports my LED lites. I'm willing to help with the mod if anyone wants to know what was done.

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          3.0

          You get what you pay for

          By Gregory Hancock

          from Kentucky

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Adequate Height
          • Large Base

          Cons

          • Lousy Packaging
          • No Instructions Or Pics

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand:

          I'm still not certain I have the thing assembled correctly; sure looks awkward but holds the lights where we want them held.

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          5.0

          quality light stands!

          By CrossfireDave

          from Omaha, Nebraska

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Good Construction
          • Stable
          • Stable At Extended Height
          • Standard Sized Fittings

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Stage Lighting

            Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand:

            Sturdy aluminum construction. Easily adjustable and easy to secure with either the attached pins or friction sleeves. T-bar comes with support struts (nice! I wasn't expecting that). Tall tripod means it doesn't get wobbly when extended. We put a fair amount of weight on ours and they hold up great.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            3 of 4 were broken

            By sound guy

            from Madison, WI

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cheap

            Cons

            • Packaged Poorly

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand:

            3 of 4 were broken because of poorly packaged goods. Had to replace the uppper clutch before I could use them. Otherwise you get what you expect.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Great price! Service after the sale???

            By Greg

            from WV

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand:

              The light stands are a great value for money spent. One of the stands, however , arrived with a broken clamp. I made contact with customer service only to be told they could not send a replacement clamp. Thats absurd! I am not satisfied with this result. I recommend the product . I don't recommend the service if there is a problem.

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              4.0

              Great Product

              By Ace

              from Lansing, Mi

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Holds Items Securely
              • Portable
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand:

                This is a great stand for the money!

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                4.0

                Big bang for your buck.

                By Old rock dog

                from Ca.

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                Pros

                • Holds Items Securely
                • Portable
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand:

                  Light weight and stable. Mine shipped with no problems. All parts were intact and no damage. Set up was easy. I like this product very much.

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