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Anyone recommend a violin stand?

Jane of 'ull 17 Apr 10 - 12:58 PM
Jack Campin 17 Apr 10 - 01:30 PM
Desert Dancer 17 Apr 10 - 01:32 PM
GUEST,BanjoRay 17 Apr 10 - 01:34 PM
GUEST,BanjoRay 17 Apr 10 - 01:36 PM
Rob Naylor 17 Apr 10 - 04:44 PM
Stewart 17 Apr 10 - 07:02 PM
The Fooles Troupe 17 Apr 10 - 07:35 PM
Seayaker 18 Apr 10 - 03:45 AM
katlaughing 18 Apr 10 - 04:00 AM
bill\sables 18 Apr 10 - 04:55 AM
The Fooles Troupe 18 Apr 10 - 04:58 AM
alex s 18 Apr 10 - 09:36 AM
GUEST,mass1 03 Sep 10 - 08:47 PM
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Subject: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: Jane of 'ull
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 12:58 PM

I'd be interested to know how other fiddlers store their fiddle. I need either a stand for mine or something to hang it on the wall. I don't have much space in my flat but I want to keep my instruments out rather than have to get them out of their case every time I want to practise. If anyone can advise me on this I'd appreciate it.


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 01:30 PM

Why not get a Pub Prop and attach it to a shelf or a block of wood screwed to the wall? The Pub Prop will come in handy anyway.


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 01:32 PM

Hercules makes a nice floor stand (that we use for mandolins), they also make hangers. The good thing about them is that they have two little fingers that enclose the neck, making it more secure. Don't know if they're available in the U.K.

Herecules violin/viola stand

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: GUEST,BanjoRay
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 01:34 PM

I've put a couple of cup hooks in the wall and a small loop of cord round the scroll to hang them up.
Easy
Ray


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: GUEST,BanjoRay
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 01:36 PM

Oh yes - slacked off bow hangs from the same hook by the hair - done it for years with no problems.
Ray


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 04:44 PM

Katriona Gilmore had a nice one, with bow store, when she played in Kent last week. Looked something like this, but a bit more robust:

violin stand


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: Stewart
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 07:02 PM

Here's a hanger for a mic or music stand - I take this to a gig and attach it to the mic stand, and I also attach it to my heavy-duty Manhasset stand in my music room. And also a wall hanger.

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 07:35 PM

Dust - if you leave it out, you need to dust it... :-)


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: Seayaker
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 03:45 AM

Jane, is it really such an onerous task to take a fiddle out of a case? For the protection against accidental damage I think it's time well spent.


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 04:00 AM

My dad was a welder and one-man band. He welded an ingenious stand which held his mando, fiddle, and banjo. It was not lightweight, but he could still carry it in to gigs on his own until he quit going to them at about 85-86 years old. It had a middle vertical bar round which there were three hanging pegs/brackets for each instrument. While he was playing one, he could round robin that stand, getting ready to hang up the one instrument he was playing and pick up the next.

We never, ever left our fiddles out, but I do remember his guitar and banjo being case-less, always. Out here, I'd be too concerned about one drying out and cracking were it kept out. Good luck, regardless!


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: bill\sables
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 04:55 AM

I read in a book from the 18somethings, Victorian anyway, that the best way to to keep your violin is to;
"leave it in an open case covered with a silk handkerchief on top of the piano".
I was wondering if you don't have a piano would an 'I Pod' do just as well.


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 04:58 AM

I wouldn't recommend a violin stand, don't they like to sit down?


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: alex s
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 09:36 AM

the Hercules is excellent - we use one on our gigs and also a Hercules triple guitar stand for 2 guitars and a bouzouki. very robust and stable.


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: GUEST,mass1
Date: 03 Sep 10 - 08:47 PM

In our band we have just used a wire coat hanger,bent the hanger into shape hooked it on to the microphone stand, and taped foam on to it to cushion the violin from the metal. Cheap as chips.


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: GUEST,mass1
Date: 03 Sep 10 - 08:48 PM

Well, for gigs anyway, for practices and storage we use our cases.


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: KT
Date: 03 Sep 10 - 10:03 PM

Here ya go, Jane!

This is what I have and it's great! Five minute installation and the fiddle's there and ready whenever you are. The nice thing about leaving it on the wall is that when you have only five minutes, like when you're waiting for your ride to show up or the noodles to boil, you can get a tune or two in while you wait.

Amazon has several right now for under $10.00.

KT


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Subject: RE: Anyone recommend a violin stand?
From: Tasi
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 08:22 AM

I've created a new line of wood guitar stands that are designed as furniture for the home. If people are interested, I would develop a stand for violins/violas. Since these are a custom hardwood stands, they are a bit more expensive than your typical metal stand. If anyone is interested, please contact me or visit the website at www.takeastandinc.com. Thanks.


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