Peak SMS-50 issues
I've the Peak SMS-50 that I bought from Shar music some months back. I got it during a sale at a significant discount.
I really like this stand...but the desk will no longer tighten enough. Until recently it wouldn't slide down or spin around when I tried to make a note or have any weight on it at all. Has anyone else experienced this and found a way to fix it? I don't NEED another stand if I can find a way to fix this. I keep checking that the clamps and adjusters are tight.
Obviously I'm not transporting it right now, and considering I'm seated for orchestra rehearsals when I do this may not matter much. I do prefer to practice standing however...
Look for a screw on the clamp fitting. Hard to describe without pictures...
I didn't think about that, and I do see what you mean. I will play with it after my Zoom violin lesson after work.
It's hard to tell from the available pix, but It looks like you should take off the tightening device nut, and probably then there's a bolt sticking out that you can take out, pushing on it and popping it out from the other side. Then I'd take the two pieces apart and rough up all the big round faces that provide friction against each other with some scratches. Just a couple of scratches on each face with a knife point or similar should do it. Then reassemble. It shouldn't take much.
All it needed was a bit of attention from a screwdriver, just didn't notice that screw before both of you mentioned it. Thanks!
I'm glad the screw on the stand did the trick for you. Everyone "discovers" this detail about Peak stands at some point -- long after the instruction manual has gone to the landfill.
Both the JonPaul Corona and my Codabow Prodigy are new (the latter was switched out by the store when my previous Codabow needed a re-hair - long story). Unlike the Codabow, the Jon Paul had no rosin at all when it arrived - my Codabow Prodigy did come with a base of rosin.
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