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    There was a thread recently regarding mandolin stands. I read it with interest as I had my first gig where I played some mandolin. Well I procrastinated long enough that I had to buy local, so went to my favorite store and was shown a small stand like I had seen in the thread before. I commented it seemed to me not stable enough for playing out. I had not said that before. The guy said I should get a Hamilton stand. I asked if they made them small enough for mandolins. He grabbed a mandolin, lowered the height adjustment on one of their floor stands and sure enough, by design or otherwise, the mandolin was resting on the rubber cross bar.

    So a regular Hamilton will work for a bass guitar down to a mandolin with ease. Funny, I never thought to try on the one I have at home. I've always been a fan of stands that hold the headstock and not cradle the base. Much more secure to me. Expensive but worth it.
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    I've been using 3 of those for over 30 years and very satisfied.
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    I use the Hurcules guitar stand. Hangs from the headstock, heavy duty and works for a mandolin too.
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    I'm using the Hercules too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philphool View Post
    I've been using 3 of those for over 30 years and very satisfied.
    Same here, since the mid 90's. Never had a better stand, and still the original that I bought at the time and the padding is still perfect. I like the fact that it is all steel - nothing really to break.
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    Hamiltons are heavy duty.

    I have three and loaned one out about a decade ago.

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    I'm amused at myself for not even considering I could try it. Live and learn. Gryphon uses these for their floor level stands. I bought their gated wall hangers years ago too.
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    I have used one for over 25yrs, the best in my opinion. In fact, I bought it at Gryphon too. Seems to work the best for me. Handles guitars, banjo’s and mandolins.

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