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Ultimate Support AX48BP Apex 2-Tier Column Keyboard Stand

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The sleek, sturdy hollow column of the Ultimate AX48BP Apex 2-Tier Column Keyboard Stand becomes its own carrying case and supports large 88-note key...Click To Read More About This Product

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Holds the biggest boards and includes a mic boom!

The sleek, sturdy hollow column of the Ultimate AX48BP Apex 2-Tier Column Keyboard Stand becomes its own carrying case and supports large 88-note keyboards. Arms and legs firmly support the keyboard and slide into the column for transport. Includes mic boom and Super Clamp. Ultrafast set up. Durable black anodized aluminum looks sharp onstage. Capacity: 125 lbs. per tier; 250 lbs. total.

FEATURES
  • Sturdy hollow column becomes carrying case for entire stand
  • Supports large 88-note keyboards
  • Arms and legs firmly support the keyboard and slide into the column for transport
  • Includes mic boom and Super Clamp
  • Ultrafast set up
  • Durable black anodized aluminum looks sharp onstage
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Collapsed length 52"
  • 46" height with angle adapter
  • Weight 19 lbs.
  • Capacity: 125 lbs per tier; 250 lbs. total
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4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for what it does

This is THE stand to own if you:1) Play standing up2) Sing while playing3) Need a small footprint onstage4) Don't like your sustain, etc. pedals drifting all over the place,...Read complete review

This is THE stand to own if you:1) Play standing up2) Sing while playing3) Need a small footprint onstage4) Don't like your sustain, etc. pedals drifting all over the place, yet don't mind them being pushed a bit toward you.5) Have one or two keyboards6) Are not a "heavy" player (e.g., don't push, shove, hit your keyboards hard while playing)7) Play in environments where drunks and other idiots (such as fellow band members) don't try to lean on your rig8) Don't throw your stand around, pack it up carelessly or toss it roughly in the back of the vehicle after playing (these behaviors are what makes the legs jam up or the top piece break off).The mic boom stand works really well, and is definitely the way to go if you sing and want a clean, uncluttered "look". This stand doesn't work well, in my opinion, if you sit while playing. (Note: Ultimate also now makes a zippered case for this stand if you don't want to beat it up too much). I owned one of these stands from 1989-1997, then traded it in for a two tier X style, but just bought another one of these (playing in stand-up mode again). The 1989-97 stand had issues with legs jamming, but only if I packed it up too hastily. Ditto the latest version. Key is to be careful with the item -- it will be fine if you treat it semi-gently.

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OK, But Not Durable

After owning this stand for two years, here's what you need to know. 1) The mic boom has never worked quite right; it tends to loosen and hit my bass player in the...Read complete review

After owning this stand for two years, here's what you need to know. 1) The mic boom has never worked quite right; it tends to loosen and hit my bass player in the back from time to time. VERY annoying (especially for him!). 2)The keyboard supports get stuck inside if you pack them away too harshly. 3) After two years of hard playing using a medium weight 88 key board, the stand has a definite lean to the left, and wobbles a little too much for comfort. It's a cool looking stand that packs away nicely, but it can't take too much abuse.

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4.0

GREAT STAND BUT ULTIMATE NEEDS MORE ADD-ONS

By Kountry Keys

from Dallas, TX

I have owned several of these stands. The black ones, the silver ones, and even ones that are scratched to the point of being silver and black. I love them. They are a little unsteady, especially if you are a hard or fast player with heavy hands. I would love to see Ultimate do the following: Tilt the top mount for an angled view at the top keyboard. Design a Carrying bag for the stand to keep it from getting so beat up during transport, creat better slide grooves for the arms and legs and last but definitely not least, design better support legs for a more sturdy stand. If they do these things, I will buy four more of them.

 
4.0

Unless you like the looks...

By Danny Harney

from Freehold, NJ

Had it 4 months, gig with it 3 or 4 times a month, and tonight one of the legs stoped locking in place, and the top peice that covers the slots for the arms broke off. Unless you like the looks of the Ultimate stand, save your money and buy a regualr On Stage Stand.

 
4.0

I like it.

By Leets

from DC area

The small footprint has been a huge plus for playing small stages. Easy to transport. Yes, the arms are sometimes a bit difficult to remove from the housing, but that's not a big deal to me. It looks cool.

 
5.0

My favorite keyboard stand

By ecoury

from Detroit suburbs

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...sets up fast and easy...holds a ton of weight...looks cool...fast and easy tear down...easy to transport and storeThe ony negative is the tendency of a keyboard to bounce at times when you're giving the instrument a real workout.

 
4.0

Great stand!

By Lisa C

from WV

Having gotten sick to death of a wobbly x stand, our church finally purchased the Apex and are very happy with its sturdiness and its sleek look. We do have a little trouble with the mic boom, which we just need to tweak around on. It does occasionally give in to gravity and swing around, and whenever I put a hammer action keyboard on the stand, the boom stand tends to pick up the sound of the action of the keys, which isn't go great going into the mic...I can probably figure a remedy for that though. This doesn't happen with my other keyboards, just on the Alesis with the weighted keys. I called the manufacturer today to order another set of the 18" tribar arms. Great investment, and it's nice to play without the stand rocking and walking around. The stabilizer foot seems to do its job well, but we do have a carpeted stage and that probably helps. With my pedals, I just turn them sideways and push them up against the base...it keeps them from drifting around the floor.

 
3.0

OK, But Not Durable

By UK McGee

from Ft. Wroth, TX

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After owning this stand for two years, here's what you need to know. 1) The mic boom has never worked quite right; it tends to loosen and hit my bass player in the back from time to time. VERY annoying (especially for him!). 2)The keyboard supports get stuck inside if you pack them away too harshly. 3) After two years of hard playing using a medium weight 88 key board, the stand has a definite lean to the left, and wobbles a little too much for comfort. It's a cool looking stand that packs away nicely, but it can't take too much abuse.

 
5.0

Small Footprint-Big Functionality

By Bigdc1953-ZjKuD

from Hopewell, VA

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In 30 years of stage band playing, I've never had a stand that performes like this one. It's small footprint makes it ideal for tight setups. The add-on mike boom is ideal for singing players like me. It holds my 88-note DGX-5-5 and my 76-note DGX-202 very steadily. Best of all, it'sn easy setup and takedown. Well worth the price!

 
4.0

Pretty good unit

By Cory Zipperle

from Topeka, KS

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I have owned this stand for about 7 years now. I like that everything can be stored internally. It is heavy compared to the X stands that I have, but easy to transport and quick to setup when I'm playing a dual rig (I don't use the mic stand). The placement of the legs is a bit odd, and conflicts with were I like to place my pedals. But I have gotten used to it. Since I have owned this stand, it has taken an incredable beating, and really needs to have some repairs done (top cap is busted off, rubber on top of arms is woren off, and two of the cable runners are broken off.)

 
5.0

Ultimate AX48BP Review

By Old Man-yH061

from Erie, PA

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A very solid, sturdy and portable stand. Sets up and breaks in five minutes. By far, the best stand I've ever used.

 
5.0

Utlimate is well named

By Asaph

from Millbury, MA

I just started using my second Ultimate Keyboard stand. The first served me well (15 years), but got old and I got another. These are a cinch to travel with, set up and are very sturdy and playable. You won't go wrong here, I promise.

 
5.0

Perfect for what it does

By Todd Ague

from Atlanta, GA

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This is THE stand to own if you:1) Play standing up2) Sing while playing3) Need a small footprint onstage4) Don't like your sustain, etc. pedals drifting all over the place, yet don't mind them being pushed a bit toward you.5) Have one or two keyboards6) Are not a "heavy" player (e.g., don't push, shove, hit your keyboards hard while playing)7) Play in environments where drunks and other idiots (such as fellow band members) don't try to lean on your rig8) Don't throw your stand around, pack it up carelessly or toss it roughly in the back of the vehicle after playing (these behaviors are what makes the legs jam up or the top piece break off).The mic boom stand works really well, and is definitely the way to go if you sing and want a clean, uncluttered "look". This stand doesn't work well, in my opinion, if you sit while playing. (Note: Ultimate also now makes a zippered case for this stand if you don't want to beat it up too much). I owned one of these stands from 1989-1997, then traded it in for a two tier X style, but just bought another one of these (playing in stand-up mode again). The 1989-97 stand had issues with legs jamming, but only if I packed it up too hastily. Ditto the latest version. Key is to be careful with the item -- it will be fine if you treat it semi-gently.

 
5.0

TAKES A LICKING AND KEEPS ON TICKING

By Mannakin

from US born / UK bound

Let me start by saying that I've never owned the boom mic....although I'm ordering one this week.I have owned my Apex since 1991. I bought it for touring in a band (and I mean a small electronic duo, not a concert band). I still have my Apex and it's been all over the world from most states in the US to Japan to somewhere in the Indian Ocean to England and back to the US. My stand is still rock solid!!! You DO have to be careful of the tri-bars. The rubber on my tribars got caught inside the stand years ago and ripped off. I fixed that on my own. Anyway, that aside, my USS Apex Colum stand has held up to all the rigors of touring the world and still gets used in bars and pubs most weekends. Way to go ULTIMATE SUPPORT!!! **Hey...can I get a free boom mic for my review!** =0)

 
5.0

Perfect!

By Household Pest

from Webster, NY

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This thing sets up in seconds, works every time, and the mic boom is an awesome feature. I went 9 stars on the features just because it could theoretically not be as stable as some other stands. But I've never had it drop a board and if you pick a good spot on the stage away from the jumping singer and the drunk headbangers, you will be fine. It's light, strong, and in my opinion the best keyboard stand you can buy.

 
1.0

Ultimate Ax48bp

By Ed-E-8FI

from Boston MA

I bought this stand a little over a year ago and am already replacing it. This is the worst stand I've ever owned, and considering it cost twice as much as most others, I would NOT recommend it for anything. I frequently had to take it apart while at a gig because the legs and arms are jammed inside the housing. also it will tip over easily if someone (such as a drunk party goer) leans on it the wrong way. and it's hard to move once the keyboards are set on it. Two thumbs way down!

 
5.0

Fast and Efficient

By Noisefree-dD.wF

from Naples, FL

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It takes less than a minute to set up this extremely sturdy two-tiered stand. Just pop the top, take out and lock in the keyboard supports, press the button, and extend the legs. This is the "ultimate" of all keyboard stands and easy to transport and store as well.

 
4.0

What a deal!!!

By Pat-B.KUm

from Emerald Isle, NC

If you are in the market for a cool-looking, efficient and well-priced keyboard stand, look no further. Buy now and you even get a free Yamaha sustainer pedal.

 
4.0

Good stand with minor issues

By George (the sizzle chested sexy 1/2 beast)

from LaPlata, MD

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I am pleased with the weight capacity of this stand and the ease and efficiency of set up and break down. It is also compact, so it does not take up much stage room. It is not the sturdiest stand out there and if someone leans on it wrong everything will upend. Biggest annoyance was the feet gettin trapped in the housing (which I needed to finagle to retrieve) and the keyboard arms being so stuck in the housing that I needed needle nose pliers to retrieve them. The arms now stay in my pedal box. I keep a second one at practice and because it never moves, it works great. so if you are cognizant of the potential pitfalls, this stand can be a nice asset.

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