This is a delightfully well-thought-out gadget. It's particularly useful for books of sheet music, which often don't oblige by opening and staying as flat as you'd like. It's less ideal, but still useful, for loose sheets: the flimsier the paper, the more likely it will slip through the chords when someone walks by or closes a door nearby. It does however double as a magnet that can secure flimsy sheets of manuscript. Alternatively, enclose a flimsy sheet in a plastic sleeve or place other sheets of paper behind it.
The nylon chords are elastic so it should work on any music stand of the familiar traditional collapsible variety, so long as there is a slight gap between the two ledges for the nylon chords to pass through. 1mm will do. I have an old stand that is not from K&M, with which it works perfectly. I have another homemade stand that's a fair bit larger, and it also works perfectly.
It takes a couple of seconds to unravel and close up before & after use. It's such a neat device that I kind of like doing it.
As with every item I've got from K&M, the quality is excellent.
We haven't yet used these in earnest outside but they seem to be just what we need. We'll need to work out a safe place to keep them. We're using them with the K&M 10040 stands and the arms are a bit shorter than the other stands so th elastic goes up and over our A4 music books.
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