Today we’re looking at trumpet stands and wall mounts. Once you’ve paid a lot of money for an instrument, you’ll want to take good care of it. This includes cleaning it regularly and carrying out any necessary repairs – but one simple thing you can do to make sure your trumpet is safe from damage is to buy a good, sturdy trumpet stand. We’ll look at different kinds of trumpet stands and give you some recommendations if you’re looking to buy one.
What types of trumpet stands are there?
In general, trumpet stands are available as floor stands as well as wall-mounted stands, each for single trumpets or as a multi stand for several instruments at once. There are also solutions such as hooks to attach a trumpet to a music stand.
Floor stands for trumpets
The simplest trumpet holder or trumpet stand is one you use to safely stand your trumpet on the floor. They’re designed for you to put your trumpet upside-down over a peg to prevent it from falling down. Often times they are foldable and made from a plastic peg and metal legs, so they can be easily carried around and are very lightweight.
These floor stands usually come with three legs (like this one by K&M* or this one by Hercules*) or five legs (see for example the K&M Portable Trumpet Stand with 5 legs* – UK visitors can find it here at Thomann’s*). I’d recommend a stand with five legs, as it’s more stable and therefore less likely to fall over.
If you want to put several instruments on a floor stand, Hercules has you covered with a stand for 2 trumpets or cornets and 1 flugelhorn*. You can also buy an extra trumpet peg to use it for three trumpets at once.
You can also get height-adjustable trumpet stands made from metal like Hamilton* make. Being able to adjust the height is not really necessary, so this will likely just come down to your aesthetic preference.
Speaking of which, if you want something fancier than a plastic and metal trumpet stand on your floor, you can spend a bit more money and get a wooden trumpet stand with a much nicer design. If you’re from Europe, you can look at fancy handmade trumpet stands by company Ständerwerk for one trumpet* or two trumpets*. US readers might find something similar on Etsy.
Wall mounts for trumpets
The advantage of wall mounts for your instrument is that it keeps your floor free of stuff and therefore unclutters your home or studio a bit. If you have cats like me, wall mounts might also give you some piece of mind if you’re worried your pet will cause your trumpet to fall.
The disadvantage to wall mounts is that you will need to drill a hole in your wall to put in some wall anchors, which can be an issue for renters. If that’s not an issue for you, wall mounts are great to save space on your floor and also to display your instruments.
Horizontal wall mounts
The String Swing store* makes a simple horizontal wall mount. It lets you hang up your violin at an angle if you like, and it’s genreally plain and very affordable. Another very plain trumpet mount without any bills and whistle is this trumpet holder by YYST*, which I’d describe as the budget version. With proper wall anchors, they’ll all keep your instrument safe.
Vertical wall mounts
If you’d rather display your horn vertically or you want to display several trumpets or flugelhorns next to each other (like this), you can consider this vertical wall mount* for trumpets, also by String Swing. They come with a soft rubber bell receiver to protect your instrument and you can adjust the bell form’s height to accomodate trumpets or cornet bells of any form.
Trumpet hooks for music stands
Another way to keep your trumpet out of the way is by attaching it with a hook to your music stand. You’ll want a fairly sturdy music stand for this to make sure it’s not toppled by the extra weight.
An extra advantage for trumpet hooks is that they work very well if you’re playing your trumpet with a clip microphone. You won’t need to detach it like you would for a floor stand, as you don’t need to put the instrument down on its bell.
Display stands for trumpets
Lastly, if you’re looking for a horizontal mount for your trumpet but you don’t want to drill a hole – or if you want to stick them on a shelf – you can also consider a display stand* for your trumpet. These can be made of wood in various colors and they’re handcrafted, which is why they will set you back a pretty penny. They might still be worth it to you if you’re a collecter and you take pride in your instruments.
DIY trumpet stands
If you’re good with tools, you might also enjoy making your own trumpet stand. You can do this with wood and styrofoam if you follow this YouTube video.
Alternatively, if you’re into 3D printing, have your own printer or know someone who does, there are also free models on Thingiverse for trumpet or cornet wall mounts and and for simple trumpet stands. They may not look as great as a bought stand, but they might be a bit cheaper in production and there’s certainly satisfaction in building something yourself – or have your 3D printer build it for you!
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