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Old 12-13-2006, 01:10 PM
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Hey,

I'm looking, for Xmas to get a new drum throne. At the moment i'm only playing with the one that came as standard with my kit. To be quite honest, it's crap =P

I like to play high above my drums, i'm 6ft 3 and gig alot. I guess i'm looking for something tall, comfy yet not too bulky. However am still not too sure what to go for in terms of reliability, practicality etc.

I have been loking at the thrones with backrests, any advantages with them?

ANY help would be much appreciated!


Thanks so much.
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:42 PM
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This one of the best out there and i love mine !!

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...one?sku=442612
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:10 AM
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Roc-n-Soc Nitro Throne-Extended Model.

They make these on request. I'm almost 6-4 and originally bought a standard Nitro that was too short. The Extended gives you nearly 6 extra inches to play with.

Perfect for the tall players among us.

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Old 12-17-2006, 10:38 PM
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Since I am not at all into the inches and feet measuring system I would like some advice for myself and my metric system :-). I am 1.91 meter long and I have bought a normal drumthrone at the music store, but I notice I get pain in my back because I can't sit on it properly; it is not high enough I think. When I put pillows on it I can sit at a comfortable height and suddenly play a lot more natural. What is a good heigt for your throne, are there rules for things like that?
I put a picture with the post so you can see how high it is now, it won't go higher.
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:44 PM
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Yep, it seems like the Nitro throne is the way to go these days. I am also pretty tall, 6'4" or so, and I bought the regular nitro throne, and am now starting to think it's a bit too short for me. So I will probably have to sell it and buy the higher one. I think maybe a good rule of thumb is if you like to sit pretty high and are over 6' or so, go for the extended model.
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Old 12-17-2006, 11:07 PM
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and 6'= 1.89 meter or something? Please, use both systems if you talk about height, makes it more understandable for everybody :-).

Anybody got any cheap ideas to make your throne higher? I am using pillows right now..
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Old 12-17-2006, 11:31 PM
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Another vote for the Roc N Soc Nitro!!!!
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Old 12-17-2006, 11:41 PM
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Roc n Socs rule all!! I used to have a Big Dog throne n I thought that was ace...Roc n Soc one totally OWNS it!! So comfey and sturdy! Much recomended.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:17 AM
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and 6'= 1.89 meter or something? Please, use both systems if you talk about height, makes it more understandable for everybody :-).

Anybody got any cheap ideas to make your throne higher? I am using pillows right now..
You could always make up some blocks out of wood to give yourself another couple of inches, though I wouldn't go more than 4 or 5. I'm probably going to do this for the back leg of my hi-hat pretty soon.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:33 AM
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Check out the pearl roadster thrones. They have one for the timpanist during marching season, and checked it out friday and it had a very wide range of heights.
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Old 12-18-2006, 01:56 PM
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You could always make up some blocks out of wood to give yourself another couple of inches, though I wouldn't go more than 4 or 5. I'm probably going to do this for the back leg of my hi-hat pretty soon.
I don't think blocks are going to be too stable. Your throne gets more movement than you realize. If you wanted to try something like that I'd suggest maybe a mini platform to put your stool on. Maybe 2-2x4's laying flat side down with a piece of 3/4" plywood on top. That will give you about a 2 1/2" lift. If that's too much you could try 1x4's. Also make it larger than the footprint of your stool. Only problem I can see is it possibly interfering with some of your stands. Other than that I don't see and easy fix unless you can order just the base from roc n soc or some other company.
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Old 12-18-2006, 08:30 PM
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i'm not much for the saddle style ones, i prefer the pork pies
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:42 PM
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What is a good heigt for your throne, are there rules for things like that?
I put a picture with the post so you can see how high it is now, it won't go higher.
I would think that if your knees is about 90 degees would be a nice hight, but not lower.
I would guess that higher would be good too. Some drummers are really high up,
so i don't know... Try 90 degrees first... I am no expert...
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