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Manhasset Model #48 Sheet Music Stand
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- Longest lasting, most durable music stand made.
- Easy, automatic no-knob friction-tilt neck delivers constant tension at any tilt position.
- Solid-brass bearings, greaseless heavy-duty chrome inner shaft, and the original "Magic Finger Clutch" provides one-hand friction grip.
- Heavy-gauge, all-steel welded base provides excellent stability and requires minimum space on stage risers or in storage.
- Secure at any height, even with a heavy load of music.
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|Item Dimensions||19 x 20 x 48 in||4.09 x 27.3 x 14.3 in||22.83 x 18.9 x 4.72 in||23 x 4.5 x 18 in||0.2 x 3 x 3 in||19 x 58.7 x 13.5 in|
Manhasset M48 Symphony Stand Perfect for orchestras, school bands, and individual musicians that demand high quality and durability. This is Manhasset's most popular music stand. The Manhasset Symphony Stand is used by more schools than all other music stands combined. This symphony stand desk measures 20 x 12 1/2. The height of this music stand varies infinitely from 26" to 48" (lip to floor), with a maximum overall height of 60 1/2. Features: Longest lasting, most durable music stand made. Rugged, all aluminum,lightweight desks are ribbed for extra strength. Baked on, glare free, black textured finish resists scratches and chipping. Easy, automatic no knob friction tilt neck delivers constant tension at any tilt position. Solid brass bearings, greaseless heavy duty chrome inner shaft, and the original counterbalanced Magic Finger Clutch provides one hand friction grip. Secure at any height, even with a heavy load of music. Heavy gauge, all steel welded base provides excellent stability and requires minimum space on stage risers or in storage. All the components of the Manhasset Music stands are available and can be purchased separately too. This includes all models of desks, shafts, bases, and all pieces of hardware and fasteners.
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The stand comes in three parts: the desk (the top part that holds your music), the telescopic pole, and the base. The manufacturer puts a light coating of sticky stuff on all the metal parts to prevent rusting in the warehouse. Remove it with a little solvent and a rag. You can use lighter fluid or paint thinner (no it won't remove the paint). If you don't have solvent you can try whatever household cleaner you have around.
At the base of the pole you'll see a cone-shaped collar bolted on. Remove the bolt with a wrench that fits it and remove the collar.
Now place the base of the stand on the floor and on its side.
Press the now-collarless end of the pole into the hole at what would be the top-center of the stand's base if it were standing on its feet.
Place the cup of the collar against the end of the pole that's now protruding through the hole, and bolt the collar and pole to the stand's base. A socket wrench is the best tool for fitting in there.
The desk has a plastic clamp that fits over the top of the unpainted inner core of the pole that slides up and down. The clamp is held tightly to that core by a bolt with a nut at each end of it. With two wrenches that fit those nuts, loosen one nut so the clamp opens a bit. Slip the clamp over the top of that core of the pole and push it down as far as it will go. Tighten the nuts snugly, but don't over-tighten them and break something. You're through.
Want your stand to last forever? Keep a coat of car wax or wooden-instrument wax on it to protect the paint from deterioration and abrasion. Renew about once a year.
Delivery was made on Saturday even thought scheduled for Monday. Prime is always a very pleasant surprise many times.
I read a lot of reviews starting with all the 1, 2 and 3 stars. I have not experienced any of the "problems" shown in these reviews. The packaging and delivery was very good. There was no flaw in the products including no scratches or oil. I was able to loosen the bolt from the end of the pole very easily with a small adjustable wrench, put the feet onto the bottom, insert the bolt and tighten it easily. If I would have a negative comment it would be having to hold the stand very tightly with one hand while tightening the bolt with the wrench, but the bolt does not have to be extremely tight.
The desk is metal and easy to put on the top of the pole. It tightens with a philips screw driver. After tightening the desk can be turned to the left or right and will no detach from the pole and does not wobble, which I find is a very good feature. Otherwise you would have to lift the stand off the floor turn the whole stand for proper placement in front of you.
Yes, the stand is heavy and does not topple over when the desk bearing a heavy load. This is another feature I like.
I use 2-1/2 inch 3 ring binders. All my music is individually put into plastic non-glare sheet protectors and results in the binders being heavy, unlike individual sheet music. The desk is does tilt to lay flat. This is nice but I do not have a need for that, however tilting the desk to fit your need is very easy and will stay in place.
Raising and lowering the stand is very simple as well. To raise the stand put one foot on the base, put one hand on the pole and pull upward; this is effortless. Wherever you stop for the height preference the stand will stay there. To lower just push downward on the desk. There are no knobs to tighten height of the stand in place and that is another great feature I like. The pole is one piece and not in section.
With the 2-1/2 inch binder closed and laid on the desk ledge there is still some of the ledge showing. The desks depth of the ledge is 2-1/4 inches, width is 20 inches and height is 12-3/4 inches. This accommodates a 2-1/2" 3 ring binder very well.
This is a permanent stand; not portable so, you would need a place to keep it when not being used. Besides playing accordion (which is why I purchased this stand) I also have an electronic piano. I have the piano near the wall to support the stand because of the weight of the binder with the sheet music in it. I was finally able to move the piano away from the wall and remove the music stand from it because I put this music stand behind the piano. When I want to play the accordion I just remove it away from the back of the piano and put it wherever I sit to play the accordion. Because of all my eye operations sitting on the piano bench with the music on the piano to play the accordion puts me too far away to see the music clearly. So this was an unexpected surprise too because I was wondering just where I was going to store the stand when not being used.
Scratching the floor. Yes, it definitely will scratch the floor, but my apartment has carpeting. Here is a suggestion if you are going to use it on a hard floor. I have rolls of rubber matting used to put under items you do not want sliding around or table tops. (Also great to keep audio/video equipment in place.) You can cut 3 squares and put them under each foot to keep from moving on and scratching the floor. The protectors would be nice but you are forced to buy another item for the stand. Your imagination can be used to prevent being forced to purchase another item.
I really like this stand and found it has a lot of benefits that I described above. Also remember, I you have an Amazon credit card and have accumulated points - why not let Amazon pay for it with points?
10 stars from me if it were possible. May God bless you and I hope my review is beneficial to you. - Bobby Blue
This is probably the best music stand you can find and it will last forever.
Very well made, solid and sturdy.
Contrary to some reviews, this stand does in fact come with very clear and easy assembly instructions.
Some reviewers also complain about the grease on the expanding shaft, DUH, take a paper towel and wipe it off! The grease was put there for a reason but yes you simply wipe it off when you receive it.
Takes about 3 minutes to assemble. You only need a wrench and a screwdriver.
My only gripe is that the company does not include the Manhasset Floor Protectors (my only reason for 4 stars). If you use this stand without floor protectors, you will seriously scratch your nice floors.
I wish they would just charge a few dollars more and include them. You have to buy them separately.
If you Google Manhasset Floor Protectors, you will find a few places that sell a set for $4.19 and free shipping.
This is a Great Stand!