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New Design Extra Strong Tuba Stand

Postby Wyvern » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:28 pm

Wessex Tubas is pleased to introduce a completely new type of tuba playing stand designed in collaboration with Chuck Nickles (ex-US Army Band Europe)

Both sturdy and reliable, our brand new premier SDT-30 Tuba Playing stand has no legs to fall over as with the usual tripod stands and locks secure at any height, so your tuba will always be safe and comfortable while playing.

Special Features include;

- No tripod legs to kick
- Safely lockable at desired height, so never slips while playing
- Allows the tuba to be turned while playing
- Circular Concave top to place tuba secure
- So strong it can even be used as inpromptu seat
- Bottom and top quickly detach for flat storage in case or gig bag pocket
- Use of stand provides maximum tuba sound projection

Chuck Nickles says about the stand;

This uses a number of different concepts. First the middle is threaded. This means that you can easily adjust it to any height. Plus it is impossible for it to slide down lower while you are playing, a normal problem on other stands.

Second the top has a recess on the top to allow the bottom bow to sit into it. The round design means there is no saddle that you must put the tuba in.

Third is the flat bottom. No more legs to get loose or trip on.

This stand is so strong you can sit on it with your tuba. Try that with any other tuba stand and see what happens!


The SDT-30 stand will sell for $85 and be available from June with Wessex Tubas taking orders now -
http://www.wessex-tubas.com/shop/accessories/stands/sdt30/

If you are coming to US Army workshop, see and try out the stand playing our new 6/4 Grand BBb tuba!
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Re: New Design Extra Strong Tuba Stand

Postby tofu » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:32 am

How heavy? Looked @ your site and saw no weight listed.
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Re: New Design Extra Strong Tuba Stand

Postby bort » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:20 am

What is the diameter of the top and bottom?
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Re: New Design Extra Strong Tuba Stand

Postby Lars Trawen » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:06 am

I'm very interested.
What's the max and min height?
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Re: New Design Extra Strong Tuba Stand

Postby Stryk » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:33 am

Want. At home, I use a drum throne, but it is too heavy to carry to rehearsals. This looks perfect.
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Re: New Design Extra Strong Tuba Stand

Postby Wyvern » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:02 pm

Here are some specifications for the new stand;

Weight: 2.5kg (5 ½ lb)
Base diameter: 23cm (9")
Top diameter: 17cm (6 ¾")
Padded insert in top: 12.5mm (½")
Height range: 38-56cm (15-22")
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Re: New Design Extra Strong Tuba Stand

Postby bort » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:28 pm

Thanks!

Will be interested to hear unbiased reviews about it, especially how stable it is. A base of 9" doesn't sound huge, so I'm curious how much wobble there might be. I forget what the footprint is of the BBC stand, but it's certainly larger. Probably not a big deal on flat, hard surfaces, but could be interesting on carpeted surfaces (an awful lot of us practice at our homes...).
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Re: New Design Extra Strong Tuba Stand

Postby Wyvern » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:52 pm

It was being used on carpet at NAMM. There was slight leaning on spongy carpet, but not sufficient to worry about tuba falling.
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Re: New Design Extra Strong Tuba Stand

Postby Mark » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:31 pm

Here is a feature I would like to see on a tuba playing stand:

Two preset heights: one for CC or BBb tuba and another for F or Eb tuba. When playing a concert that requires both a contrabass and a bass tuba, it really doen't make sense to have two playing stands. However, the switch between the two tubas, sometimes, needs to occur quickly. It would be nice if the stand could quickly switch between two preset heights with a button push or ...
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Re: New Design Extra Strong Tuba Stand

Postby bort » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:10 pm

Thanks J.

Also looking forward to unbiased opinions.
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Re: New Design Extra Strong Tuba Stand

Postby Three Valves » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:49 am

bort wrote:Thanks!

Will be interested to hear unbiased reviews about it, especially how stable it is. A base of 9" doesn't sound huge, so I'm curious how much wobble there might be. I forget what the footprint is of the BBC stand, but it's certainly larger. Probably not a big deal on flat, hard surfaces, but could be interesting on carpeted surfaces (an awful lot of us practice at our homes...).


I'd like to be able to screw it down to a larger wood base...

A few pre-drilled holes would make that work!!
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Re: New Design Extra Strong Tuba Stand

Postby Kirley » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:32 pm

I tried it out at NAMM when I gave the 6/4 BBb horn a go.
I'm not used to using playing stands, though. So, not a lot of reference.

I thought it was a bit wobbly. But I can see getting used to it.

The small footprint would come in handy on crowded stages with chair legs and music stands all competing for space. And for folks with big feet, like me. Tripod stands always seem to get in my way.

It's a very solid build. Similar to the nicer drum thrones out there.

I think that if you're used to balancing your horn on a stand when playing, you won't have any problems with this stand. If you're like me and always hold it on your lap, then the use of this stand is a bit unsettling. As there was definitely a little wobble (on carpet, as mentioned above). And that 6/4 horn was huge!
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Re: New Design Extra Strong Tuba Stand

Postby tubeast » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:58 am

The surface in contact with the floor not shown in this post. Does it recess a little towards the Center ?
This would provide a circular, narrow "contact line" rather than a contact surface.
That makes it easier to stand on carpets or non-perfect surfaces.
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