One thing I'm always in search of is ways to make my Zendrum more versatile and able to go more places. And I recently realized that part of the ability to go places is (at least I think so) the stand.
A while back I went to the website of the Chapman Stick company and I saw this: http://stickenterprises.com/accessories/stand/stickstand.html
I thought this was an incredible idea and I tried to look for ways to incorporate similar technology for the Zendrum. I recently found my answer.
There's a product called the Case Brace; it's a guitar hanger that mounts to the edge of a guitar case.
I discovered that if you put the 'Brace on a regular guitar stand like this one:http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/-Tubular-Guitar-Stand?sku=451058
and put the nose of the Zendrum in the space of the Case Brace, it makes a darn fine Zendrum stand!
Now, as always there are a few notes:
-You'll have to hike the upper tube of the stand up pretty high, almost to the end of it's length.
-You may want to secure the Brace to the lower fork; I have not done so on mine because I haven't used it enough yet
-The stand I used for my demo didn't have all of the padding on the upper fork. I don't know how well the tail will fit into the upper fork with full padding, but I imagine a good push will seat it properly.
I love this item for this purpose because it allows a Zendrummer to take advantage of the ubiquitous tubular stand that you find EVERYWHERE and it requires no modding except securing it to the stand should you choose to do so.
I'll enclose pictures as soon as I get them re-sized. In the meantime, here's the link to the Brace's website:http://casebrace.com
Take care everyone!