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Anyone had a fight witha music stand?

Rogerb

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As I may be joining the band whose rehearsal I attended today, I bought a nice strong-but-compact, German-made music stand (I think they are fairly common...it's a Wittner).
Trying to follow the unfolding diagrams on the box was a laugh, so I did the typically male thing...just went for it ;}
Well, I won, eventually ....and probably faster than trying to understand the pics, but there were moments when I was in serious danger of bending it irreparably :shocked:

....Now I have it erected....will I ever get it back into the box? (My collapsible aluminium & nylon gazebo has so far resisted all such attempts).

I shall have to send for my hyper-IQ youngest daughter .... we always used her for building flat-packs :)
 

Moz

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As I may be joining the band whose rehearsal I attended today, I bought a nice strong-but-compact, German-made music stand (I think they are fairly common...it's a Wittner).
Trying to follow the unfolding diagrams on the box was a laugh, so I did the typically male thing...just went for it ;}
Well, I won, eventually ....and probably faster than trying to understand the pics, but there were moments when I was in serious danger of bending it irreparably :shocked:

....Now I have it erected....will I ever get it back into the box? (My collapsible aluminium & nylon gazebo has so far resisted all such attempts).

I shall have to send for my hyper-IQ youngest daughter .... we always used her for building flat-packs :)
Little ears up, big ears down, then open it up. Reverse instructions for disassembly. If it's any more complicated than that, you bought the wrong stand!! :)))

Mart
 

gladsaxisme

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It may be advisable for you to never go on the beach at Blackpool they have things called deck chairs there:))):)))
 
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Rogerb

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Yes, they were amputating fingers long before baby buggies were thought-of!!

Not much danger of my ever venturing on B'pool beach, though!!
 

visionari1

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There's a famous sea side place called Blackpool.
That's noted for fresh air and fun.
Where Mr and Mrs Ramsbottom went there.
With young Albert ......there son

A fine li..... etc, etc

Yes I intend to view the aforsaid place........right soon!
 
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TomMapfumo

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I gave up a while ago on the spindly music stands - too much of a faff. I use a solid black one (Stagg and Quik Lok) with a decent place to rest you music on - never looked back. (can be found at about £20 in UK). Not very portable is the only drawback, but they do come with a case, and easy to set up.

Poor You!:shocked:;}
Kind regards
Tom:cool:
 

RedBottom

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A very intelligent (Masters in Psychology) friend who has been playing sax for as long as I have still needs guidance and supervision when trying to fold up a music stand, and has trapped her fingers on more than one occasion.

In a desire to have something sturdy yet lightweight and uncumbersome, I persuaded Mr Bottom to buy me a RAT Jazz stand for my last birthday. He splashed out for a case for it too, into which I can also get all my music, the band's attendance registers, my specs and, most importantly, an emergency bottle of Stella. At around £80 quid for stand and case it wasn't a cheap deal, but one of the best presents he's ever bought me.
 
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gladsaxisme

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There's a famous sea side place called Blackpool.
That's noted for fresh air and fun.
Where Mr and Mrs Ramsbottom went there.
With young Albert ......there son

A fine li..... etc, etc

Yes I intend to view the aforsaid place........right soon!
Hi jimu

If you get to my home town while I'm there I'll get my brother to give you a rendition of the Blackpool Belle a song about the train from Manchester to B/pool I think you'll love it...john
 

Young Col

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Yeah, deckchairs came to my mind as well. At least there should be no danger of getting trapped in a music stand when the tide comes in.
So Jon, it was you that nicked a busker's music stand for a weapon when a bunch of yobs had a fight in Croydon North End the other month was it? And there was me blaming OG.
YC
 

Mikec

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There's a famous sea side place called Blackpool.
That's noted for fresh air and fun.
Where Mr and Mrs Ramsbottom went there.
With young Albert ......there son

A fine li..... etc, etc
A friend of mine has a recording of this spoken by the late Stanley Holloway, along with the sequel about the insurance man. Hilarious!

Edit: My favourite line is
Nobody drownded; nothing to laugh at at all..
 

MartinL

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Little ears up, big ears down, then open it up. Reverse instructions for disassembly. If it's any more complicated than that, you bought the wrong stand!! :)))

Mart
I had exactly the same "fight" when I first started with the band only for a young lady to say this same thing to me.. :)))
 
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