Guitar Player


“The Road Warrior is a marvelous new take on
an old idea, and it has renewed my faith in
guitar stands."

 

OLD DOG
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oad Warrior

I typically avoid most guitar stands and all wire clothes hangers, because these allegedly simple and serviceable necessities of life are far from docile helpmates. No. They are devil spawn. Place your trust in the wrong guitar stand, and the hateful little bugger will always latch onto something (or someone) when you’re unloading gear, jettison its parts while you’re lugging two guitars and a combo amp down a steep staircase, and self-destruct when it’s most needed. And – be honest – how many of those metal and chrome sprites really look totally hip onstage?

Well, the Old Dog Road Warrior electric-guitar stand may not be Johnny Depp cool either, but it comes in very dashing colors, folds flat, and is innocent of those deadly moving parts. Made of polycarbonate with soft, Santoprene-like inserts to protect your instrument’s finish, the Road Warriors are gig-rugged and extremely steady. I smacked a couple around at the Summer NAMM show, and not one stand collapsed. Each stand also folded up neatly and quickly, and could be easily stored in a pedalboard-sized gig bag. Finally, the Road Warrior cradled several different guitars securely – the instruments didn’t slip and fall even after I repeatedly kicked the stand’s legs (just like those annoying lead vocalists who never seem to complete a pirouette without stumbling into your airspace). The Road Warrior is a marvelous new take on an old idea, and it has renewed my faith in guitar stands. – Michael Molenda