The Performer 3 by Rat Stand


Rat stand have long been a leading name in the opera industry with their creation of an all-new illuminated music stand. Always with the needs of the performer in mind, and insisting on exacting standards of build quality, RAT Stand are the preferred choice for leading music venues around the world.

One of the newest additions to the Rat Stand range is the Performance Stand 3, a solid all-round stand that is aimed at a market looking for quality on a smaller budget. With an RRP of just £34 per unit, you may be wondering what they have had to sacrifice to hit this price point. The stand has many of the features you would expect from the premium concert stand range; solid base, a friction locking system and options for 1 or 2 shelf configurations.

From Top to Bottom:

The Tray

The robust injection moulded tray is virtually unbreakable due to a honeycomb back which gives the tray even greater strength and stability over other music stands. Reducing the weight at the top of the stand gives the Performance Stand 3 greater flexibility and durability over traditional metal construction. The smoothly rounded edges protects the user and their instruments from the harm of accidental knocks while not “ringing” out. So you don’t have to worry about the second chair violinist brushing it with their bow!

Friction lock

Full Boar 4 Designed for ease of use, the adjustable ‘friction locking system’ will automatically hold the tray in the desired position with no need tighten any additional retention device. The resistance of the friction lock can be dialled in with a single posi screw at the top of the stem. If you want to have a very tight tray that can hold a library of scores, or a nice loose motion for ease when changing tray heights, the stand will always meet your needs.

Should you choose to add a light to the performer 3, the stands built-in cable tidy preserves the clean aesthetic, while also providing additional safety, preventing trailing cables from distracting from your performance.

The base

The strong and rigid heavy-gauge steel stem adjusts smoothly to the desired height, where it stays automatically. Its wide base is constructed from tubular steel for greater strength and rigidity without adding further weight. Rubber feet preserve your floor and prevent slippage. Storing the stand is easy; when folded, the height is almost 25% less than similar model stands on the market.

Overall this stand would be a great purchase for musicians looking for a sleek, professional quality stand at an entry level price point. It is also available as a multiple of six stands, for further savings.

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