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EdJ

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I have seen some images of bass saxes on what look like Hercules stands. Can Hercules baritone stands be used for bass saxes. I have a baritone and occasionally ponder getting a bass and something that could safely hold either would be good like the alto or tenor stands. Any experience out there?
 

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I will be interested to hear how other people respond.

I have a Hercules combined alto + tenor stand that I use and like. But when I have seen Hercules baritone stands in action they look a bit precarious and flimsy. I wouldn't trust my baritone to a Hercules - it goes on a SaxRax stand that is very secure.

For my special Low A bass sax I got John from SaxRax to make a bespoke stand - again that is very secure but a bit more complex than their baritone model. Although the bass model is supposed to allow you to play the sax when it is on its stand, I haven't found a workable position.

The Andreas Kaling playing stand for bass sax looks good but at £565 from Howarths it's too much for me.

Rhys
 
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I’ve adapted several bari stands to bass by simply bending the top and moving the bottom support down, like with this cheap Titan stand ($20 US). I suppose you could do the same with a Herc. I don’t play my bass on a stand. I just lay it across my lap, no strap or harness either.

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I’ve adapted several bari stands to bass by simply bending the top and moving the bottom support down, like with this cheap Titan stand ($20 US). I suppose you could do the same with a Herc. I don’t play my bass on a stand. I just lay it across my lap, no strap or harness either.

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I did the same and it actually works reasonably well but I can't say I completely trust it. I always worry about coming back into my practice room to find the bass has taken a tumble. Also it's unfortunately just a bit too low to play it sat down with it in the stand.
 
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I will be interested to hear how other people respond.

I have a Hercules combined alto + tenor stand that I use and like. But when I have seen Hercules baritone stands in action they look a bit precarious and flimsy. I wouldn't trust my baritone to a Hercules - it goes on a SaxRax stand that is very secure.

For my special Low A bass sax I got John from SaxRax to make a bespoke stand - again that is very secure but a bit more complex than their baritone model. Although the bass model is supposed to allow you to play the sax when it is on its stand, I haven't found a workable position.

The Andreas Kaling playing stand for bass sax looks good but at £565 from Howarths it's too much for me.

Rhys
I've got a Hercules stand for my Bari - no issues whatsoever.
 

rhysonsax

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I've got a Hercules stand for my Bari - no issues whatsoever.

I'm sure that's correct - so many people use Hercules bari stands. But when I have seen people use them I have noticed a lot of flex backwards and forwards.

Rhys
 

lydian

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I did the same and it actually works reasonably well but I can't say I completely trust it. I always worry about coming back into my practice room to find the bass has taken a tumble. Also it's unfortunately just a bit too low to play it sat down with it in the stand.

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Removing the rags will greatly improve the stability. The foam padding has much more friction.

For playing on that stand, just move it to your side and tilt on just 2 legs as if it were a peg. Works reasonably well but still too uncomfortable for me.
 

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I have the same Tiger stand for baritone. Very simple construction.
I'm sure a fabricator could knock something more robust up for bass using a speaker stand tripod and a piece of bent tube with a horseshoe shape welded on top. A little foam and black paint and voila. ;)
 

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I use a modified Hercules baritone stand for playing bass. I had to extend the square tube that holds the upper "horseshoe" to get it up to playing height, so I brazed in an extension. The lower support is a wee little crescent so it's easy for the lower part of the bell to slip off of it. Someday I'll replace it with a cradle that approaches 180 degrees of support. I also had to heavily modify both the opening and angle of the horseshoe itself by bending.

For reference my bass is a Noblet, which is shaped like the modern Selmer bass (or Chinese knockoffs thereof). A long wrap American style bass would fit the stand differently.
 

MandyH

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I will be interested to hear how other people respond.

I have a Hercules combined alto + tenor stand that I use and like. But when I have seen Hercules baritone stands in action they look a bit precarious and flimsy. I wouldn't trust my baritone to a Hercules - it goes on a SaxRax stand that is very secure.

For my special Low A bass sax I got John from SaxRax to make a bespoke stand - again that is very secure but a bit more complex than their baritone model. Although the bass model is supposed to allow you to play the sax when it is on its stand, I haven't found a workable position.

The Andreas Kaling playing stand for bass sax looks good but at £565 from Howarths it's too much for me.

Rhys
My Baritone has been on the same Hercules Bari + alto/tenor stand for 11 years. No problem and definitely not flimsy.
 

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