For a long time, we've fielded requests for "a stand that will work with my Electric Upright Bass." The Ingles SA22 we've had for years will work with some of the EUBs -- as long as they have at least a small body (to sit on the arms). But if you're playing a "stick" design EUB, like so many of them are, until now you've been out of luck.
K&M clearly saw this need and has addressed it with their usual aplomb - they've created a portable, pro-quality stand that provides confident support for most EUB's. Will it work with your custom bass project or your [fill in the blank] bass? If it has a single-point endpin, probably - so sheck out our measurements below, and compare them to your instrument to be sure.
K&M is a well-known and respected musical stand manufacturer based in Germany; this unique stand offers a sturdy base, low-profile black powdercoat finish, a newly designed triangular endpin "cup," and even a flocked bow holder.
To put your bass in the stand, simply open the tripod base, raise the height of the stand to be suitable with your bass' measurements. The endpin "cup" uses a unique "V" design, which is easy to aim for, and which seems to hold the pin more securely than traditional round cups - it has less "jiggle room." Then simply rest the back of the neck into the cradle, which is made of a rubberized non-marking plastic. The cradle has a metal frame (think Gumby!), which you can bend to properly accommodate your bass neck's exact width.
See the photo above to see an NS Design NXT bass (with the traditional endpin stand) being held by the stand. It works great with the NS Basses - we shook the stand pretty vigorously and the bass didn't hit the floor, so we're confident that it should be good for most stages (of course, if you wander headlong into it, you can knock it off the stand.) This will be a more portable and cost-effective alternative to the expensive "stand three-pack" for those people using the endpin with their NXT or WAV4 basses; previously, you'd have to get the endpin, the steel tripod, AND a conversion kit to turn the tripod into a holding stand.
The stand includes a low-profile flocked bow hook, if you often play with a bow and need a secure place to hang it. You can see just how small it folds up in the photo above.
Confirmed to work with:
- NS Design Electric Upright Bass (WAV, NXT, and CR series) using the Endpin Stand
- NS Design Omni Bass (WAV, NXT, and CR series) using the Endpin Stand
- Dean Pace Contra Bass
- Stagg Electric Upright Bass
- Palatino Electric Upright Bass (solid-body)
- Geneva Electric Upright Bass
The stand folds to a very compact travel size, and is lightweight (5.5 lbs)
The stand is height-adjustable.
- Height: from 36" to 61" (920 to 1549mm)
- Size when folded: 4.5" x 5.9" x 35" (115 x 150 x 890mm)
- Special features:
- flocked bow holder included
- cradle width can be adjusted to the size of the instrument's neck
- Effective Support width:from approx. 3" to 6" (75 to 155 mm)
- Weight: 5.5lbs (2.5 kg)
- MADE IN GERMANY
Under the terms of these conditions, König & Meyers warranty covers all defects which are verifiably material defects or manufacturing defects for the period of the warranty.
The guaranty does not cover the following:
- Lights & bulbs
- Products which have deteriorated through use or natural wear and tear.
- Product defects which are the result of inappropriate use, aberrant environmental conditions, abnormal operating conditions, strain or inadequate maintenance or care.
- Product defects which are caused by the use of accessories, components or replacement parts which are not original components.
- Products which have been modified or altered.
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I play an eminence and I prefer to use it with a standard single leg end pin. This stand works great for it!
Got the K&M Electric Upright Bass EUB Folding Stand for my NS Design CR4 bass. Great stand, the bass is secure and it's simple and fast. Super fast shipping!
I received the K&M EUB stand yesterday. Even without closing the neck cradle at all, the BSX Allegro sits nicely on the stand and has no tendency to rotate on its own or with a moderate nudge. The rubber foot on the end pin which sits in the bottom receptacle probably helps with anti-rotation. It seems secure. Anyway, it's lighter than my BSX "factory" converted drum cymbal stand and promises to make my life a little easier.