The Millenium GS-2000 guitar stand is probably the most secure guitar stand you will find at this price. I collect guitar stands; I never intended to, but I have an extensive collection of guitars and basses. As each new style of stand was marketed, I had to have one (or two, or three). This stand is one of the original designs, and if you have the room to place it and carry it, it's still one of the best. It supports the instrument at the neck and the bottom. It has a revolving yoke so instruments that are offset at the bottom are held securely. It is adjustable for height to be useful for anything from a baritone ukulele to an extended range bass guitar. The entire yoke and neck holder are padded with a soft, cushioned material that won't damage your instrument's finish. Although the rear leg appears to be short, it is more than long enough to maintain the instrument's center of gravity well within the stands footprint, while still allowing the stand to be placed close to a wall. The tubing and frame material is more than heavy enough to support the six string bass (10 1/2 lbs) that is presently sitting on it. In fact, the heavier the instrument is, the more stable it will be on this stand. It's a fact of physics.