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Old 01-24-2018, 11:51 PM
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Default Re: Round vs. Saddle throne?

Originally Posted by CommanderRoss View Post
I have a Tama 1st Chair saddle type with the backrest and it's by far the best thing going for me.
Hours can go by at a gig and I hardly notice it.
I use a round POS one at the smaller, intimate gigs and I notice a big difference.
I have a Tama first chair saddle type as well and for me high or low it makes me feel much more planted and in balance. I love it. I also have a cheaper Gibraltar saddle type that is not near as sturdy. I found that most thrones fail to be really solid, allowing for some play, where the seat attaches to the stand (for rotating models at least). The first chair is rock solid at the attachment point and with the big feet is very well planted. I have an older 3 leg version but the 4 leg ones would be even better I would guess.

I put a small amount of tension on the seat clamp. For me that keeps it tight and generally feel "locked" but it will turn easy enough to move down to the lower toms when needed. I also don't like twisting at the waist too much.

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Old 01-24-2018, 11:54 PM
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If you are playing aggressively on the bass drum, would there not be some push back that would attempt to rotate you? My current POS throne can rotate but has so much friction I doubt this comes in to play at all, but perhaps with a smoothly rotating throne...
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Old 01-25-2018, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Mongrel View Post
You guys seem to be saying that your hips are rotating out of control all over the place or something-like you have to fight the seat to keep from rotating you out of position....
It's way more subtle than that. I don't notice until later. I also never noticed till I got old. Like I said, when I was younger I was under the impression that letting it stay loose was "better" because I had "more" movement. When you aren't stationary, it's just a fact that your core muscles will be doing some extra work to hold you stationary, and in fact the same muscles will also be used when you do want to swivel a bit.

And anyway, in the end, all bodies are different and what's best for one type might be worst for someone else's body and their having to move more or less to reach certain things.
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Old 01-25-2018, 12:58 AM
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:21 AM
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I use a tractor seat and I don't like having to make sure it is spun into the proper position before I sit down. With a round seat, it's always good to go.

That's how lazy I am. :)
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Old 01-27-2018, 03:20 AM
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I have both tractor and round thrones.

Try a tractor seat and see if you like it. So long as you're not using a
back rest--in most cases--you actually have the benefit of two thrones
in one: traditional tractor style seating on the front side and an enlongated
elliptical "rounded" throne on the back side.

Truth be told I like my tractor and round thrones equally, but for different
applications. I prefer my tractor throne when I'm on location film shoots
recording audio. If I'm playing drums, most days my nod goes to the round

But until you personally try both you'll never know which one suits you best.
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