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n2xlr8n 06-18-2007 04:48 PM

Tama throne warning!
 
I've always been very pleased with the ergonomics of my HT741 throne. However,
I recently had an incident occur that I feel important enough to share with my fellow drummers:

I had not been terribly thrilled with the "Sit tight" design of the seat bracket. It does not fit securely onto the plastic "bushing" provided unless it is tightened very strongly by hand. I think Tama designed the bracket this way to allow one to use the seat on other manufacturer's seat bases.

Over time, I have found that the seat mounting bracket becomes loose. When the seat bracket is tight, very little rotational movement is present in the seat. Initially, I had checked to ensure the bracket, or "Sit tight" was evenly torqued across its' ends. It was, so I assumed (and verified) that the plastic bushing was wearing slightly, and this would account for the need to re-tighten the seat bracket.

I was wrong.

Half way into rehearsal, the non-graded metric bolts used in the "Sit tight" assembly sheared, and I fell to the concrete floor, injuring my lower back. Upon inspection of the fasteners, I have concluded that the bolts themselves were stretching to the point of failure.

I have since replaced the metric hardware with 10.9 graded fasteners.

FWIW, I sent Tama a polite email regarding this issue on June 7, and haven't received a response.

They probably think I'm just another wacko looking a for a settlement.

Oh well, it is what it is.

SRJ

cjl71178 06-18-2007 04:58 PM

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Yikes!

Sorry to hear about your injury...hope you're okay. As for hearing a reply to Tama, good luck. I sent them an email last month in regards to an Iron Cobra pedal problem I'm having and I haven't gotten a response either.

Hope your back gets better.

ermghoti 06-18-2007 08:33 PM

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Ouch!

Anybody with unanswered Tama questions should register at the Tama forum, and PM an Admin, one of the guys with "Tama" names. They seem to do much better at responding.

FFFF 06-18-2007 08:50 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ermghoti (Post 323706)
Ouch!

Anybody with unanswered Tama questions should register at the Tama forum, and PM an Admin, one of the guys with "Tama" names. They seem to do much better at responding.

I've emailed their forum admins regarding shell replacements, and no reply at all. I find it best to do it through your dealer.

About the Tama throne, I do agree with you. Okay maybe I have a Stagestar(lowest end) throne, it is never tight, and I have pretty much the same problems as you do. I bent the legs after "expressing myself". Really, Tama is not good at thrones.

cjl71178 06-18-2007 09:56 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ermghoti (Post 323706)
Ouch!

Anybody with unanswered Tama questions should register at the Tama forum, and PM an Admin, one of the guys with "Tama" names. They seem to do much better at responding.

Unfortunately, Tama's not accepting new members to the forum right now.

Jeff Almeyda 06-18-2007 10:15 PM

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I have the same throne and I love the ergonomics of it but I have always been suspicious of that bracket. I'm gonna check it out and proabably replace those fasteners before they give.

n2xlr8n 06-18-2007 10:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff Almeyda (Post 323740)
I have the same throne and I love the ergonomics of it but I have always been suspicious of that bracket. I'm gonna check it out and proabably replace those fasteners before they give.

Please do.

I think you'll find that the fasteners are not graded. I'm not a big guy (5'11" / 190). I'm surprised they lasted this long, actually.



cjl71178: Thanks, I'm getting around better now.

ermghoti: Thanks, but IMO Tama customer service was the best avenue for this; I didn't feel I should have to get a research grant to find out whom to contact.

FFFF: Actually in my opinion, the HT741 throne is one of the best out there. At ~$170 retail, it's definitely not a "lower end" throne. I love the throne, but it grates me that Tama used such cheap hardware in a upper-end product.

SRJ

fourstringdrums 06-18-2007 10:45 PM

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I had one of these thrones, only with the motorcyle style seat. I sold it a few months ago and I hope that this sort of thing doesn't happened to the guy who bought it.

I hated the throne. It never felt sturdy to me like it was always going to tip over and the seat itself did seem to have some movement or give at the shaft connection.

n2xlr8n 06-18-2007 10:50 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fourstringdrums (Post 323748)
I had one of these thrones, only with the motorcyle style seat. I sold it a few months ago and I hope that this sort of thing doesn't happened to the guy who bought it.

I hated the throne. It never felt sturdy to me like it was always going to tip over and the seat itself did seem to have some movement or give at the shaft connection.


Yep, that's the feeling. You can either tighten it to the point that it feels stable (and has no rotational motion), or keep it loosened so it swivels. I chose to keep it tightened securely by hand...

Point your guy at this thread, or give him a call.

Skitch 06-19-2007 08:26 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by n2xlr8n (Post 323603)
I've always been very pleased with the ergonomics of my HT741 throne. However,
I recently had an incident occur that I feel important enough to share with my fellow drummers:

I had not been terribly thrilled with the "Sit tight" design of the seat bracket. It does not fit securely onto the plastic "bushing" provided unless it is tightened very strongly by hand. I think Tama designed the bracket this way to allow one to use the seat on other manufacturer's seat bases.

Over time, I have found that the seat mounting bracket becomes loose. When the seat bracket is tight, very little rotational movement is present in the seat. Initially, I had checked to ensure the bracket, or "Sit tight" was evenly torqued across its' ends. It was, so I assumed (and verified) that the plastic bushing was wearing slightly, and this would account for the need to re-tighten the seat bracket.

I was wrong.

Half way into rehearsal, the non-graded metric bolts used in the "Sit tight" assembly sheared, and I fell to the concrete floor, injuring my lower back. Upon inspection of the fasteners, I have concluded that the bolts themselves were stretching to the point of failure.

I have since replaced the metric hardware with 10.9 graded fasteners.

FWIW, I sent Tama a polite email regarding this issue on June 7, and haven't received a response.

They probably think I'm just another wacko looking a for a settlement.

Oh well, it is what it is.

SRJ

First, sorry to hear of your back injury! I hope that you get well quickly and fully! I used to be a die hard Tama fan, but it became apparent that they are a company of jerks who only care about getting your money! As I have stated on this forum and others, Tama's hardware is junk and anyone who buys their stands is only going to end up throwing good money after bad!

Mike

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fourstringdrums 06-19-2007 04:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by n2xlr8n (Post 323751)
Yep, that's the feeling. You can either tighten it to the point that it feels stable (and has no rotational motion), or keep it loosened so it swivels. I chose to keep it tightened securely by hand...

Point your guy at this thread, or give him a call.

I would but unfortunately I don't know how to get in touch with him. His friend contacted me through Ebay and got me in touch with him because I was selling a whole kit at the time that he was interested in.

I guess I can just wish him the best of luck. I used it for years and didn't have a problem with anything breaking so hopefully the trend continues with him.

cjl71178 06-19-2007 04:53 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Skitch (Post 323926)
I used to be a die hard Tama fan, but it became apparent that they are a company of jerks who only care about getting your money! As I have stated on this forum and others, Tama's hardware is junk and anyone who buys their stands is only going to end up throwing good money after bad!

Mike

I don't use their thrones, but the rest of my hardware is Tama and I've been happy with their stuff for many many years. The only problem I've ever had with their stuff is the iron cobra double pedal connecting rods. They've finally changed them to fit (like DW's) the pedals perfectly. I'm just trying to get a replacement one from them and I sent another email. But their response to customers is becoming horrible.

spartacus1989 06-22-2007 12:50 PM

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To be honest, I am 100% happy with my CB stool :D

thumper 06-29-2007 12:21 AM

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I like my Pearl Speed Seat

Les Ismore 06-30-2007 09:56 AM

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I had not been terribly thrilled with the "Sit tight" design of the seat bracket. It does not fit securely onto the plastic "bushing" provided unless it is tightened very strongly by hand....

Ooops! There should have been an instruction paper that came with the Tama throne. The paper clearly states not to tighten the clamp on the 'plastic bushing'. The plastic bushing is to be used 'only' if the drummer wants the seat top to move/swivle while playing, no other reason. I would think common sense would prevail when you see the plastic bushing getting crushed (which it does) when you tighten down the clamp, but as said before...common sense isn't so common.

I have stripped the wing nut on the seat clamp of Tama thrones (8mm). Tama doesn't just sell the wing nut and or bolt seperatly, they make you buy the whole assembly (see Tama parts). Gibraltar sells 8mm wing nuts (2 in a pack for around $5) that do the job nicely.

Half way into rehearsal, the non-graded metric bolts used in the "Sit tight" assembly sheared.....

What most likely happend here is the wing nut stripped, not the bolt. The wing nut has less threads and thos threads are weaker than the bolt threads. The bolt is steel and the wing nut is pot metal, not very thick either.

Tama probably just sees you as another wacko who didn't read (all) the directions and warnings, you would lose in court. Glad your ok from the fall, I was lucky and didn't fall. I was not useing the plastic bushing, tho I did make a jerking motion which caused the nut to fail, it should have held though I agree.

The main posts on most throns are too small for people over the 15 stone mark, especially sitting near the edge of the larger seat top's (which we have every right to be doing). Once the main post (on Tama anyway... 22mm) get's extended 6.5" or more, heavy weights can feel the post bending slightly, not a good feeling.

n2xlr8n 07-02-2007 04:32 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Les Ismore (Post 329155)
I had not been terribly thrilled with the "Sit tight" design of the seat bracket. It does not fit securely onto the plastic "bushing" provided unless it is tightened very strongly by hand....

Ooops! There should have been an instruction paper that came with the Tama throne. The paper clearly states not to tighten the clamp on the 'plastic bushing'. The plastic bushing is to be used 'only' if the drummer wants the seat top to move/swivle while playing, no other reason. I would think common sense would prevail when you see the plastic bushing getting crushed (which it does) when you tighten down the clamp, but as said before...common sense isn't so common.

I have stripped the wing nut on the seat clamp of Tama thrones (8mm). Tama doesn't just sell the wing nut and or bolt seperatly, they make you buy the whole assembly (see Tama parts). Gibraltar sells 8mm wing nuts (2 in a pack for around $5) that do the job nicely.

Half way into rehearsal, the non-graded metric bolts used in the "Sit tight" assembly sheared.....

What most likely happend here is the wing nut stripped, not the bolt. The wing nut has less threads and thos threads are weaker than the bolt threads. The bolt is steel and the wing nut is pot metal, not very thick either.

Tama probably just sees you as another wacko who didn't read (all) the directions and warnings, you would lose in court. Glad your ok from the fall, I was lucky and didn't fall. I was not useing the plastic bushing, tho I did make a jerking motion which caused the nut to fail, it should have held though I agree.

The main posts on most throns are too small for people over the 15 stone mark, especially sitting near the edge of the larger seat top's (which we have every right to be doing). Once the main post (on Tama anyway... 22mm) get's extended 6.5" or more, heavy weights can feel the post bending slightly, not a good feeling.


: ) I don't agree with any of your statements, except this:

You're right; common sense is not....perhaps you should have read the manual before you implied my lack of common sense:

Take note of "Setup" part #4: http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/world/prod.../1st_chair.pdf


I'm thinking that if I can maintain/repair Linear Accelerators and build >1200 HP engines as a hobby, I'm probably good to go mechanically, but I respect your right to an opinion.

I never wanted to pursue this in court. Product liability cases are brutally expensive and time consuming; All I wanted is for Tama to address this issue to prevent injury to others in the future.

To date, I haven't heard a peep from them. I'm fine with that, but I wanted folks on the forum to know about my issue if Tama wasn't going to respond.

SRJ

Les Ismore 07-03-2007 11:06 PM

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Take note of "Setup" part #4: http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/world/prod.../1st_chair.pdf

This pdf doesn't address the plastic insert. The plastic bushing should have come in a separate plastic bag with an instruction/warning paper. If you bought used or didn't get it...well. It clearly states the plastic bushing is meant to give first chairs the ability to swivle while playing and is not to be tightened down. Keybord players as an example might want their seat to swivle. Some drummers might want movement also. If you don't want movement, you would not use the plastic bushing. In order to get a secure clamp, metal to metal contact is best, not a plastic bushing in this case.

So what exactaly 'stripped' on your clamp assembly? Was it the wing nut? The bolt threads? Or both? We're curious, we see rants and general posts about gear (from people with machanical aptitude we find out) like: 'The pedal broke, the screws stripped, my foot board came apart... etc.' It might be helpfull if details were provided, otherwise people may want to raise questions.

'Hey man, I was drivin my Ford and the motor busted, watch out.' as an example.

n2xlr8n 07-09-2007 03:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Les Ismore (Post 330662)
Take note of "Setup" part #4: http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/world/prod.../1st_chair.pdf

This pdf doesn't address the plastic insert. The plastic bushing should have come in a separate plastic bag with an instruction/warning paper. If you bought used or didn't get it...well. It clearly states the plastic bushing is meant to give first chairs the ability to swivle while playing and is not to be tightened down. Keybord players as an example might want their seat to swivle. Some drummers might want movement also. If you don't want movement, you would not use the plastic bushing. In order to get a secure clamp, metal to metal contact is best, not a plastic bushing in this case.

So what exactaly 'stripped' on your clamp assembly? Was it the wing nut? The bolt threads? Or both? We're curious, we see rants and general posts about gear (from people with machanical aptitude we find out) like: 'The pedal broke, the screws stripped, my foot board came apart... etc.' It might be helpfull if details were provided, otherwise people may want to raise questions.

'Hey man, I was drivin my Ford and the motor busted, watch out.' as an example.


LOL. Okay.

Where are you getting this information? LOL.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Les Ismore (Post 330662)
The main posts on most throns are too small for people over the 15 stone mark, especially sitting near the edge of the larger seat top's (which we have every right to be doing). Once the main post (on Tama anyway... 22mm) get's extended 6.5" or more, heavy weights can feel the post bending slightly, not a good feeling.

What? Are you telling me a ~205 lb person can bend a .858" rolled steel rod by sitting on it? Please. According to your phantom-fact logic, I guess I should've been okay, since I'm only 5"11", 188 lbs. I've been drumming for 29 years, and I've never bent a throne rod, nor have I had the hardware retaining the seat fail. Never mind the obvious engineering feat it would take to bend a .858" rod.

Technically, bushings (plastic or otherwise) are meant to allow movement, prevent abrasion, or limit space....what exactly does the plastic bushing have to do with the hardware breaking? Enlighten me, please; That's new science.

What part of my description would you prefer I clarify? LOL. You're obviously a Tama fan that has trouble with reading comprehension.

I never stated anything "stripped" on my throne. The 8mm bolts holding the seat bracket stretched to the point of breaking (along the longitudinal axis, fwiw). Did I take out my micrometer and measure the stretch of the bolts prior to tightening them? No, I didn't; I'm not usually inclined to make those kinds of measurements on something as simple as a chair. Maybe I should have, lol.

Bottom line: Change your hardware on the Tama throne model HT-741.

I'm done in here : )

SRJ

Les Ismore 07-10-2007 11:46 PM

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What? Are you telling me a ~205 lb person can bend a .858" rolled steel rod by sitting on it?

You need to read my post again, it says 'feel' the post bend (Flex would have been a more discriptive word). I guess I could bend it slightly over time by sitting on the edge and bouncing on it, I'm over 205 @ 235. Keep in mind the extention of the rod stated as over 6.5" out of the stand top. The higher you extend the main post the more it and the stand are inclined to flexing. A larger tube would mean more contact with the seat top, providing more stability. If I removed my post and checked it for straightness, I might find a little distortion.


Technically, bushings (plastic or otherwise) are meant to allow movement, prevent abrasion, or limit space....what exactly does the plastic bushing have to do with the hardware breaking? Enlighten me, please; That's new science.

You already stated you 're-tightened' the clamp in your original post : (It was, so I assumed (and verified) that the plastic bushing was wearing slightly, and this would account for the need to re-tighten the seat bracket).

I've already mentioned the stock wing nut is 'pot metal' and not that thick, overtightening would make the 8mm 'steel bolt' most probably rip the threads out of the 'pot metal' wing nut. Useing the plastic bushing and looking for a secure (no movement) effect on the seat top can easily cause one to overtighten. Tama warns people not to use this plastic bushing if you want a secure clamp.

I very much doubt and Iam certain the 'pot metal' wing nut's threads would fail before you streched and broke an 8mm 'steel' bolt. This is exactly what happened to me with the same seat and clamp. I replaced the wing nut with an 8mm Gibraltar wing nut which also happens to be 'pot metal', but thicker than the Tama, the threads are cut deeper and have better holding power. The 8mm 'steel' Tama bolts and their threads on my seat clamp are fine.

Im all for this warning and I'm in favor of Tama beefing up the wing nut. Until they do, don't overtighten and replace the wing nut to something thicker or harder.

To say 8mm 'steel bolts' streched and broke before the weak stock 'pot metal' wing nut gave way, just seems hard for me to believe. The pressure is on the 'pot metal nut' from the clamp. Grade 2 'steel bolt' (thinnest part unthreaded 6.7mmm) like Tama uses has a tensile strenght of around 36,000 lbs psi 8mm pot metal is going to be between 5-10,000 lbs psi. even less once drilled and tapped with small threads.

Is Tama going to think 36,000 lbs psi steel bolt safe? Probably, its the 'pot metal' nut they didn't think enough about, thats the weak link in the set up.

fijjibo 07-13-2007 08:23 PM

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This thread seem to be turning into a bit of an argument, but its very enlightening.

Les Ismore was trying to persuade me to buy a Tama throne in another thread, but now Im not so keen....

Les Ismore 07-14-2007 03:56 AM

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Tama is going to catch on and beef up the wing nut when an endorsser falls of his busted seat. They've already made the seat top on the latest ergos smaller by 1" lessening leverage of force on the clamp if you sit on the edge of the seat top. Was that the reason? Maybe not, they have just wanted to save on production materials.

Still my favorite stool. Simple user upgrade, replace the wing nut. If adjusted correctly and your not too bouncy on the stool, the clamp fasteners may never fail.

dea 07-20-2007 06:20 PM

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When it becomes cheaper for a company to settle a liability suit than it is to spend on testing a product thorougly, we as consumers and people are screwed.

Big_Philly 07-20-2007 06:32 PM

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The seat of my Tama standard saddle seat throne also loosens up all the time. Not really a big issue but it's just sloppy. Also, I need a pair of plyers to tighten it enough. Very sloppy. It's comfortable enough but I'm not too thrilled about this.

Their drums are excellent though :)

Les Ismore 07-21-2007 12:39 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Big_Philly (Post 337982)
The seat of my Tama standard saddle seat throne also loosens up all the time. Not really a big issue but it's just sloppy. Also, I need a pair of plyers to tighten it enough. Very sloppy. It's comfortable enough but I'm not too thrilled about this.

Their drums are excellent though :)


On all machine threads, lubrication is a big factor in regards to holding power. If you don't, keep all threads lubed properly, the holding power will be increased greatly.

razorx 07-21-2007 07:38 AM

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that just discouraged me from buying a tama throne. lol.

n2xlr8n 08-01-2007 03:58 PM

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Update:

The local Tama rep shipped a new seat bracket to my dealer.....it was identical to the one that failed.

I illustrated exactly why the bracket failed....and explained the mechanics behind it.

I appreciated the effort at customer service, but I'll keep the one with grade 8 bolts, thank you : )

SRJ

Drum-Head 08-02-2007 04:43 PM

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I have a "sit tight" Tama throne also... This does not reassure me very much. Bah, I've been wanting to change it for some time now anyway, I just hope an accident will not occur before that!

baz 08-02-2007 05:03 PM

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...I have had my Tama throne for over 8 years and have never had a problem with it.

I was also under the impression that the plastic insert was only to be used if you wanted your seat to swivel, which is why I never use it.

If you can tighten the bracket to the point that the seat will not swivel, remind me never to challenge you to an arm wrestling contest.

Barry

n2xlr8n 08-02-2007 07:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by baz (Post 343425)
...I have had my Tama throne for over 8 years and have never had a problem with it.

I was also under the impression that the plastic insert was only to be used if you wanted your seat to swivel, which is why I never use it.

If you can tighten the bracket to the point that the seat will not swivel, remind me never to challenge you to an arm wrestling contest.

Barry


Right! Imagine my shock when, like yourself, my throne failed and I found myself looking at tweety-birds after 6 years of successful use.

Swivel, yes....wobble, no : ) Even the HT-741 thrones in the local shops do this exact thing, and have the same crappy hardware.

LOL. Yeah, I have been called Popeye a time or two, but by the same token, I know how much torque a given fastener can take....and it's a helluva lot more than I can manage with my hands and fingers, LOL.

Have a good one!

SRJ

afrosheen 08-03-2007 01:11 AM

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Just chiming in..

I have the exact same throne. I purchased it from my local music store albiet used. I had the throne for about 2 days when I had the exact same problem happen, in my instance the bolt entirely snapped and the other bolt was bent by the force of the throne falling with one side still fastened.

I ended up taking it back to the shop and they ordered a replacement plastic sleeve and replacement bolts for me. While waiting on the bolts I ended up going to lowe's and finding replacement bolts, I've chosen to keep these on even after recieving the tama replacements.I've since had the throne with the new plastic sleeve and lowe's bolts for about a year and a half now with a fair amount of playing at home, practicing, and gigs.

Honestly, I'd recommend replacing the bolts, or atleast keeping spares with you if you own this throne. Because if you're playing a gig and they do fail, due to the design, the throne is useless without them.

Side note... it is very easy to tighten the throne WITH insert to the point that it wont swivel easily/at all. ...without much more force then you'd use to tighten a memory lock with a drum key.

Ekim 05-04-2009 03:01 AM

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Anyone have any further problems with this throne? This one seems to have the features I want and I'm not that hard on my drum thrones.

razorx 05-04-2009 09:13 AM

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The problem is all solved now.

Ekim 05-05-2009 02:07 AM

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Would you elaborate on that statement, please?

wolfmoon 05-05-2009 03:56 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ekim (Post 571581)
Would you elaborate on that statement, please?

He means Tama recalled or repaired all troubled thrones. I still wouldn't waste that much money on a seat but that's me.

KarlCrafton 05-05-2009 07:16 PM

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I have the ERGO rider throne, and it's never seemed un-sturdy to me.

I have the low version, and sit approx 20" to the top of the seat.

I took out the plastic insert on mine, since it did let the seat swivel and not stay put (even though it did clamp down enough to let it move only a little).

I know the thread said "problem solved" now--but I agree with Les saying it should be common sense to remove it if you don't want the seat to move.
Not to single anyone in particular out, but I mean LOOK at your equipment, it's not rocket science to see that it's the plastic thing letting the seat move.
And I'm not surprised someone fell off the throne after the plastic thing broke because it's a pretty thick piece of plastic and would have a lot of play between the clamp and swivel seat rod when it let go.
It's good to put out a warning to people that never thought about it, and I have a friend who works at GC & he tells people who are buying those thrones about that plastic insert....but people should still look over their gear.

I'm the type to beef up a part I think may be a problem with something stronger, and I'm always tinkering with hardware, but it seems as though if someone is buying a piece of equipment, they'd look it over to see what might be causing a problem other than just tightening the thing.
The wing nut and threaded tube on the throne, or the clamp itself have never given me a problem.

I just run out the threaded tube part enough so the wing nut can secure the clamp down to where I want it.
This type of clamping is on tons of other stands and multi-clamps and has been around for years, so it's strange that people would have problems with them.

Ekim 05-07-2009 01:34 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by wolfmoon (Post 571624)
He means Tama recalled or repaired all troubled thrones. I still wouldn't waste that much money on a seat but that's me.

Well I don't like the RocNSoc I have and nothing else seems to have the features I want. It is pricey but what can you do? I already have too many physical problems. I need all the stability I can get out of a throne.

Infernal Valkyrie 05-07-2009 07:46 AM

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I have a newer 2008 1st chair. There is nothing at all wrong with it, everything feels perfect like usual Tama gear. So far its the best seat I've seen. It's a fair price but not overly expensive. I wouldn't waste more money on a roc n soc or pork pie just because of some problems Tama had with a few batches from assembly.

When I tighten the bolts on my seat everything is rock solid and tight. I can only barely swivel the seat around by pushing with my feet. Usually I leave it not done up all the way so that the seat can spin a little more freely.

drumac 05-07-2009 08:09 AM

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I had one of those Tama thrones for a while. I never liked the thing for several reasons. Thrones are like beds. If you spend a lot of time on them, spend the dough for something you like. Oh well. Anybody us a pork pie or dw throne? I have been using a roc-n-soc and I am still not completely satisfied. Sorry about the spill man, that stinks. Good info for the rest of us though, maybe I can get one of my guitar players to sit on my Tama throne and see what happens.

drums advocate 03-08-2014 07:59 PM

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Bought one of these used today. I found this link which admits the problem listed in this thread:

http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/world/1st_chair/index.html

I'll update this post with a pic in a little bit showing the bolts and that my chair would likely eventually have busted like others here have mentioned...

Here's a link to the .pdf for my throne which lists the part numbers that need replacing and includes 4 different seat types: http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/world/part...30_530_730.pdf

3-11 HB850HN8T Bolt, spring, washer, spring & hex-nut assembly
3-12 HB850WN8T Bolt, springs, washer & wing nut assembly

While I'm being helpful, might as well provide more.....for those of you who like to download manuals, the Tama site doesn't make it easy (at least not for me) to find where their pdf docs are, but with my sleuthing skills I located it as follows:

going through their parts section I found this html web page:

http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/world/part...age/ht430.html

that page has .gif pic named: HT430_530_730.gif

I also stumbled upon another pdf page in my google searching for: http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/world/part...age/ht730s.pdf which ties to an identical gif file with the same naming structure http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/world/part...ges/HT730S.gif, that gif file is on http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/world/part...ge/ht730s.html

I put 2 and 2 together and figured out the HT430_530_730.pdf link must exist since there is a .gif file with the same name.

Going to try and call Tama Monday to see if they'll send me the replacement parts...I know...sounds like I'm dreaming...oh well, they'll suffer in the long run.

hotpocket 03-21-2014 10:12 PM

Re: Tama throne warning!
 
Huh, I just recently bought one of these and didn't hear about this issue.

Don't think I'm going to get rid of it though since mine is fine as of now and I freaking love sitting on that thing. So comfy for any guy with a bony ass like me.


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