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Ultimate Support VS-80B Keyboard V-Stand
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The height and width of this keyboard stand adjust for optimal sitting or standing positions. The VS-80B fits a broad range of keyboards, DJ equipmen...Click To Read More About This Product
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A new standard for live performance!
The height and width of this keyboard stand adjust for optimal sitting or standing positions. The VS-80B fits a broad range of keyboards, DJ equipment, and consoles. Wide footprint for pedals. It folds up quickly for true portability. Securely holds 250 lbs. on up to 2 tiers and keeps cables organized. The Ultimate Support stand also accommodates portable audio and lighting consoles.
- 24-1/2" to 41-1/2" height and 19" to 45" width adjustments
- Holds a broad range of keyboards, DJ equipment, and consoles
- Wide footprint for pedal clearance
- Holds 250 lbs.
- Accommodates portable audio and lighting consoles
Built for professionals, the V-Stand will keep your gear secure. Call or click to order today!
Reviewed by 8 customers
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I purchased a VS-80B to replace an On-Stage Folding Heavy-Duty Dual-Tier Z Stand. (The On-Stage is a great stand . . . I was only changing it out for cosmetic reasons) The trouble began when I tried to add the optional second tier and found the workmanship to be so bad that I couldn?t get a keyboard to sit level on it. The only way I could have corrected this problem was with a hammer, and I wasn?t about to start wailing away on a brand new - $260.00 stand. Even without this problem, the stand offers very little adjustments for positioning the top keyboard and the tilt controls are made of the cheap plastic . . . very disappointing. So, deciding I could live with just the bottom section I started to adjust the height control when the adjustment pin broke off in my hand. This critical part of the stand is held on with what looks like two ?Pen? springs!! Needless to say I returned the stand as it is completely unreliable in a live playing situation.
Treat the pins that lock into the aluminium (airplane grade)legs with care or you'll have scrap metal for the recycle bin. Ultimate has no help for you. I caught my expensive stage piano before it hit the ground on this failed V-stand. If you lose your keyboard due to the failure of this Ultimate stand I would consider a class action suit. I own the apex and other products from Ultimate, dosen't mean a hill of beans to them.
Do not be seduced by the clever way this stand folds up like something out of the Transformers movie. The V-Stand fails the single most important test of any keyboard stand: it simply isn't solid. Your gear will bounce and wobble in a manner that will distract you from your performance. You'd think that all that metal would result in a stand that holds your gear perfectly still, but that is unfortunately not the case. Perhaps that is something you can get used to, or are willing to put up with in exchange for the quick setup & break-down time. But if you use the second tier, you can kiss that speed good-bye. You can't fold up the stand with the tier attached, in fact you can't even fold up the stand while leaving on the two brackets that the tier halves fit into. This is a really major oversight and could have easily been avoided with a little more design work. The two pieces of the tier do not fold up, so you've got to have something to store them in so that they won't get banged up. One thing that WON'T work for that purpose is the V-Stand bag, which is sized to hold the folded-up stand, and nothing else. There are no pockets. There's certainly no room for the V-Stand music stand, which is difficult to adjust and requires even more space than the tier pieces, and no room for the mic stand. I've liked a lot of USS gear in the past, so it's hard to believe that they would do such a half-baked job on the V-Stand. Nevertheless, I'd say this is a product to avoid. The other stand from USS, the Apex, does not fold up quite as much as the V-Stand, but is a better choice in virtually every other way.
I bought this keyboard stand because it simply looks cool. It appears to be sturdy and well built.. until I discovered a design flaw. I had this stand for about 2 months when all of the sudden the height adjustment pin broke off in my hand as I was attempting to adjust the height. Because I buy soooo much gear from my local guitar store, my rep looked the other way and exchanged the stand with no problem. Well... its been about 11 months since I returned the first stand... and wouldn't ya know it... I was breaking down after a gig the other nite and the same thing happened. Now... because it's been 11 months since I bought it... I have to deal with the warranty directly thru Ultimate Support. I've called them and emailed them a dozen times to get an R/A number (required to ship the stand back to them for repair)... and they have not yet responded. TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE!Bottom line... the stand looks great... and is somewhat sturdy... but until Ultimate Support corrects the design flaw (adjustment pin)... I would recomment getting a different stand. It will break on you at some point. And for the price this thing should last forever!!!
I bought the Ultimate VS-80B stand for the great, sleek look. Unfortunately, it seems to be poorly engineered. The pins that adjust the height level rely on a spring retainer made of cheap plastic with a very fragile and narrow pressure point. They broke within several weeks of once a week useage! Managed to scavenge together one of the pins, but now using rubber bands to keep the adjustment pins in place. BTW, these parts are not field replaceable, so if you want it repaired it must be sent back to Ultimate on your dime. Nice look, but not worth it!
I bought this stand and was impressed until the adjustment pin broke. It was replaced by the dealer I bought it from. The same part broke within two months. Can't replace the part. Don't buy it if you gig around.
This is a very nice keyboard stand. The looks are phenominal. For a front stage musician, this stand gives the audience a full, unobstructed view of the performer. There are cable guides down the legs for routing cables. The legs are made of aluminum for a lighter yet durable stand. The joints are a polycarbonate material which is supposed to be strong, yet light. The base is steel to provide a sturdy stand. I use it to hold up a Yamaha P90 and it could hold 5 times the weight of this keyboard with no problem.This is a light and compact stand considering its professional usage. However, it is much heavier than your typical x-stand. I suggest getting the BAG-VS80 along with the stand to carry it. My only complaint is the locks which hold the stand together when folded. They are the polycarbonate material and have a tendancy to break off. They should have been metal. This is no biggy if you have the bag, but carrying this stand freehand with broken pegs is not fun. Overall, I highly recommend this stand.
I've been using this stand for about 18 months with the 2nd tier and mic stand, playing about 2 gigs per week. First, I have to say that the main stand sets up and breaks down very easily, but is a bit awkward to carry. Mounting and unmounting the 2nd tier takes some time and cannot be left on the stand and torn down - it has to be separated, so you're left with 3 awkward shaped pieces that are not handy to transport - nothing like the APEX, which is very quick and easy. I mainly bought this stand because a bought an Alesis Fusion and that keyboard won't sit on a Apex tier - it has to be supported closer to the sides and needs to tilt because the bottom isn't flat.I dealt with it being a bit cumbersome. Then after about 10 months using it, the adjustment pin on the left side broke off. I managed to still use it with rubberbands holding it on for a while until I lost it. Now I use a screwdriver bit and rubberbands. A few months later, the plastic adjustment knob on the mic stand that you use to adjust the boom came off and could not be put back on, so I have to use a socket wrench to adjust the mic boom. And finally, one of the rubber caps on the bottom tier is constantly falling off. I've managed to find it every time so far but I know one of these days I'll lose it. It fits really lose and falls off with gravity.I gigged out with my Apex stand for almost 10 years with no problems. I'm torn now as to whether to replace it with another one or go to another style. Given the limitations of the Fusion, it would have to be an X or Z stand, but those would be equally as awkward as far as the attachments and transport, but would probably hold together better.