This little 6-leg stand is made of a black nylon plastic with some rubber-like accents for protection and stability. These soft materials assure that the stand will not mar or scratch your instrument. Two versions are available: trumpet or flugelhorn. They are identical except for the size of the top cap. The flugelhorn cap is larger of course. For piccolo trumpet use, simply remove the top cap from either version and you are good to go. The cap should pull right off with little effort. (Don't lose it!)
Assembly is easy if you know the trick: Hold the stand by the center shaft and twist the shaft CLOCKWISE. Yes, "Righty Loosey". It's backwards from everything you know. This twist to the right lowers the bottom of the base to free the legs. Fold the legs down and then tighten the center shaft again by turning COUNTERCLOCKWISE, "Lefty Tighty." To disassemble, simply repeat the steps: twist to the right to loosen, fold the legs, twist to the left to tighten.
These stands are fragile, so do treat them delicately. Do not tighten the center shaft too much. They can stick, and then the stand may break when you attempt to loosen it. Replacement parts are _not_ easily available.
Like everything cool these days, these stands are black. Black stands can be a little hard to see in a dark orchestra pit. It may just require an extra glance as you're coming in for a landing. Some players put a drop of white paint (or Wite-Out) on top, or a small colored sticker. That's good advice for most any black horn stand if you play in dark quarters.
Despite these caveats, this is a very popular stand. They're really light and fold to a small size. They can fit in the extra mute space in many trumpet cases. They do not store inside the bell like some other stands, but they can also travel in your mute bag without worry.
This is the best fitting stand if you have a D or Eb trumpet or some other trumpet with a particularly small bell.
Made in Germany.