Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by stevebandworks, Jul 28, 2008.
I used these back East:
I've been too nervous to hang them since I moved to San Fran because of the quakes. I'd rather it fall over, than drop 6 feet. Does Richmond get quakes?
well we just had a remodel with all sorts of foundation engineering, so hopefully we aren't going anywhere. We are on the hayward fault though........
I use these and love the auto-closing latch thingy. Nothing but positive experience with them and I've got 5 on the wall now:
Lived in the Bay Area 45 years, everywhere there gets quakes.
That's my current solution in quake happy LA. Well that and spacing them far enough that they can swing without hitting one another.
I have all Hercules guitar stands.
I made my own ... 8 of them cost less than $30 in materials, I used those large screw in hooks that are usually used for lawn tools in garages (I took the plastic covering off of them to save the nitro guitars); a scrap piece of oak railing that I cut to several short lengths; and surgical tubing for padding.
I have a couple of these I bought about 15 yrs ago and still use. Pretty reasonably priced (as far as I can remember).
To me, the best place for your axe is in it's case. But, if you must hang it on the wall, I support the Hercules wall hanger.
+1 for string swing. The owners daugher was one of my best friends in college, it's a family business and they're all great people and make good hangers!
I'm partial to the Off the Wall hangers.
I hope the hangers in LA did the job......
I have a couple of the Hercules hangers in my studio here in the L.A. area. No problems with the earthquake today.
I'm going to run with Hercules.
I used to have 6 of these: http://www.herculesstands.com/guitars/GSP40WB.html
Just dont use the short screws they come with, buy some thicker and longer ones...they were great didnt have prob even with a very heavy 6string bass...
Mine just held two guitars VERY well with no damgage through a 5.8 yesterday.. so I guess I can recommend the Hercules autolocking!
+1 on the hercules stands, they do the job well.
these are nice as well good if you dont have allot of Vertical wall space
I researched this a while back and the Hercules stood head & shoulders above the crowd. Freedom is correct -- you MUST get longer and thicker screws (easily obtained for just a few bucks). I also wrapped the yoke with some soft cotton terry material just to make sure there were no issues with the finish.
I like the String Swings myself.