4 Types of Keyboard Stands

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, having the right keyboard stand is crucial to making great music. Here are some things to consider when choosing the perfect one:

A good stand will have weight capacity, a comfortable height, and a good grip. It will also be easy to setup and breakdown.

X-Style Stands

A popular type of keyboard stand, X-style stands are often lightweight, portable, adjustable and inexpensive. They’re easy to assemble and fold up for storage.

The main advantage of these stands is their ability to support larger, heavier keyboards. However, they can also be less stable than other types of keyboard stands.

If you’re looking for a more versatile, stable stand that supports more than one keyboard at a time, try the StandTastic 103KS. It comes with three tiers that can be adjusted in height, angle, width and depth to accommodate a wide range of keyboards.

This double braced X-style stand from ProX can handle keyboards up to 150 pounds. Its quick release design makes setup and breakdown much easier, and it also features stabilizing end caps and ergonomic easy lock features that help to prevent the instrument from shifting during playing sessions.

Z-Style Stands

The Z-style stand is similar to the X-style in its design, but it has more support and a better load capacity. It also has more stability, so you won’t be able to tip it over as easily.

These stands are generally less expensive than X-style stands, and they often offer more adjustability for a greater range of heights. However, they may be more difficult to transport than X-style stands because they don’t fold up as readily.

The KS-10Z by Roland is a sturdy, high-performance Z-style keyboard stand. It’s a good choice for any player who needs extra support, whether for gigging or home use.

Table Style Stands

The superior pro-designed Omega stand offers maximum versatility with compact steel tubing and large round floor protectors. Its two-sided, spring-loaded locking screws make height adjustment precise.

The Omega 18810 is a table-style keyboard stand that is perfect for 25-key to 88-key keyboards. It features long feet and support arms that can be adjusted to accommodate any size keyboard.

It folds flat for easy storage and travel and accepts convenient add-ons like laptop supports, microphone booms and music holders.

This is one of the best-rated K&M stands that we’ve reviewed and it’s a great option for those looking for stability with a little more flexibility than an X style stand.

The 18810 is made from compact steel tubing and offers a wide range of height and width adjustments to fit any keyboard. It has long feet for great stability and a folding design that makes it easy to transport and store. It can support up to 176.4 lbs and is available in black, white or ruby red.

3-Tier Stands

Designed for up to 3 keyboards, this versatile A-frame stand features height, width and angle adjustment that should accommodate a wide variety of keyboards from 49-88 keys. It can also be used with a number of optional accessories, including microphone booms, extra tiers and mic arms.

These are single-braced stands that can be easily set up and broken down. They’re great for gigging, as they can handle more weight than X-styles and are more stable when loading up. However, they can inhibit knee room if you play sitting down, so be careful to pick a stand that fits your playing posture best.