I ordered this outstanding product a few weeks back, and although the shipping costs were doubled (40 Euro instead of 20 Euro), due to the packaging was 175cm in height instead of the 150cm limit for the 20 Euro shipping-cost. It only points out that the stand was properly built, whole and subsequently packaged...Not a single thing was missing.
High quality plastic is also used on joints and elsewhere when needed.
Easy to assemble, so no worries there.
I don't mind the increased costs, especially with the import taxes here in Norway.
The fact I have severe Multiple Scleroris, and with the sturdiness when placing synthesizers reasonably (both heavy and light ones) this has become a solid support I can rely on when I walk in and out of the studio.
One tiny scratch, barely visible, most likely due to shipping, so no blame on Thomann's part..
Perfect and easy to adjust to whatever your needs may be.
I am going to order 2 more of these over the next few months..
Then some accessories like the Jaspers Laptop Stand 10B
For usage for both external programming units (like Behringer's wonderful BCR2000), and a laptop for programming, saving patches from synthesizers like the Korg Z1, Korg DW8000, Roland Alpha Juno 2, Roland D50, Yamaha DX7FD and a Roland JX8P via MIDI, using Software solutions like MIDI Quest 11 (and others like monstrumWaveXT) with limited hands-on control or as in monstrumWaveXT case, access to features non accessible otherwise on a Waldorf MicroWave XT (draw your own Wavetables!)
I want like to thank Thomann for making such products available that will help me finish a dream that came about all the way back in 1994.
Communication with mr. Graham Hooley (Export sales) to confirm whether this increase in total cost was ok with me, was very fast, on point and polite via e-mail, and the delivery time was as promised.