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X/table stand for Yamaha p515?
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Hi all, I'm planning on getting a Yamaha p515 and I'm looking into stands. I don't have space for a furniture stand and it's difficult for me to move a Z stand around (which I'll need to do), so I'm looking at foldable stands.

I already have one of these:

https://www.amazon.ca/AmazonBasics-Heavy-Duty-Adjustable-Keyboard-Piano/dp/B07Q16JDH5/

And it feels very sturdy and able to hold 27lbs easily, but the p515 is 20lbs heavier at 48lbs, and I REALLY don't want my stand collapsing with a 2000$ piano on top of it.

Has anyone tried using the AmazonBasics stand with a P515 or something of similar weight? Does it hold up, or should I get another stand?

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I think the double X stand should do fine for a 50 lbs piano. It shouldn't collapse, BUT the question is whether it's stable enough to not shake lightly when you play. I don't have a P515 nor a double X stand though. I just watched a Youtube video something like "5 things to know before buying a Yamaha P515" from a UK dealer, I think. You should check it out.

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I see, thank you! I'm fairly confident that well built X stands can handle the weight no problem, but I'm not sure how the AmazonBasics one compares to the more reputable KM ones...

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I’m using the best double X stand that K&M makes for my ES8, which is a similar weight. It works in my scenario where the piano has to be moved and stored often. It’s the only X stand I’ve ever used that has had decent stability...granted I try not to use X stands for most applications.


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On-stage has a Z stand which is advertised as folding.


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I would avoid X-stands and focus on table stands.

The K&M 18953 (or 18950) is extremely stable and has foldable legs.

There are cheaper stands from other brands that adopt the same design.

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Interestingly, they do not state the weight this stand can stand (pun intended). It may be capable, it does look solid, but I would contact Amazon just in case.
I have a similar one holding my RD2000 with no problems, but mine has two locking mechanisms similar to that one in this model, making it sturdier. This kind of stand is not very ergonomic though, as probably you already know (not much space for legs makes it uncomfortable).

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On-stage has a Z stand which is advertised as folding.
The same applies to Roland's Z stand.

I would also look at the models James suggested.

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Thanks all, I'll take a look.

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X stands are not very stable (keyboard moves around a lot when you play), I would avoid them unless you absolutely need the portability.

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Also ... X stands are not well suited for people who have legs.

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Originally Posted by Kawai James
I would avoid X-stands and focus on table stands.

The K&M 18953 (or 18950) is extremely stable and has foldable legs.

There are cheaper stands from other brands that adopt the same design.

Kind regards,
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If you want a solid metal stand that's the same width as your piano, the Yamaha LG-800 may be one of the few choices out there.

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Originally Posted by terminaldegree
I’m using the best double X stand that K&M makes for my ES8, which is a similar weight. It works in my scenario where the piano has to be moved and stored often. It’s the only X stand I’ve ever used that has had decent stability...granted I try not to use X stands for most applications.
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K&M are the only X style stands I will trust with my keyboards.


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Take a look at the K&M Omega stand...


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I'll second that. I have a K&M Omega that I have used for a VPC1, and ES8 and a P125 - it's rock solid, easy to adjust and not too bad looking.

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Originally Posted by Morten Olsson
I'll second that. I have a K&M Omega that I have used for a VPC1, and ES8 and a P125 - it's rock solid, easy to adjust and not too bad looking.

If you need to move around a lot, then the Omega Pro will suit you even better, it folds completely flat...

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Originally Posted by trigalg693
X stands are not very stable (keyboard moves around a lot when you play), I would avoid them unless you absolutely need the portability.
Originally Posted by MacMacMac
Also ... X stands are not well suited for people who have legs.

+1

Had one for my FP-90 and I confirm that it wobbled a bit while playing (on a carpeted floor), AND that my knees took a bashing occasionally.

(that occasional knee bash was well dodgy - it never topped, but I was very aware/paranoid that the setup was top heavy).

Avoid.


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K&M Omega (I've owned two of them) and On Stage KS7350 (I've owned three of them) are my preferred stands for most keyboards. The KS7350 is cheaper and a little bit sturdier, but the Omega has better ergonomics.


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