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Old 08-06-2009, 06:16 PM
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Default drum stools - a good one?

ive heard a lot about roc 'n' soc but i dont really know what i should be looking for when i search for stools

is it purely about comfort?

can anyone recommend me drum stools and tell me the advantages of spe ding a bit of money?
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:33 PM
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It's all about your butt, back and playing. Most importantly they got to be strong and reliable, so I would go with the "screw" or worm type adjustment or hydraulic over the the column that when you loosen the set screw the entire post just slides up and down. These are most prone to failure at the worst possible times. I own a couple of Tama First Chairs, one is the worm type adjustment and the other is hydraulic. They are very rugged, secure and comfortable. I also own a Pearl drum throne, it's nothing special, just round and it also has the "worm" adjustment. The other throne I use is a Roc-N-Soc hydraulic with a "lunar" base. It's very comfortable, more so than the others, but not as easily transportable as my other drum thrones.

Here's my Roc-N-Soc throne. I recently bought the back rest for it that's not shown.



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Old 08-06-2009, 07:55 PM
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I second the Roc-n-Soc best throne I ever had. except I have a round seat that way if it moves on you it will feel the same everytime.I hate sitting on a bicycle that's moved out of position only one way too sit on it.

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Old 08-06-2009, 08:00 PM
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Rock-solid stability and it feels good to your butt. Basically what you'd want from any chair you sit on. Try different makes at a store, if you can. I'm very happy with my Tama first-chair w/backrest. Good luck ! http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/product/ha...ar=2009&area=2
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:22 PM
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i think im gonna wait till my birthday and ask for one (oct 6th) as there quite expensive :D

gonna get a round one as i dont like the bicycle style (not looks, comfort)


do the bases have to be bought specifically?
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:30 PM
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I've had a Roc-n-Soc tractor throne for 3 yrs. now and like bonzolead, I'm growing increasingly annoyed w/ sitting on it comfortably. I might buy a round seat to replace it.

I'm also looking at those Pearl Roadsters w/ the backrest.

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Old 08-06-2009, 10:46 PM
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I've had a Roc-n-Soc tractor throne for 3 yrs. now and like bonzolead, I'm growing increasingly annoyed w/ sitting on it comfortably. I might buy a round seat to replace it.

I'm also looking at those Pearl Roadsters w/ the backrest.

http://www.pearldrum.com/products/ha.../d-2000br.aspx
yeh, i think im gonna get a round for rotation ease

what stand do u have for ure roc n soc?
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:58 PM
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I have a Tama 1st chair aswell, and it's great, it's the best seat in the house ;-). I love it, it was a major upgrade for me when I bought it (135), but it's worth every cent.
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:28 AM
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I've been using Roc-n-Soc's for the past 5 years (tractor/bicycle style).
I'm pudgy (read short and fat) and I find them to be the most comfortable, not to mention sometimes I want to change the seat height and the hydraulic setup makes it super easy.

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Old 08-14-2009, 02:46 AM
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I'm sold on tractor seats because it's what I first started learning on on my drum teachers kit. I find them so much more comfortable.

Not for me personally but I imagine that a backrest would encourage a good posture also as it would make you sit upright. Then again would this make you lazy and rely on the backrest?
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:30 AM
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I use and endorse the Ford Smart A$$ round with a backrest. Swedish memory foam. Every other throne just sinks to plywood or is as hard as a rock with apologies to the rock.


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Old 08-14-2009, 03:49 PM
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This is bit off subject, but its worth telling. An old drummer friend of mine used to have one of those old cheap 3-legged drum stools that was broken...the seated pad part of the stool would come off...when you sit on it, you would have to balance yourself or you and the seat would come crashing down....pretty dangerous stuff. Well this guy refused to buy a new stool...I guess he thought it was some great achievement to be able to jam and balance himself on the stool at the same time. Anyway, I guess there is something to be said about finding a stool that you're comfortable with and will allow you to balance your weight evenly. Personally, I like a good stable round stool that can swivel, but keep me evenly balanced.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:58 PM
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I use and endorse the Ford Smart A$$ round with a backrest. Swedish memory foam. Every other throne just sinks to plywood or is as hard as a rock with apologies to the rock.


too bad the ford smart ass costs double the price of any other top end throne.
i use the tama ergo rider tractor style throne and have never had a problem with it, very comfortable and rotates well
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:13 PM
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IMHO - the best is soundseat

I use a retrofit model with a Gibraltar 9600 series base.

$165 for the seat plus $75 for the hardware = $240. The best $240 I've spent.
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:23 PM
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yeh, i think im gonna get a round for rotation ease

what stand do u have for ure roc n soc?
I use a "Nitro" Roc-n-Soc 3-legged hydraulic got to have the hydraulic LOL

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Old 08-14-2009, 05:25 PM
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I use the Roc n Soc nitro on a lunar base. The three legged base is better for gigging in case you have an uneven stage scenario.
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:26 PM
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Not for me personally but I imagine that a backrest would encourage a good posture also as it would make you sit upright. Then again would this make you lazy and rely on the backrest?
I don't think it's irrational to wonder about this. I do think it's important to learn to sit up correctly, it's part of your technique. Once you've established this though, a backrest would just be another tool to make your life easier.

I'm looking at the Pearl Roadster w/ the backrest. I've heard a lot of good things about it.
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:02 PM
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I'm looking at the Pearl Roadster w/ the backrest. I've heard a lot of good things about it.
Indeed--I've had mine for about a year now and I absolutely love it--it's my favorite seat in the house!

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Old 08-14-2009, 09:49 PM
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i really like my gibraltar oversized moto throne......... very comfy and got it new for $100 shipped at music123..... the base is super sturdy and i belive that rock n sock uses the same gibraltar bases for their thrones.
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:49 PM
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Just bought the Pearl D2000 BR throne. The one with the back rest.
Fantastically comfortable, no more numb n*ts, great back rest, pulls the posture right back into line.
All in all, well worth the money, and rather alot of it in reality.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:34 AM
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too bad the ford smart ass costs double the price of any other top end throne.
i use the tama ergo rider tractor style throne and have never had a problem with it, very comfortable and rotates well
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But I actually did pay for mine! The ergo rider hurt my back as well!


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Old 08-17-2009, 09:01 AM
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Am I the only person here who plays on Pork Pie thrones?
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:38 PM
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Nope I use a Pork Pie throne every day. Love it best investment i ever made.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:39 AM
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Nope I use a Pork Pie throne every day. Love it best investment i ever made.
Likewise. paid $60 total for mine, the throne came with a few holes punched in it during shipping and the base had a few nicks in it - love it. The holes act as a great makeshift A/C when I adjust myself.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:36 AM
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When I bought my first kit from some guy it came with a Gibralter tractor style seat with a backrest. It's comfy but heavy and clunky.

I came across a red PDP tractor throne at GC for $30 and jumped on it. Had to then go to rehearsal with crappy sticks because that's what I originally went in there for LOL. It's super light (no backrest). I use it with my practice pad and to gig with.

I could really play on anything though--milk crate, kitchen chair, office chair. Doesn't really make a difference to me.
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I have a Pearl Roadster and its great really cumfy, and has a good, easy to use, adjustment to raise and lower it.
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I have a Pearl Roadster and its great really cumfy, and has a good, easy to use, adjustment to raise and lower it.
I can't get into the Pearl Roadster. My old drum drum teacher had one and I couldn't get comfy with the sloping down bit at the front of the chair.
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too bad the ford smart ass costs double the price of any other top end throne.
i use the tama ergo rider tractor style throne and have never had a problem with it, very comfortable and rotates well
I use this same throne, and I am a big guy and require the screw threaded post. The clamp style adjustment will not hold me unfortunately.
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As you can see, there are many thrones that many drummers favour. A feature that a certain drummer loves (e.g. tractor seat), might be hated by another. Ya gotta try it yourself and see what works best for you.

I am fortunate to deal with Long and McQuade who has a 30 day return policy which allows you to try out a throne at home. I ended up with a DW 9101 low round seat which I really like.

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I can't get into the Pearl Roadster. My old drum drum teacher had one and I couldn't get comfy with the sloping down bit at the front of the chair.
no i have the round one, not the tractor seat one
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anyone know what you actually need for the roc n soc thrones??

it seems that the just sell the actually seat rather than the stand aswell?
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anyone know what you actually need for the roc n soc thrones??

it seems that the just sell the actually seat rather than the stand aswell?
I have a Roc-N-Soc Nitro(Hydraulic and has 3-legs) it was one of the best things I brought for my kit ,you have too be comfortable or your playing will suffer period... I got the seat & stand when I brought it, you have too choose your style of seat(round,bicycle,etc.)


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I have a Roc-N-Soc Nitro(Hydraulic and has 3-legs) it was one of the best things I brought for my kit ,you have too be comfortable or your playing will suffer period... I got the seat & stand when I brought it, you have too choose your style of seat(round,bicycle,etc.)


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200 is just a tad out of my price range :S

i was more thinking of one of the 70 round style roc n soc stools


im just wondering what base is needed


also, if anyone has any suggestions as to a cheaper drum stool with the same sort of quality??

perhaps with one of those spin up stands



currently im using a 18 stagg stool that i think is about 1inch thick :S
and have done for 5 years :S starting to really make my back/butt hurt
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200 is just a tad out of my price range :S

i was more thinking of one of the 70 round style roc n soc stools


im just wondering what base is needed


also, if anyone has any suggestions as to a cheaper drum stool with the same sort of quality??

perhaps with one of those spin up stands



currently im using a 18 stagg stool that i think is about 1inch thick :S
and have done for 5 years :S starting to really make my back/butt hurt
Myself I like a round seat because it sits the same way everytime a bicycle type seat only sits one way if you had one turn on you when you sit down you know what I mean.

Roc & Soc makes a spin up stand also for less $ that could be a option I know on the other side of the pond I paid $140 u.s.d. which is approx. 70-75 British but that could be because it's made over here.

Seriously I sat on a lot of drum thrones and none of them came close and a backrest is available if that's up your alley since you said your back hurts.

I know it's a lot of money and I felt the same way but after your use it the first time and feel how comfortable you are it's all worth it IMO.

Gibraltar makes decent cheap thrones through.

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Myself I like a round seat because it sits the same way everytime a bicycle type seat only sits one way if you had one turn on you when you sit down you know what I mean.

Roc & Soc makes a spin up stand also for less $ that could be a option I know on the other side of the pond I paid $140 u.s.d. which is approx. 70-75 British but that could be because it's made over here.

Seriously I sat on a lot of drum thrones and none of them came close and a backrest is available if that's up your alley since you said your back hurts.

I know it's a lot of money and I felt the same way but after your use it the first time and feel how comfortable you are it's all worth it IMO.

Gibraltar makes decent cheap thrones through.

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if i could get one for that price i would but here there 200 :D about $300 :S
im only 16 so getting 200 is fairly hard :S



i think i will get a round seat roc n soc

do u have a link to the spin up stands that i could hunt down??

i got a bit of mone for doing well in my exams so i thought comfort might be nice :P
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:11 PM
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if i could get one for that price i would but here there 200 :D about $300 :S
im only 16 so getting 200 is fairly hard :S



i think i will get a round seat roc n soc

do u have a link to the spin up stands that i could hunt down??

i got a bit of mone for doing well in my exams so i thought comfort might be nice :P
Musician's Friend of Guitar Center or maybe talk to Shane from "Just Drums" he would probably be able too help you out, he's on this forum also.

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Hey Andrewski I too use a Pork Pie throne. I have the bicycle seat. I am a big guy 260lbs and this thing is built to take it. It's also very comfortable. Paid about $100.00 at MF
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