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Hercules Stands DS420B TravLite In-Bell Trombone Stand

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In-Bell Storage!

The DS420B TravLite In-Bell Trombone Stand offers a sturdy stand that fold up to be stored in the bell of the trombone while it is in the case for easy transportation. The DS420B features a velvet base cone to protect the interior of the bell plus four folding legs for extra stability.


SPECIFICATIONS
  • Height: 34.2" (870mm)
  • Weight: 2 lbs (0.9kg)
  • Base Radius: 11" (280mm)
  • Folded Size: 24.4" L x 4.6" W (620mm L x 116mm W)
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Hercules StandsDS420B TravLite In-Bell Trombone Stand
 
3.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great trombone stand -- If it fits your case!

This is a well-engineered stand that is sturdy enough to support my heavy, double-rotor 1968 Conn 62H bass trombone. Once you figure out how to "unfold" the stand, it's a...Read complete review

This is a well-engineered stand that is sturdy enough to support my heavy, double-rotor 1968 Conn 62H bass trombone. Once you figure out how to "unfold" the stand, it's a snap to set up and tear down (the included instructions, however, are a bit ambiguous). The neatest feature of the stand is that it's designed to fit in the bell of your trombone while transporting it inside your case or gig bag. The problem, however, is that it won't actually fit some cases. With my bass trombone, there was too much room between the bottom of the stand and the wall of the case, allowing the stand to bounce around inside the trombone bell -- not cool! Fortunately, I solved that problem by inserting a 5" x 6" x 1" piece of "spongy" foam between the end of the stand and the wall of the case to prevent the stand from moving during transport -- problem solved! However, when I tried to use the stand with my early 1970's King 3B tenor trombone, the opposite occurred. With the stand firmly inserted in the bell, there still wasn't enough room to get the horn's bell section to fit inside what is actually a cavernous coffin-case! (A friend has the same problem with this stand not fitting in his form-fitting trombone case.) In my case, the block that holds the trombone's main brace is fastened to a compartment cover with two screws. Although I haven't done it, yet, I plan to simply drill two new holes and reposition the holding block so that both the bell section and inserted stand will fit inside the case. I'm also a bit skeptical about how well the stand will work in a soft-sided gig bag. If you're able to sufficiently secure the stand to prevent it from bouncing around inside the trombone bell, then I think you'll be okay.

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Study yet Rusty

I bought this stand when I needed somewhere to put my trombone during the long resting periods that occur frequently when playing in a pit orchestra. I found that the stand supported my tenor...Read complete review

I bought this stand when I needed somewhere to put my trombone during the long resting periods that occur frequently when playing in a pit orchestra. I found that the stand supported my tenor trombone just fine. Putting the stand together was no trouble either, once I got the hang of it. When I switched instruments to a Bach Stradivarius and a Conn 88h, the stand still held my instruments true and true. However, right off the bat, the main neck of the stand seemed pretty rusty and hard to pull out when setting up the stand. This has gotten worse and worse over the two years that I have had the stand. There's still nothing wrong with the way the stand holds my trombones, but I'm worried about what the rust might lead to the malfunctioning of my stand, endangering the safety of my instruments.

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3.0

I buy one of these every two years because they break

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from Bethlehem, PA

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Comments about Hercules Stands DS420B TravLite In-Bell Trombone Stand:

On the plus side, I find these stands indispensable. I play a lot of gigs, sometimes three in a day, and don't want to bother with a separate case for my trombone stand.
On the minus side, they are not rugged. I only get about two years out of them and have to replace. I've bought and replaced both the Hercules and the in-bell bone-stand from their K&M competitor. They're both excellent when brand new, but neither is good for more than two years.
So, here is month one with a brand-new Hercules stand. It's sturdy and light and convenient today.

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2.0

NOT For Professional Use

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from Albany, NY

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Compact

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Not Functional
  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Student-Use

Comments about Hercules Stands DS420B TravLite In-Bell Trombone Stand:

I had high hopes for this stand. On a cosmetic level, the construction of it seems like it would hold together very well. Unfortunately, as other musicians have pointed out, it CANNOT hold the weight of a trombone for very long. I would recommend using this ONLY for straight horns--preferably smaller, student horns and the infamous PBone-- as the locking mechanism slips even when I'm using my F-Attachment Getzen Tenor Trombone. I couldn't imagine trying this with a bass 'bone.

 
5.0

Yes, I would buy this again.. Seen by other pro trombonists

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from Lake Arrowhead, Ca

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Holds Items Securely
  • Portable
  • Stable

Cons

  • Heavier than expected for better stability

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about Hercules Stands DS420B TravLite In-Bell Trombone Stand:

No need to pack the stand separately by the stand in the bell. Padded well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good stand, excellent service.

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from Macomb, MI

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Comments about Hercules Stands DS420B TravLite In-Bell Trombone Stand:

I bought this stand for my Conn 88-H. It works and travels well, but after 4 months of usage, the plastic locking lever to adjust the stand height broke. A more durable locking lever is needed, maybe made of metal instead of plastic. But if you're careful and don't use too much force when locking the lever, it should hold up. But IMO, it is a design weakness. I called WWBW, explained what happened and they sent me a replacement stand at no charge. So kudos to WWBW for the excellent customer service!

 
1.0

Hercules "falling" travel in bell t-bone stand DS420B

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from Portland, OR

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Comments about Hercules Stands DS420B TravLite In-Bell Trombone Stand:

This thing worked great for a while, then the pinch lever that holds the top cup to the vertical pole started to slip, banging my King 3B slide on the bumper on the end crook. Now this is NOT a heavy horn, and this should never have happend. It also happed with my Bach 42BO w/F attach., which is a much heavier horn. Finally it has even fallen with my little .484 slide bore Conn 18H. It only fits in a few bells in the case, and makes the front end of your case weigh a ton when you carry it. By far the worst stand I have used; and it was fairly expensive. TWO THUMBS DOWN!!!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Damages the bell

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from Canon City, CO

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Comments about Hercules Stands DS420B TravLite In-Bell Trombone Stand:

Because of the composite hard material that the bell sits on and the corners on the component parts, I found it putting small dents on the inside of the bell of my horn. Although it is a stable stand, I have had to modify it to protect my instrument.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not heavy duty enough for a Double Trigger Bass Bone

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from MILWAUKIE, OREGON

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Comments about Hercules Stands DS420B TravLite In-Bell Trombone Stand:

Have used it on my Blessing 88HO tenor open wrap F attachment, and my p-Bone, and my Yamaha Xeno YSL 830L Bass Trombone. Works fine on tenor and pBone, not so good with my Yamaha Bass. The vertical support shaft slips in it's locking clamp, and I have found the slide bumper tip on the floor several times in the morning, meaning the clamp had fallen about two inches. Clamp is not heavy duty enough for a big heavy, professional Bass Trombone.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Update to "Defective Pad" review

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from Chandler, AZ

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Comments about Hercules Stands DS420B TravLite In-Bell Trombone Stand:

Customer service was incredible! They stand behind their product 100%. It was an unusual event, but they exchanged my broken stand for a new one, with my only expense being the shipping back to them. I'll be more careful with this one, don't use for anything less than .500 bore size.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Defective pad at top

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from Chandler, AZ

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Comments about Hercules Stands DS420B TravLite In-Bell Trombone Stand:

I have been happy with this stand, being able to carry it in the bell of my large bore Blessing, but not in my King 3B with a coffin case. As a result, I had to carry it outside the case and the pad on the top of the stand fell off and I lost it. I haven't been able to get a replacement part, but my son is getting ready to replace his since it is rusty. I'll be able to use his old one for parts. Otherwise, I'm not sure I will replace it with the same stand.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great stand

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from Redford, MI

Site Member

Comments about Hercules Stands DS420B TravLite In-Bell Trombone Stand:

I have used this stand for 2 years now and it is wonderful ... light, yet strong, Fits safely into the bell of my Yamaha tenor. I expected a flimsy stand that was a necessity for my travel needs, but have been very pleased with the stand's strength, versatility and moderate price. i highly recommend this product.

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