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Highly Recommended for Gigging Musicians!
on 3 June 2016
Convenient, Transportable, and Efficient! This product is just about perfect for my needs and I can highly recommend it to anyone else who is a gigging musician. If you play more than one instrument on stage like I do, it can be difficult to find a set up that is easy to use, well made, and painless to transport. I play a tenor ukulele with a thin neck similar to that of a fiddle and have tried several hanging or standing products to keep it steady yet accessible while not in use. Stands, which can be far more cumbersome to transport, also have the potential of being kicked over on stage, so I have always preferred the safety of having the instrument fastened in front of me. I have tried other versions of this same idea and this still seems to be the best. The clamp is strong and can adjust to a much wider pole such as an amp or speaker stand if necessary. It can also hold far more weight than just a fiddle or uke so can be versatile for other stage needs (provided your mic is well grounded). My only reason for not giving it the full 5 stars is the product weight. Being mostly metal, I do find the clamp has more the feel of a household tool and this is something to consider if you already carry a good deal of gear. This is the one compromise for the quality of the product.
Word to the wise - if you play in dark clubs and/or on busy stages with lots of bands - make sure you check for this before you leave (!) I have nearly left this clamp on microphones all over the world as unlike stands, cables, and boxes, I promise it will not catch your eye as well during clean up. Consider adding some glow in dark tape or band labels to the middle bar and that should cover you.