#1
I was wondering if anyone with experience using music stands could offer some advice. I'm looking for answers on...

1. Optimal price range. (what is the best price to performance ratio. how much is too much? What is that sweet spot?)

2. Best material (Is light weight aluminum the best, or a plastic/composite)

3. Features you wish your stand included. (do you wish that it folded for easier storage, or for it to be easier to adjust)

4. Useless features that were included with your music stand but were not needed. (any options that were included that you felt could have been left out to lower the price of the product.)

5. Accessories you purchased to improve functionality of music stand. (ex: pick holders. What did you buy to make it better.)

6. Where you most used your stand.
#2
Price doesn't matter when it comes to a music stand. Buy the cheapest one you can find, it works just the same as any more expensive one. It's just a thing to sit paper on, man.
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#3
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I was wondering if anyone with experience using music stands could offer some advice. I'm looking for answers on...

1. Optimal price range. (what is the best price to performance ratio. how much is too much? What is that sweet spot?)

Cheapest.

2. Best material (Is light weight aluminum the best, or a plastic/composite)

Cheapest. And metal.

3. Features you wish your stand included. (do you wish that it folded for easier storage, or for it to be easier to adjust)

It...just holds paper. What else does it need to do?

Depending on transportation, you may want one that folds up though. Also, it can help if it has clips, to keep sheets from blowing away when someone slams the door or something.

4. Useless features that were included with your music stand but were not needed. (any options that were included that you felt could have been left out to lower the price of the product.)

N/A

5. Accessories you purchased to improve functionality of music stand. (ex: pick holders. What did you buy to make it better.)

N/A

6. Where you most used your stand.

Whenever I needed to read sheet music...
#4
I can tell the people in here haven't dealt with bad stands before.
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#5
get the one that can check your twitter and facebook. And make sure it has wifi and multiple usb ports. That'll do ya.
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#6
Yeah, you're overthinking and overanalysing this, just make sure it doesn't separate its parts from each other when you put it on the floor and you'll be fine.
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#7
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I can tell the people in here haven't dealt with bad stands before.

I have, but they are usually like old shitty ones used by tons of people prior to that. Like a music class or something. If it can stand straight without falling or swaying, and can hold your music upright and in a readable position: It's as good as it gets. If you buy a new one in the box, I can guarantee it'll be totally fine to buy the cheapest one.

What constitutes a bad stand in your eyes? If you were to buy a new one. Obviously old used ones can be shitty, but a new one? Even the cheapest is fine.
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I have, but they are usually like old shitty ones used by tons of people prior to that. Like a music class or something. If it can stand straight without falling or swaying, and can hold your music upright and in a readable position: It's as good as it gets. If you buy a new one in the box, I can guarantee it'll be totally fine to buy the cheapest one.

What constitutes a bad stand in your eyes? If you were to buy a new one. Obviously old used ones can be shitty, but a new one? Even the cheapest is fine.

Stuff like this. They fall over easily and music falls off pretty often.


Yea, new stands will alright but you don't want the cheapest in some cases. It will get beat up over time and suddenly you'll have a swiveling stand and that's no fun.
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#9
Funny you should link that stand. I have the exact same one and have had it since I started playing when I was 12, which was 11 years ago. Still going strong. If you go cheap, just don't slam it around and you'll be alright.
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#10
Things never worked for me. Maybe I always got bad ones. I don't like those to begin with. Thing of habit I guess. I've played with full size stands forever.
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#11
Mine is slightly different. You can adjust the height of it, otherwise it's the same foldout design. I can find stuff to complain about, like how the back isn't solid, or they have those stupid little metal pieces to "hold" your paper in place, but in the end it doesn't affect my performance. It's not perfect, but hey.
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#12
If you want one at home, I suggest the Manhassett:

http://www.amazon.com/Manhasset-Model-Sheet-Music-Stand/dp/B0002FOBJY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395695300&sr=8-1&keywords=manhasset+music+stand


For something more portable:

http://www.amazon.com/Gearlux-Deluxe-Collapsible-Orchestra-Music/dp/B009MBT68U/ref=pd_sim_MI_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1VEECG9HETJ4EQDE20F4


Not all music stands are equal. Don't go for the cheapest. They're very flimsy and can screw you over in a live performance.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#13
If you ever play outdoors you wil want a sturdy stand that can handle some wind. These are the ones we use most:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/ProLine-GMS80A-Conductor-Sheet-Music-Stand-100473279-i1168480.gc

Sturdy build, foldable legs.
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Stuff like this. They fall over easily and music falls off pretty often.


Yea, new stands will alright but you don't want the cheapest in some cases. It will get beat up over time and suddenly you'll have a swiveling stand and that's no fun.

I own one similar to that and never have an issue, especially because I use the clips that are attached to the side bars.