FORUM

Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Violin Stand Recommendations
Topic Rating: 4 Topic Rating: 4 Topic Rating: 4 Topic Rating: 4 Topic Rating: 4 Topic Rating: 4 (1 votes) 
Avatar
EJ-Kisz
Midwest, US
Members

Regulars
August 16, 2012 - 12:25 pm
Member Since: April 9, 2012
Forum Posts: 605
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi Everybody!

I'm in a bit of a pickle here.  I've recently been asked to jam with a few friends and have a laundry list of songs to figure out.  I'm usually better at figuring things out on piano first, then transposing that to violin.  Well, while doing so, I can't figure out a good place to put my violin while constantly switching. I've actually knocked over (and out of tune) my violin a few times setting down next to my piano.  

What kind of violin stand would everyone recommend?

I can't use a wall mount due to our apartment restrictions, but I was actually looking at this one at the Fiddler Shop:

http://fiddlershop.com/accesso.....stand.html

It reminds me of my trumpet stand which was a savior while our conductor "helped" the woodwinds straighten out their issues! rofl  (just don't tell my wife I said that! wink)

I'm hoping that I can find a stand that will fit on top of my electric piano, but didn't see to many reviews of these stands.  What do you guys think?

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

SkullSmall-1.jpg

 

Avatar
Kevin M.
Nicholson, Pa
Members

Regulars
August 16, 2012 - 1:43 pm
Member Since: September 10, 2011
Forum Posts: 1957
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I think that stand would work out fine for you. I do have a suggestion, You can use the string swing, instead of using screws into the wall Use the 3M hook thing but just don't use the hook part and use the sticky thing.  I use them all the time and find them to hold very strong and when you want to move it just pull the tab and it comes off with no sign of it ever being there.

Avatar
Fiddlestix
Michigan, USA
King
Members

Regulars
August 16, 2012 - 1:51 pm
Member Since: January 21, 2012
Forum Posts: 2637
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I'm thinking this stand may work best, it has a small roung base that will fit nicely on top of your piano.

Buy new: $49.95 $25.07

 

Only 16 left in stock - order soon.
 
(12)
8.
Belmonte Violin/Viola Stand
Buy new: $32.95 $23.43


4 new from $22.20
Get it by Friday, Aug 17 if you order in the next 3 hours and choose one-day shipping.
Only 3 left in stock - order soon.
 
(3)
Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping.
Avatar
KindaScratchy
Massachusetts
August 16, 2012 - 8:22 pm
Member Since: March 14, 2012
Forum Posts: 1651
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I don't know if this will work for you, but I've got this stand and like it a lot:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ.....05_s00_i00

It's very sturdy, has a hanger for the bow and folds up.It's got a latch to keep the instrument secure, but you can leave that up if you're going to be picking the violin up and putting it down frequently.

The one that you referenced in fiddlershop.com looks a lot like it, so that would probably be a good choice, too.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

Avatar
Barry
Members

Regulars
August 16, 2012 - 8:31 pm
Member Since: June 30, 2011
Forum Posts: 2661
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

get creative and make your own like I did

 

http://fiddlerman.com/forum/sh.....sic-stand/

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

Avatar
screeeech
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
August 16, 2012 - 10:32 pm
Member Since: December 14, 2011
Forum Posts: 196
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

my local store has a short wooden box that is felt lined as a stand. works great.

 

http://www.jimlaabsmusic.com/i.....tand_2.jpg

I use an ingle my violin lives in the stand on my desk all the time except sundays, lesson day.

Avatar
EJ-Kisz
Midwest, US
Members

Regulars
August 17, 2012 - 10:52 am
Member Since: April 9, 2012
Forum Posts: 605
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Kevin M. said
I think that stand would work out fine for you. I do have a suggestion, You can use the string swing, instead of using screws into the wall Use the 3M hook thing but just don't use the hook part and use the sticky thing.  I use them all the time and find them to hold very strong and when you want to move it just pull the tab and it comes off with no sign of it ever being there.

I thought about that first, but for some odd reason, they don't work on our walls.  The cheap, water-downed paint on our walls they use is horrible!  We tried using the 3m strips for Christmas decorations, but within 2 days, they fell down. facepalmdunno

Fiddlestix:  That one kinda worries me due to my chin rest placement and Slipper Shoulder Rest.  

I guess that's my biggest hurdle!  LOL  Will those stands fit my violin with a good shoulder rest?    

Kindascratchy:  Wow, that looks like my bass guitar stands! :D  

I might have to take Barry's advice and make my own! LOL

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

SkullSmall-1.jpg

 

Avatar
Kevin M.
Nicholson, Pa
Members

Regulars
August 17, 2012 - 11:41 am
Member Since: September 10, 2011
Forum Posts: 1957
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Barry may have the best idea.  The problem with most of the other types is you have to take off the shoulder rest and if you want to put it down for a few minutes it is such a pain in the butt.

Avatar
Fiddlestix
Michigan, USA
King
Members

Regulars
August 17, 2012 - 11:47 am
Member Since: January 21, 2012
Forum Posts: 2637
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Are there any stand's that will accept an attached shoulder rest ?    dunno

Avatar
EJ-Kisz
Midwest, US
Members

Regulars
August 17, 2012 - 12:17 pm
Member Since: April 9, 2012
Forum Posts: 605
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I think that's the biggest question!  Besides, what do concert musicians who use shoulder rests do during a performance??  There has to be something!

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

SkullSmall-1.jpg

 

Avatar
KindaScratchy
Massachusetts
August 17, 2012 - 1:33 pm
Member Since: March 14, 2012
Forum Posts: 1651
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I leave the shoulder rest on when I put it on my stand. The only time that I take my shoulder rest off is when I put my fiddle in the case.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

Avatar
Barry
Members

Regulars
August 17, 2012 - 5:59 pm
Member Since: June 30, 2011
Forum Posts: 2661
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
12sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I can leave the rest on when I hang it on my stand

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
Members

Regulars
August 18, 2012 - 1:44 am
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 3755
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
13sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@ fiddlestix....that is a cool stand.  I think the pink violin could use on of these in the bedroom since she gets less play.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
Fiddlestix
Michigan, USA
King
Members

Regulars
August 18, 2012 - 4:04 am
Member Since: January 21, 2012
Forum Posts: 2637
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
14sp_Permalink sp_Print
4

EJKiszenia said
I think that's the biggest question!  Besides, what do concert musicians who use shoulder rests do during a performance??  There has to be something!

If I'm not mistaken, Orchestral musician's ( while performing ) don't set their instrument's down while performing, they rest them on their knee...... I think.  They also have music stand's in front of them, they could attach a hanger if need be.

This particular stand look's pretty wide open in the back, I don't think the shoulder rest would get in the way.,,,,, I dunno, maybe ?  dunno  Who's to say the violin couldn't be placed in it backward's, so the rest is facing you. When you grabbed the instrument your finger's would already be on the string's.

It has a small base and would set on top of a piano, plus it could double as a candelabra w/ a few candel's attached.    rofl 

Just some thought's.

 

Belmonte Violin/Viola Stand
 
Buy new: $32.95 $23.43
 
 
Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
August 18, 2012 - 10:02 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11694
15sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Glasser makes one like Diane's above suggestion. I haven't tested "Ingella's" but we have the Glasser in stock and I've used it plenty. It's a great and very secure violin stand.
The Belmonte scares me a little. You would have to work hard to knock the Glasser over.
fiddlershop.com/foldable-violin-stand-with-bow-holder.html

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
EJ-Kisz
Midwest, US
Members

Regulars
August 18, 2012 - 11:07 am
Member Since: April 9, 2012
Forum Posts: 605
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
16sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Fiddlerman said
Glasser makes one like Diane's above suggestion. I haven't tested "Ingella's" but we have the Glasser in stock and I've used it plenty. It's a great and very secure violin stand.
The Belmonte scares me a little. You would have to work hard to knock the Glasser over.
fiddlershop.com/foldable-violin-stand-with-bow-holder.html

Yeah, the Belmonte scares me a little to.  I mean, it looks cool and all, but it doesn't look sturdy.  Also, by the looks of it, I don't think it would work with my shoulder rest mounted on my violin due to its clamp configuration.  

The Glasser reminds me of my bass guitar stands.  .......just in miniature! LOL  I know those are designed well enough to support my 5 string, neck-through basses without any problems.  Just curious, would anybody happen to know the width/length of the bass on the Glasser?    

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

SkullSmall-1.jpg

 

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
August 18, 2012 - 1:03 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11694
17sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

10.24" X almost 8"

It's super sturdy plus it has that holder for the neck if you want to be extra safe.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
EJ-Kisz
Midwest, US
Members

Regulars
August 20, 2012 - 12:11 am
Member Since: April 9, 2012
Forum Posts: 605
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
18sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Wow, Pierre, you must have a 6th sense or something! LOL  I just saw your new video review of the Glasser Stand and you answered my next question before I could even ask it! hats_off

I was getting ready to jump on the forum here and ask:  "Okay, now what to do with my bow?" 

By those measurements and from what I saw in the video, I think it will work perfectly on top of my piano!  ......and even the table next to it!  Actually, I even think it looks more solid then some of my guitar stands! LOL  

 

feature=g-u-u

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

SkullSmall-1.jpg

 

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
August 20, 2012 - 2:48 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11694
19sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I feel like it is completely secure and I've been using one now for about a month. I am not even slightly nervous about tipping or knocking it over.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
Crazymotive
Honorary advisor
Members

Regulars
September 16, 2012 - 2:46 pm
Member Since: January 18, 2012
Forum Posts: 342
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
20sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Nice. But what I could really use is a portable music stand. Our orchestra is growing in size and as it does our practice space gets tighter and more cluttered and music stands are in short supply.  Last week I got perrmission from one of our members to use her stand. What I need is a nice light weight portable folding music stand that I can carry into the rehearsals, set up and use, then fold up and carry when I leave.

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online: MrJaeger
24 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today None
Upcoming HeadCheese, lakelivr, harvestman, fiddlinmama, kit

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3755

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2661

Fiddlestix: 2637

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 3553

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6439

Posts: 80300

Newest Members:

MyMing, dbsimon, stirlingite771, mdedmon, coreshanethi, wisco kid

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 11694, KindaScratchy: 1651