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Roland KSJ8 Reviews

4.0 stars based on 4 customer reviews
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  • WM
    from September 1, 2016Music Background:
    Old guy

    Great stand

    I bought a Jupiter 80 not long ago. I tried two different stands (an 'H' and a 'Z'). Neither worked for me. I sit when playing, and so did not have any height issues. For me, this thing is solid as a rock. It is perfect for the Jupiter 80, which I guess should be no surprise. Easily folds up and easily redeploys. I am happy and recommend this stand.

  • Customer
    from Dallas, TX December 31, 2011Music Background:

    The Roland KSJ8 keyboard stand

    I did not want the traditional look for my stand, so I selected the Roland KSJ8 because it is a 'Work of Art'. It is very functional and looks great in my home studio.

  • Customer
    from Sweden May 3, 2012Music Background:
    Pro Musician, Piano Professor

    Could been a perfect stand...but...

    I've tried a couple of different stands with my keyboards and once I saw this stand I was really amazed by it's beauty and had to get it.
    Although I consider the price is to high I wouldn't mind that if I would be satisfied all the way through with this stand.

    So I own a K&M Spider pro and a couple of X stands. But now I bought me a Korg Kronos 88 and wanted a solid stand so I turned to the Roland KSJ8.

    First of all: the looks is 5/5. Really a good looking, professional stand.
    It is Also rock solid although a bit of heavy but then again it wouldn't been that solid if it wasn't sturdy as it is. I guess one can't go without the other.
    So for this I give it max ratings.
    When buying a stand, it is important to me that the stand is easy to move around which this stand really is. So 5/5 for that as well.
    It doesn't take so much space either when transporting, which is awesome.

    Now to the negative issues:
    First of all when I play on my Korg Kronos 88 it does bounce as someone mentioned in their review as well. I did hope for this stand not making that problem but unfortunately it does a bit.
    If the reason is that Kronos 88 is a bit to heavy for this stand I do not know, and maybe it wouldn't bounce as much with the smaller Kronos models.
    When it bounces I have the stand on max height, so maybe it wouldn't bounce if I sat down using this stand with the Kronos 88.
    Although I did buy this stand only because I want to use it gigging and standing up while playing.
    Which leads me to my other complaint about it, the max height is to low. So if you're tall then don't use this stand.
    I am 178 cm my self and I feel that the stand is about 5 cm to short for me. As well I like when, standing and playing, I have approximately 90 % angel on my arm while playing and this stand definitely doesn't manage to please me on this issue.
    But I guess I'll get used to it.

    Anyway, nothing is perfect and I will continue to use this product because I consider no other stand will do it better for now.

  • Russell
    from Midwest Ohio November 9, 2011Music Background:
    Performing Musician

    Looks Cool, Nice Features... but....

    I use this stand with a Korg Kronos 88.

    With my set up I look like I'm standing behind a control console on the Starship Enterprise. Yeah the Stand looks very good on stage, but there are two things I don't like about it and I will get to those in a moment.

    The stand sets up and tears down very easily. Transporting it is not a problem. On stage, the Leveling Feet on the bottom come in very handy. (I have yet to do an outdoor gig in grass, but I'm sure the leveling feet will still do the trick) The Stand is stable and doesn't wobble or rock.

    The stand easily and securely adjusts in a height range from 24" sitting to 35" standing. The 35" is my first complaint as this puts my keyboard a bit lower while standing than I prefer. Please note that the stand should only be adjusted for height with no keyboard on it.

    The wide stance of this stand gives me plenty of room for my many foot pedals. The cord-channels from the top to floor are easy to use and hold the cords securely. Getting the cords into the channels is simple, but getting them out is a bit tricky (the easiest way is to slip all the cords toward you out of the top of the channel and then slide the whole handfull down and out the bottom.)

    The stand is strong enough to hold my 51 lbs. Korg Kronos 88. (the KSJ8 is made for the Roland Jupiter 80 weighing in at 39 lbs) The KSJ8 grips my Kronos well and it stays in place. HOWEVER... and here is my biggest complaint. When I play my Kronos, there is a "springiness" or "bounce" in the stand that really gets the Kronos hopping up and down. I suppose a lighter keyboard wouldn't bounce quite as much.

    Bottom line. 5-stars for looks, features and ease of use. Rating drops to 4.5-stars due to 35" max-height. Then rating plunges to 3-stars because of the annoying "bounce" issue.

    I would recommend this stand and I will continue to use it.

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