Stands. Best and Worst

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  1. Robert Carr

    Robert Carr Why can't I take my guitar everywhere??

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    We all have them, couldn't find a thread on it.

    What stands do you use? Recommend? What do you not recommend? Why?

    Personally I use Hercules Wood wallmounts, but interested to know what people use for their PRSi
     
  2. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    I use the same, and have an On Stage Stands on the floor.
     
  3. JMintzer

    JMintzer Bobble Head Moderator
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    I'm a big fan of the Ultimate Guitar Stands...

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  4. Robert Carr

    Robert Carr Why can't I take my guitar everywhere??

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    That's interesting, its a floor stand, but it hangs. Adjustable too.
     
  5. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I use the Hercules stand. It's the best stand IMO.
     
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  6. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Yeah! I've been using one of these for more than a decade. When we gig I take a larger Stack On tool box with all my cables, extra picks, extra tubes, etc. and this fits in there with all that stuff when folded up.
     
  7. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Hercules wall mounts here too. They're just the ultimate hanger as far as I'm concerned, automatically locks the guitar in with its own weight, lets go instantly when you lift up.

    Their floor stands, however, I'm not convinced by. Hanging by the top makes them top-heavy and unstable compared to a more traditional stand where the butt-end of the guitar sits in it and has a nice low center of gravity.
     
  8. WeFixFlats

    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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    As for me since I never have more than two(2) guitars out of their cases at a time, I've got a pair of these set up in the corner; had them for decades now.

    http://usa.hamiltonstands.com/products_detail.aspx?id=100

    Another tip is that I use very old, worn out flannel shirts to drape over them to keep dust off the fretboards and the bodies.
     
  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I have a couple each of these...

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  10. LJD

    LJD New Member

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    Hanging stands like the hercules ONLY. Any other design is too easy for the guitar to be knocked off/over.
     
  11. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    Hercules wall and floor stands.

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  12. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    I use a Hercules 5 guitar stand
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  13. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Worst stand I ever had was a triple version of those typical tripod, bent-neck stands. That thing was just begging to fall over. The single versions of those are bad enough for getting tipped.

    Fittingly enough, I use the On Stage a-frame stands on stage. Very stable. Would take a heck of a whack to knock a guitar off one of those.

    At home I generally use a Rock Stand five guitar rack and sometimes the a-frames. One of these days I'll get my guitars up on the wall. I like the idea of this slat wall design: http://diamondlifegear.com/guitar_hanger_mx.html?gclid=CKzViLT-0s8CFQyRaQodPZgBQg
     
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  14. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Hmmmm.....if I went to this hanger method I would have room for more guitars! Must check this out...........
     
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  15. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Yep, basically the same stuff they use in guitar stores to pack 'em in!

    I have a vision of my acoustic in the middle facing straight, with my four electric guitars flanking it at a 45 degree angle.
     
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  16. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    I've also got this stand, it's lightweight yet stable, holds my guitars (and my daughter's) very securely, more compact than it looks, fits nicely into a corner or nook. The spacing is adjustable, too. It even has little pick holders on the neck hooks. To get a better stand you almost have to spend double what this goes for.
     
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  17. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    I am interested in getting a compact single-guitar stand to use in my bedroom though, and I was looking specifically at the Cooperstand. Has anybody tried one of those?
     
  18. PeteHill

    PeteHill Been hanging around a while

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    My Hercules single stand is good, as are my 3 Hercules wall mounts.

    However, my Hercules double stand is terrible. It's top heavy, which has resulted in being knocked over, damaging the neck of my S2. The legs are also difficult to move for transit. This will be sold.

    Going back to my Quicklok 3 x Guitar stand that has a much lower centre of gravity.
     
  19. Huggy B

    Huggy B Hmm... kinda tangy.

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    Before I played PRS, I had a tough time finding a decent stand to fit my guitars.
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    Oh heavens to betsy, I searched high .....

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    ......and low......
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    .....*butt* to no avail...............

    ....and then I found a couple built just for PRSi.
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    :D
     
  20. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    Once again, Huggy wins the whole internet. :D
     
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