"Your stand is a terrific concept, and brilliantly executed. The vertical, "plate-display" style stands don't work very well. They collapse, stick to the horn when placing it or removing it, possibly denting it in the process. I've heard some guitar stands work okay, but probably need extra padding and customization. My jury-rigged solution (until now) was a trombone stand, holding the horn up by the bell. (If you point one of the legs the same axis as the mouthpipe, it won't tip over.) But the Soft Stand is far more convenient, protective, and easier to use. You just drop the horn in it from its natural holding position...no fussing at all. The design is very clever. Although it doesn't have a cross brace and seems a bit flexible when you just pick it up, this has no effect when in use...the horn in place completely stabilizes it. It's comforting to see your horn cradled in that plush sling...as if a trusted friend is holding it. I'll probably get a few more for all my horns. Great job!"
Roger Kaza, Principal Horn, St. Louis Symphony