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STANDS: Fitting the K&M Stand Into its Bag
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Fitting the K&M 141 stand into the K&M 10811 case

Yes, it's a tight fit to put the stand into the bag - but there's a secret! Here it is, in a nutshell: Don't retract the top tube all the way down into the bottom tube. Look at the graphic below:



As you can see, the arms can fold a bit tighter to the pole when you don't fold it all the way down, allowing just enough room to close and zip the bag. I also recommend turning the stand on its side in the bag before zipping, which will provide an easier zip closure.

This is the way to get the stand to fit into the bag. Note that if you are using the optional bow hook, you may have to pop it out to put the stand into the bag. The zipper should smooth out, and the bag should break in, with use - just be careful when it's new, and it should work out great!



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The information contained herein is based on what's in my brain — and/or my observations and opinions from my personal experiences (and those of Bob, before me) — as of this moment today, and is subject to change. I'm sure that a great deal more information and detail could be added — but the intent of these writings is to present easily understood, quick FAQs, to address common questions and improve the reader's general knowledge.

What's written here is by no means any kind of authoritative absolute answer, for I am not the world's greatest authority on bass (not even close), or on much of anything else, for that matter. So, by all means, get a second opinion, and know that all the information provided here is for general informational purposes only. I am not providing professional advice; be aware that, where applicable, any information acted upon is at your own risk.

I simply and sincerely hope the information and opinions here are helpful to you on your quest for knowledge about the bass and related subjects... that's the point!

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Mark