Best Keyboard Stand Reviews
You’ve invested in your digital piano or portable electronic keyboard, next on the list is a stand for it. Points to consider are portability if you re going gigging. Does it fold away for transportation. Is it sturdy enough to endure being knocked about a little. Strong enough to take the weight? Equally as important is the cost. We thought we’d find the ideal digital piano stand for you.
Finding The Best Keyboard Stand
I decided to try out five keyboards stands, different models and at different prices to see which one worked best for me. When I purchased these keyboard stands I also noticed that I had the option to buy together with the keyboard bench but instead I went just for the stand to see how they worked with my keyboard and bench I already had. Read below to find out how I got on with these nifty stands made for digital pianos.
RockJam Xfinity Heavy-Duty, Double-X, Pre-Assembled, Infinitely Adjustable Piano Keyboard Stand with Locking Straps
For those of you that haven’t heard of RockJam, they manufacture cool accessories for musical instruments. I decided to give this one a go because the price was in the low-range and it seemed to have all the features I needed in a keyboard stand.
The construction itself is made of high quality metal construction in a double X shape which looked and felt super sturdy. The one thing that did impress me about this keyboard stand is the fact it had different height settings, most stands only have five at most but this had more.
Seeing as it required no assembly and was already welded together, which meant I didn’t have to assemble and screw together different parts, I was itching to try it out. The support straps help my keyboard really well and it didn’t move an inch while I was playing it and the non-slip rubber caps on the feet kept it in one place. I was impressed with the quality and functional use I could get from this stand and for the price I paid, I couldn’t ask for better value for money.
ChromaCast CC-KSTAND Double Braced X-Style Pro Series Keyboard Stand with Locking Straps
For my second choice I decided to go ahead and try the chromacast stand because it was cheaper than the last stand and it also had a thinner, slimmer and more elegant look to it. I wanted to see if something could be stylish and sturdy at the same time.
The simple height and width adjustments made it easy to set up and it is a lot more compact than the Rockjam stand. The straps were a little fiddly when setting up and it was nowhere near as sturdy like the Rockjam stand. This was a lightweight stand, possibly made for musicians who travel.
Again this stand required no assembly which scored points in my book but I found it had to be placed against a wall in order to not move during playing. Either way this is a compact gadget that every beginner needs and at this price, who can’t say no?
Knox Gear Z Style Adjustable Heavy Duty Piano Keyboard Stand
After trying something on the lower price range I was ready to go for something a bit more expensive. I wanted something sturdy, durable, heavy and one that would hold a lot of movement and of course something that could be used with a sustain pedal. I found all of this in the knox Gear keyboard stand.
I loved the fact that it was bulky looking and gave me enough room for my legs under the keyboard. It had an easy knob to adjust width and three height positions. Although it didn’t have as many as five, it did have a cool second tier music stand so I could have all my music sheets in one simple place.
The anti slip grip pads were so anti slip that to move it you had to literally lift it off the floor. Although probably not a stand you would want to use if you are on the move with you keyboard all the time, it is one which will last you years to come. High quality and at a great price, this is a stand to consider purchasing if you play the keyboard a lot.
Yamaha L85 Keyboard Stand, Black
Although I was pretty sure I had already found the right keyboard stand for me I decided to go ahead and try something out that looked like it belonged in my home. I wanted my keyboard stand to look and feel like a piece of the furniture. After searching I found the black Yamaha stand. This also came in white but I preferred the slick gloss look of the black finish on this stand.
This stand is only compatible with digital pianos model P115, P45, and P71. Saying that it attaches securely to the stand and there is no fiddling about with straps or knobs as the other stands had. Because this model is made from wood there is no worry about slipping or movement during playing.
I liked it a lot, it looked good, felt good and fit my digital piano like a glove. It had a cute rounded music stand for my sheets and it was perfect in space so I could use with a sustain pedal. Even though, I wasn’t sure I could oversee the expensive price tag on this one, especially as I had to assemble it myself!
Plixio Heavy Duty Z Style Keyboard Piano Stand
Last but not least I decided to try something that was a little different. Rather than going for the bench style or X style, I thought I would try the Z style. I chose this model because it looked sturdier than the X style and it also left me enough room with the dimensions to use together with my sustain pedal.
Coming in at the mid price range I thought this was durable, high quality and offered me great functional use. It was compatible with many models of digital pianos and it folded down easy which meant I could store it away with ease. The heavy double brace construction meant that I could use this with my heavier keyboard too.
It worked great on both of my keyboards and didn’t move at all while I was playing music. Anti skid pads and adjustable dimensions made this an even better stand than what I thought it was going to be. The one thing that let it down was the look. It made my music room look like something out of the transformers but even so, I had to choose quality over style, especially when it was going to be keeping my keyboard in working order. I liked this one the most out of the compact stands and even though costing a little more, it was well worth the investment.
Digital Piano Stand Conclusion
After looking at all five stands and playing with them, I decided that I really liked the Plixio when it came to a stand that could come with me and my keyboard on my travels but for my music room I really liked the look and feel of the Yamaha bench stand.
Best keyboard stand for taking to a gig would be the Plixio, which is good as I like to take that particular instrument with me. I also like the fact you can buy this with wheels too.
Home use digital piano stand choice is the Yamaha, partly because I like the look of it, but more importantly I adore my Yamaha p-115. This happens to be the suggested stand for the Yamaha p 115 so it ties in nicely.
Saying that, if you are on a tight budget then you should go for the RockJam without a doubt. This is a great price and will last longer than you probably think. As I said earlier, there is something for everyone. Depending on what purpose you need it for, there is a keyboard stand which will suit your needs. I found mine and so will you.