Hercules Stands GS414B Auto Grip System Guitar Stand (Discontinued)

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The GS414B appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Stands from November 2017 until January 2020.


Note: This model has been discontinued and we are now recommending the Hercules GS414B Plus instead.

The Hercules Stands GS414B Auto Grip System Guitar Stand is very similar to the GS412B [discontinued], with the most substantial difference being that the 414B has a greater maximum height. The dimensions of the stand are the same when folded, as is the weight.

Because of this, while both stands can hold bass guitars, the Hercules Stands GS4114B is the better option if you’re looking for a stand to exclusively hold a bass guitar. This is doubly true if you have a long-scale bass guitar, as the GS412B reportedly doesn’t hold extended length bass instruments very securely.

Brent Gerlach from Hercules Stands’ parent company KHS America told us, “The foam used in our stands is made of a rubber called SFF, Specially Formulated Foam Rubber, that has been designed and tested to be safe for all guitar finishes”.

Hercules stands are said to have great coverage for your instrument, so you shouldn’t have to worry about any scrapes or dings. Like the GS412B is the GS414B comes with the brand’s specially formulated foam which is safe for use with nitro finishes.


  • Compatible Guitar Types: Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitars
  • Stand Base: Tripod
  • Portability: Medium
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs
  • How it Holds Your Guitar: Gravity and Neck Clip
  • Nitrocellulose Safe: Yes
This has been discontinued however you can see our current recommendations in our guide to The Best Guitar Stands.

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