Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?

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Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?

Post by sirisobhakya » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:47 pm

Any recommendation for a sturdy, hard-to-topple trombone stand? Or experience even make one yourself from parts?

I normally set the horn on the floor, or have it always held in my hand in risky situations (such as students running and playing around). However, since I just bought a new tenor horn, and I want to play it both, maybe even switching in the same song, I felt I need a trombone stand. Also I don't want my trombone to feel left out, since I already bought a stand for the tenor horn :D .

A shop I can go have K&M 14985, which should be enough for normal operations. However, my issue is: the band room is quite crowded. Also, when the band is not set up and there are spaces available, students (and sometimes alumni too!) always run and play around. Also, I am quite clumsy myself. Therefore, toppling is very likely, and I cannot afford that. The 149/9 seems to be more rigid, but I wonder if any model would be even more sturdy.

Also, since there are many broken music stands, and also drum stands that I can use as starting point for a DIY trombone stand, does anyone has experience building one your own? I once used a drum stand with a rug laid on it for protection; usable but not that stable since there is no support inside the bell.
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Re: Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?

Post by ghmerrill » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:52 pm

I built a very sturdy trombone stand from a Hamilton music stand. I use it as my "permanent" practice stand at home. This is particularly easy since the Hamilton music stand and trombone stand are virtually identical except for the top of the tube that holds the music table. You can also buy (at low cost) some parts from Hamilton. But basically, if you have a hack saw, a rubber plunger, some sort of rubber/plastic table leg cap, and maybe a couple of other small parts (like hose clamps), you should be able to build a trombone stand from something similar.
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Re: Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?

Post by greenbean » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:16 pm

I have several K&M 14990 stands. They are great. This one:

https://www.hornguys.com/collections/tr ... bone-stand
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Post by afugate » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:32 am

sirisobhakya wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:47 pm
Also, since there are many broken music stands, and also drum stands that I can use as starting point for a DIY trombone stand, does anyone has experience building one your own? I once used a drum stand with a rug laid on it for protection; usable but not that stable since there is no support inside the bell.
I built my own bass trombone stand out of a broken cymbal stand. I added a large plunger head and used a walking cane tip for the cap on the riser tube.

Cheap, effective, and extremely stable. But, it's also heavy!

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Re: Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?

Post by timothy42b » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:51 am

I have two DIY stands, both are extremely stable.

One is a repurposed cymbal stand, with a crutch tip on top. $5 for the stand at a thrift shop, couldn't pass that up.

The other is a round plastic base from a floor fan I found in a dumpster. It turned out a plunger stick was a friction fit in the hole. So I turned the plunger around, cut the plunger hole all the way through and forced the stick through. Then I dipped it in Tool dip for a rubber coating on top.
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Re: Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?

Post by hyperbolica » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:16 am

If the room is really that active, a solid stand is just going to be something immovable to smash the horn against. The instrument should be in a hard case if it's not in your hand in that environment.
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Post by Posaunus » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:56 pm

hyperbolica wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:16 am
If the room is really that active, a solid stand is just going to be something immovable to smash the horn against. The instrument should be in a hard case if it's not in your hand in that environment.
:good:

Or, since the stand is immobile, it (and the trombone resting on it) will be in the way of - and likely a collision target for - all the clumsy oafs who stumble by. Put the trombone back in its case when you are not actively tending it in this environment.
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Re: Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?

Post by jthomas105 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:47 pm

Mount a couple of these on the classroom wall up above the student traffic so they don't get run into.

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywo ... jy0s696g_b
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Re: Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?

Post by baileyman » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:56 pm

timothy42b wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:51 am
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The other is a round plastic base from a floor fan I found in a dumpster. It turned out a plunger stick was a friction fit in the hole. So I turned the plunger around, cut the plunger hole all the way through and forced the stick through. Then I dipped it in Tool dip for a rubber coating on top.
I like that. A round base makes it unlikely to tip in any direction. My stands have five legs, which is good for the same reason.
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Re: Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?

Post by BillO » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:45 pm

greenbean wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:16 pm
I have several K&M 14990 stands. They are great. This one:

https://www.hornguys.com/collections/tr ... bone-stand
I'll offer another vote for the K&M 14990. Best stand I have ever used. Have 3 now and will soon have 5 in order to replace my other 2 stands.
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Re: Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?

Post by Backbone » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:50 pm

DYI:
Used a cymbal stand and added the in bell support from a traditional trombone stand. Super sturdy.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ahbgwltd_MPhefSOAiW0Dih9p00
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Re: Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?

Post by Doubler » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:27 pm

I like my On-Stage stand; it's quite sturdy. The bell holder has pads on it, protecting the finish and enabling air to circulate in the bell so that moisture condensation doesn't get trapped inside by the holder itself. Hamilton makes a similar product.
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Re: Sturdy, hard-to-topple, or even DIY Trombone Stand?

Post by Slideorama » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:13 am

Like most kids in band, if the horn isn’t in your hands, it should be in your case. Unless other students are liable for your equipment, this isn’t a trombone stand issue.
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