Best Baritone Saxophone Stands in 2020



Hercules DS536B BARI Sax+Alto/TEN Sax Stand Review:


I have had great experiences with the Hercules alto sax + flute/clarinet stand and the Hercules flute stand in the past, so I jumped on this as well, since the other stands (especially the alto stand) are very very solid.

The bari stand, though, has a couple problems. There is a definite wobble in the two side legs. Also, while extending the vertical portion that holds the bell of the bari, there will often be an inexplicable catch, so I have to re-jigger the catch lever two or five times before I can get it to extend fully.

The bottom portion that contacts the bari is nice; you can adjust it to whatever height you need for your instrument. I like that since baris vary considerably in the configuration of the keywork and tone holes low C and below. I took a paint pen and marked where I want it so it hits the reinforced joint of the sax every time.

I wish there were a threaded hole drilled in the other leg for a flute/clarinet peg; there's really no reason for it not to be there.

Alto/tenor support is firm and works great.

I would buy again if mine were lost/stolen.



Hercules DS533B Alto/Tenor Sax+1 SOP Sax Stand Review:


This is a very well-designed stand, and perfectly suits the needs of an alto/soprano player. It should also work great for soprano/tenor, as the bow rest is adjustable for height.

The stand's sturdiness and fold-ability make it a pleasure to both use and carry, and you can mount the peg on ether side of your curved sax, or add a second peg. Plus, it's priced right.

The stand does, however, have one small--but fixable--flaw. The bell rest on the soprano peg is adjustable so that you can get a nice fit, with the padded ball gently in the body of the sax, while the bell rests on the lower support. However, the support is locked in place by a friction cam lock, which is not tight enough. As a result, the bell support keeps dropping until the entire weight of the sax is born on the padded ball within the body. Not good.

The fix is simply to decide where you want to lock the cam, and then apply a narrow length of tape (I used vinyl electrical tape)around the peg shaft at that spot. This effectively takes up the excess clearance and locks the adjustment in. No more slipping--even with my very heavy Selmer S80 S3.



Hercules DS535B BARITONE Sax Stand Review:


This stand is very sturdy and a quality item and is a good value. One thing that is not obvious from the description is that their are only two height adjustments, the sliding square rod has a hole at the top and the bottom and you have those two choices with the locking lever. The rest, on the other hand, is fully adjustable and will lock in any position. I am sure the designers made it this way to guarantee that the height adjustment will not slide under any weight. If I had to pick another nit, the foam that holds the bell has a gap in it, unlike the foam on the rest. These are all minor points, however. This is a very secure and heavy stand and I am very impressed.



Nomad NIS-C050 Baritone Saxophone Stand Review:


Very well-designed, and sturdy. And not expensive. What's more, it is very easily customizable (see pix below), if you happen to need a stand that holds your instrument in playing position. The leg tubes fit exactly into 3/4" pvc pipe elbows, into which extension lengths can be inserted to adjust the tilt of the instrument. The sax in the stand is actually not as precarious as it may look, but you wouldn't want to leave it like that unattended on a busy stage— the tall foot could be rotated to lower its leg to floor level.



Audio2000'S AST451 Alto Saxophone Stand Review:


A good solution when you need 3 or 4 instruments ready to go. Minor complain, the sax supports are exactly the same size, you assemble them with the alto lower support in the upper recess and the tenor lower support in the lower recess. This works well for the saxes' differing lengths, but the bell support on the one you use for tenor is made to fit the alto and is too tight to allow easy in and out for the tenor. Expect to have to bend this one slightly to make it fit the tenor bell.



Audio2000'S Alto Saxophone Stand Review:


A good solution when you need 3 or 4 instruments ready to go. Minor complain, the sax supports are exactly the same size, you assemble them with the alto lower support in the upper recess and the tenor lower support in the lower recess. This works well for the saxes' differing lengths, but the bell support on the one you use for tenor is made to fit the alto and is too tight to allow easy in and out for the tenor. Expect to have to bend this one slightly to make it fit the tenor bell.