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Quik Lok Z-726L

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Best Keyboard Stand

Quik Lok Z-726L

  • Don Makoviney
  • Last Updated: February 9, 2016

Quik Lok's Z-726L is our pick for the best keyboard stand. It is expandable with a secondary shelf for additional synths or gear. It holds up to 250lbs, and you can also add rackmount gear on the bottom with additional accessories. When you go to live shows or festivals you'll find most musicians have this exact stand for a reason - it's the best keyboard stand for most people.


What makes a great keyboard stand

You’ll want a keyboard stand that will support the weight of your keyboard, is easily adjustable for standing and sitting, and is rock solid.

If you are using it to gig often, you’ll want something willing to take a beating being thrown in, or under, a bunch of music gear.

Gigging keyboard players prefer the Z-style, as opposed to the X-style, which are prone to being wobbly and tip easily.

Our pick

Our pick is the extra-wide, double-tier “Z” stand from Quik-Lok, which features a height-adjustable main tier and fully adjustable 2nd tier to hold up to 2 keyboards.

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User reviews

Over on Reddit, a user put out the call for great keyboard stands, and one professional said,

I am a live audio engineer who works with a lot of synth heavy bands. Pretty much everyone I work with (myself included) uses QuikLok stands. I’ve never heard of one breaking, they’re fully collapsible, and can handle a lot of weight.

One Amazon reviewer noted:

This stand is incredible. Super easy to assemble. Super rugged build. I have an odyssey coffin with a Akai APC40, a Akai MPC1000, a Kaoss Pad, a two octave midi keyboard and an 8 channel interface in it on the bottom tier and an Alesis Ion on the top tier and a Macbook on an additional Oddyssey laptop stand and it hold all that very securely. This thing is tour worthy.

It is adjustable, so it works for tall people too, as this reviewer says,

I have an 88-key Korg M50 and a MicroKorg XL. The second tier is “fully adjustable” according to the product description, which means that the two arms in the top tier not only tilt up and down, but they move horizontally anywhere you want them, so they will accommodate any length and position for a second keyboard. I like to keep the MicroKorg off to the left on the top tier so I can play it comfortably with my left hand, and this stand is perfect for that. It’s extremely well built and should last me for as long as I need it.

I’m 6 foot 1, and the stand is just high enough for me to stand and play comfortably at its highest setting. It works wonderfully sitting as well, of course.

Over on the Guitar Center website, this reviewer liked everything about it, from it’s aesthetic to stability:

Not much to say about keyboard stands, so I’ll keep it as short as I can:

  1. I needed a wide and deep stand for an organ (Key B Duo), this thing is about perfect dimension-wise
  2. The stand needed to be strong, this thing feels like a rock
  3. The stand needed to be stable (I hate stands that wobble around), this stand has a wide footprint an d barely moves.
  4. I really dislike the way a lot of stands look, especially those “X” stands. They look like you put your keyboard on a bus table from a cheap restaurant. This thing has a substantial, industrial and even aggressive look…I can live with this! Since the width is very close to the width of the organ and both are black, the look is very much “factory”.

I give this thing 5 stars, but I should mention one thing. It doesn’t just fold up and/or collapse for transport. If you want to take it apart though, it’s just about undoing four nice fat (easy to grab) handscrews…a total of MAYBE two minutes. VERY nice stand!

Things to keep in mind

If you have a keyboard that is less than 88 keys wide, you will need to get a smaller z-shaped stand, or put a plank across the stand to support your shorter gear.

A great shorter one is the On Stage KS7350:

ks7350 keyboard stand z style

They take slightly longer to assemble and disassemble than those wobbly X-stands, which can be broken down for transport in literally 5-seconds. These Z stands take a little bit longer, about two minutes. In my opinion two minutes isn’t very long, and totally worth it to have that kind of stability.

Conclusion

The Z stand is the one to get if you are looking for stability, as well as the freedom to add on more gear as you acquire it.

Happy playing!


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Best Keyboard Stand

Quik Lok Z-726L

Best Keyboard Stand

Important Specs

Main tier depth 19-3/4"
2nd tier depth 12"
Leg depth 23-3/4"
Side-to-side width 44"
Seven height positions 26-3/10", 27-1/2", 28-7/10", 29-9/10", 31-1/10", 32-3/10", 33-2/5"
Four 2nd tier height positions 9-1/5", 10-1/5", 11-1/5", 12-1/5"
Four 2nd tier angles 90, 80, 70, 60
Frame tubing size 30 x 50mm
Overall weight capacity 250 lb.
2nd tier weight capacity 75 lb.
Weight 28 lb.
more specs

Synopsis:

Our pick for the best keyboard stand is expandable with a secondary shelf for additional synths or gear. It holds up to 250lbs, and you can also add rackmount gear on the bottom with additional accessories. When you go to live shows or festivals you'll find most musicians have this exact stand for a reason - it's the best keyboard stand for most people.

On Stage KS7350

Also Great

On Stage KS7350

If you have keyboards or controllers smaller than 88-keys, you'll want to get this instead of our main pick, which is made for 88-key devices. The On Stage KS7350 can hold 55-key keyboards in the compact position and up to 88-key keyboards at its maximum width.

- M
Originally published: February 4th, 2016

Important Specs

Main tier depth 19-3/4"
2nd tier depth 12"
Leg depth 23-3/4"
Side-to-side width 44"
Seven height positions 26-3/10", 27-1/2", 28-7/10", 29-9/10", 31-1/10", 32-3/10", 33-2/5"
Four 2nd tier height positions 9-1/5", 10-1/5", 11-1/5", 12-1/5"
Four 2nd tier angles 90, 80, 70, 60
Frame tubing size 30 x 50mm
Overall weight capacity 250 lb.
2nd tier weight capacity 75 lb.
Weight 28 lb.
more specs



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