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Musician's Gear Lighting Stand Black 

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Musician's Gear

Durable black tubular stand with crossbar.

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


An economical way to enlighten your performance. Order today.

 
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Musician's GearLighting Stand
 
3.9

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (8)
  • Holds items securely (6)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to transport (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (9), Experienced (4)

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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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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Verified Buyer

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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    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.

        About Me Experienced

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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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Affordable basic stand

          By JeffATX

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Holds Items Securely
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events

            Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand:

            I occasionally need a light stand for parties, etc. This inexpensive model holds a couple of lights (in my use) without a problem. It is plenty tall enough for my kids' cafeteria party, and certainly works at home with my 10' ceilings. All hardware was included, though no directions.

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            4.0

            Good for the money...

            By Bandleader

            from Valencia, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Goes Very High
            • Lightweight
            • Portable

            Cons

            • No Instructions Included

            Best Uses

            • Band And Dj Lighting
            • Events
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand:

            Mine was all metal (the crossbar, too). It's very lightweight - I think it's aluminum.

            It's not difficult to figure out how to put it together, but the two extra support pieces did make me scratch my head for a minute. A one-page assembly sheet would be nice. I don't use the extra supports myself as I have thin (and lightweight) par 56 LED lights.

            It extends taller than I need, which is good. I bought an On-Stage Lighting Bag to carry two of them. They are at least a foot longer when folded than speaker stands so don't get a speaker stand bag. You'll need one at least 60-62" inches long.

            It's not a heavy-duty stand, but it's lightweight and for my purposes (indoor band lighting), it's just right.

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            4.0

            Good strong inexpensive

            By Debzdoodle

            from Wake Forest NC

            About Me Experienced

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Heavy duty
            • Inexpensive
            • Light
            • Tall

            Cons

            • Hole Spacing
            • Plastic Fitttings

            Best Uses

            • Lighting

            Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand:

            This is the second one I have purchased. I was very impressed with the first one. It is holding up real well and does what it is designed to do. The hole spacing is a little weird but I overcome this by using 'o' clamps for the inner fixtures. Even with the added cost of the extra clamps these stands still work out cheaper than anything else on the market.

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            5.0

            great stand for the money !!

            By Deadrock

            from Omaha, Ne.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Holds Items Securely
            • Stable

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand:

            Packaging was OK, no loose pieces, no instruction... but very easy to put together, should handle my small club light set-up and last for years.
            Very satisfied I would recommend them to any Band on a budget. Good quality for a very low price.

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