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Mar 1, 2024 - 12:50:34 PM
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Quigg

USA

21 posts since 7/29/2013

Anyone know where I can get a stand that I can use to hold my banjo securely while I play it. My right Shoulder is awaiting complete replacement and just the weight of the banjo pushes bone into bone. BRUTAL.   Richie Dotson said Little Roy Lewis used to use one. Help a geezer out. 540-529-2282

Edited by - Quigg on 03/01/2024 14:28:43

Mar 1, 2024 - 1:08:38 PM

4173 posts since 5/1/2003

Please don’t think I’m being smart but I’ve always used my left shoulder. Would that hurt less?

Mar 1, 2024 - 1:54:49 PM
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Alex Z

USA

5769 posts since 12/7/2006

https://www.companionbanjos.com/companionstand

I have one.  Works great for playing sitting down.

Mar 1, 2024 - 2:27:47 PM
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Quigg

USA

21 posts since 7/29/2013

Thanks Alex. Good lead. Those are sold out, but they are better than nothing. I need one with a tripod stand and where I can lock down my banjo. I remember seeing little Roy use one 20 years ago. My shoulder is really bad and surgery is in early July than no playing for 2-3 months and then a stand will be needed

Mar 1, 2024 - 2:30:05 PM
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3 posts since 12/11/2023

This website here:
companionbanjos.com/companionstand
has that

Mar 1, 2024 - 2:59:30 PM
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Owen

Canada

14850 posts since 6/5/2011

Quigg, methinks you need the putterer's gene. 

The "tripod" [bottom part] from a ubiquitous (?) music stand mated with the top part of the companionstand and some sort of bungee cord/tarp strap* or an over-the-center-loadbinder-type lever/strap to fasten 'er down ???

* = a [retired] farmer's old stand-by.  wink

I'm just thinking (?) out loud, so if ^^ belongs in the round file, so be it.

.... and good luck with the shoulder.  [Fwiw, 2-3 months sounds like a long time.  I've never had (real) major shoulder surgery, but for a couple of less involved ones I liked the advice the surgeon gave me ... exercise/movement/use "as tolerated."  yes  My kind of doc!]

Edited by - Owen on 03/01/2024 15:07:51

Mar 1, 2024 - 3:06:52 PM
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61937 posts since 12/14/2005

My idea, some years back, was to have a piece of broomstick or PVC pipe somehow fastened to the top of my shoe, with a piece of bungee cord at the top end, to clip to the banjo. along with a strap over the shoulder.

The pipe and cord would take almost all the weight, and having it fastened to the shoe would mean the player could move around on the stage.

But if you need something that takes 100% of the weight, and can hold the banjo while you step away from it, I've got no Do-It-Yourself ideas.

Best witches for a speedy recovery.

Mar 1, 2024 - 3:19:16 PM

1781 posts since 4/13/2009

Here is a walk up stand for guitar - don't know if it will accept a banjo. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/WalkUpStand--k-and-m-performer-walk-up-guitar-stand-electric

 

Here's a discussion of using this stand on BHO some time back.  https://www.banjohangout.org/archive/363977

Edited by - deestexas on 03/01/2024 15:22:01

Mar 1, 2024 - 3:34:47 PM
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1651 posts since 11/10/2022

Id just go buy some schedule 80 pvc and make one. Use some pipe insulation in the cradle. If your real hard up, I will sketch a prototype out for you. Ive built adult wheeled walkers out of it, plenty sturdy.

Mar 1, 2024 - 5:54:01 PM
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Alex Z

USA

5769 posts since 12/7/2006

For guitars, to play standing without holding the guitar, they are called "walk up stands," as noted previously, with a link.

Don't know if they are made for other instruments.

For banjos, where the weight distribution is different, would want a design where the center of gravity of the banjo is within the area of the tripod.

I think Eddie Adcock used one from time to time, where he would switch from guitar thrown over this shoulder to the walk up banjo stand.

Mar 1, 2024 - 6:53:34 PM

Quigg

USA

21 posts since 7/29/2013

Thanks Owen.  Had two rotator cuff repairs and a bicep tendon repair. The next one is major.   Saw through my humoras  and hammer in an implant and new ball and add a new receiver.  It's a major surgery.  I don't wanna not play from now until I fully heal after a July surgery.  Love your ideas  
Originally posted by Owen

Quigg, methinks you need the putterer's gene. 

The "tripod" [bottom part] from a ubiquitous (?) music stand mated with the top part of the companionstand and some sort of bungee cord/tarp strap* or an over-the-center-loadbinder-type lever/strap to fasten 'er down ???

* = a [retired] farmer's old stand-by.  wink

I'm just thinking (?) out loud, so if ^^ belongs in the round file, so be it.

.... and good luck with the shoulder.  [Fwiw, 2-3 months sounds like a long time.  I've never had (real) major shoulder surgery, but for a couple of less involved ones I liked the advice the surgeon gave me ... exercise/movement/use "as tolerated."  yes  My kind of doc!]


Mar 1, 2024 - 6:54:28 PM

Quigg

USA

21 posts since 7/29/2013

quote:
Originally posted by NotABanjoYoda

Id just go buy some schedule 80 pvc and make one. Use some pipe insulation in the cradle. If your real hard up, I will sketch a prototype out for you. Ive built adult wheeled walkers out of it, plenty sturdy.


 

Not a Yoda, YES PLEASW
Mar 1, 2024 - 6:54:53 PM
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RioStat

USA

6263 posts since 10/12/2009

Eddie Adcock used a Gracie walk up stand, no longer produced

https://www.banjohangout.org/archive/316039

Mar 2, 2024 - 3:57:19 PM

1651 posts since 11/10/2022

Heres a quick sketch of a robust stand. Hopefully it gets you going. A podium stand from pvc pipes and fittings. Mostly 90s some 120s some 3 ways.


 

Mar 2, 2024 - 4:13:59 PM

Quigg

USA

21 posts since 7/29/2013

Thank you. What would you make the cradle out of and what would you use to protect the gorgeous resonator and yet lock it in tight

Mar 2, 2024 - 4:29:14 PM

1651 posts since 11/10/2022

Cradle is pvc and fittings also. I forgot to show the thin walled pipe insulation to wrap cradle pipes in. The cradle must be built to diminsions such that the resonator fits firmly in the pipe insulation. Thats all you need.

For stability Id either extend podium pipes forward or weight the bottom pipes by filling them with sand before glueing.

Mar 2, 2024 - 4:34:08 PM

1651 posts since 11/10/2022

Alternatively you could use wood to raise one of these stands to waste level.  2x4 "tees" on each side.


 

Edited by - NotABanjoYoda on 03/02/2024 16:35:17

Mar 2, 2024 - 4:43:14 PM

1651 posts since 11/10/2022

banjohangout.org/classified/96157

Ask him to make one into a waste high stand.

Mar 2, 2024 - 5:02:15 PM

Quigg

USA

21 posts since 7/29/2013

Great idea
 
quote:
Originally posted by NotABanjoYoda

Cradle is pvc and fittings also. I forgot to show the thin walled pipe insulation to wrap cradle pipes in. The cradle must be built to diminsions such that the resonator fits firmly in the pipe insulation. Thats all you need.

For stability Id either extend podium pipes forward or weight the bottom pipes by filling them with sand before glueing.


Mar 2, 2024 - 5:32:07 PM

Owen

Canada

14850 posts since 6/5/2011

Quigg, is your plan to be playing while sitting?  .... standing?   [I rarely play while standing, but the plane of the banjo is more slanted back when I sit.]

Mar 2, 2024 - 5:34:56 PM

211 posts since 11/8/2014

If anyone starts making stands for playing while sitting I WANT ONE.
My right should has been through too much, including 4 surgeries. The most recent one was a failure.

Mar 2, 2024 - 9:59:39 PM

1651 posts since 11/10/2022

You can scale either of myideas to sitting. Just shorten the verticals and trest it like a food tray. Eat some banjos!

Mar 7, 2024 - 8:47:24 AM

112 posts since 7/15/2008

I had rotator cuff surgery April 2022. It was almost completely torn off, painful, and very slow recovery. I was not able to lift, hold or put my arm over the banjo for about 3 months. Even then I was only able to play for a few minutes.
Listen to your Drs. Be patient.
Johns Hopkins study showed nearly 50% of major shoulder surgeries fail in first year due to patients doing too much too soon.
Well wishes and good healing.

Mar 7, 2024 - 10:55:35 AM
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HRolka

USA

1 posts since 5/31/2010


This doesn't answer your question directly but may be helpful otherwise. Another musician recommended this book to me when right shoulder pain prevented me from playing (.... arthritis, spurs, 5mm muscle tear). The book is an easy read with clear instructions to determine if a set of specific exercises in a prescribed sequence may be helpful. Six weeks into doing the exercises, I could play again for an hour vs minutes. I persisted with the simple exercises for 7 years now and can continue to play without pain: https://www.amazon.com/Treat-Your-Own-Shoulder-805/dp/097998808X

Mar 7, 2024 - 12:49:20 PM

23 posts since 11/18/2019

I am a geezer - ett I also would like a sit down banjo stand. I strap my banjo case on to a golf bag cart to pull, it loads and unloads to my Town and Country van fairly easy, rolls up and down steps.

Mar 7, 2024 - 1:58:44 PM

56 posts since 2/8/2011

About 35 years ago, I met Eddie at a festival west of Houston, and he let me take pictures of his stand. He told me he had made it himself, using plumbing pipe. It requires 14 sections of varying lengths, 2 plastic end caps, 4-90° elbows, 4 Ts, 1 insulation tube, 1 straight connector, and electricians tape. I made one right away, but never used it, so I threw it away some years later. Later, I made another one with thinner pipe, improving on the padding, with the intention of giving it to Betty (forgot her last name) at BABA, but she had stopped coming to the monthly jams and soon passed away.


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