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#2393313 - Today at 01:30 PM Looking for a piano stand that is low enough...
Giancarlo Robles Offline
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My DP is a Casio Privia PX-350 and I have it right now at church set up in a standard X-stand. However, its height from the floor to the top of the white keys is 30 and a half inches. I wanted to see if there was any stand that would be low enough to reach the Grand Piano height of 28-29 inches from the floor to the top of the white keys. The DP itself measures 4 inches high, so I guess the ideal lowest position for a stand would be 24 or 25 inches. Is there any stand like that?

TL;DR: Looking for recommendations on a piano stand that goes low enough to have a standard Grand Piano floor to white key height of 28-29 inches.
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#2393339 - Today at 02:56 PM Re: Looking for a piano stand that is low enough... [Re: Giancarlo Robles]
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The Casio CS-67 is intended for the PX-350. With the PX-350 attached it will give you 28.5" to the top of the white keys. And of course, if you're playing some church piano, you'll want the SP-33 three pedal system.

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#2393342 - Today at 03:02 PM Re: Looking for a piano stand that is low enough... [Re: Giancarlo Robles]
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I do have the Casio stand at home, ElmerJFudd. And it is an excellent stand. I pretty much put the Privia on it as soon as I get home and practice using that stand. But I'm looking for something portable that I can take to a gig that is able to a few inches lower than my X-stand. I'm not sure if there is any such stand so that's why I'm asking.
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#2393347 - Today at 03:12 PM Re: Looking for a piano stand that is low enough... [Re: Giancarlo Robles]
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Maybe the KS105 KS7150 stand, modified to be lighter and a bit lower here.

The P105 is really tough due to its excessive case height. The modified stand itself measures 25 1/4" tall. And it's a bit heavier than I would like - it's a mystery to me why all portable stands aren't made out of aluminum.


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#2393352 - Today at 03:33 PM Re: Looking for a piano stand that is low enough... [Re: dewster]
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Originally Posted By dewster
Maybe the KS105 stand, modified to be lighter and a bit lower here.

The P105 is really tough due to its excessive case height. The modified stand itself measures 25 1/4" tall. And it's a bit heavier than I would like - it's a mystery to me why all portable stands aren't made out of aluminum.


I find this idea great dewster! It is not too complicated and might lower my Privia enough. Since the modified stand measures 25 1/4" + approximately 4 inches from the bottom of the Privia to the top of the white keys it could go as low as 29 1/4", which is a full 2 inches lower than my X-stand.

Just a thought that crossed my mind, have you ever considered just cutting off an inch or two of the legs to desired height And then adding the rubber ends with the washers? Maybe it could work?

EDIT: I noticed in your thread that you have a Quik Lok WS 550. I am also considering it as an alternative How good is it as a stand? Would it fit my Privia nicely or is it too big for a slim piano? I'm interested in your thoughts.


Edited by Giancarlo Robles (Today at 03:35 PM)
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#2393357 - Today at 03:35 PM Re: Looking for a piano stand that is low enough... [Re: Giancarlo Robles]
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Originally Posted By dewster
it's a mystery to me why all portable stands aren't made out of aluminum.

Price?

Anyway, there are some aluminum stands like the K&M 18880 and Strukture SK2XA.

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#2393369 - Today at 03:53 PM Re: Looking for a piano stand that is low enough... [Re: Giancarlo Robles]
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Originally Posted By Giancarlo Robles
Just a thought that crossed my mind, have you ever considered just cutting off an inch or two of the legs to desired height And then adding the rubber ends with the washers? Maybe it could work?

You would probably run into those adjustment nuts, and it would make it too custom (just for the P105 - it seems that every time I get too custom on anything I end up disappointed for one reason or another). Too bad they didn't make it downwardly adjustable from standard height, though the removal of the adjustment legs also removes a few pounds of dead weight.

Originally Posted By Giancarlo Robles
I noticed in your thread that you have a Quik Lok WS 550. I am also considering it as an alternative How good is it as a stand? Would it fit my Privia nicely or is it too big for a slim piano? I'm interested in your thoughts.

It's a great stand, solid, flexible, gobs of legroom, made to hold large PA speakers, large PA mixers, etc. but folds up pretty small. It would likely be overkill for a smaller DP like yours, though you would have room to add things in the back as we do here. You can buy attachments for it too.
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#2393372 - Today at 03:57 PM Re: Looking for a piano stand that is low enough... [Re: anotherscott]
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Originally Posted By anotherscott
Price?

Yeah, price. Materials + TIG/MIG welding. I suppose iron is OK if one doesn't play out too often.

Originally Posted By anotherscott
Anyway, there are some aluminum stands like the K&M 18880 and Strukture SK2XA.

The accordion thing on the 18880 looks like it might interfere with legroom? The SK2XA is an X-stand (never again).
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#2393382 - Today at 04:23 PM Re: Looking for a piano stand that is low enough... [Re: Giancarlo Robles]
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I have the 18810, it's awesome.
Goes as low as 600 millimeters = 23.6220472 inches
K&M 18810


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#2393399 - Today at 05:08 PM Re: Looking for a piano stand that is low enough... [Re: Giancarlo Robles]
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Sweet! But it doesn't seem to fold up all that compactly.
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#2393410 - 49 minutes 23 seconds ago Re: Looking for a piano stand that is low enough... [Re: Giancarlo Robles]
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This is true, but it is very light and as you see it all comes apart at the knob/screw points.

I've used the predecessor of the Ultimate Apex AX48Pro for live work from time to time.


For stage piano only, I take off the upper tier entirely, arms and mount. Set the lower mount and arms to exact heigh appropriate for piano playing from bench. On the model I own, the handle has screws and can be slid up and down as well. So I swap the position of the handle and the mount with large arms. The stand is actually quite sturdy with this lower center of gravity, surprisingly. The only thing I do not like about this design is location of the cross legs facing the player (not the one running straight back). You have to make a choice if you want to put your sustain pedal in front of or behind the legs when in fact you'd like to put it right on the leg - I'm 5'9". Otherwise, it's easy to carry.

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#2393415 - 40 minutes 9 seconds ago Re: Looking for a piano stand that is low enough... [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Originally Posted By ElmerJFudd
I've used the predecessor of the Ultimate Apex AX48Pro for live work from time to time....The stand is actually quite sturdy with this lower center of gravity, surprisingly.

I've seen these stands in stores and they always feel sorta "tippy" and maybe kinda dangerous to have around little kids. The table form of stand seems the most stable and secure, and with the best leg/foot room.

Originally Posted By ElmerJFudd
The only thing I do not like about this design is location of the cross legs facing the player (not the one running straight back). You have to make a choice if you want to put your sustain pedal in front of or behind the legs when in fact you'd like to put it right on the leg - I'm 5'9". Otherwise, it's easy to carry.

It's always something. If they made a stand that everyone liked, life as we know it would probably come to an end. So we should be thanking them I suppose.
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#2393424 - 12 minutes 1 second ago Re: Looking for a piano stand that is low enough... [Re: dewster]
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Edited by Charles Cohen (11 minutes 27 seconds ago)

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