Designed specifically for the drummer and percussionist, the Drummer Stand now makes it possible to place the music exactly where its needed — without taking up floor space.
Manufactured by Manhasset and designed by Andy Ziker, the Drummer Stand (53D) and HiHat Drummer Stand (53DH) are both extremely portable with a full desk and attach via a multi-angle, multi-clamp to all types of drumset hardware and percussion equipment racks, as well as microphone and music stands.
The Drummer Stand 53D comes with a straight, 16-inch, chrome-plated shaft with Manhasset's standard 2-score desk/tray, as well as the dual clamp/dual swivel mounting system. Also available, the Drummer Stand 53DW, which is the straight shaft version with the wider, 4-score desk/tray.
The HiHat Drummer Stand 53DH makes use of a "double curved" black shaft for a better placement of the music stand when attaching it to a hihat stand. Like its predecessor, the 53DH comes with the Manhasset standard 2-score desk/tray, and the dual clamp/dual swivel mounting system. It is also available with the wider, 4-score desk/tray, the HiHat Drummer Stand 53DHW.
I found both models, the 53D and the 53DH to be extremely versatile and useful within my drum and/or percussion set-ups. I was able to place the Drummer Stand exactly where I needed a music stand by clamping it to an existing hihat stand, cymbal stands, drum rack system, and microphone stands.
For times when I had a larger score, I just attached the Drummer Stand to one of my standard Manhasset music stands (model #48), expanding to a 4-score vertical or horizontal view.
The Drummer Stand also worked extremely well as a percussion tray, allowing me to position the desk/tray in a horizontal position in order to hold assorted mallets, sticks and small percussion instruments (eg. tambourine).
I highly recommend the Manhasset Drummer Stand to every drummer and percussionist, student to professional, educator to performer. The Drummer Stand is a MUST HAVE, not only because you can reduce the "foot print" of a standard music stand, but you get a compact, easy to transport music stand that will fit into any musical situation, regardless of how large or small your drum/perc set-up is, or the amount of space you may have available to you — on stage or in the practice room.
For more information regarding possible set-up options, as well as the flexibility and versatility of the Drummer Stand, watch my video review below.