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    Does anyone use a mandolin stand that they really love? Looking for something to set my mandolin down on while practicing or on stage.
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    I use the Hercules stands. You can get them with two or three stations so you can hang a mandolin and guitar or alternate tuned instruments up at the same time.
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    While I have a stand that hangs the mandolin by the headstock and is quite stable, forget the brand. Saying that I only use if for a concert at an opera house, every where else it's the case. Only place that is really safe.
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    The Ingles SA20 adjustable violin stand works really well for all mandolins except bowlbacks:

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/acce...hoCIb8QAvD_BwE

    I have four of them.

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    Thanks for the suggestions! It looks like Hercules has a ton of options. If not a dizzying and confusing amount of subtly different models.
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    I never like leaving any of my instruments out on a stand. I know that me or someone in my household or my dog will knock it over eventually. Everything goes back in its case after practice. On stage I have used a stand for guitar and one gig brought two fiddles (one for cross-tuning) and had a clamp-on violin/bow holder clamped onto a very sturdy microphone stand. Other than that, it would scare me.

    Many years ago I hung my frequently played instruments on the wall in my bedroom. That was fine except one day I grabbed my fiddle case to go to the city for a later jam session. When I got to the jam I noticed that the case felt light. I had left the fiddle on the wall.

    However, if it works for you a solid stand like a Hercules would work well. I assume though that you won't have to worry about being on stage any time soon.
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    +1 for the Hercules stand. It gives an extra level of security IMO.
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    I use the tripple Hercules on stage and, with careful adjustment, it can accommodate a mandolin, a GBOM and a dreadnought guitar all at the same time.

    Despite what John Richheart sats in post #2 they come in singles, doubles, tripples and for those with IAS these - http://www.herculesstands.co.uk/p/6-...em-yokes?pp=24

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    I have 3 Hercules stands from back in the day when we had live music and working stages.

    Lately they stay folded up and sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbella View Post
    The Ingles SA20 adjustable violin stand works really well for all mandolins except bowlbacks:

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/acce...hoCIb8QAvD_BwE

    I have four of them.
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    Hercules. Love it. I originally got a couple for my guitars, but found that it works perfect for mandolin. Keeps it at a good height too. In my music room I don't need to worry about pets or children knocking it over, so I keep my mandolin on the stand for instant access. And I use it on stage, it's very stable.

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    My choice is the Hamilton KB-38. I've used my original one since the 90's and have couple later ones that seem just as good. Here's a photo of it with a guitar, but it adjusts down so that it fits a mandolin perfectly.

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    Thanks for the additional input, everyone!
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    I don't normally endorse but I've had this little " Donner " stand for a month or so. I only use it while playing and it's a great stable table stand. Sits there safe and you can flip your mando around to admire the back, if so inclined. Got it at the obvious on-line store less than 20 bucks. Click image for larger version. 

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    I got a couple hangers that clamp on stuff .. Ones sold for Ukes or Violins usually work ..

    Performing, On Stage? maybe clamp to your Mic Stand .. ?:/
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    I like the Ingles:
    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/acce...CABEgJCOPD_BwE

    I have four of them.Click image for larger version. 

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    The hercules with auto grip and folding back rest supports a mandolin nicely. The back rest is what makes it work well for mandolin. Very stable imo

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    I love the Cooperstand Pro Mini. It looks very nice and wooden and is so small I can fit it in most of my mandolin cases and gig bags. Click image for larger version. 

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminum-Fo...72.m2749.l2649

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    This Ebay cheapo works well, but not for stage I suppose.

    The Proline stand I usually use is out of stock everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liestman View Post
    I love the Cooperstand Pro Mini. It looks very nice and wooden and is so small I can fit it in most of my mandolin cases and gig bags. Click image for larger version. 

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    Another vote for folding Cooperstands. I keep one in each case. My instruments hang on the wall in my climate controlled music room at home. At a jam, gig or festival is where I need a stand.

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    I use the Hercules Violin Stand (DS571BB) that works well for the mandolin.
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    Hercules on stage, Konig & Meyers at home.
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    Ingles ... definitely. It is a violin stand but it sits well and cradles the neck in a latching yoke. It folds up fairly small and is reasonably portable for gigging.
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    Solid Ground Stands haven't been mentioned which offer a different perspective. I know we have a few owners of their stands among us.

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