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Old 04-30-2015, 08:25 AM
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? im new , and using a office type chair now, very comfortable .
so im in no big rush
looking for a good throne, this is a bit big for the area i have to work in/
but i like the wheels on this chair.
it helps to spin and move around better, my somewhat big newbie kit :)
do they make a drum throne with wheels?
does anybody have wheels for better movement?
its really a slight shift now and then, so i could do without.
i dont roll around behind kit,lol
or am i a silly newbie?
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:54 AM
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or am i a silly newbie?
Quite possibly, which is fine. Sometimes it's fun to be silly.

If you end up going with a contemporary throne, I've been quite happy with my Roc-n-Soc.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:37 AM
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A drum throne with wheels would be a terrible idea, your feet aren't planted on the ground while you're playing so you'd be sliding all over!

The best investment I ever made drum wise was getting a pork pie throne many years ago, it's incredibly comfortable and also really sturdy. I've got a cheap throne on my practice kit and after an hour of playing my butt cheeks start going numb!!
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:58 AM
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Anything moving under you while playing drums is a bad idea. You will develop lower back issues which, depending on how bad you tweak yourself, could be quite debilitating.

I would recommend a nice solid throne, like a Roc-n-Soc, or a Pork Pie, or any major manufacturers' (so long as it has a spindle for height adjustment that you can lock easily), and use that instead.

I knew a guy who let his throne seat spin underneath him, and at the ripe old age of 32 he tweaked his lower back requiring surgery, and was bed-ridden for the next 12 months and couldn't play, let alone anything else.

Don't develop this bad habit, get a proper throne and lock it so its solid and supportive.
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:03 PM
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Your throne is the most important piece of equipment on your kit---you can play crappy cymbals/drums/heads, but you can't play ANYTHING if you injure your back! Ditch the office chair ASAP and save yourself a lifetime of pain! I had a cheap throne on one of my kits, and I tipped it over one night---I ended up with a gash on the back of my head, a nasty slice on my shin, and a bruised tailbone :( Took a month for the tailbone to heal enough to play, and I had a nice Tama throne ready to go---lesson learned!
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:25 PM
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Anyone else noticed the GAME of THRONES ad banner at the top of this page?
Sorry but I couldn't help it.
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:47 PM
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Anyone else noticed the GAME of THRONES ad banner at the top of this page?
Sorry but I couldn't help it.
Actually the ads are all based on your surfing habits, so no mine doesn't show Game of Thrones.

Anyway I agree with what everyone else has said, get a good quality throne and wheels might seem fun but they could cause issues. Personally I have a Pork Pie throne that I've had for over 10 years that still works great.
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:10 PM
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Actually the ads are all based on your surfing habits, so no mine doesn't show Game of Thrones.

Anyway I agree with what everyone else has said, get a good quality throne and wheels might seem fun but they could cause issues. Personally I have a Pork Pie throne that I've had for over 10 years that still works great.
I noticed it changed now and doesn't look like it's based on my surfing habit. If it was there would be an ad for a naked girl on Ludwig drums.lol

OK so to stick to the topic I own a round Pork Pie throne and I must say they are quality built. But I don't know if it's just me but I find the seat too much on the soft side.
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:14 PM
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OK so to stick to the topic I own a round Pork Pie throne and I must say they are quality built. But I don't know if it's just me but I find the seat too much on the soft side.
How old is it? If I remember correctly mine was a bit soft at the beginning but firmed up after some use.
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:25 PM
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When I asked on these forums about drum thrones, there was an overwhelming thumbs up for the Tama First Chair. I immediately went out and bought the Tractor version. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!

There are several top end drum thrones and you probably can't go wrong with any of them. In the end, go to a music store and plant your rear end on as many thrones as they have displayed. And buy the one that feels most comfortable for you.

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Old 04-30-2015, 03:59 PM
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How old is it? If I remember correctly mine was a bit soft at the beginning but firmed up after some use.
It's a year old but it's not like I get to use it for several hours a day.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:34 PM
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the only stool with wheels is the ones guys sit on to fix cars.
A drum throne with wheels you would roll away trying to play lol.

I had a roc n soc tractor throne and it hurt my rear if i sat on it for hours so i sold it and finally got a pork pie and its the most comfortable stool for sure, its soft and comfortable, they make a pork pie with gel on top im sure its super comfortable.
Dont buy a cheap throne you will regret it later and you wish you had spent the extra money on a good throne. you can buy a nice used roc n soc or pork pie for 100 on ebay when there on there.
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:55 PM
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comfort is the main priority in a throne. At one practice I use a kit that's there and the throne is a cheap tractor style seat. my right hip ends up hurting after about a half an hour. no support and not very well padded.
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Old 05-01-2015, 03:36 PM
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DW 9101 works quite well for me.
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Old 05-01-2015, 03:57 PM
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Had a Pearl Speed Seat for donkeys years now, it's no mess does what it says on the tin, never had an issue with it.

Would like a nic Pork Pie stool or something similar but when I look at them I can't justify the price.
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:18 PM
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I got the Roc n Soc round throne with backrest as a Christmas present last year and I love that thing - I had an older DW throne prior to that and found that I was getting pins and needles in my legs after playing for prolonged periods of time - never happens now with the Roc n Soc, very happy with it.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:10 PM
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I got the Roc n Soc round throne with backrest as a Christmas present last year and I love that thing...
Yeah, I bought myself a Roc-n-Soc with the backrest last September. My back hasn't hurt since (at least from playing drums). ;-)
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