When you have to do a stand up gig and play a large tuba, even the best and strongest among us will tire eventually. So just rest the bottom of your tuba on this sturdy pedestal while you play. You'll be happy, happy. The tuba does not attach to the stand, so you'll still have to balance it on the pedestal. But all the weight is supported by the stand instead of your body. Made in Germany, this stand should last you forever. Replacement parts are readily available.