First Impressions: This stand can packed in a flat box. With only three components, the base, metal rod and the desk to hold the music, in the box plus instructions, I knew this would be an easy assembly. It took a total of five minutes to assemble this stand. All that was needed to be done was unscrew the nut at the bottom of the rod, and insert it into the base and tighten. Next, I pushed the desk onto the metal rod, and bingo! The stand was assembled! The fast build time does not make this a flimsy stand. In fact, this stand was anything from it. The all metal stand was very sturdy and could easily adjust from it's minimum height to it's max in a couple seconds. It could also take the weight of a percussion keyboard without collapsing.
Design: The sturdy metal base had three legs to provide a nice support. The entire stand was painted red except for the inner metal rod that pulled out to extend the height of the stand. The red paint wasn't too blindingly bright nor sickeningly dark. Manhasset offers these stands in Red, Yellow, Blue, Orange, Green, Pink, Purple, Gray, and White if you don't want the traditional powder coated black.
- easy to assemble
- worth every penny
- very sturdy
- can hold many sheets of music
- isn't flimsy like folding music stands
- just like what the pros use
- not portable (but don't worry, Manhasset makes a stand called the Voyager with the same desk but has a collapsible base to make it portable yet still strong)
Overall, this is an amazing stand and just what I needed. It holds all my music and won't fall down because it's a cheap, collapsible wire stand. It has a strong, heavy base and a nice and wide desk. It can easily adjust from a height suitable for playing sitting down to a height where I can stand up. If you want a great quality stand that will be worth every penny spent, look into buying a stand from Manhasset.