Keyboard stand ideas

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2012/12/17 20:55:28 (permalink)

Keyboard stand ideas

I'm using the V-Piano on stage.  The stand that came with it is for a sitting position and I prefer to stand. I'm looking for something out of the ordinary, but not over the top.
Any ideas or thoughts?

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2012/12/17 21:42:53 (permalink)
    So I guess you already looked at the boring zillion keyboard stands starting at $20 and up, adjustable for height, some come with add on racks, some are multi tiered and on and on, 

    If your looking for different, build it out of wood! They look pretty cool, One band was called the " Trappers"  and they had one made out of logs with a pair of snowshoes nailed to the front. . 
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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2012/12/17 21:49:54 (permalink)

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2012/12/17 21:56:44 (permalink)

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2012/12/18 09:03:04 (permalink)
    Thanks.  I guess I should have been a bit more clear. I'm looking for something a bit more elegant than the usual X stand. I have the V stand for my RD300sx, but I'm out of ideas for my V-Piano. 
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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2012/12/18 17:57:01 (permalink)

    Well, this is a delicate problem, indeed. There's not a whole lot of good stands for heavy keys for the standing people.

    I've got the black version of the V-Stand (from Ultimate). I find it a bit more elegant than the silver coloured Roland one and as you know it's easy to fold and transport. There's a new Pro version out that has replaced the old one that look nice.
    http://www.ultimatesupport.com/product/VS-88B

    Then there's the original stand for Fantom-G8. It has three height positions but is a nightmare to fold up and down. If you can move it as it is it's quite good. The second tier is not that sturdy though.
    http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/943

    One underrated stand from Roland is the KS-12. It also has got three height options but the highest of them is not all that high ... So it depends on your own height. Really fast to set up! Don't know if that is available in the US though.
    http://www.roland.com/products/en/KS-12/

    Final one from Roland is the KS-J8. I like it a lot but it's really heavy and maybe not as elegant as you would like.
    http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/1170

    K&M got a couple of options. The first one is not that good looking and it's not really portable.
    http://produkte.k-m.de/en/Keyboard-stands/Keyboard-tables/18810-TABLE-STYLE-KEYBOARD-STAND-OMEGA-black

    The other one maybe is not all that beautiful either?
    http://produkte.k-m.de/en/Keyboard-stands/Keyboard-tables/18953-TABLE-STYLE-DIGITAL-PIANO-STAND-black

    And while you're at it, have a look at what Quiklok has got to offer. Maybe you'll like the Monolith?
    http://www.quiklok.com/catalog/?p=p_3&sName=Keyboard-Stands

    I guess I don't know the perfect answer, but anyway now you have some ideas :-)
    I'll follow this thread to see what might come up!

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2012/12/19 06:57:09 (permalink)
    This is what I use: http://www.ultimatesupport.com/product/AX-48Pro Still looks elegant to me.

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2012/12/19 12:45:19 (permalink)
    But that would not hold a V-Piano. That is a huge mother of a piano, I assure you.

    For me the Apex-stands does not cut it 'cause:
    * there is no room for pedals
    * my knees will get over-bent 
    * I always have trouble seeing the display of the lower keyboard

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2012/12/20 01:37:26 (permalink)
    I use something called a Z-stand because the X stands got in the way too much.
    Google "Proline Z-stand"

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2012/12/20 10:16:41 (permalink)
    I've googled and searched everything I can imagine. I guess I'll build something out of wood and steel that will have a contemporary feel to it without being a behemoth. You'd think someone had a "designer line" of musical instrument stands like they do for studio desks. I guess there's not much of a market for that.

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2012/12/24 23:07:14 (permalink)
    Looks like a regular ol "X" type stand the keyboard player (Tom Shuman) uses with Spyro Grya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6sPnLnkuQA I am sure Sweetwater probably has something. http://www.sweetwater.com/

     
     
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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2012/12/27 17:40:06 (permalink)
    Be aware people V Piano weights 38 Kg. It is not for an ordinary stand unless you are prepared to have end up on the ground. If it wobbles on the stand you are in trouble.

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2012/12/28 00:06:58 (permalink)
    I've got a couple ideas based around the stand that comes with the V-piano. If anyone is interested, I'll post a pic or two when its done.

    Thanks for the input!

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2012/12/28 10:05:15 (permalink)
    Cinder blocks? 

    I have a dual stand.... stacks 2 keyboards on top of each other.... it is rock solid. Wide base... and works OK for seated depending on the height of the seat, but the lower keyboard is easier to play seated.... but standing... works well on both upper and lower. 

    Our keyboard player used this rig standing....of course, she was a short girl so it was the perfect height for her.

    The supports are in an X pattern and there is a brace with notches which allow the X to be adjusted> I currently have it in the furthest position..... which is the lowest setting. Moving the catch to the notches further in result int he keyboards being raised up by a considerable amount if you go all the way in. 

    The pic below shows it with 2 keyboards on it and unfortunately not much of the stand. 

    Two adjustable X's front and back.... welded to a bar on each bottom side... the bar is about 3 feet long.... the X's have a bolt through them to allow the X to move...and the rear (audience side) X has the bar with the notches and a clamp to secure the X angle at the required height. 

    With the big 3' bars on the floor, this thing is stable even at the higher settings. The red upper keyboard holder is removeable if only one keyboard is being used. 




    I have since retired the upper keyboard.... it's behind the door in my daughter's bedroom, and have fashioned a platform from wood to hold my laptop in the position above the Yamaha below it....

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2013/01/03 09:51:23 (permalink)
    I used an ultima -3 stand which is great for standing up and playing. I bought it back in the 80's  and it could support my electric piano/organ, Juno 106 and a Crumar performer in three tiers.  It is an "A" frame stand.


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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2013/01/03 10:42:05 (permalink)
    Ironing board and a tin of black paint.

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2013/01/03 13:00:25 (permalink)
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    Be aware people V Piano weights 38 Kg. It is not for an ordinary stand unless you are prepared to have end up on the ground. If it wobbles on the stand you are in trouble.


    for those of you who are metric challenged, that's 83 pounds!  the V-piano is not going to be sturdy on an "X" stand!

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2013/01/03 21:45:30 (permalink)
    I will post a pic or two tomorrow of what I came up with. Like I said earlier, it's based on the original stand that came with the V-Piano. I had to raise it, but most of all, keep it looking clean and a bit upscale. Until tomorrow,....

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2013/01/08 09:31:18 (permalink)
    I don't understand why keyboard stands never have a beer holder.

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2013/01/08 15:12:33 (permalink)
    Under no circumstances use an ironing board as a keyboard stand. Synkrotron's suggestion is idiotic to say the least. The problem with the old ironing board situation is that the mechanism for keeping the stand upright is working pretty hard when a heavy weight is put on it and at some point it will give way and the whole thing will come crashing down. I have seen it!

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    Re: Keyboard stand ideas 2017/09/27 16:20:07 (permalink)
    take a look at this review article 
    hope it's helpful ;)
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    Re: Keyboard stand ideas 2017/09/28 02:21:05 (permalink)
    SO, why not contact the V-Piano people, and see what THEY think would work well for your needs?
     
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    Re: Keyboard stand ideas 2017/10/19 01:24:46 (permalink)
    Quiklok ws550. 4 legs, folds easily. Not a piece of art but you could park a truck on top of it. And 4 leg design means no crazy x or cross members get in the way of pedals. Not made anymore but list around 125 on ebay. I have had one for close to 20 years and still rock solid.

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2017/10/19 09:01:47 (permalink)
    Jeff EvansSynkrotron's suggestion is idiotic to say the least.



    Totally agree

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    Re:Keyboard stand ideas 2017/10/20 04:40:43 (permalink)
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    Jeff EvansSynkrotron's suggestion is idiotic to say the least.



    Totally agree


    LMAO!

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