WoodWindDesign's new carbon stand for alto saxophone (PATENT PENDING) is extremely stable due to the big footprint of the four legs with rubber feet, the shock absorbing design and the specially designed bell holder. This bell holder is a perfect match to the curves of the bell itself, and therefore has a big contact area with the bell. Because this contact area is lined with real rubber (no foamrubber) the grip on the instrument is perfect, as is the protection of your instrument. When you place the instrument a bit awkward in the stand when you have to change instruments very quickly, the instrument will stay in that position and will not slip further or tilt. Compare pictures 6 and 7.
Lightweight and transportable inside the instrument
The two lower instrument supports are the endings of the rear legs. Of course these contact points are lined with rubber for extra grip and protection. The stand can be fully disassembled through the durable friction joints. Contrary to the tenor and baritone stands, the tubes have a uniform diameter, tubes and tube holder can be stored into the alto's bell. The bell holder fits over the bell in the case. Because of this feature, you will always have your stand with you, literally without feeling the extra weight, which is only 90 grams / 3.2 oz. Yet another advantage is, that you do not have an extra luggage item, which is excellent when you travel with public transport or with multiple instruments. Also: you do not have to make extra costs at checking in at the airport, because your stand is where the instrument is.
Weight: 90 grams / 3.2 oz
Four legs with rubber feet
Transportable inside the instrument
Bell part doesn't fit to Yamaha and Yanagisawa alto sax. Unstable, saxophone doesn't sit straight on the stamd