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Old 06-06-2013, 02:37 AM
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Hey guys!
I have a question about sitting on the drum throne. Well you see i have a tailbone which sticks out a little bit, which I was born with. Because of it I have trouble leaning back when sitting on chairs and stuff. My question is will sthis negatively affect my playing, especially bass drumming? And if so what should I do (buy a different seat...?)?
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:43 AM
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It shouldn't effect your drumming, infact I sit at the very front of my throne, not sit back into it, it makes me feel like I am in a better posture to play the drums, and it has hindered my experience over the past 12 years.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:50 AM
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Unless you're doing heel up double bass and trying to get up to speed (myself and a lot of drummers have a tendency to lean back when playing this way) I don't see a problem.
I would recommend buying the comfiest throne you can find however to alleviate any discomfort you might have after sitting for long periods of time.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:50 AM
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I play on a round pork pie, which has more than enough cushion for anybody. I sit on the front edge, as Ham mentioned, which leaves my feet positioned over the pedals properly.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:51 AM
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I broke my tailbone when I was a kid and it never healed right so mine also sticks out a bit, and I have never had any issues sitting on a drum throne, no matter how high, low, forward, back, period of time, etc. You should be fine.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:21 AM
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If you're searching for comfy thrones, don't forget to check out the thrones offered by Ford Drums - they're doing some innovative looks and cushiony materials. www.forddrums.com

Good luck!
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:24 AM
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Only one answer for you, http://carmichaelthrone.com
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:58 AM
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Only one answer for you, http://carmichaelthrone.com
Holy balls, Bob, at $300 that makes my Roc n Soc look downright cheap! lol I bet it would work well, though. Do you use one of these?
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:17 AM
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Only one answer for you, http://carmichaelthrone.com
Great idea there, but would totally screw with my anti-crooked OCD. I could see myself spending at least an hour trying to get the alignment of the channel and the front tripod leg co-planer. Then the channel centered on the snare. What a nightmare that would be.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:19 PM
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Holy balls, Bob, at $300 that makes my Roc n Soc look downright cheap! lol I bet it would work well, though. Do you use one of these?
I haven't bought one yet but I tried one. It is without a doubt the most comfortable throne that I have ever tried.
My round Roc-N-Soc is pretty comfortable and so is my Tama First Chair but they do not compare to a Carmichael.
I am constantly searching for a used one.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:56 PM
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Only one answer for you, http://carmichaelthrone.com
Very good suggestion. My partner has a reversed coccyx (curves outwards instead of inwards) and she uses a chair with that squab pattern at work.

$300 isn't a lot of money if you're spending a hours a week sat on it for a number of years and it stops any future posture/bacl issues when playing!
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:42 PM
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Thanks Bob for this. I was not aware of any better throne than my roc n soc.
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Another alternative... (for around $200)

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Old 06-07-2013, 05:30 AM
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Thanks alot guys! I think I'm gonna try the ahead spinal g seat for a while!
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:08 PM
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Default Re: Sitting on the throne

But wait I'm thinking of a new obstacle this brings about. I know I could bring the seat around to gigs/lessons etc. but what would I do in those situations when it wasn't available? Would I just tough it out?
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