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Just purchased a Hercules guitar stand model GS405B.....I here these are safe for nitro finish Gibson's, or are they?  It says on the box ..... SPECIALLY FORMULATED RUBBER FOAM  fully protects instrument at all contact points.  It doesn't mention anything about NITRO FINISHES....like to hear from guitar players that are using Hercules stands. 

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I use Hercules stands exclusively, three of my Gibson's live on them permanently and I've never had any issues with the guitar's finish.

Personally I wouldn't entertain using anything else.  

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Thanks IanHenry , very assuring comment about Hercules Stands. Seems strong and secure for sure ..... wasn't sure about foam rubber but I've heard all good comments about Hercules Stands.......

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That's all I use for all my guitars, which include 8 Gibsons. I think I have 5 Hercules stands. Two at home, two at band rehearsal spot, one spare to take to gigs.

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I have one and have had no issues, but I have heard that it can react. Its Nitro. If you breath on it wrong it can react.

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How about the Hercules stand that holds  7-guitars? I have one but have always been afraid to put my Gibsons on it. 

 

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3 minutes ago, brad1 said:

How about the Hercules stand that holds  7-guitars? I have one but have always been afraid to put my Gibsons on it. 

 

depends on how old it is.  The early production ones are not truly safe.  But the company addressed that a few years back. (from what I have read anyway)

If this was purchased in the last ... 5 years?... or so.. then it ought to be ok. 

Edited by kidblast

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6 minutes ago, brad1 said:

How about the Hercules stand that holds  7-guitars? I have one but have always been afraid to put my Gibsons on it. 

 

Put someone else's in there to test it out.

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42 minutes ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

Put someone else's in there to test it out.

Guinea Pig guitar. 

That's funny.  

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Some believe nitro takes several months to 'cure'.  Though 'cure' isn't the scientifically correct term - harden might be closer. And maybe closer to a year.  I think it's reactive to a few things until then.  I've not had a problem with either my nitro Gibson's or the Hercules stand they've been  taking  turns on.for 5 or 6 years. 

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I have three, one was replaced due to melting/crumbling plastic from many years ago.

I will do far more damage to my guitars in normal life than a stand will.

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On 4/10/2020 at 8:41 PM, Murph said:

I have three, one was replaced due to melting/crumbling plastic from many years ago.

I will do far more damage to my guitars in normal life than a stand will.

On 4/10/2020 at 3:38 AM, brad1 said:

Yeah can't be to careful with nitro guitars....

 

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