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Old 05-03-2011, 10:04 PM
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Default Queen needs a new throne

Hey guys, looking for some good recommendations for a new throne that's not too expensive. The one I had given to me with my set is quite worn and old and is just your basic round, swivel throne and I would like something a little better.

My birthday is coming up in about a month and the boyfriend is willing to buy but we need to stay somewhere in the range of $100.00. Any suggestions on the what might be decent to get in that range?

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Old 05-03-2011, 10:21 PM
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Default Re: Queen needs a new throne

You might be able to get a deal on a Roc-n-soc throne. Most of the good pro thrones are around that $100 range. So if you could either get a better deal, or find another $30, you could get a throne that will last you a lifetime. I've had my DW5000 throne for almost 20 years and just recently got a Roc-n-soc seat top for it. Pearl and Tama also make great thrones under the $100 mark too.

Just avoid the obvious cheap stuff, like Sound Percussion and stuff like that. I ask this of students all the time: What's the heaviest part of the kit? and after they guess for a while I finally tell them: YOU ARE! You have to be comfortable and well-supported in order to play well. You probably already know this ;) So don't go cheap on this piece.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:30 PM
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Default Re: Queen needs a new throne

Newsflash: Roc n Socs are like 159.99 now. I got mine when they were 139.99.
Mary, just buy a Roc n Soc spindle throne, with a round or tractor seat and be done with it.
I do prefer the hydraulics, but had a cylinder fail midsong once. I felt like a 2 YO at my kit lol. My spindle throne will last hundreds of years I'm sure.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:25 PM
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I'd save up the extra money to get the Roc-N-Soc throne. Buy once, cry once.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:01 AM
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I'd consider a very nice Gibraltar Motorcyle Throne. I picked up a motorcyle type from ebay at about $100 (BUY IT NOW). The stores sell them for at least $130.
Very comfy - nicely padded. Solid as heck. All they make is hardware...can't go wrong.

http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com...braltar+throne
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:52 PM
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Default Re: Queen needs a new throne

Agree with the Roc-n-Soc. I am in search of one myself for the price I want to pay. I don't know why but it kills me to consider spending $150 on a chair. There is a drum shop locally that sell Roc-n-Soc spindle thrones for $130 new. I just saw one on Craigslist for $90. If I had the available cash I would have jumped on that deal because I bet it did not last long. I have played using these thrones and they are sooo comfortable.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:57 PM
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Hi MaryO!

My advice is to NOT SKIMP on a throne. Buy the best throne you can get.

"It takes years of bangin' away to master the drumset..." - Buck Nelson

You want your astlebar to be as comfy as possible so that you will want to stay in that seated position during the scads of hours you'll be sitting in it while you aspire to greatness on the drums.

Don't sweat a few extra bucks.
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:40 AM
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Default Re: Queen needs a new throne

I am in Desperate need of a better thone. My butt hurts Big Time after every gig.
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:33 AM
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I just got rid of the Roc'n'soc and bought a Tama 1st chair ht730. The seat feels better to me
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