Our quartet travels the world and performs for a living. We purchased four of your stands three years ago. I need to tell you that we’ve just returned from an 11,000-mile tour of China. Every show requires us to raise and lower the music stand several times throughout the acrobatic performance. We’ve given your stands everything we can give them and they have NEVER failed us. We love them so much that we proudly show us using them in our twelve-foot advertisement banner wherever we perform. These are absolutely the best portable music stands, bar none. THANK YOU Portastand!
Your music stand saved me last night. When I arrived at the Fine Line Café, I soon realized that I forgot my snare stand. Then I realized that my Portastand would go low enough and yet was sturdy enough to serve as a perfect substitute. I set it at the desired height and angle, propped my snare up on the lip of the lip of the desk to allow air beneath it, and voila! It held up all night!
We just returned from our 10-day trip to Washington, D.C. and back playing at 6 major Civil War battlefields with my brass ensemble, and your stands performed beautifully. They saved us much space with a tight area for equipment in our equipment van. They were easy to transport and set up wherever we performed, and were all we had hoped for. Thanks again for a great design and a very functional stand.
. . . after my daughter had performed at an event on Saturday, a member of a band had picked up the music stand to move it offstage and was commenting on its stability—and wanted to know where she had gotten it! So we (happily) passed on the name of the company and the website!
I’ve had my Portastand a scant two days, but am delighted with it. It is the first product I’ve purchased in a long time that exceeds all my expectations. Makes me smile just to look at it. Had to order one for my former colleague as he too, I know, will fully appreciate it. As a fellow Minnesotan, I shouldn’t be surprised, but it does reinforce my hope that inventive minds in this country can still produce products to match or exceed those produced anywhere.
This is AWESOME! I love it when a company takes a product that has been around forever and makes the necessary changes to make it what it should have been in the first place . . . if NAMM gave out an award for the best new product, THIS would win it!
Now that I’ve realized the many thoughtful aspects and learned to use my music stand, I can’t live without it. Not only does it accommodate everything I need in a music stand as a musician; I also use it at my office desk to support paperwork so that I won’t have to lean forward to look at paperwork as I work at my computer.
We assembled our Portastands this evening, and we just wanted to let you know that we are VERY pleased. It is very good to do business with someone who still produces a quality product . . . These stands are going to work perfectly for us playing our classical guitars.
I received my Portastand last week, and used it for the first time today . . . it really is a brilliant design, and very sturdy.
I picked up a Portastand at Summer NAMM. I love it!!! It’s the best stand I’ve ever had!