Hercules DS590B bass stand

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Bassists have got used to the idea of laying the old lady down between sets, knowing that she might suffer yet another disfiguring rub to her patina or worse – damage to her rims. But now the Hercules company has produced a safe and secure collapsible stand, that will support the bass in an upright position, taking up less space on stage and making the instrument much less prone to damage.

Modelled on the highly popular ‘A’ style stand with its low centre of gravity, the lightweight DS590B has specially formulated, highly durable, close cell rubberised foam on all contact points that cushions and protects the bottom of the instrument, while keeping it just off the ground. In use we were amazed at just how stable this stand is and it’s certainly a space saver. The only thing missing was a padded tote bag. But then, perhaps it’s just easier to sling it into the back of the van as is.

For more go to www.herculesstands.com