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I wanted to share what I am using for a cello stand. I have two. I used to have three but gave one to my niece when I gave her Belle (pawn shop cello). I was going to sell Monte, very similar to Belle. I decided to keep Monte, so I need to get another. I have three cellos and two stands.
I find these stands to be very convenient. They cello bottom can be raised so it can be stored with the end pin extended, or lowered. I prefer not to store my cello with the end lin extended, so two stands have the cello bottom low. I also think it makes it more stable, not that there is an issue. The legs can be widened.
The section where the neck is has a cross bar that flips up when you remove the cello, and is flipped down to hold the cello to keep it from falling forward if the stand is bumped.
Behind the neck part is a little hook for a bow. I have hung two bows there. One is a better fit, but had no issues with two.
I believe this will also hold a bass. Very sturdy.
A big benefit is that the cello is right there. I don’t have to drag it out of its case I use for transporting to lessons. It also displays my cellos. I find them to be very attractive, like the violins and violas.
Just thought I would share this because they really are good quality.
I do not know why the bow in the stand on the right is angle out. Mine hang straight down. Maybe the hook was flipped up for some reason.
I do put a little cloth dangling on the back of the bow hook. I just painted my livingroom and absolutely love the result. I do not intend to do that again. This is to protect the wall in case I move it too close to the wall when cleaning. I do tend to do things like that. Lessons have been learned. 😁
They call me, “Mellow Cello”
I also always keep my instruments out of their cases - I know what you mean - they are there, and are begging to be played.... 🙂
As regards the "wall" issue - yeah - I had a couple of wall-hangers for 2 of my fiddles (one has a floor stand, little brother of the cello stands you have there), and a couple of the others take up space on one of our easy-chairs !!!!! Yeah - back to the point - the ones hung on the wall hangers had (at that time) shoulder rests attached. That weight was sufficient to alter the center of gravity and swing the instrument back until the shoulder rests contacted the wall... I eventually noticed slight, but obvious scuff-marks. (Not a problem any longer, as I play without shoulder rests) - but still !
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
@BillyG When I am not playing my violin or viola, they are hung on the wall rack my husband made. It will hold the instruments, bows and shoulder rests. I always remove the rests when I hand them. I don’t like the idea of the rests being on the instrument when not in use because I think there is a little pressure from the rest and want to give the instrument a break for it. There is plenty of room from the back of the instruments to the wall on the wall rack my husband made, that I could leave them on and still have air space, but I prefer to remove them and let the instruments rest.
Back to the cello stand. Because the cellos are out there begging for attention, I will even sit down for just 5-10 minutes. I did not do that before I had them out where I could just grab and play.
The stand is not bulky like the decorative wood cello stands. They don’t add to floor space and compete with the cellos for visibility. I like to spotlight the cello. The stands do not collect dust like the wood ones, either. They are just rods and dusted very easily. I am not big on dust collectors.
They call me, “Mellow Cello”