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rasta

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Hi all,
I decided i needed a music stand now that i seem to have mastered a few notes (maybe not notes that you would recognise!) I opted for a cheap stagg one which arrived yesterday. It didn't come with any destructions so needed hubbys help to unfold the top (this wouldn't prove a problem for most peeps). Hubby was most impressed with the stand which is able to take the weight of my laptop, ''not bad for a tenner eh ?'' says i, ''oh'' says he ''but you play an alto!''
:confused: is there any hope?

Jax

Stagg MUS-A3 BK 3 Sections Music Stand - Black (amazon and now even cheaper)
 

Sunray

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I hope said yep!

But that you were seriously thinking about getting the nice shiny new Tenor, next week ... ;}
 

breathless

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Funny that, my music stand arrived today, ordered from amazon made by adam hall.

very strong and well made, very impressed!
Lee.
 

navarro

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thank goodnes you did not go for Argos`s cheapo music stand . You need a degree in space engineering to work out all it`s folds and joints. Very shiny and nice to look at and folds into a carrying bag. I think the brand is Technote £18.99 I should have gone for the heavy duty black metal the one most bands use, only £6.00 more, but being of a miserly disposition I opted for something which stands in the corner of my living room and hovers every time I use my TV remote. Best regds. N.
 

gladsaxisme

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Congrats to all new music stand holder owners where ever you are and not wanting to put a dampener on your joy I feel I ought to give a little word of warning which happened to crop up up a short time ago,I personally don't do flimsy and bought the hold up a house variety of stand,you know the big flat plate with the holes in type weighs a tone but will last until our sun goes supernova come to think of it,it may even survive that,I digress,I went to a lesson at my tutors house and he got out one of the flymsies and put it up saying it was handy because it was so light,then came the revelation he said if ever you buy one of these light weight stands make sure it is this brand which unfortunately I can't remember what that was but the reason being it was the only make to use all metal parts and all the others use plastic joints and tighteners which tend to crack if you use too much force when assembling,so good luck and hope your not too dampened...john >:)
 

rasta

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I hope said yep!

But that you were seriously thinking about getting the nice shiny new Tenor, next week ... ;}
I ran that one by him.......he laughed, i'm taking that as a yes:)

new stand still holding up!

navarro, its a pity your stand doesn't hoover when you use the remote, now that would be useful:D
 

Tenor Viol

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Congrats to all new music stand holder owners where ever you are and not wanting to put a dampener on your joy I feel I ought to give a little word of warning which happened to crop up up a short time ago,I personally don't do flimsy and bought the hold up a house variety of stand,you know the big flat plate with the holes in type weighs a tone but will last until our sun goes supernova come to think of it,it may even survive that,I digress,I went to a lesson at my tutors house and he got out one of the flymsies and put it up saying it was handy because it was so light,then came the revelation he said if ever you buy one of these light weight stands make sure it is this brand which unfortunately I can't remember what that was but the reason being it was the only make to use all metal parts and all the others use plastic joints and tighteners which tend to crack if you use too much force when assembling,so good luck and hope your not too dampened...john >:)
I have a Yamaha stand which is made (I think) from some sort of magnesium alloy - it's extremely light, but very expensive. I bought mine about 9 years ago (when I bought my bass viol) and it was about £65. They've gone up a lot since then and I think they're now very difficult to get in this country.
 

old git

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Magnesium?

You've probably voided your fire insurance, or it did when I told them about the mags on the rally Escort, yonks ago..
 

jeremyjuicewah

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I bought one a few months ago after having multiple collapses, during one of which I fell on my old music stand. Nah, I bought a geet big flat solid plate one which will last forever and I am going to get another of them to keep in the car so that I have something to swing next time I am overcome with road rage.
 

navarro

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Funny you should mention that rasta I have recently purchased a robo/vac and got rid of the maid.

She asked for a rise, what`s the world coming to I`m already paying her £2 an hour.

As a bonus I let her have all my used reeds. Her husband makes model buildings with them.

He is currently working on the Houses Of Parliament with Rico No. 2s. He began in the millennium year and has just started on the strangers gallery. Regds N. :D
 

navarro

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Absolutely right gladsaxisme I will no longer do flimsy waste of time and money and not that cheap. Regds N.
 

gladsaxisme

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He is currently working on the Houses Of Parliament with Rico No. 2s. He began in the millennium year and has just started on the strangers gallery. Regds N.



would your friend like some lolly pop sticks we eat lots of magnums and they are starting to pile up not sure what bin to put them in john....:w00t:
 
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aldevis

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would your friend like some lolly pop sticks we eat lots of magnums and they are starting to pile up not sure what bin to put them in john....:w00t:
Wait! a guy in the states is working on a kit to turn them in perfectly playable alto reeds. It will be on sale for $99.99 and will even include a piece of real ebonite.
 

Tenor Viol

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Magnesium?

You've probably voided your fire insurance, or it did when I told them about the mags on the rally Escort, yonks ago..
Interesting as expensive cameras use magnesium alloy bodies....

I may have been over-the-top - looks like it might be some sort of aluminium alloy. The nearest I can find to it is over £80 but it's not quite the same.

Light weight is great for portability and it is well made. However, the lack of weight is an issue in terms of balance if you have something heavy on the stand, so I also have one of those with a solid metal music desk with holes in - I'll try to post something later. You need something like that for conducting (about once a year I have to conduct a group from one of the choirs at a fund-raiser at a local hotel, or occassionally at a wedding service).
 
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navarro

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Hi John, He no longer speaks to me as I sacked his wife. However there is a rather shady market in well licked lollipop sticks. Something to do with a DNA register. The Home Office will pay 50 pence a hundred for them. Best regds. N. >:)
 
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