A simple DIY project

Paul Warren's picture

Here's a great little DIY project for you. Turn a guitar stand into a tech bench. I started with an old Austin brand guitar stand that I no longer used.

I trimmed 4.5 inches off the vertical arm (so it wouldn't be too long) and also trimmed 4.5 inches off the support sleeve. Then I drilled and tapped the vertical arm for a set screw. This made it possible to fit the vertical arm over the holder for the guitar support. Serendiptous I'll admit. If it wouldn't fit I'd have had to devise another way.

I found an old headrest from some exercise equipment which was the perfect size to sit the guitar body on. Using a pipe flange I attached the piece of pipe that I cut from the vertical arm. This way the padded support will fit right into the sleeve where the vertical arm used to attach.

So now I have a portable, convertible guitar stand/tech bench. Cool huh?

The only thing left to do is get some nice foam to cover the neck rest and perhaps add some side arms to prevent the guitar falling off the side of the support.

got a question

[quote=Paul Warren]
I trimmed 4.5 inches off the vertical arm (so it wouldn't be too long) and also trimmed 4.5 inches off the support sleeve. [/quote]

i see where you cut it off the vertical arm but i don't understand what your calling the support sleeve and form the pictures i can't tell where you cut it from....

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Paul Warren's picture

The central post, attached

The central post, attached to the legs, is slightly larger in diameter than the vertical arm. You slide the arm into the 'sleeve' and adjust the overall height. This 'sleeve' was about 10 inches tall. I cut it down so the guitar wouldn't be held too high and be unstable.

ahhhhhhh

ok i understand now....i think what was confusing me was that both pictures showed the shorter sleeve...

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Paul Warren's picture

Ah yes, well that's because

Ah yes, well that's because I didn't think of taking pics before I got started. I should really remember to document all my projects.

Dave Magaro's picture

Good one Paul! I like it....

Good one Paul! I like it.... well done!

Dave

Paul Warren's picture

Thanks Dave.

Thanks Dave.

Hazz's picture

Nice work PW. Does this

Nice work PW.

Does this mean we should be expecting some "upgrades/mods" from you in the near future? ;^)

Hazz

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Paul Warren's picture

Well I need to change some

Well I need to change some strings soon but I don't have any mods planned yet. I'll sure post them if and when I do though.

wheat's picture

I like it, Paul. And I like

I like it, Paul. And I like that bass. Is that your p-bass lyte?

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Paul Warren's picture

Thanks Wheat. Yep, that's

Thanks Wheat.

Yep, that's the p-lyte.

BoH's picture

Very smart Paul. You're

Very smart Paul. You're kind of like McGyver, except Canadian. I have several stands I don't use and an old bicycle seat that might just work for that.

Bo


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Bo


You don't love me, you just love my FINGERSTYLE!
Peavey T40; SX/Squier P-bass; Spector Legend 5
Roland Bass 30 Cube

Paul Warren's picture

Sounds like that might work

Sounds like that might work Bo. I hoped this little project would be a useful idea for others.