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Does anyone have recommendations (or a link to a previous thread) for a stand for a curved soprano saxophone? I have a Kessler Custom curved soprano that's tired of laying on top of the case during gigs. Tks.
 

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I'd probably just get a cheap alto stand, bend the "U" to fit the smaller bell, and drill a new hole further up the stem for the lower support. I can't imagine why that wouldn't work.

As a bari player playing a low Bb horn I have become accustomed to sax stands not fitting properly and having to modify them.
 

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Yes, there are multiple previous threads discussing this, but I don't have their links at the moment. Regardless, the K&M curved soprano stand is probably the standard choice. I use it. It works just like an alto/tenor stand, only sized for a curvy. No muss, no fuss. I mean the regular K&M model, by the way, not the weird K&M Saxxy model, which I have not used and cannot vouch for. The Saxxy also costs more than the regular stand.
 

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Cannonball used to make one, not sure if they still do...
 

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Indeed there are several previous threads concerning these stands.

search always here

https://www.saxontheweb.net
top center where it says Google Custom Search
it return the most results.

Opening less threads concentrates information and keeps the archives used and useful.

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?23937-Curved-sop-stand
https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?205589-K-amp-M-Midge-Alto-Sax-Stand-for-Curved-Soprano
https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?230138-Best-Curved-Soprano-Sax-Stand
https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?161268-I-made-a-curved-soprano-sax-stand-today!

K&M must be the cheapest and you can actually bend in shape any alto/tenor stand to fit a soprano.

I made my own stand by doing the same thing to a Hercules alto/tenor.

both worked perfectly
 

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Re: Curved Soprano Saxophone Stand - WoodwindDesign

Before springing for one of WindwindDesign's pricey stands, you might want to know this about this vendor's dishonest business practices and how obnoxious he is to customers: https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/woodwinddesign.nl?rid=1.
One bad review, and the one at fault could have been the shipper
On the other hand, Woodwind design was very helpful to me, custom making parts to modify my baritone stand, and they sent them for free.
 

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I've had a KM Saxxy stand for a while but they are pretty expensive.
I've a big fan of these stands for alto and tenor, and have used them exclusively for same since they came out (and were a lot cheaper!). Does the soprano Saxxy fit in the bell of your curved soprano for storage (like the alto and tenor versions)?
 

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I've a big fan of these stands for alto and tenor, and have used them exclusively for same since they came out (and were a lot cheaper!). Does the soprano Saxxy fit in the bell of your curved soprano for storage (like the alto and tenor versions)?
I've just checked and it doesn't fit in the bell.
 

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I've just checked and it doesn't fit in the bell.
Then it ain't worth almost eighty bucks. For the alto and tenor models, it's worth the price for that in bell storage; assuming of course you set them up properly... which many are afraid to do.
 

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FYI: K&M have a newer design than the Saxie. I think it’s called the Jazz or something like that. Tthe alto and tenor model definitely fit in the bell.
 

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Then it ain't worth almost eighty bucks. For the alto and tenor models, it's worth the price for that in bell storage; assuming of course you set them up properly... which many are afraid to do.
The K&M is definitely over priced for what it is. The point of my post was to recommend the other Chinese stand which costs less than $20 and is just as good.
 

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The K&M is definitely over priced for what it is. The point of my post was to recommend the other Chinese stand which costs less than $20 and is just as good.
And a great point it is. But they won't ship to Grumps or anybody else in the US :cry:

FWIW, when I saw James Carter, he used this stand for all his saxes. Problem is it won't fit in the bell, and the piano player has to stand up for the whole gig.
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Re: Curved Soprano Saxophone Stand - WoodwindDesign

One bad review, and the one at fault could have been the shipper
On the other hand, Woodwind design was very helpful to me, custom making parts to modify my baritone stand, and they sent them for free.
I'm happy that your experience was better than mine! Of course, your case differed from mine in that you weren't asking the vendor to acknowledge that he sent damaged goods. Gijs at WoodwindDesign seems incapable of doing that or to assume any responsibility for sending out damaged goods.

For better or for worse, shipping damaged is ruled out: The stand arrived inside a clear plastic sleeve with no sign of penetration. And the sleeve was safely nestled in the midst of abundant packing. There's simply no doubt that the condition the stand arrived in was the condition in which WoodwindDesign sent it out.
 
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