- Beautiful Springville, Utah USA
I had purchased the Hercules version, the TravLite http://www.herculesstands.com/Images/band/DS432BMain.jpg
when I had my daughter's Aristocrat Tenor on loan. Wasn't terribly impressed. Had to do some grinding on the bell brace hinge to get it to open enough, but it's serviceable.
Even before I got my first Bari I noticed no one made an "in bell" stand for them, as even the light weights aren't stable enough. After the first stand I bought almost caused a nasty fall, (a Dansr) I won't put a Bari on anything but a Hercules.
Maybe others have seen these before, but they are new to me---a sturdy sax stand that fits inside the bell of the sax inside the case. Is that cool or what? It was about $36.00 U.S. for the alto stand and about $40.00 for the tenor. It is named the "K & M Midget Collapsible Stand".
I bought one of these about 3 years ago for my tenor. I use it all the time when I transport my horn anywhere. It is sturdy and dependable, as you stated. What I didn't realise is that it was designed to fit inside the bell of the horn. Thanks for that.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hercules-...t=UK_Woodwind_Instruments&hash=item2c878be61b have you seen this one?Basic K&M (the big one, not much foldable) or basic Hercules