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- The number one choice for schools and orchestras worldwide since 1935
- Large but lightweight solid aluminium desk holds 4kg of music
- Knob-free height and angle adjustment
- Heavy-gauge all-steel welded base provides excellent stability
Manhasset classic black Symphony 4801 stands are immensely popular with orchestras and bands for permanent use in concert venues and school halls. Each stand is extremely robust and built to such a high quality that the manufacturers offer a lifetime guarantee with any purchase. You should never have to buy another stand.
The main feature of these - and indeed all - Manhasset stands is that they are 'knob free’. Thanks to the famous ‘magic finger’ shaft clutch and ‘friction tilt’ neck joint, the stand can be pushed or pulled into any position and will remain secure without turning a single screw. Not only does the lack of adjusters make it simpler to use, but the overall design also looks much more sleek and classy.
All of the Manhasset 48 stands can hold 4kg of music (up to 34kg if you purchase the MAN2400 music stand lock too) and have a desk depth of 2.25" (5.7cm) making them capable of holding heavy choir books and large music anthologies. The desks are made from solid aluminium for optimum rigidity and the all-steel welded bases allow for extra stability.
While these stands are designed to live in one space and are therefore not entirely foldable, they are surprisingly lightweight (3.63kg) and easy to carry around if necessary. The desks can fold all of the way back reducing the total stand height to 90cm - easily small enough to pop into a car boot.