Weirdest thing you've used as a throne?

Bootz

Junior Member
So I finally bought my first throne today, after four years of drumming on a beat-up old swivel chair that I took the back off of.

First of all, this throne is so much more comfortable and I feel like I can concentrate on my drumming and not how to stop myself from rolling backwards.

Second, this got me thinking "Whats the strangest thing someone has used for a throne?" I had a friend who used a dinner chair with one of those chair donuts on it for a while. Then I know another guy who used a step stool with a pillow on it.

So what have you used in place of a throne?
 

Migaluch

Senior Member
So I finally bought my first throne today, after four years of drumming on a beat-up old swivel chair that I took the back off of.

First of all, this throne is so much more comfortable and I feel like I can concentrate on my drumming and not how to stop myself from rolling backwards.

Second, this got me thinking "Whats the strangest thing someone has used for a throne?" I had a friend who used a dinner chair with one of those chair donuts on it for a while. Then I know another guy who used a step stool with a pillow on it.

So what have you used in place of a throne?
I did the same thing as you. except instead of me taking the back off, the back had already fallen off. It was that crappy haha!

Getting a comfortable throne is a great investment :D
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
As crappy as some of them have been, I've always planted my arse on a throne. I have been at a gig where a guy was using two milk crates and a folded towel though.....it cannot have been comfortable.
 

Pollyanna

Platinum Member
I always used a kitchen stool until 87. I only bought a proper throne last year for the first time.

I don't even know why I stuck with that crappy non-adjustable stool for so long - I guess I got attached to it. No doubt a major factor was my natural inclination towards profound stupidity as well ...
 

bobdadruma

Platinum Member
I think that I used that stupid beer crate for about 4 years. I actually liked it and I thought that It was cool!
I didn't buy a throne until I bought my Gretsch kit in 74.
 

Bootz

Junior Member
Something about sitting on a wooden box.... It doesn't seem that pleasing to me.
 

drums_n_surf

Senior Member
I once used my drum throne to put my practice pad on, and used my ordinary chair as a throne. Was too lazy to get my snare stand for the pad...wasn't a smart idea.
 
I had a cool set up for a while where my computer was right behind my drums, so I just used my computer chair as a throne. Maybe not weird, but not a standard throne. It worked pretty well.
 

eclipseownzu

Gold Member
I left my throne at home one time for a gig. I send the wife to go grab it, but we had to go on before she got back. At the last minute I realized she was not coming in time so I used my bass drum hard case as a throne for a few songs. It was a little low and definitely not pleasing on the derrier, but it worked.
 

Pollyanna

Platinum Member
Something about sitting on a wooden box.... It doesn't seem that pleasing to me.
Like a sore tail bone and *shudder* splinters :)

Then again, drum thrones aren't exactly executive chairs ... think of Wy's tale with the razor blades *shudders again*

These days I prefer to be kind to my hindquarters.
 

Homeularis

Gold Member
I had to use two truck tires with rims once when I lived on Maui. They never moved anywhere though, they were only at my friends house.
 

keep it simple

Platinum Member
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlDpMKBGo18&feature=related

This video makes me smile. Look at what he's sitting on, there's just something so punk rock about that.
Yeah, that's a cool throne. 109,000 views, wow.

Anyhow, I've used a few things in the past. I forgot my throne at a gig, many years ago (how?), so I used my hard kick drum case. A bit high, but the only thing available. Not comfortable.

In the dim & distant past, I used a low horizontal bow of a tree. I brought my kit to a hedonistic weekend jam camp. The site was on such a slope, that the throne was useless. I did manage to level the kit though, with large rocks & pieces of wooden planks.
 

yesdog

Silver Member
I forgot my throne last week, we were playing a short set so I used a folding chair with drum cases bags stacked on top of each other until I got the proper hight.
 

joeysnare

Silver Member
until my pop got a new throne for his drum set he used a huge stack of old penthouses duct taped together, it still didnt make his playing any sexyer.
 
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