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johnreeddesign

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I bought a Megatar a few years ago and, truth be told, playing the thing is a bit beyond me. it is soothing to practice on it though...
     That being said;
    I have mounted the megatar on a cymbal stand because my personal preference as a multi instrumentalist (bass guitar, upright, EUB, trombone, guitar, panflute, kaoss pad) is not to play my instruments strapped over my shoulder in the standard fashion. I prefer them mounted on stands so that I can quickly change from instrument to instrument during live performance.
     So...I fabricated a bracket of aluminum to mount the megatar to a PDP P/D 700 Straight Cymbal Stand , using the tapped inserted holes that existed already on the back of the megatar. The bracket is adjustable thru 15 degrees of arc left and right, and the cymbal stand provides 180+ degrees adjustment forward and back. It works great...and the instrument is always ready to play, just walk up to it.
     Anyone interested in such a bracket?  Pictures to follow megatar bracket 2.JPG 
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I'm certainly interested in seeing how you fabricated it, yes. Post pics please!
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I have mounted the megatar on a cymbal stand because my personal preference as a multi instrumentalist is not to play my instruments strapped over my shoulder in the standard fashion.


Pictures would be excellent! I'm very interesting in how you put this together.

I have wrestled with this "stand" issue ever since my first days of owning one of these touchstyle instruments. Problems with my back and not wanting to be "strapped" to an instrument remain my primary motivating desires. 

I have investigated the NS Tripod Stand (Steinberger) and found that with a little adjustment, I could easily modify this to work with the Megatar. 

nstripodstand.jpg 

http://www.nedsteinberger.com/instruments/systems.php#tri

The Megatar has the proper fitting to accommodate the screw attachment on the Steinberger stand. I would have to fit my Warr guitar with such an attachment for it to work. Note - I've already discussed this "fitting" issue on the forum (Builders Corner/Drilling Holes in Megatars and Warrs)
 
Although I haven't yet moved ahead with my plans to purchase several Steinberger stands, it remains high on my list. 

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A prototype of a stable ZIGGY tap guitar stand exists. 
Useable for the most tappers on the market.
Maybe it comes up later this year.

lohrbear-221x505.jpg  That`s a custom made stand for a Beartrax tapper. See: http://abramzik.com/Lohrbaer.html




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I posted a picture above
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Originally Posted by johnreeddesign
I have mounted the megatar on a cymbal stand because my personal preference as a multi instrumentalist is not to play my instruments strapped over my shoulder in the standard fashion.


Pictures would be excellent! I'm very interesting in how you put this together.

I have wrestled with this "stand" issue ever since my first days of owning one of these touchstyle instruments. Problems with my back and not wanting to be "strapped" to an instrument remain my primary motivating desires. 

I have investigated the NS Tripod Stand (Steinberger) and found that with a little adjustment, I could easily modify this to work with the Megatar. 

nstripodstand.jpg 

http://www.nedsteinberger.com/instruments/systems.php#tri

The Megatar has the proper fitting to accommodate the screw attachment on the Steinberger stand. I would have to fit my Warr guitar with such an attachment for it to work. Note - I've already discussed this "fitting" issue on the forum (Builders Corner/Drilling Holes in Megatars and Warrs)
 
Although I haven't yet moved ahead with my plans to purchase several Steinberger stands, it remains high on my list. 

Don


All you'll need to adapt a Megatar to the NS Tripod Stand is a spacer ala the SteinMeg Spacer, prototype #1 pic attached.

SteinMeg2.JPG 

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A prototype of a stable ZIGGY tap guitar stand exists. Useable for the most tappers on the market. Maybe it comes up later this year. That`s a custom made stand for a Beartrax tapper. 


What kind of fittings, adjustments, or attachments are needed for the connection between instrument and stand?

Don

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All you'll need to adapt a Megatar to the NS Tripod Stand is a spacer ala the SteinMeg Spacer.

Glenn:

I appreciate the picture. I actually rented an NS Tripod stand to try out with the Megatar and discovered the need for another fitting. Although I've meant to get around designing one, it was good seeing your idea.

Don

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