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Sep 29, 2022 - 5:29:03 PM
1328 posts since 11/9/2012

I always keep my unplayed banjos in their cases, or at least I did. I'm thinking of getting some banjo stands, and to my surprise there are A LOT of options (aka: guitar stands) out there. Is there any advise out there as to what works the best for a banjo stand? Like what brands or models are worth their asking price?

Thanks.

Edited by - Toothless in Kentucky on 09/29/2022 17:38:01

Sep 29, 2022 - 5:47:26 PM

1328 posts since 11/9/2012

I like this one.

Edited by - Toothless in Kentucky on 09/29/2022 17:52:51

Sep 29, 2022 - 6:32:39 PM
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406 posts since 9/13/2006

Not sure if you are interested in a wall mounted one, but after much consideration I decided to go with a wall mounted one from strinswing.com

Lance

Sep 29, 2022 - 6:41:26 PM
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2157 posts since 11/17/2018

quote:
Originally posted by BluegrassWarehouse

Not sure if you are interested in a wall mounted one, but after much consideration I decided to go with a wall mounted one from strinswing.com

Lance


Should be stringswing.com

Sep 29, 2022 - 6:42:40 PM
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2157 posts since 11/17/2018

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Originally posted by Toothless in Kentucky

I like this one.


Looks easy to knock over...

IMO,  the case is the best stand you can have.

Edited by - OldNavyGuy on 09/29/2022 18:43:28

Sep 29, 2022 - 6:45:01 PM
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7215 posts since 9/21/2007

Follow up question… any recommendations for a banjo repair person that can glue on my peghead?

Sep 29, 2022 - 9:22:08 PM
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76 posts since 10/12/2018

I've had mine on these for years.  My only suggestion is to locktite the nut on before you put it on the wall.

Sep 29, 2022 - 9:32:19 PM
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4657 posts since 5/29/2011

Terry, if you must have a stand, check out the classified ads under Banjo Accessories. Gary Sosebee has some stands for sale which look a lot more stable than the stand you referenced. Of course, they cost a lot more than the stand you were looking at, but they probably don't cost as much as a peghead repair.

Sep 29, 2022 - 10:41:27 PM
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HSmith

UK

481 posts since 12/30/2005

This question pops up frequently and always fills me with despair. Just check out the number of photographs of broken peg heads caused by banjos falling from stands. If your banjo has a truss rod, look at how little wood there is at the neck to peg head junction. It's very fragile. Please, save yourself some heartache and when your banjo is not in your hands, keep it in a case.

Sep 30, 2022 - 4:46:10 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

27961 posts since 8/3/2003

I've always kept my Stelling on a stand, sitting there, ready for me to pick up and play. I use just a regular guitar-type stand, nothing fancy.

Now, having said that, I now live alone, no little kids, no husband, two very small dogs (5# and 12#). The banjo sits on its stand in between the piano and the piano bench. It's in what I consider a safe place.

When I had grandkids visiting, I always put it up. Too much of a pretty nuisance for young kids to leave alone.

Sep 30, 2022 - 5:31:15 AM
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32 posts since 1/13/2005

Gemini-01 acoustic adjustable stand. $16.00

Sep 30, 2022 - 5:55:59 AM
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beegee

USA

23111 posts since 7/6/2005

I have used every type on the market. My favorite is this one
It is low and stable and the banjo sits at a good angle. About $40 new.

Sep 30, 2022 - 6:18:29 AM
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253 posts since 11/28/2006

I usually have my resonator hanging on a StringSwing but if I need a floor stand I use this

Hercules Acoustic Guitar Stand (GS401BB) , Black a.co/d/3SyCM0s

Like Sherry I set the banjo in a place where it can’t be run into (e.g. an inside corner) and we have no pets. I use a different Hercules stand for my dobro. I do leave them out when the grandkids come. Last summer the 3-year old was strumming the open strings of the dobro and singing Jingle Bells. Too cute.

I agree that the safest place is in the case, but they get played a lot more when they are at hand and that’s worth the risk for me.

Sep 30, 2022 - 7:00:28 AM
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Peter C (Moderator)

Sweden

1131 posts since 1/31/2008

All my instruments (banjo, mandolin, guitars) hang on the wall in my humidity controlled music room. I had some trouble finding a hanger compatible with planetary tuning pegs, but this one is. Never had a problem with warping or cracking.

I'm thinking of upgrading the instrument wall with some kind of enclosure for better control (and less need to humidify the whole room).

For gigs or rehearsals out of my house I bring a portable folding stand. It folds flat and and is shorter and narrower than a letter paper when folded.

Sep 30, 2022 - 7:19:44 AM
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Fathand

Canada

12050 posts since 2/7/2008

I do not like using a stand and prefer keeping my banjo in a case. Sometimes, on stage, a stand is required though. In that case I do not like the hang by the headstock type which do not work well at all with a Stelling.

This type seemes to work best for me. They sit solid on the floor and the electric guitar verions seem to fit a resonator well.

https://www.amazon.ca/Guitar-Folding-Acoustic-Electric-Guitars/dp/B08CH6YXNS/ref=sr_1_6?crid=2GG4C7675VXLH&keywords=guitar+stand&qid=1664547133&qu=eyJxc2MiOiI2LjA2IiwicXNhIjoiNS4wOSIsInFzcCI6IjQuNzQifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=Guitar+stand%2Caps%2C838&sr=8-6

Edited by - Fathand on 09/30/2022 07:21:17

Sep 30, 2022 - 8:05:21 AM
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639 posts since 2/6/2018

See archived Hangout review thread: banjohangout.org/reviews/searc...edir=true

Sep 30, 2022 - 8:42:54 AM
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2923 posts since 5/2/2012

I use one of those guitar like stands, to keep a banjo handy, for my first banjo, an openback. It sits in a corner, behind my chair, in the living room, so it is somewhat protected. We have cats, so that is a consideration for me. My resonator banjos sit in their cases. I have other instruments (tenor banjo, heavy electric bass, guitar) on stringswings and they work fine for that. If I was to consider putting one of my resonators on a stand, I would buy the most stable one I could afford. .

Sep 30, 2022 - 10:47:27 AM
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1225 posts since 1/26/2011

I use the Sosebee stands Mark mentioned. Yes, they might seem expensive but even a great peghead repair is still a repaired peghead. The cost is worth the protection from my perspective if you need a stand.

But my banjos still stay in their cases unless I’m about to play one.

Sep 30, 2022 - 11:31:29 AM
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41 posts since 3/28/2016

Sosebee safety stands are entirely different in design and concept from typical stands. They are SAFE! It's hard to imagine what act-of-God could result in a broken peg head for a banjo in a sosebee stand.

But they are not cheap, they are not small, they are not light weight, and they are not very portable.

Sep 30, 2022 - 3:06:23 PM
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1328 posts since 11/9/2012

Wow, thanks for all the relpies friends! Im sure glad I asked first because I learned a lot from everyone here. I would have bought a rather bad design otherwise. You have given me much to consider before making a purchase.

We never have any kids here nor do we have any cats or dogs. It's just my 83 year old father and me living here. Normally I open my banjo case everyday just to remind me to practice. When I can see a banjo it's much more likely I play it daily. So that was when I started thinking of banjo stands.

Im a little surprsed to learn how common broken pegheads are due to being knocked off their stands. Upon learning this I am reconsedering just keeping my banjos in their cases. As long as I just open my case everyday it seems I practice much more often as compared to keeping banjos closed in their cases. Maybe I dont need the stands.

'Apprecate the insite friends.

Edited by - Toothless in Kentucky on 09/30/2022 15:07:39

Oct 1, 2022 - 11:20:22 PM

63 posts since 8/20/2019

I keep my main banjo (currently an open back) on a Hercules guitar stand with the auto grip. I've found it to be very sturdy and secure. And with the banjo easily accessible I get extra playing time every day.  Love it!

Edited by - Doug Brock on 10/01/2022 23:23:32

Oct 7, 2022 - 4:26:01 PM

Ybanjo

USA

887 posts since 11/15/2009

I never used stands because of the risk of tipping over, but a few years ago I just had to have one for some stage work. The one that I settled on was: On-Stage GS7465 Pro Flip-It A-Frame Guitar Stand. I liked it so good that I bought another to keep at home. It is very stable (as stands go).

Oct 7, 2022 - 7:15:07 PM

RDP

USA

249 posts since 2/27/2009

Drill a hole in the headstock and hang them on a nail on a wall. Some of the old folks did so it’s got to be the right way.

Oct 7, 2022 - 10:14:12 PM
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643 posts since 2/5/2014

quote:
Originally posted by Toothless in Kentucky

I like this one.


I had one of these , but the bottom rails kept changing size. Maybe I didn't know exactly how to use it. When I did use the stand, it was always in a corner next to our sofa. I figured that way it wouldn't tip. But I have a crazy cat now, who dashes around the house late at night, so I put the banjo in it's case after playing.

Oct 8, 2022 - 6:04:13 AM

37 posts since 3/29/2021

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Originally posted by Culloden

Terry, if you must have a stand, check out the classified ads under Banjo Accessories. Gary Sosebee has some stands for sale which look a lot more stable than the stand you referenced. Of course, they cost a lot more than the stand you were looking at, but they probably don't cost as much as a peghead repair.


Gary's ads suggest that they perfectly fit an 11" resonator banjo. Would they work for an openback of 11"? How about 12"?

Oct 8, 2022 - 6:28:31 AM

4657 posts since 5/29/2011

I don't know how they work for either one. I have never tried his stands; they just look a lot sturdier than any others I have seen.

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