Topic: Looking for a Bassoon Stand
My bassoon stand is getting old and I am looking for a new one. I always thought I wanted one of these by Reeds N Stuff. See the 2nd one on Justin Miller's site.
But now I think I want one that should be more stable yet still somewhat portable. I have the K & M at school and I like it so I was going to order another but noticed they have a new model.
It looks great but I think the base is larger (almost 32" diameter!) than the older model also seen on Justin's site. (1st one)
Does anyone know if that is right. That the new one has a much larger base. The old model doesn't come close to 32". If the new one is that large it won't fit very well in my workspace.
Also some come with a larger cup as seen here and I think that might be useful. The top receiver part looks wider too but I am not sure. I wonder if you can put the bassoon sideways and facing forward. You can't have it facing forward in the older model.
The problem is if you order one you don't know which model you will get. I think I will have to call and get them to look at it.
I considered the Hercules which looks great but I also wonder since it leans back it might take up more space. Sure wish I could try these
Thanks for any advice, Kent
Principal Lecturer In Bassoon and Theory
Northern Arizona University