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 Stand For Supporting Instruments While Playing
Author: Reedless 
Date:   2021-09-17 10:03

Hello everyone,

I recall seeing at some time a device that can support a clarinet or flute while the performer is sitting with some small stand that sits on the chair between the players legs. Is this still a real thing? I would love to find some kind of device that removes the weight from the instrument, especially the flute. I did some searching here and on Google and have been unable to find anything.

Thank you!

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 Re: Stand For Supporting Instruments While Playing
Author: kilo 
Date:   2021-09-17 13:13

There used to be a device called a "Phred" which did the job you describe, but I never saw it used on a flute. It is no longer made. But there is a discussion currently on this board about a new product called an ERGOclar which basically does the same thing – for clarinet, not flute.



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 Re: Stand For Supporting Instruments While Playing
Author: donald 
Date:   2021-09-17 16:05

I have a floor spike that is designed to hold a clarinet from the bell socket. Like a Cello spike, you still have to hold up one end of the instrument, and doesn't work on smooth/slippery surfaces, but it takes most of the weight off the right hand.

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 Re: Stand For Supporting Instruments While Playing
Author: Tom Piercy 
Date:   2021-09-17 16:25

Here is a link to a video explaining the "ERGOclar support" mentioned above.

https://youtu.be/KoQ0uj19JLY

Tom Piercy

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 Re: Stand For Supporting Instruments While Playing
Author: SecondTry 
Date:   2021-09-17 19:15

Reedless wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> I recall seeing at some time a device that can support a
> clarinet or flute while the performer is sitting with some
> small stand that sits on the chair between the players legs. Is
> this still a real thing? I would love to find some kind of
> device that removes the weight from the instrument, especially
> the flute. I did some searching here and on Google and have
> been unable to find anything.
>
> Thank you!

We must be on the same page as I expressed similar need a couple of days ago. :)

http://test.woodwind.org/clarinet/BBoard/read.html?f=1&i=493996&t=493996

There's also a link in this thread to Stephen Fox's device and the Claritie.



Post Edited (2021-09-17 19:15)

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 Re: Stand For Supporting Instruments While Playing
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2021-09-18 00:29

RDG BHOB is the current version of the Quodlibet FHRED. These are ideal for use with oboes, clarinets and cors anglais.

https://rdgwoodwinds.com/products/kickstand-bhob-instrument-support

For flute you'd need something much longer and with an attachment that clips onto the flute body, similar to the Bo Pep thumb and finger saddles.

Chris.

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 Re: Stand For Supporting Instruments While Playing
Author: Tom H 
Date:   2021-09-18 01:27

I use a standard clarinet one. I had someone attach a flat lead disc onto the bottom of it between the "legs" it sits on. Sturdy so won't be knocked over while your away from your chair.

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 Re: Stand For Supporting Instruments While Playing
Author: kilo 
Date:   2021-09-18 13:28

Quote:


RDG BHOB is the current version of the Quodlibet FHRED.


Thanks...I could never remember how to spell the name!

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