Suzy splurged a couple of years ago and bought us both this RATstand. It was the 6th or 7th in a line of attempts to find the perfect stand. This stand is it. There’s a video on the Web site for the Jazz Stand that show how easily it goes up. And *everyone* asks about the stand. They are very interested until they hear the price.
The stand has an optional case that we use to carry the plexiglass (for windy days) and sometimes the music if it’s in a folder. Here is the copy:
The Jazz stand is a professional quality portable music stand with a full range of height adjustment, industry standard stability, and a full size music tray with pencil shelf. And yet, as a result of its unique and patented design, it folds in three moves to a flat pack no larger than the size of the tray, and under 5cm thick. It does this with no knobs, no finger traps, and no hassle; just three easy moves.
When standing, the height of the music stand is adjusted by raising or lowering it to the desired height and leaving it there. Its patented friction joints ensure that it stays at the right height. Likewise, the tray stays at whatever angle you set it.
Jazz stands nest next to each other when standing. Once folded, they interlock to form an orderly pile. Or you can pop one in the gig bag with your music (see accessories). Please note that colour and tray options are subject to availability.
The Jazz stand can be unfolded with the base facing away from the musician; this enables it to get right up to the chair of the player in front. This configuration is also more suitable for conductors, cellists, and harpists.