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What guitar stands are safe for Gibson nitro finish?

gibsonjunkie

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I get felt with adhesive backing and wrap all my hangers. No marks in over 20 years of hanging guitars.
 

NikkiC

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Konig & Meyer (K&M) 17540.
Only stand that will not react and damage nitro. I prefer over Hercules stands. For hanging StringSwing.
Even with warm temps and high humidity the contact points were safe with the guitar finish.
 

Torshalla

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I never had issues with Hercules… had a LP on a Hercules wall hanger for years and it did not get any marks or damage. Then again I live in Sweden where humidity / temperature are not an issue indoors…
In any case I now use the cotton cover trick (cut from gloves fingers which makes it super easy).
 

NikkiC

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I never had issues with Hercules… had a LP on a Hercules wall hanger for years and it did not get any marks or damage. Then again I live in Sweden where humidity / temperature are not an issue indoors…
In any case I now use the cotton cover trick (cut from gloves fingers which makes it super easy).
Hi,
The cotton cover trick you have is a good idea. The Hercules Stands are incredibly well made, I do believe the humidity was the main culprit. Not bad, it softened and a bit of clouding the finish at the headstock where it hangs. Nitro fell off one side( at the damaged spot) but the paint remained. The Konig&Meyer has a cork based covering at the contact points.
 

Torshalla

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Hi,
The cotton cover trick you have is a good idea. The Hercules Stands are incredibly well made, I do believe the humidity was the main culprit. Not bad, it softened and a bit of clouding the finish at the headstock where it hangs. Nitro fell off one side( at the damaged spot) but the paint remained. The Konig&Meyer has a cork based covering at the contact points.
Sorry to hear your LP got damaged mate, I love my LPs and even if I actually love aged instruments it still would hurt somehow.
I read about the cotton trick on forums and I will keep using it… better safe than sorry :)
 

renderit

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I use Zinther stands which you can buy at Sweetwater, Amazon and Chicago Music Exchange.

Never had a problem, they have the String Swings on them.

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El Gringo

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I use Zinther stands which you can buy at Sweetwater, Amazon and Chicago Music Exchange.

Never had a problem, they have the String Swings on them.

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Your stands are very nice (as your instruments are ) . My compliments !
 

charliechitlins

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I use Zinther stands which you can buy at Sweetwater, Amazon and Chicago Music Exchange.

Never had a problem, they have the String Swings on them.

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It doesn't appear that you are in danger of the drummer tripping over your cord or knocking the guitar over while climbing out from behind his kit.
 

Mick_7

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The german K + M Brand is what I use, the translucent silicon covered stands are safe for nitro.
 

NikkiC

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The german K + M Brand is what I use, the translucent silicon covered stands are safe for nitro.
Hi,
I wondered if the translucent silicone was a safe option, thank you. I have the cork A frame stands, and the black covered A frame for acoustic guitars. I first learned about this brand after seeing them used at guitar shows/auctions/sales.
 
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