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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxCarJoe View Post
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wood-Foldin...53.m2749.l2649

    I bought this a few weeks ago. I do not recommend it.

    Very unstable. If you have kids or cats this is a disaster waiting to happen.
    It's also ugly.
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    Have you used the Cooperstand? From Bluechip...
    I am curious of its usefulness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMatt View Post
    Have you used the Cooperstand? From Bluechip...
    I am curious of its usefulness.
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    https://shop.bluechippick.net/cooperstand-duro-pro/
    It looks like it's built more for "foldability" than for securing an instrument.
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    Default Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

    The Cooperstand is OK (I bought one a couple of years ago) but I wouldn’t use one in situations where an instrument is likely to get knocked over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray(T) View Post
    The Cooperstand is OK (I bought one a couple of years ago) but I wouldn’t use one in situations where an instrument is likely to get knocked over.
    Except for Hercules stands, it seems all stands want to smash your axe.
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    Who?!

    Its not the stands its what goes on around them. You can damage an instrument taking it out of the case and I suppose an instrument can deteriorate leaving it in the case. Life is only temporary!

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    The Ultimate GS100 was a great stand. I also modified one for mandolin and it's been perfect. But the last GS100 I bought a few months ago, is a total piece of cr@p! They loosened their tolerances and now every joint is wobbly. I need to modify it before I'd trust it to hold anything. Maybe I just got a dud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray(T) View Post
    Who?!

    Its not the stands its what goes on around them. You can damage an instrument taking it out of the case and I suppose an instrument can deteriorate leaving it in the case. Life is only temporary!
    The Hercules stand is the only stand I know of the "grabs" the neck automatically.

    BTW, I'm hoping for reincarnation, not temporary...just a phase
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    Now you all have me thinking. I've just used guitar stands, but they're not ideal for my Big Muddy, as it tends to hang on the tuners. Might have to make an investment here.
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    I'd prefer one that fit better, so I guess I should have looked around for one.
    Last edited by Dave_KC; Jun-10-2019 at 10:52am. Reason: I duplicated myself
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    If you have a music/microphone stand you might want to check out String Swing:

    https://www.stringswing.com/product/...andolin-hanger

    They also make ones that you can mount on a wall or cabinet.

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    Because my S.O. is a fiddler and I play mandolin, we have a bunch of different fiddle/mandolin stands scattered around the house. An Ingles, a couple of Hercules "grabber" stands, some other things.

    What I have never liked about any of them, is the small footprint of the feet. Too easy to tip over, which isn't a problem at home but it worries me at pub sessions and gigs.

    What I've been using lately is a short mic stand without the mic clip or boom on top, because it has nice long feet and some weight in the base for the folded feet, that helps prevent tip-over.

    I use a "String Swing" clamp-on violin mount at the top of the shortie mic stand. That works fine, except you might need some foam on the stand if you don't have a protective ToneGard on the back of the mandolin, because it hangs vertical instead of at an angle like most violin stands. That's actually an advantage because it keeps the center of gravity closer to the vertical shaft of the mic stand.

    As a bonus, I can use another String Swing and a drummer's clamp-on stick bag to hold my "Irish" flute on the stand. It could be adapted to hold two mandolins, or some other combination if you're a multi-instrumentalist. The big thing is WIDE spread on the feet. Too many of these stands just don't have a good, wide footprint and they're easy to tip over.

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    This is a decent priced dependable guitar/mandolin stand that has no mechanical parts to break and is extremely stable. It can adjusted up for a guitar or adjusted down for a mandolin. I have several and recommend them highly.

    https://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-KB38.../dp/B0002TJO92

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHopkins View Post
    It looks like it's built more for "foldability" than for securing an instrument.
    I actually modified the Cooperstand angle of lean (it was top heavy) and use the as a table top stand. I wouldn't recommend it as a worry-free (secure) stand for heavier duty.

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    Default Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

    Thanks for all the great responses. There are a lot of options. Keep 'em coming!

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    I adjust the width of the 'feet' on the Stagg stand to fit my violin, (the bow goes onto the music stand) and if I remember right, I have put the guitar and certainly the mandola on the Stagg. It is remarkably stable.

    Also, it's short height allows for fitting it in tight spots while it is not used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrylicshon View Post
    Thanks to this post/thread, I ordered the proline (18 bucks) and it just came in. Its darn near perfect for me. It hangs the instrument from a neck yoke and positions it high enough to stay plugged in during gigs. It has a padded rest for the back too, so no back scuffs. It seems stable enough, strong, light, and folds. And cheap. Its a winner. An adjustable neck yoke with fold over strap or bar would have made it a little better but for the money its fine as is. I also liked the multi instrument stand someone posted awhile ago. It would be nice to hang a guitar and a mando. I love foldedpath's idea about making a multi instrument stand with string swing+shortened mic stand. Then I remembered how lazy I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxCarJoe View Post
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wood-Foldin...53.m2749.l2649

    I bought this a few weeks ago. I do not recommend it.

    Very unstable. If you have kids or cats this is a disaster waiting to happen.
    Ugly, unstable, likely to topple and crash your instrument?

    This looks perfect for a banjo !
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougC View Post
    I adjust the width of the 'feet' on the Stagg stand to fit my violin, (the bow goes onto the music stand) and if I remember right, I have put the guitar and certainly the mandola on the Stagg. It is remarkably stable.

    Also, it's short height allows for fitting it in tight spots while it is not used.

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    BTW-- I bought this one and am quite pleased! Thanks for the discussion.

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