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Petersen Folding Music Stand  

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Overview
  • Made of black, injection-molded ABS plastic
  • Light yet impact-resistant
  • Collapses into a portable size
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Sleek, modern design.

The folding Peterson Design sheet music stand is made from black, injection-molded ABS plastic. Its design is light yet impact resistant, collapses into a portable size, has adjustable desk angle, and sets up and takes down in seconds. The Folding Music Stand's height adjusts from 25" to 41" and pull-out extensions provide 4-sheet capacity.

Features
  • Made of black, injection-molded ABS plastic
  • Light yet impact-resistant
  • Collapses into a portable size
  • Adjustable desk angle
  • Sets up and takes down in seconds
  • Height adjusts from 25" to 41"

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PetersenFolding Music Stand
 
2.9

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (19)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Portable (7)
  • Stable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Performances (4)
    • Home studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I love my Petersen Stand

    I've had my Petersen stand for more than 10 years and I know my work would be a lot more difficult without it. With all due respects to the nay-sayers on this, the legs...Read complete review

    I've had my Petersen stand for more than 10 years and I know my work would be a lot more difficult without it. With all due respects to the nay-sayers on this, the legs stay on if you set and push them into the channels as the directions say. My 8-year old grand daughter has no problem setting up this stand (she's done it many times and used it for her own rehearsals for musical theatre). It does not have some means of keeping the music on the stand in the wind at outdoor gigs, but a good utility clamp or a defunct clamp capo works great for that. I've used it under all kinds of situations with few problems if any. My group has a standing repertoire of over 300 songs, and I also play solo gigs, studio dates, open-air festivals, and instructional programs at schools in both indoor and outdoor venues. It fits well under my mic on stag, and the tripod setup is reliable. It does seem almost edged when it's holding one of my huge binders of over 200 pages, but it hasn't not held up. The only problem I ever had was that my height tension adjustment came loose and I put it back in with Tite-bond, and that was after 5 or 6 years of heavy use. It transports easily, and I should get a bag, but the shop I bought it from didn't have the bags and I haven't gotten around to getting one. It beats the school-band kind of metal stands that can only hold small folios. It beats hauling around my other stands, and it is lightweight for sure. There is another folding stand out that is similar, but I haven't tried it, but it does weigh more that the Petersen by a few pounds, and weight considerations were a factor for me. Like anything in this world some people are harder on their gear than others, but I haven't seen the complaints others have had. My only contention is that I'm not sure how it holds up going as airline checked baggage. I'll be trying this later in the year. I've already got my carry-ons covered with my instruments. I recommend it highly but if you're rough on your gear or tend to take out your frustrations emulating The Who's early years, plastic WILL be a problem. If that's the case, try some other method of holding your music. I see Musician's Friend has the bags for a good price, which is why I came across this review board. Will order one as soon as my tour in finalized so I can try it on the airline.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good idea - poor execution

    Here is another vote for "brilliant idea, badly made" for the Peterson Folding Music Stand. I love the idea that all the stand parts close up into a compact little...Read complete review

    Here is another vote for "brilliant idea, badly made" for the Peterson Folding Music Stand. I love the idea that all the stand parts close up into a compact little box. I like having a solid page support (as opposed to wires), and having it fold in half to make it fit in a gig bag is great. However, all the screws that allow this to happen are plasti-on-plastic, and they get stuck to the extent it requires tools to unstick them. The legs are cheap (one of mine broke the first time I put it together) and fall out when you pick the stand up. Also, the tripod spread of the legs can't be adjusted, which is a problem in tight spaces. I wish they would re-engineer this idea with better materials and design details.

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    1.0

    I wouldn't recommend it.

    By Strings_trainer

    from Canjo, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Not Functional
    • Unstable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Petersen Folding Music Stand:

      I didn't get even one use out of Petersen Music stand. After I assembled it very first time it collapsed as soon as legs touched the floor. One of the legs would not hold in the grooves. I reattached that leg and inserted it into the groove again, and the same thing happened: collapsed. It was rather embarrassing for me since I assembled it in front of my student for whom I bought this stand as a graduation present. No more plastic stands for me (or my students). Lighter weight is not always the way to go. The only thing I liked about this stand was its idea, but not the performance.

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      2.0

      Use for emergencies only.

      By duckdodgers

      from Lewistown, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Not Very Robust

      Best Uses

      • Emergency Need

      Comments about Petersen Folding Music Stand:

      I like the idea of a stand that folds into something that small. Unfortunately, it's not the most dependable or robust. The legs fit into slots on the main stem without any other bracing. I've broken one leg out. The tray on the platten slides on into a groove, so don't put too much music on there. In general, it might be good for an emergency need since it folds into a small package that's easy to store and carry. But I wouldn't use it all the time. It WILL break at some point.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not all it is folded up to be.......

      By Jodie

      from Minnesota

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Petersen Folding Music Stand:

      I was very hopeful about this stand because of its obvious portability. It appeared to be as sturdy as a full metal stand and not flimsy like those light weight wire ones. I was wrong.

      Although over time, I think assembly would go smoother, overall, for the most part it takes more time to assemble than my instrument (I play flute). After the 2nd use, the whole bottom half of the tube (just underneath where you tighten it) came unglued (glue was holding it on???) and slid off. Also, the tightening knob itself is so locked into place that you cannot twist it. So you cannot tighten or loosen it. I can only use the stand at its lowest height (without the outer metal tube on it, just the "inner thin tube" holding it up. Unsatisfied customer who is now on the search for yet another stand..... :(

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A great portable stand

      By Steve Girko

      from San antonio

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Portable
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Height Of The Back

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Petersen Folding Music Stand:

      This is a terrific music stand. The only weakness is that after prolonged use, the brackets that hold the legs may eventually break ( as they did on my other stand) & must be super glued. A canvas pouch is also available, which makes it easier to carry.

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      4.0

      I love my Petersen Stand

      By GibsonRocker1951

      from Cape Cod, Massachusetts

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Set Up
      • Easy To Transport
      • Fairly Easy To Setup
      • Portable
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Plastic Can Be A Problem

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Have Used It Everywhere
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Petersen Folding Music Stand:

      I've had my Petersen stand for more than 10 years and I know my work would be a lot more difficult without it. With all due respects to the nay-sayers on this, the legs stay on if you set and push them into the channels as the directions say. My 8-year old grand daughter has no problem setting up this stand (she's done it many times and used it for her own rehearsals for musical theatre). It does not have some means of keeping the music on the stand in the wind at outdoor gigs, but a good utility clamp or a defunct clamp capo works great for that. I've used it under all kinds of situations with few problems if any. My group has a standing repertoire of over 300 songs, and I also play solo gigs, studio dates, open-air festivals, and instructional programs at schools in both indoor and outdoor venues. It fits well under my mic on stag, and the tripod setup is reliable. It does seem almost edged when it's holding one of my huge binders of over 200 pages, but it hasn't not held up. The only problem I ever had was that my height tension adjustment came loose and I put it back in with Tite-bond, and that was after 5 or 6 years of heavy use. It transports easily, and I should get a bag, but the shop I bought it from didn't have the bags and I haven't gotten around to getting one. It beats the school-band kind of metal stands that can only hold small folios. It beats hauling around my other stands, and it is lightweight for sure. There is another folding stand out that is similar, but I haven't tried it, but it does weigh more that the Petersen by a few pounds, and weight considerations were a factor for me. Like anything in this world some people are harder on their gear than others, but I haven't seen the complaints others have had. My only contention is that I'm not sure how it holds up going as airline checked baggage. I'll be trying this later in the year. I've already got my carry-ons covered with my instruments. I recommend it highly but if you're rough on your gear or tend to take out your frustrations emulating The Who's early years, plastic WILL be a problem. If that's the case, try some other method of holding your music. I see Musician's Friend has the bags for a good price, which is why I came across this review board. Will order one as soon as my tour in finalized so I can try it on the airline.

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      5.0

      Peterson portable stand

      By Pep

      from Bailey, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Relatively Sturdy
      • Self Contained
      • Stable
      • Very Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Petersen Folding Music Stand:

        My second stand. First one leg broke. Nothing else comes close to the performance of this one.

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        5.0

        Perfect for me

        By Paja

        from Newton NC

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Carry
        • Holds Items Securely
        • Portable
        • Stable

        Cons

        • Plastic

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Petersen Folding Music Stand:

        I bought this to take to dulcimer class and now use it at home. This is my second purchase. After several years, the tightening thing split. I think I just kept over tightening. The whole still works well at the low height for home use. I have bought a new one to take to a harp conference. Everything fits inside itself and is lightweight to carry.

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        3.0

        Lightweight and convenient

        By geaux tigers!

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Petersen Folding Music Stand:

            Lightweight and portable. Desktop conveniently folds up and forms the case for the stand and legs so that you don't have a carrying bag to lose or lay on the rehearsal room floor or stage. Definitely not a heavy duty stand, but very easy to carry and ride with on a motorcycle or scooter.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            weird to say the least

            By KL

            from Lafayette, CO

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Petersen Folding Music Stand:

                  I would not recommend this stand to anyone! It is complicated to assemble to say the least and way over priced.Go with a basic folding stand. You can get a decent one on Musician's friend for under $20

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  It works for me!

                  Comments about Petersen Folding Music Stand:

                  I'm a gigging musician and I purchased this music stand specificly to use on outdoor festivals where the backline doesn't include music stands. Working my way from the parking lot to the stage through large crowds with a conventional music stand was clumsy, awkward and inevitably somebody got poked. Now, I just throw it in my backpack and the crowd is safe!
                  The portability is just what I was looking for.
                  Other reviewers have Dogged this product. If it were made of Titanium or Carbon Fiber it would cost substantially more.
                  I think it's a great value for the price!

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