For the past couple of weeks I have been using a new kind of bass saxophone stand. It was invented by Andreas Kaling. Andreas is a member of the bass saxophone quartet Deep Schrott, from Germany. Andreas designed this stand so that it could be used as a playing stand while sitting or standing. The stand even allows for transverse angles which many bass players find comfortable.
I have written a series of 3 articles about the stand for my blog that you might find interesting. Two of the articles are photo essays, and 1 contains a video of Deep Schrott performing with the stands.
This is a really great new product, and one that bass players might really benefit from. My bass has never felt as natural for me to play, without me having to wear it around my neck or on a harness. It has fundamentally changed the way I interact with my horn. It is really quite amazing.