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    Default Hercules alto sax peg?

    Hey guys,

    I've been using the Hercules bari sax stand for a while now and also own various other Hercules sax stands. Recently I've found it would be useful to have both my alto and sop sax on my bari stand so that I can just have the one stand set up. I know Hercules do a bari sax stand with an alto peg attached, but does anyone know if they sell the alto peg separately and if so where I can get it from?

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    I actually thought I was sure about the alto sax peg, but atm they don't list it on their site: http://www.herculesstands.com/band/woodwind.html... But since the bari and alto stand exists and uses a peg instead of a second base stand (like the tenor and alto stand), a dealer should at least be able to get a spare...

    As for dealers in the UK, go here: http://www.herculesstands.co.uk/ - looks as if you can shop directly.

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    Cheers MoonMind, I might just contact them and see what they say.
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    Default Re: Hercules alto sax peg?

    Could you by the alto peg for your bariton stand? I couldn't find it on their site either and my local dealer can't find it in de booklet of Hercules.
    I would love to buy an alto peg as well...

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    Maike: I never tried to buy the peg, but there's this bari and alto/tenor stand: http://www.herculesstands.com/band/DS536B.html

    I have the bari only version - which is exactly the same stand, but with two peg holes. I couldn't find the separate peg on Hercules' site either, but I'd be astonished if it wasn't available. I'd write to them if I were you.

    I hope Sam got lucky and will report back ...

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    I have both the bari only and the bari alto/tenor combo stands and while they are very similar they are not quite exactly the same. The alto/tenor peg slots into a square receptacle, that has been added to the right leg of the bari stand, before being tightened by a wing nut that screws on to a short threaded rod that protrudes from the bottom of the peg. The rod doesn't actually thread into a fitting on the sand but goes straight through so that the wing nut can be threaded on from below.

    In my experience whether the combo stand works better or not depends upon the space you're working in. While it may seem counter-intuitive, I've found separate stands actually work better when you are working on a small stage or in tight space. The single combo stand requires more access space around it to make horn changes because of the way the horns are angled with respect to one another. On a crowded stage it's often easier to find two small spaces than one large one so sometimes I use the combo and other times I use use two separate stands.

    While the bari alto/tenor combo can be convenient separate stands are much more flexible not just for small spaces but also if you often play alto or tenor only gigs since in those cases you'll need not carry the heavy bari stand for those gigs.

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    Valuable info - thanks, KeithL!

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