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Old 12-18-2007, 09:10 PM
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Yeah I had heard of problems with the hydralic version but didn't really understand how that could be an issue. Well I do now. After pretty light usage, I'm just a hacker, it's nice to walk up to my set and have my throne be fully extended to the height of 10 feet:) Oh and I really like it how it keeps your technique on it's toes by slowly lowering as you play. You have to have real good technique to work around that so it's really helping me with my footwork::)

Seriously these must use the cheapest "office chair" base ever sold. It's comfortable but that is ridiculous.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:12 PM
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Is the throne new or used? How long have you had it?
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:19 PM
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It's new. I bought it with my new kit a few months ago. I share time on my acoustic and e-kit, mostly on the e-kit which has it's own throne. To say it has been light usage is really an understatement.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:21 PM
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It's new. I bought it with my new kit a few months ago. I share time on my acoustic and e-kit, mostly on the e-kit which has it's own throne. To say it has been light usage is really an understatement.
I'm sure it's under warranty. Contact Roc 'n Soc, maybe you got a bad lift.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:23 PM
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Yeah I should probably do that. I think I may choose the old school mechanism though if they let me:)
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:25 PM
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Yeah I should probably do that. I think I may choose the old school mechanism though if they let me:)
Good idea. The hydraulic lifts always seemed too bouncy to me, as easy as it was to change heights.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:32 PM
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Are the screws tight? Check all the screws on the bottom to see if they're tight. I've had mine for about 3-4 months and haven't had one problem...
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:33 PM
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Yeah I should probably do that. I think I may choose the old school mechanism though if they let me:)

I originally bought the hydraulic version, but after one gig I couldn't get used to the bouncing. I ended up exchanging for the solid base with no problems.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:48 PM
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Can't beat the simplicity of the standard screw thread model. Had mine for many years now with no problems. Things with too many parts and functions scare me. If I could get a car with roll down windows I probably would. LOL.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:04 PM
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as with any piece of gear, things can go wrong-
take 'er back, make 'em fix it/replace it.
I've had one for over 3 years, never a problem.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:07 PM
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I have been flopping my ass up and down on the same Roc-n-Soc for 13 years and it's never failed me. You must have a defective seat because I have heard nothing but good things about Roc-n-Soc. The hydraulic model is great for my back and legs. It might not work for everyone, but I would not play on anything else.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:17 PM
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I've got two Roc-n-Soc thrones, a standard Nitro, and a Nitro Extended, since I'm on the tall side. I've never had a problem with either, and the minimal bounce is not enough to negatively impact my playing.

I find it to be the most confortable throne out there,and I've tried them all. You must have just gotten a lemon. Take it back, or just swap it out for a threaded-fixed height throne. Roc-n-Soc makes those too.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:50 PM
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I use a hydraulic and don't have much bounce and it's been slammed in and out of the car countless times. Sounds like you got a bad one. Although as stated, you can't beat the screw model for simplicity and chance of breakdown.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:05 AM
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I love mine, I have had it about 3 years gigging a few times a month at a minimum, I have not had a problem.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:13 AM
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I love mine, I have had it about 3 years gigging a few times a month at a minimum, I have not had a problem.
You'd think the gas shock system would be fragile, but it's pretty tough. People use the same technology for car shock absorbers and I know they put up with a lot more than the human butt can dish out.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:31 AM
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You'd think the gas shock system would be fragile, but it's pretty tough. People use the same technology for car shock absorbers and I know they put up with a lot more than the human butt can dish out.
Your butt is obviously an inferior model.
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:38 PM
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I originally bought the hydraulic version, but after one gig I couldn't get used to the bouncing. I ended up exchanging for the solid base with no problems.
I don't mind the bouncing or turning at all and it is very comfortable. Just a pain in the arse it won't stay where I set it.
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:34 PM
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I don't mind the bouncing or turning at all and it is very comfortable. Just a pain in the arse it won't stay where I set it.
Like I said earlier, MAKE SURE THE BOLTS ARE TIGHT on the bottom! The reason it's going down is because air is escaping, so make sure nothing's loose
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:01 PM
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My hydro Roc n soc is at least 12 years old, made it through hundreds of gigs and drunken practice sessions. ZERO trouble. ZERO. Well, aside form losing the backrest......grrrrr
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:08 PM
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Ha! You can usually tell when you're watching a drummer w/ one of these hydraulic thrones...it's fun to watch them bop along to the music.

I bought my (solid-base) RnS throne about a year ago and I have a good, husky butt...it's just like brand new, still.

I believe Gibraltar makes their hardware...unless I heard wrong?
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:39 PM
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I've been playing the hydraulic throne (base anyway) for 22 years and never had a problem. I personally like the comfort the hydraulic adds compared to a screw base. As with any man made product there are the occasional bad ones made, look at cars and how many go in for warranty work within the first 30 days of buying it. It happens, call roc n soc and I'm sure they will take care of you!
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:35 PM
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I actually own 2 Ron-N-Soc thrones. I have the hydraulic and a non-hydraulic. I find the extra cushion of the hydraulic much more comfortable.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:32 PM
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Yeah I have the old school screw version too, no problems at all. Modern technology eh? What will they think of next?
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:08 PM
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I've had mine for 5 years heavy gigging for awhile and never had a problem other then making sure all the screws are tight but I consider that routine maint. I like the fact that it bounces a bit. My chiropractor told me that it is probably reducing alot of pressure on my lower back.
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:59 PM
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I have a terrible throne that came with my original yamaha yd custom set. I would like to get a hydraulic throne with maybe a back rest on it, because it just looks so comfortable.
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