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Just pulled the trigger on the ES920 but I wanted a portable stand. So far this one appeals to me: König & Meyer K&M Keyboard Table Style-Piano Music Stand (18953)
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Looks like the ES920 is larger than the stand. Anyone have any experience with this stand? Any suggestions?

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https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ZStd--on-stage-stands-ks7350-pro-heavy-duty-z-stand

I have had this one an one you showed for myself. I prefer the Z above as there is little movement—an more room under -not sure if gator or Atlas has any but stronger .
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I use one of these T-stands for my ES8 and my ES520. Stable as a rock. And sometimes I play at jams in people's back yards these days, so being able to lengthen some legs makes it level on rough ground. I have an un-branded Z stand that I got with the ES520, but it's not as solid. It rocks side to side.


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I own the OnStage KS7350 that Terrilyn referenced, and I really like it. It would easily support the ES920, and it's half the price of the K&M stand you're looking at.


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I have an onstage z stand a good value and it will hold that weight but I disliked the cross brace but I used it for a long time.

It’s nice if you stand.

I have a k&m omega stand that has a clear middle, the k&m stand you had in that post looks like a good design.

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I've owned the stand ColoRodney links to for MANY years, with numerous keyboards including a heavy Kawai MP9000. It's very flexible in terms of accommodating different sizes and weights, it folds up easily if you ever need to, and it's VERY stable.

Edward - I should also add that I recall numerous posts over the years by owners of the stand you're considering. VERY positive posts, with emphasis on its stability.

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Originally Posted by egarner01
Just pulled the trigger on the ES920 but I wanted a portable stand. So far this one appeals to me: König & Meyer K&M Keyboard Table Style-Piano Music Stand (18953)
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Looks like the ES920 is larger than the stand. Anyone have any experience with this stand? Any suggestions?

I typically recommend the slightly deeper K&M 18950 for heavy, wooden key Kawai instruments such as the MP11SE and VPC1, however for smaller plastic key instruments such as the MP7SE and ES920/ES520, the 18953 should be absolutely fine.

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FYI: Amazon has the König & Meyer K&M Keyboard Table Style-Piano Music Stand (18953) for $181.14 (back-ordered). That price is over $58 cheaper than other places.

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At Thomann it's $116.53


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Amazon also has the KS7350, for 68 bucks, available now. One in the hand is worth any number of backordered items shipping from the UK at an unknown time in the future! smile


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Just watch out and don't get bitten. I wish these type of stands had mechanisms to lock them closed when moving. I know, and have used bungies, etc., but all these stand companies could engineer a fix.


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I've had this one (Griffin two tier stand) for a couple of weeks, and it is very good. It doesn't move when playing. And, it has a lot of leg room below. And, the center legs work as a nice backstop for the wood board that keeps my VPC1 3 pedal unit from moving.

There is a similar one on Amazon from Pyle. But, I don't think it is as good, as the 90 degree bend of the legs is a bolted connection, whereas the Griffin is welded at that point.

I do not use the upper tier. But, the rail that holds the upper tier is very strong and provides a solid base for the swing arm for my 22 inch computer monitor.

I'm very happy with this purchase.

Oh, the Amazon vermin now show me a price of $109 because I've looked at it numerous times. But, if you look at it for the first time, it might show you a price of $98, which is the price I paid for it.


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Ralph, I looked at the stand on Amazon, and the price was $109.95. It's being offered for sale by a third party, not Amazon itself, so the price will change, depending on who is actually selling the item.


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Originally Posted by Kawai James
I typically recommend the slightly deeper K&M 18950 for heavy, wooden key Kawai instruments such as the MP11SE and VPC1, however for smaller plastic key instruments such as the MP7SE and ES920/ES520, the 18953 should be absolutely fine.

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Why Kawai isn't making a stand that fits its portable keyboards? Two models one portable and one for home/studio. Shouldn't be that difficult to design and manufacture it.


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Yes, it would be nice if manufacturers would offer aesthetically appealing portable stands for their portable pianos. I do not understand what is the point of selling non-portable stands for portable pianos. Korg make a nice stand (albeit perhaps not very practical?) for their D1 but for ES110, ES520, ES920, FP-30X, FP-60X, FP-90X, etc. one has to rely on ugly third-party stands. Not very inspiring ...

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Originally Posted by nbpf
Yes, it would be nice if manufacturers would offer aesthetically appealing portable stands for their portable pianos. I do not understand what is the point of selling non-portable stands for portable pianos. Korg make a nice stand (albeit perhaps not very practical?) for their D1 but for ES110, ES520, ES920, FP-30X, FP-60X, FP-90X, etc. one has to rely on ugly third-party stands. Not very inspiring ...

Well, to Kawai's credit, they make very nice furniture-style stands. And portable stands are a matter of personal preference, so buy the one you like.

That said, nothing beats the mid-mod Korg STWL stand for the SV-2.If I get an SV2, I'm going to want that stand (if I can even find one in the U.S.).

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Sure but my point was why do Kawai (and Roland) make non-portable stands for portable pianos? That does not make any sense to me. I am going to buy a small portable piano for when I go to a holiday cottage but I am not going to buy one with a non-portable stand! The Korg STWL also fits the D1, something like that for the Kawai ES series or for the Roland FP series would be perfect.

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Roland makes 4 portable stands

Ks 10
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Originally Posted by Purdy
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Ks 10
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True but they are general purpose stands like the K&Ms, not custom stands for their FP devices like the KSC-70 for the FP-30(X).

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