A couple of things to add: My stand went missing for a couple of years put it away for Christmas one year and did too good a job! I live alone, have no pets and my place is not haunted, so I am putting it down to bad stand design. Count me among the disappointed but satisfied…disappointed in the failure design, material, etc and stickiness, and satisfied with the customer service. I had been wondering for ages how I got grease on the handles of my two Hercules stands which I now know were rotting plastic. Two were cracked with the handle and spring on the floor near the stand, the other two had cracks and were about to come apart. Anyway, when I found it, I pulled it out and wanted to clean the sticky mess off the plastic see below. However I inspected the second stand and saw stress fractures too, so removed the adjusting handle, only to find this one does not have a hole for the screw.
When that thread loses activity, you may post new content but not more than once every 24 hours. The solution is to use rubbing alcohol and an old rag to scrub it off. Love the design — the rubberized plastic sucks. And you'll always be inspired with Smart Play, allowing you to stay in key with over 100 scales and modes, play chord progressions and arpeggios with single keys, or map any scale to white keys only. Fantastic stand though it was and served me well, it went sticky and the plastic in the grip cracked and shat itself. I have several Hercules stands. We are announcing a new policy that will hopefully simplify and ease the tension for every member of The Gear Page.
As I said I've never had this issue with my stands. I pour the alcohol onto the cloth and rub, reapply alcohol, rub, repeat for about five minute. Hercules did send a new stand thanks! Hi Roy, I had the same problem, mine is the model that holds three guitars, and I had it collapse with three on it. Same experience with the Hercules stand I have 2. Wouldn't buy another Hercules product if my life depended on it. They advised me to buy a new stand, of course. I sent the info to them and a day later I received and email with the order number of the new stand that they were sending me.
I did and in less than a week I had three new replacement Hercules stands delivered to my home. You simply need to remove the finish and all is well. When you purchase ShippingPass you don't have to worry about minimum order requirements or shipping distance. I can loosen it and adjust the height anywhere I need, though like you, I never really need to change it. From single guitar stands to five-instrument racks and everything in between, each stand constructed by Hercules is carefully built with only the strongest materials and components. You will see this noted in checkout. In fact, Hercules guitar stands are highly favored by many top-recording artists that span a wide range of musical genres, including Megadeth, Sammy Hagar, the Zac Brown Band, and the Dave Matthews Band.
I have two others as well. You will also see this noted in checkout. Luckily or not I am recovering from an operation to fix a ruptured biceps tendon and I put my guitar back in its case while I recover. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. If you need to return or exchange an item you can send it back at no cost or take it to your neighborhood store. I like the black zip-ties suggestion and will try that too. It is obvious though that some kind of chemical reaction is occurring that degrades the finish.
She told me to email her photos of the damage and my contact information. Bottom line, thumbs crews or zip-ties is probably the easiest resolution. The gummy mess and ultimate failure of the adjustment handle happened over the course of several years. Since it seems to take several years for this to occur, there were likely millions of products out in the marketplace with this finish before they realized there was a problem. I tried several different things, including Goo-Gone, which I thought would do the trick but didn't.
I have several Hercules wall hangers — no problem there. I have a similar issue. A hose clamp is brilliant! I have just discovered the tackiness on 2 out of 3 of my Hercules stands. If your order is placed after the 11 a. I tried cleaning with dish soap, goof-off, and pure denatured alcohol. . So glad to have found this post as mic stand has just experienced the same failed design.
Whether you need a gift in a pinch or you're simply running low on household essentials, a ShippingPass subscription gets you the things you need without hurting your pocket. I found the plastic cover easy enough to remove, though, with no tools required. Same problem as everyone above. See for program details Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage. And for that, you need something inspired by one of the greatest demi-Gods of all time. Thankfully none of them were hurt…. Handle had gone sticky for many years thanks for the alcohol tip.
Not sure what the alcohol might do to a wood finish, so I'd watch it on areas that touch the wood. Like you he never uses the adjustment feature so the screw fix will work fine. The Mississippi Delta is about as hot and humid as you're likely to find in the U. This is just one of the many reasons why owning a stand is so beneficial to a guitarist, and when it comes to impeccable craftsmanship and durability, Hercules Stands are strongly considered by many to be the best. In the process, the stupid thing fell apart as your pictures show.