Has anyone tried tilting back the USS-Apache type stands?

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Has anyone tried tilting back the USS-Apache type stands?

Post by Hair » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:41 pm

A picture's worth a thousand words, pardon the crude illustration:

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Basically, I'm trying to buy some precious space in my control room, has anyone done this/any problems? Also, any ideas for what to put under the front legs to raise them?

The legs aren't really a problem, but I keep bumping into the DX7 with my chair.

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Re: Has anyone tried tilting back the USS-Apache type stands?

Post by garranimal » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:35 pm

Crazy, man. Obvious question, but are the chair armrests adjustable so they can be dropped? Anyways....

Obvious things: make sure the stand won't overturn backward. You can test that when the stand is empty. Also, make sure the blocking cannot be crushed and support the weight of those synthesizers....eg. I wouldn't use an empty cigar box of any kind.

A couple other potential issues:
1) The foot of the stand will be pushing and sliding against the top front edge of the added blocking. Which would have a tendency to overturn the blocking (counter-clockwise in the drawing) and drop the front leg on the ground if you're not careful.
2) The blocking may want to slide around on the floor. Maybe you put some rubber down and it won't slide if needed.

A 4x4 wood post would lift the front 4". Phonebooks might want to slide around every time they get bumped or kicked.

Have you considered instead raising the tiers, and tilting forward the Mini + 106? Lots of guys here doing this, myself included. I know that mini won't like it too much....might be a problem. Most stands it's ok to do this, just be sure they're securely tightened to overcome the rotational forces.

Or sell the stand and get one with increased height if possible.

If you do it, take photos for us to see and marvel.

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Re: Has anyone tried tilting back the USS-Apache type stands?

Post by tallowwaters » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:25 pm

use a thick piece of 4x4, drill a hole the feet will fit comfortably in, and put rubber feet on the bottom of the wood.
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Re: Has anyone tried tilting back the USS-Apache type stands?

Post by killedaway » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:27 pm

just using the two pictures as a guide, can't you just adjust the horizontal bars on the stand and slide everything up several inches, to get the DX7 out of the way? also, most of the "arms" on those types of stands (both of the two i own, as well) allow you to install them "deeper", or farther back, into the stand, by way of two different mounting holes on each arm.
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Re: Has anyone tried tilting back the USS-Apache type stands?

Post by rhino » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:55 pm

that is basicaly how mine is right now. NOTE THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN FROM AN ANGLE (ne standing on a chair) and the rear uprights ARE STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN. you can slide the 'hinge' down either leg to get the effect.
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Re: Has anyone tried tilting back the USS-Apache type stands?

Post by garranimal » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:27 am

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Re: Has anyone tried tilting back the USS-Apache type stands?

Post by rhino » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:42 pm

garranimal wrote:The Count says, "Two! Two DW-6000's! Ah-Ah-Ahhhhhh!"
it's called "BACKUP" (lol)

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Re: Has anyone tried tilting back the USS-Apache type stands?

Post by elmacaco » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:21 pm

I had a similar problem when I have an A frame (keyman) and what I did was put the posts that carry the synths on the back angle of the A frame instead of the front. Then I could stagger the depths of the synths with the holder pieces because they were depth adjustable, as well as angle adjustable, but I gained a lot of the wasted space behind the A frame back and had easier access to all levels.

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Re: Has anyone tried tilting back the USS-Apache type stands?

Post by Hair » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:08 pm

Ah! I hadn't realized about the adjustable arm depths of the supports (picked the stand up on craigslist instead of making an informed online purchase), that might be the ticket.

Still though, behind the frame is just a wall, and in my 8 foot wide room I can't help but think that the foot or so between the wall and the tip of the A-frame is wasted space.

p.s. thanks for the replies guys :]

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Re: Has anyone tried tilting back the USS-Apache type stands?

Post by Mr Knesh » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:37 am

Here is an image taken of my newly modified setup. It displays the A frame being used in just the manner you describe, except that I put a desk underneath the stand.
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