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Ultimate Support IQ-1000 Reviews

2.5 stars based on 3 customer reviews
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  • Gesine
    from November 3, 2015Music Background:
    Rock, blues, early-music keyboardist; teach, volunteer at girls rock camp.

    Good sturdy basic stand

    The IQ-1000 isn't going to be as rock solid as say a QuikLok heavy stand -- but it's pretty good.

    I volunteer teach at a girls' rock camp program, keyboards -- most of the girls have never touched a keyboard. So I teach them things one can do immediately -- like B3-style pushes, glisses, clusters (I play B3 and synths), and holding things down til heat death of universe. We've gone through lots of keyboard stands! and the IQ-1000 has out-lasted all the others. Girls rock camp is rougher on gear, than any gigging situation! every day, the gear gets moved twice, by volunteers.

    If you do a gliss, a push (my term, a gliss with a cluster of notes moving at once), in a B3-style, if you push parallel to the keyboard, you will minimize tending to push the keyboard off the stand (if you push away from your body, perpendicular to keyboard, obviously you'll tend to push keyboard off stand). I'm a very serious longtime B3 player whose style includes lots of roars, pushes, clusters.

    One very good feature of the IQ-1000 is, you set the height you want, once, and thereafter it opens easily and automatically to that height. This is GREAT for the girls, the younger ones especially have trouble manipulating pull knobs, so we just set it and leave it be.

    You have to make sure the "stabilizing end caps" are adjusted to best fit your situation -- sometimes they're rotated to a position that makes it rock, just rotate them a bit to stabilize.

  • Zupe
    from Altoona May 20, 2015Music Background:
    Professional entertainer and composer for 30+ years.

    Too Much Bounce

    I was hoping to find a light-weight stand, for my Casio Privia, that would do the job and replace the heavier, double braced stand I had been using. At first glance, the Ultimate Support IQ-1000 seems to be just that. With clean welds and a solid locking system, this stand looked to be the answer I was looking for.

    However, after placing my piano on it (which, by the way, weighs in at 28 lbs.), I found that the stand bounces. It could be due to the offset horizontal bars that the keyboard rests on. Nonetheless, when I stop playing the keyboard, the stand continues to bounce for quite some time. This isn't to be confused with wobble that one might get on an uneven floor. This bounce comes from an almost spring-like property of the support tubes.

    That said, this will not be a stand I can use on stage.

  • Evan
    from United States February 15, 2014Music Background:
    gigging musician, live sound engineer, music student


    Didn't love this one. It feels sturdy enough, and it packs pretty slim, so I guess it does its job, but it would be nice if one side of it had something a little more gripping on the end. Every time I play a gliss, my keyboard tries to hop of the stand sideways. Doesn't really feel like a super balancer at full height either.

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