Friday, 19 December 2008
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Can anyone recommend a stand for gigging that works with the AB body shape? I have a small Hercules stand, but it doesn't work well with my ABII - the bass sits crooked on it and the jack plug is a bit too close to the floor! (It's also quite heavy - why don't Hercules make one out of carbon fibre like their violin stand??? Actually, it still wouldn't fit my AB!). It has to be: Available in the UK Fold down nice & small - pref. to fit the Dingwall gig bag pocket Be as light as possible Thanks :D
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Hi Johnny How are you doing? I will let you know over my next London visit The only small portable stand I am aware of is the Warwick folding Rockstand but I have not tried it with an AB II. The Primas and Zs fit perfectly but they are not rock solid stable
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I've used Hamilton stands for years, they work with any body shape (except headless). Don't have any pictures of my AB1 at work, but here's a link to a picture of one. They're getting hard to find in music stores, but Amazon has them. One complaint about them is the padding eventually wears. I picked up some clear vinyl tubing and replaced the material when mine degraded. Works great, easy on the finish and grips the neck better. http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Hanger-G ... 505&sr=8-1 Well, I checked Amazon.UK they don't show one. Ebay UK has one, but guess what, it's in the states. They might be REALLY hard to find there, but surely someone has one. They are really simple component wise, might be a good business venture for someone mechanically inclined with an entrepreneurial spirit! :idea: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HAMILTON-PROFESSI ... .m63.l1177
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I find that any stand in this style [url:2jzhxsbn]http://www.quiklok.com/catalog/?p=productsMore&iProduct=280&sName=QL-696[/url:2jzhxsbn] works well. I have a couple of different models from this company and they support the ABs without any problems. You should be able to find one of similar design in the UK. The only thing is they do not like the SuperJ shape, so I have a Hercules one for my SJ5.
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http://www.ultimatesupport.com/s.nl/it. ... ategory=41 These stands hold the bass by the headstock. They fold down very compactly and quickly.
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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! Never even considered anything but the small A-frame type before - I'm sure I'll now find something that'll do the trick. :idea: FRB - hopefully meet up with you again soon... and with a few basses of a certain make in tow :wink:
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When I'm playing out with my rack, I use the rackmount model of the guitar hanger found here: http://www.revnkevin.com/applications.htm It has little fingers that automatically close around the front of the neck to hold your axe securely. The main rod pops in and out of a little spring-locked rack mount. It's basically a handbuilt product made from very robust materials. As far as I know, it's still a one-man operation. I've had mine about 10 years with no issues, but I sent it to Kevin about 5 years ago to upgrade since mine is an early model. The website is very basic and has a video of the product, but no good pix that I can see. I'll try to post some pix of mine in action soon. Mark
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I use a Hercules stand that holds three basses: [url:1zam8go7]http://www.herculesstands.com/guitars/GS432B.html[/url:1zam8go7] Not the lightest or most compact, but it works very well and is very stable. Good luck.
13 years ago
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Herculez rocks!! i use them too, very stable...
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Does holding the bass by the headstock(neck) for long periods of time do any danage to the neck or to the bolt on area?
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[quote="dsincjr":mxlg220w]Does holding the bass by the headstock(neck) for long periods of time do any danage to the neck or to the bolt on area?[/quote:mxlg220w] Boy, I wouldn't think so. The strings pull at about 40 lb., EACH. The body of the bass weighs somewhere between 5 and 8 pounds, which, when hung, pulls in the opposite direction thereby slightly reducing the stress on the neck/body joint. I use the Hercules GS414B -- best stand I've ever had. The GS415B is the same but has the advantage that you can fold down the neck hanger for better packing.
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Thanks for your input. I guess Sheldon would have said not to use them if he thought it a problem?
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