This is a classic trumpet stand offered for many years by Hamilton Stands, USA. The chrome plated steel parts are fairly durable, and all other parts are replaceable. We try to keep most parts in stock here, please call. The base opens wide to offer the best stability. The Hamilton is not as light as the Spyder, nor as compact for travel as the K&M, but for instrument safety and longevity, it's just as worthy as either of them. The soft plastic perch should not mar your instrument at all, but some players prefer to place a sock over the top of the stand for a soft landing pad.