The Bass Bar - Compact 'Laydown Style' Double Bass Stand
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Laydown, or "cradle" type stands, are becoming more popular. "The Bass Bar" is a newer entry into this growing trend, and the designer/maker of this stand has got it figured out.
The Bass Bar uses a common leg design - a strong, braced tripod - and places a simple, effective crossbar across the top. Wide enough to easily accommodate any size bass, it's quite easy to lay the bass down securely between sets - no little "cup" to aim the endpin into, no "arms" to reposition, no adjustments to make during setup. Easy-peasy!
Made of a sturdy steel, with rubber feet and endcaps, the cradle portion features a durable neoprene pad where the bass contacts the stand, to protect against damage to your instrument. The design is very stable - it doesn't rock or slide around during use. And yet, of all the stands I've ever tried, it folds up into the most compact travel size of any upright bass stand that I'd trust my own bass with.
It even comes with its own zippered carry pouch, which has internal dividers to keep the two disassembled components from dinging each other up. Now that's a nice touch.
- Bar: 0.75 kg / 1.7 lbs
- Tripod: 1.09 kg / 2.4 lbs
- Total: 1.84 kg / 4 lbs
- Length: 42.5cm / 16.75 in
- Depth: 3.2cm / 1.25 in
- Height: 11.3cm / 4.5 in
- Length: 42.2cm / 16.75 in
- Width: 12.5cm / 5 in
Assembled adjustable height is between 45-50cm / between 17.75-19.75 in (approximate)
If your endpin extends more than 6-8" out of the bass when in playing position, the bass will probably "triangulate" on the endpin and two points on the stand. However, if you play the bass with the endpin not out that far, it's likely that the edges of your bass may contact the floor when placed on this stand. (See photo at right, which illustrates what I'm talking about.)
This may not bother you, but if it does, for just a small upcharge, we will include a pair of our durable rubber side bumpers, which you can apply to the contact point on the lower edge of your bass sides. These "stick on" bumpers will act as "feet" to protect the edges from any unwanted scratches or dinging. They'll also provide better "traction" on a slick floor, providing even more confidence that your bass ain't going anywhere.
We normally sell them in sets of four, to be "feet" for the bass when laid on its side edge - with the stand, you only would use two, so that's what we include.
You can check out the bumpers, which have long been popular for "laying the bass down," by searching for our Bass Edge Protectors
Another bonus item from Gollihur Music!
Your new stand is very stable without needing to extend the legs out to their maximum width; in fact, it’s not designed to have the width of the legs at their widest possible stance. Doing so can put extra strain on the rivets that hold the bracing bars in and cause them to fail (and the stand to possibly collapse).
The width of the legs in the first photo ("Correct") is very stable, and will hold your bass quite securely. The inner bracer bars should angle DOWN from the legs to the center pole; this enhances stability and strength and reduces “wobble.” Having the legs too wide will CAUSE wobble, which can strain the joints where the moving parts meet.
DO NOT open the legs as wide as the second photo (braces are “flat”), and DEFINITELY not as wide as the third (braces are angled UPWARDS).
You will break your stand.
I have used an Ingles stand for years that was always a pain to use at home as I have my endpin out 12" (6'5" tall). I was looking for a new stand and bought this at Mark's recommendation and couldn't be happier. Not only does it work well, it is so compact I will love using it on gigs. Thanks again for another great product, Mark!
I wasn’t sure about the stability of this stand given its simplicity. It’s been fantastic though. Solid hold. Easy to pack in with you gear. A life saver on many gigs to save space when I need to leave my instrument behind for dinner or break. This is a must for every gig for me now.
I have a folding upright bass stand at home. I'm 6'6" and like to keep my endpin extended out when I put my bass in the stand. It wouldn't fit. So I had to modify it by adding 2x6 boards onto the feet to raise it enough to compensate for my endpin. This made it heavier and more awkward to try and carry around. My wife gave me the Bass Bar and I love it. It's very small and lightweight and easy to carry around. When I lay my bass on it I don't have any worries about it falling over or being blown over by the wind. It works very well. When a friend saw it, he got one too and he loves it.
This is super convenient, particularly for rehearsals where I repeatedly have to put down the bass to confer with someone. I rarely take my bass out without my bass bar.
I ordered my Bass Bar to help with quick changes from upright to electric for musical theater pit work and it has become my go-to stand for regular gigging. Stable, it offers rock solid support to keep my bass off the floor and protected with useable low profile and easy to manage footprint for tight stage areas. Mobility, the way it folds up and comes apart to fit it’s convenient carrying bag keeps my load in/pack up super easy. Mark made sure to have this in the mail pronto and I was able to use way sooner than I thought. Love this stand and highly recommend it to pros needing this kind of accessory. I wouldn’t recommend to parents with kids starting out as you have to very aware of bass stand limits to save from any expensive mistakes. This is a welcome addition to my gig set up with a excellent quality construction to last for years of use.