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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000908.txt from 1999/06

From: "Frederick S. Sterns" <fssterns@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Bass clarinet stand
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 14:37:24 -0400

> On page 111 of the current Woodwind and Brasswind catalog, there is a
>bass clarinet stand manufactured by a company named Grow With Me. Has anyone
>had any experiences with this product. It retails for $79.00, which is a very
>acceptable price. Does anyone have any other suggestions for a good bass
>stand?
>
>Edmund William White
>ewwhite@-----.edu

Ed...the WW&BW agreed to fax me a picture of this item over a month ago but
to-date...nothing! The woman I talked with initially wasn't able to
describe the stand nor could she locate anyone who could.

I've been using a Koenig & Meyer bass clarinet/bassoon stand, also in the
WW&BW catalog. Don't recall the price but my recollection is, it's ten or
fifteen dollars more than the GrowWithMe.

The K&M is a solid, well built, and resonable efficient bass clarient
stand. But paradoxically, that's also its major weakness! It's bulky and
hevay and a bear to lug around with a bass clarinet and , if necessary,
doubles.

The K&M has one minor functional shortcoming, in my view. It uses a cup on
the base to hold the bass clarinet rod, and the latter doesn't always sit
securely there. One "fix" is to take a 2 or 3 inch section of a solid
cardboard mailing tube and fit it into the cup. Other people use different
methods to sit the end of the rod solidly!

Except for the small inconvenience of having moare weight than I like to
drag around, the K&M is quite good. Regards...Fred S.

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