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Great for the guitar, and look great on stage
on 19 May 2012
I've owned a pair of these stands for about five years, and they the best stands I've ever had, though more cumbersome to carry around than many types. All the weight of the guitar is held by the locking collar that goes on the neck, and so the guitar is held in the same ideal position that you see in music shops where the guitars are suspended in the same way. The locking attachment on the collar means that the guitar won't fall off by accident, and the foam rubber on the legs protects the body of the guitar. Set up and adjustment are easy.
Where this stand really scores over other types is that there are no supports around the base of the body. These supports are a nightmare. If you play an acoustic with a bottom side jack socket then a connected cable almost always gets tangled in the supports. If you play an acoustic with a strap-pin jack connection, then on most stands the guitar is too low, putting pressure on the cable, the jack and the socket when the guitar is on the stand. If you play a Godin SA guitar then the delicate multi-pin input is often in just the wrong place. All these problems are solved by the Hercules, and you can set the guitar as high or low as you want, which means the same stand will do for bass.
These stands look great on stage, with guitars on them or not. They are stronger than many types of stand, though, like everything, probably won't respond well to a 4x12 being dumped on them.
Definitely my favourites, and I've just ordered two more for other musicians.