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Horn stand when you go home

Post by whitbey » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:11 pm

When I go home I unpack my horns and put them on my stand. This stand is attached to the floor so the horns cannot be slid up against each other. Each horn has a wood pole/dowel set in a 2 x 6. A rubber tip is on the top and a plunger with the center drilled out is part way down to rest the bell. A blue table cloth dresses it up a little.
There is two 2x6's at right angles that I can hang a slide on safely.

When I go to play I pick a horn or two, then pick a case. I have enough cases for all the horns but tend to use one most of the time. I have a square zip bag from a gig bag that has my lube and whatnot that can be thrown into what ever case of bag I take.

Curious if others keep there horns out or in the case at home.

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Re: Horn stand when you go home

Post by tbathras » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:01 am

Yep, I love having my horns just an arm’s reach away.
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Post by Neo Bri » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:28 am

What's the screw-bell? Thein? I see a krantz.
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Post by tbathras » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:43 am

Neo Bri wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:28 am
What's the screw-bell? Thein? I see a krantz.
They’re both screw bells and both Shires. The German bell was made in Germany for Shires as sort of an experiment, not sure how many were produced. It wasn’t a screw bell to begin with, I had Shires convert it just recently. The added mass works well on it as it was a bit light before.
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Post by Neo Bri » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:47 am

Neat. Never seen that before.
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Post by hyperbolica » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:23 am

Yes, I typically have several horns out on stands. Usually my 79h, 48h, and bass. If I'm playing my 88h on gigs or rehearsals, it's probably in the case. Sometimes I've got to take my bass and a tenor to a rehearsal, so those are in my double case. The tuba stands propped up in the corner on one of those shipping cones, because I'm not playing it out anywhere yet.

My upstairs is pretty much my office and studio and quartet rehearsal space. My dog isn't big enough to knock anything down, and my wife is pretty careful. That's why I get away with leaving things out.

I've bought several different types of stands because I use them so much, just to see which is best. I like the Aida for traveling with a tenor. the K&M with round legs is my favorite for bass and all around (I don't like the heavy duty one with plate steel legs because its so heavy and the corners of the legs are so sharp). The lightest I have is some no-name with russian-doll fold-down capabilities - fits in the bell. Really only sturdy enough for a small 500 bore. The worst I have is one of those On Stage which I dislike because of the silly bell cup springs and the flimsy tightening nut gets stuck. I have a couple old Hamiltons, which are awful to tear down - make noise and pinch your fingers. I also have a Hercules slide brace stand that I usually put my 88h on because the bell is thin and has been damaged on a regular bell stand before.

In the image from left to right are Hercules grip stand, Hercules in-bell stand, K&M, old Hamilton, no-name extremely light collapsible in-bell, and a very old stand.

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Post by Posaunus » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:39 pm

Suggestion for trombone stands -
Don't use a tube sock or an old towel - buy a purpose-built Hamilton "Bone Sock":

http://usa.hamiltonstands.com/products_ ... spx?id=140

https://smile.amazon.com/Hamilton-Bone- ... +Bone+Sock

These absorbent microfiber socks are less than $4 each, fit over the stand's bell rest, and work on all my trombone stands (Hamilton, On-Stage, K&M) to cushion the bell and keep it clean and dry.
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Re: Horn stand when you go home

Post by TriJim » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:57 pm

Posaunus wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:39 pm
Suggestion for trombone stands -
Don't use a tube sock or an old towel - buy a purpose-built Hamilton "Bone Sock": ...
These absorbent microfiber socks are less than $4 each, fit over the stand's bell rest, and work on all my trombone stands (Hamilton, On-Stage, K&M) to cushion the bell and keep it clean and dry.
Interesting you should mention this. I bought about a dozen 'Bone Socks' over Christmas and gave them to all of my friends' trombones. Not for the friend - mind you - it's a present for their trombone. Works better than dirty socks and look better, too. Buy your trombone a present! ;)
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Re: Horn stand when you go home

Post by boomski » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:48 am

I leave both of my horns out on stands (with bone socks!) most of the time. Only exception is if I have a gig and won't have time to practice. I also leave them in the basement, so there's a low chance of any damage happening there.
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Post by ronnies » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:07 am

I only have one stand (K&M) so it's used at home and at concerts/rehearsals. I do use a sock but one of my old ones not a bone sock as I've not found them for sale over here yet.

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Re: Horn stand when you go home

Post by tctb » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:31 am

I use a microfibre cloth on my stand . It's cheap to buy and has many other uses, plus it is easy to wash .
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Post by Neo Bri » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:32 am

For home, the most stable (widest contact base) and heaviest makes a lot of sense. But when I go on a gig I strongly prefer my Aria. So light, small, and awesome.
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Post by DakoJack » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:52 am

I usually keep my horns on hercules like this except my concert horn and I usually put it in the case because I dont like the Idea of something constantly being pushed in the bell and I dont trust my crudy in bell stand.
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Post by btone » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:08 am

I play tenor and bass and usually leave a couple horns out at any given time on stands. I prefer the heavy-duty K&M stands, especially with the heavier instruments, because they are difficult to tip over. I learned a lesson about 20 years ago when when I saw my 42B on a Hamilton stand tip over when student lightly brushed against it. I couldn't fault the student because he barely touched it . Admittedly part of the fault lay in the fact that the weight of the instrument was not positioned directly above one of the legs. I also usually leave the slide unlocked so it can rest on the floor to take a little weight off the bell section.
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