The Good: Solid piece of equipment with redundancy built in and a
locking mechanism that looks fairly stout. My husband played
professionally for a few years and says he would definitely take this on
the road for smaller keyboards or pieces of equipment. It's all that
most amateurs will need for home keyboards, sturdy and looks to be able
to take a pounding. Survives not only the playing of someone who can
really move on a keyboard, but also a 2-year-old who likes to just bang
out some notes.
The Bad: The assembly directions border on useless. There is one picture
that is helpful; the rest of the directions, especially the
step-by-step, might as well not even be there. The narrative portion of
the directions was obviously translated from a different language, and
someone needs to take a second pass at it. The stand itself has some
color coding for parts, but it's not mentioned in the directions and you
still have to sort of guess at what you're doing. This could have been
assembled in 10 minutes with clear directions (or better yet, shipped
pre-assembled, which would have required only a slightly larger box);
instead, it took more than an hour with two people working on it.
Overall: Buy it for its function and overlook the directions. It's a
sturdy piece that should last you for years.
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