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garyg
06-06-2012, 03:58 AM
I normally keep a few ukes out of their cases for random playing and thought that I'd buy several uke stands. I notice that Amazon has a number of brands, Kala, CMC, aNueNue and wondered in anyone had any recommendations? My ukes are mostly vintage and I do want a stand that's not going to mar them, but I'm mainly interested in function rather than flash. TIA, g2

wickedwahine11
06-06-2012, 05:57 AM
I have a couple of folding stands, but my favorite one I have is the Kala foam one. It is light, super easy to set up, and has foam to protect the finish.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&client=safari&q=kala+ukulele+stand+foam&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=768&bih=928&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=638315455419465214&sa=X&ei=e33PT4mLJObK2AX60IjbDA&ved=0CH8Q8wIwAQ

sukie
06-06-2012, 06:29 AM
I have a couple of folding stands, but my favorite one I have is the Kala foam one. It is light, super easy to set up, and has foam to protect the finish.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&client=safari&q=kala+ukulele+stand+foam&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=768&bih=928&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=638315455419465214&sa=X&ei=e33PT4mLJObK2AX60IjbDA&ved=0CH8Q8wIwAQ
No kidding! That is a great stand. I'm not afraid to put my Moore Bettahs on it.

Capt Roy
06-06-2012, 10:58 AM
I agree... I have 2, one for my Kamaka H-3 tenor and one for my Pono tenor 6 string. They work great and look nicer than a metal stand in the living room which pleases my wife... and that's important!

Gmoney
06-06-2012, 11:41 AM
I LOVE the Cooper folding stand:

Uke Republic
http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/cooperstand-pro-mini-uke-stand

Yep, its more than the Kala, but a bit more portable as well.

sukie
06-06-2012, 01:10 PM
I LOVE the Cooper folding stand:

Uke Republic
http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/cooperstand-pro-mini-uke-stand

Yep, its more than the Kala, but a bit more portable as well.
I have that one too. I have a pretty high end uke and it kept tipping over on the Cooper stand. The Kala stand is better. The Kala stand is very portable. It's only 2 pieces that slip together.

wickedwahine11
06-06-2012, 01:20 PM
I LOVE the Cooper folding stand:

Uke Republic
http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/cooperstand-pro-mini-uke-stand

Yep, its more than the Kala, but a bit more portable as well.

Yep, that is one of the folding stands I have. It is nice, but I prefer the foam as it is not much larger to transport but I think it is easier to set up and sturdier.

garyg
06-06-2012, 03:06 PM
Thanks everyone. Just to be clear these are stands that are going to be permanent so size isn't an issue but stability certainly is. I play sopranos so it has to be secure with a small uke. I'm leaning towards the Kala's because of what folks have said and the cost, but I don't want to be penny-wise and pound foolish. Comments?

garyg
06-13-2012, 01:54 PM
I ended up buying two of the Kala two-piece wooden stands and they're fine with my sopranos. Only issue is the outrageous price $25 apiece for what entails some foam tape, and two pieces of stained wood with one table saw cutout apiece. My guess is that the cost of making these things is about $5 max and we're being taken because of our uke love. But the stands do work well. peace out, g2

osogris
06-13-2012, 08:00 PM
I got a Hercules folk instrument stand last week from Amazon and am happy with it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001V7M7RK/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00.
My son's soprano fits on it well if you fold it smaller, but it is a little better fit for instruments from a concert ukulele/mandolin size up to a half-size guitar. The adjustable foam rings seem to work well to adjust to the instrument size. Pretty sturdy.

itsme
06-13-2012, 08:21 PM
I got a Kala US-1 recently. It seems to do the job. :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kala-US-1-Ukulele-Stand-/221018480706?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3375ba6042

Tigeralum2001
06-13-2012, 08:23 PM
No kidding! That is a great stand. I'm not afraid to put my Moore Bettahs on it.
wait... You have multiple Moore Bettahs?!

Man, I'd be happy with a spec Moore Bettah tenor. Still waiting to get on the wait list for a custom inlaid one, though....

ramone
06-14-2012, 12:43 AM
I have this one for my tenor. it's affordable, stable, very portable and the uke has never fallen out or off of it.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/FretRest-by-Proline-FRMS1-Mandolin-Uke-Stand-106073083-i1562066.gc

ksiegel
06-14-2012, 03:54 AM
I've got a Meisel folding stand - ought it when I got my Fluke, from MagicFluke.

Works nicely with all sizes, AND with my Sceptre. No marring, no scratching.



-Kurt

sukie
06-14-2012, 09:21 AM
wait... You have multiple Moore Bettahs?!

Man, I'd be happy with a spec Moore Bettah tenor. Still waiting to get on the wait list for a custom inlaid one, though....

Oh, gosh no. I have only one. It's all I need. I'm a s*itty typist.

garyg
06-14-2012, 12:12 PM
Some of those inexpensive folding stands look like they're worth a try. Thanks everyone. cheers, g2

Slingblab
02-17-2013, 04:52 AM
..as they are called, which are the foam lined two piece stands everyone is referring to in the thread are great - for a Concert and larger. But the spread is too wide for my Soprano. At least that is my experience. I have to remember to tilt it back more which moves the body forward just enough to clear the floor.
I'm kicking around the idea of adding something to the bottom of the 2 pieces to elevate it slightly.

There is a Soprano stand available by Hola! on Amazon for less than $20. It's one piece so it's not 'break down, throw it in a gig bag' portable but it appears it work well for home use when the uke is out of the hard case.

DaleR
02-17-2013, 04:58 AM
I have the Kala StandOut too! I mostly use it for my uBass and baritone, but my sops fit nice in it too.
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BlueLatitude
02-17-2013, 11:02 AM
I have several of these Eddy Finn stands. They're inexpensive and stable and fold very flat. They aren't big enough for my tenor, but for sopranos and concerts they're great.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EDDY-FINN-Ukulele-STAND-for-UKE-folding-A-frame-stand-new-Mandolin-/281051980348?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item417000e23c

garyg
02-19-2013, 02:02 AM
I bought several Kala's because I liked their esthetics more than the Eddie Finn's ---wrong --- as SlingBlab mentioned they don't work well with sopranos which slip between the arms and hit the surface of whatever they're on. I'm going to try and buy some sort of sticky cloth to narrow the space between the arms to see if that will clear the problem. Report to follow. g2

Slingblab
02-19-2013, 05:49 AM
I bought several Kala's because I liked their esthetics more than the Eddie Finn's ---wrong --- as SlingBlab mentioned they don't work well with sopranos which slip between the arms and hit the surface of whatever they're on. I'm going to try and buy some sort of sticky cloth to narrow the space between the arms to see if that will clear the problem. Report to follow. g2

That's a good idea garyg.

Kala has a separate site for their stands http://www.kalastandout.com/
(not affiliated)
Perhaps the more expensive ones with the leather or hemp would better fit the Sopranos by taking up some of the space between the arms. LOL My biggest issue at the moment is getting accustomed to the Schaller tuners on my Kamaka. But then, that's a different subject and thread.

garyg
02-19-2013, 06:00 AM
I went to the fabric store today and they had sheets of 6mm foam than can be cut into strips and glued on the arms. When I get home from work I'll give it a try because it looks like it should work perfectly (it did on the uke that I have in my office). Foam can be difficult to glue though. Will post a pic if it works! cheers, g2

vanflynn
02-19-2013, 06:59 AM
I got this one from Elderly http://elderly.com/accessories/items/ST20.htm . It has a craddle for the neck which is nice.

dkpianoman21
02-19-2013, 12:51 PM
I recently bought one of these on ebay and it works well. http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170980591619#ht_2925wt_1271

I like how compact it is; makes it very easy for me to bring a stand along with me.

garyg
02-19-2013, 03:08 PM
Okay, so as I posted I went to the fabric store and purchased a 6mm thick sheet of foam and then glued it onto the arms of the Kala stand (see scan). Now it fits my soprano ukes perfectly.

itsme
02-19-2013, 04:03 PM
I recently bought one of these on ebay and it works well. http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170980591619#ht_2925wt_1271

I like how compact it is; makes it very easy for me to bring a stand along with me.
That is really cute, so much so that I just bought one. :p I like the idea of something so compact/folding that will easily fit into a tote bag if I'm on the go. Maybe it'll even fit in the outer pouch of a gig bag?

And, of course, it never hurts to have an extra stand available when you have multiple ukes. :o

davidrboy
02-19-2013, 04:12 PM
These are great: http://cooperstand.com/buypro-mini.html

They can be had cheaper elsewhere than direct from the manufacturer.

(by the way, ukeeku did a review.)

DaleR
02-19-2013, 08:26 PM
I bought several Kala's because I liked their esthetics more than the Eddie Finn's ---wrong --- as SlingBlab mentioned they don't work well with sopranos which slip between the arms and hit the surface of whatever they're on. I'm going to try and buy some sort of sticky cloth to narrow the space between the arms to see if that will clear the problem. Report to follow. g2

Both my dolphin and my pina fit just fine in them...

Slingblab
02-22-2013, 02:10 AM
Okay, so as I posted I went to the fabric store and purchased a 6mm thick sheet of foam and then glued it onto the arms of the Kala stand (see scan). Now it fits my soprano ukes perfectly.

Thanks for the update and pic garyg. I'll do the same with mine.

Slingblab
03-08-2013, 01:25 PM
Okay, so as I posted I went to the fabric store and purchased a 6mm thick sheet of foam and then glued it onto the arms of the Kala stand (see scan). Now it fits my soprano ukes perfectly.

I followed your lead gary. I found some semi-dense foam tape 1/2" wide (like the standout) by 3/8 thick at OSH. Roll was about $4 and it will do several stands. Cut, peel and stick...

wadleysf
03-08-2013, 02:42 PM
I LOVE the Cooper folding stand:

Uke Republic
http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/cooperstand-pro-mini-uke-stand

Yep, its more than the Kala, but a bit more portable as well.

Gryphon Strings (if you're in the SF Bay Area) had them for about a third of that price.... which makes them very reasonable. You do sacrifice the stability a bit for the portability, but using it at home on a good solid floor has been fine.

garyg
03-09-2013, 06:19 AM
I followed your lead gary. I found some semi-dense foam tape 1/2" wide (like the standout) by 3/8 thick at OSH. Roll was about $4 and it will do several stands. Cut, peel and stick...

Slingblab (slingblade is one of my favorite movies, unbelievable acting job by Billy Bob Thornton), glad that it worked for you. ciao baby, g