It may be the world’s most unlikely keyboard stand. When Ultimate Support revealed the original Apex® to the world at the NAMM show in 1986, people were skeptical. The stand looked like a piece of UFO technology: a bolt of black metal shot up at an angle with no visible means of support, and the keyboards sitting on it looked like they were floating in space. Players approached the stand with caution. How can something so sleek and lean possibly work as a keyboard stand? It seemed to be defying gravity.
Then they played on it. People felt how rock-solid and sturdy it was. They saw how easy it was to transport; the way it could retract into itself, leaving only a smooth column with a handle. Skepticism turned into understanding, then admiration, and finally passionate engagement. Today, nearly 30 years later, the Apex® keyboard stand from Ultimate Support is the world’s best-selling keyboard stand. You’ll see Apex® stands on the biggest stages and in the smallest garages. The cutting edge design, once radical, has become an icon – and yet remains as bold and challenging as ever.