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I have a cheapy stand which is rather lightweight and cost I s'pose a tenner or so when I bought my first alto. I had a near miss when knocking the stand earlier :shocked: :(

I feel the stand is rather unstable with the tenor on it and the upshot is that I'm going to be looking for a replacement pretty quickly.

I have two options I guess. Just get one for the tenor or get one for the tenor that I can add the saxello to at a later stage (she still gets very little use but that will hopefully change later this year :)).

Any recommendations?

I have seen the following:

Saxrax



Hercules DS533B EZ SAFE




Protec Protec Deluxe


Your help, as always, appreciated.
 
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c9off

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I use the Aureum S707, folds down flat, very sturdy (albeit a bit heavy)..

http://saxophones.co.uk/acatalog/saxophones_co_uk_Other_Sax_Stands_26.html
 
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I use the Aureum S707, folds down flat, very sturdy (albeit a bit heavy)..

http://saxophones.co.uk/acatalog/saxophones_co_uk_Other_Sax_Stands_26.html
Looks identical to the Protec I added above just a few secs ago. Do you have/use one yourself?

I don't mind it being heavy. The one I have is very light. It appears quite stable with sax on it but knock the sax and - woa!!!!!!! Scary!
 
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Morgan Fry

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I've used the saxrax for years. Great stand for fast instrument changes -- no matter how you put the horn in it it stays put. Very stable, too -- when I was working on ships I never had to worry about it when it was rough. The footprint is a bit big, though, so it can be inconvenient in a small pit.

Of the other 2, the Hercules is more stable, but not nealy as much so as the Saxrax.
 

jonf

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I've had a few odd ones over the years and the SaxRax, which is the best by far, in terms of stability, build, design, ease of use and being British! Might cost a few quid more than some of the others, but you've got a very nice sax, so why risk it on anything but the best?
 

Jules

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I use an Aureum- mainly because it fits flat in the side of my ProTec tenor case. I'm with Jon on this- SaxRax are the overall best in every respect, apart from not fitting in the side pocket of a ProTec case....
 

Martin

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I have a 'Saxy' stand for my alto and one for my tenor. What I like about them is that they fold up small enough to be stored in the bell of the sax...great for going out with.

Martin
 

davecosta

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Hi, I have 2 Hercules for my Alto, Tenor and Soprano.
Both of them have the optional Soprano stand.
They are very reliable and stable on stage, while easy and simple to pack away.
The saxophone bell is hold very firmly avoiding the instrument from rotating and falling down.

I think they'll do the job for your Tenor. :)

Highly reccomended.

Best regards

Dave
 

dooce

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I use an Aureum- mainly because it fits flat in the side of my ProTec tenor case. I'm with Jon on this- SaxRax are the overall best in every respect, apart from not fitting in the side pocket of a ProTec case....
Likewise and for the same reason. The Aureum is built like a masonry convenience - if the SaxRax is sturdier etc. then fair-play to it, but I'm very impressed with the Aureum.
 

Jules

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Likewise and for the same reason. The Aureum is built like a masonry convenience - if the SaxRax is sturdier etc. then fair-play to it, but I'm very impressed with the Aureum.
plus they make an excellent noise when you put them up... a really satisfying click.....
 

daveysaxboy

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I use the Aureum for gig's on my tenor,it's fantastic and very strong.I got a stand that fits 3 sax's and a flute off ebay a while back for £20.00 and its for my sax's in the house and its very robust and i loves it .A bargain
 
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It's looking like the Aureum then. Do you reckon I could screw in the SAXRAX Pegrax for my R&C saxello onto this? Jules, could you check for me, I see you guys have both. Obviously not the full stand just the sticky up bit!

 

Jules

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It's looking like the Aureum then. Do you reckon I could screw in the SAXRAX Pegrax for my R&C saxello onto this? Jules, could you check for me, I see you guys have both. Obviously not the full stand just the sticky up bit!

Just tried it and the threading's different- anyone who's got the set of taps & dies should be eble to sort it pretty easily, but.. from the box.. it's a no...
 

oldcorollas

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i have a hercules and was not that impressed until a made a couple of "mods"

first, take the joints apart and grease the bits that slide against each other.. otherwsie the point will rip off, and it could get stiff.

second, i found the main neck a little loose.. and made me nervous as it rocked back when putting the sax on it.. so i made up a spacer to limit movement.

now it feels solid, virtually opens itself and easy to put away, and doesn't wobble at all when weigh tis put on it...

 
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