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Steve John B

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On the lookout for a cheap but sturdy (contradiction in terms?) tenor stand if anyone's having a clear out. Doesn't need to be portable or anything fancy.

Will pay 5% to the charity (I assume it's the same deal as selling something?)
 

kevgermany

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I have one something like the Stagg in the links. The uprights don't clamp into the base firmly and it's a dsaster waiting to happen. I don't use it. I guess the Stagg is better, given the recommendation, but I'd stay away from no-name brands unless you can inspect before buying.

If nothing comes up here, keep your eyes open on ebay - Hercules, B&S come up regularly and it's worth paying the extra for a decent one. Much cheaper than fixing a sax that fell off a cheapy.
 

MLoosemore

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I agree with Kev about no name brands. I was a bit wary of the Stagg because of the price but it has proved to be very stable. Admittedly I keep mine in the corner of the office which means it is safe from being knocked over and I don't have the problem of kids and animals. I do not know how well it would put up with being taken apart and reassembled often but I do not plan to take it on trips.

What I do like about it is that the lower 'rest' is not as large as the one on my single stand which threatened to 'interfere' with the mechanics on my tenor.

The suggestion to keep an eye on ebay is a good one
 

BigMartin

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I've got a Stagg tenor stand which is doing OK after 2.5 years. If buying now, though, I'd get a Hercules as I really like my Hercules bari and sop/flute/clarinet stands. In fact, I'm thinking of getting a Hercules tenor stand with a thread for the sop peg in one foot.
 

Tenor Viol

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kevgermany

ex Landrover Nut
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I have one something like the Stagg in the links. The uprights don't clamp into the base firmly and it's a dsaster waiting to happen. I don't use it. I guess the Stagg is better, given the recommendation, but I'd stay away from no-name brands unless you can inspect before buying.

If nothing comes up here, keep your eyes open on ebay - Hercules, B&S come up regularly and it's worth paying the extra for a decent one. Much cheaper than fixing a sax that fell off a cheapy.
I meant K&M, not B&S, not sure where I got that from. Too much BS I suppose.
 

Ivan

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Another vote for Hercules: stable, strong, adjustable lower cradle to tweak it to suit your horn and folds beautifully... a bit of kit to be proud of
 

Steve John B

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Well I went for a Hercules in the end, the DS630BB (the one with the autogrip). 24 quid posted from Normans.

Damn this GAS!! >:)
 

Filton

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The Hercules is an awesome bit of kit. I have 2, one with and one without autogrip. I also have Hercules guitar stands :thumb:
 
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