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Old 06-27-2008, 07:42 PM
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Hey Guy,

Getting a new drum throne and was it to be the motorbike style because found those type help my back which is a bit dodgy. The Roc 'n' Soc throne looks really good. Now, do you agree or am I making a mistake or do you have a better option to suggest?

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Old 06-27-2008, 07:56 PM
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I have never been a fan of the Roc n Sock thrones (sorry to those who own them). I prefer the Tama Ergo Rider thrones....very comfy. The Pork Pies are pretty sweet too.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:21 PM
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I have never been a fan of the Roc n Sock thrones (sorry to those who own them).
No need to apologize. We all have opinions, and that's why we're here...to talk civil-like. Anyone who starts "acting a fool" because you simply state that you don't prefer one brand over another obviously has issues.

I actually have a Roc-N-Soc throne with the motorbike-style throne, and I like it. I got one with the nitro-lift system on it. I thought it would be useful to adjust heights quickly, and it is, but if I start rockin' out and bouncing on my seat, it bounces with me, which bugs me. The backrest I got for it is great for long gigs when you don't set up next to a wall, but I never rely on it when playing.

That's my experience...ultra comfortable for ME, but make sure you thoroughly check out one before you buy it so you know for sure it's what you want.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:28 PM
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I have never been a fan of the Roc n Sock thrones (sorry to those who own them). I prefer the Tama Ergo Rider thrones....very comfy. The Pork Pies are pretty sweet too.
Yer, had a look at Tama Ergo Ride thrones and they do look good but tad bit more expensive than the Roc 'n' Soc in the UK.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:30 PM
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No need to apologize. We all have opinions, and that's why we're here...to talk civil-like. Anyone who starts "acting a fool" because you simply state that you don't prefer one brand over another obviously has issues.

I actually have a Roc-N-Soc throne with the motorbike-style throne, and I like it. I got one with the nitro-lift system on it. I thought it would be useful to adjust heights quickly, and it is, but if I start rockin' out and bouncing on my seat, it bounces with me, which bugs me. The backrest I got for it is great for long gigs when you don't set up next to a wall, but I never rely on it when playing.

That's my experience...ultra comfortable for ME, but make sure you thoroughly check out one before you buy it so you know for sure it's what you want.
Yer, wouldn't have a nitro-lift system. The traditional system has served me well so far so will stick with that. Would get the back rest at a later date if i did get the Roc 'n' Soc throne. A very strong contender...
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:36 PM
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No need to apologize. We all have opinions, and that's why we're here...to talk civil-like. Anyone who starts "acting a fool" because you simply state that you don't prefer one brand over another obviously has issues.
I couldn't agree with you more. And like you said it's all about prefernce. My brother loves his Roc n Soc throne. I'm glad you like yours as well....these things aren't cheap!!
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:23 PM
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I was gonna go for the roc-n-soc nitro, but I was more happy with a round Pork Pie with a hydraulic base. It's got a ton of cushion and looks cool too.

To me, the next best thing compared to the Pork Pie is the Tama ergo rider. I've used one of these before, and I was very happy also.

Roc-n-Socs are great too, but I personally prefer the cushion in the Pork Pie or the Tama Ergo....Just my opinion.

You really can't go wrong with either of these three.
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:33 PM
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The Tama ergo rider does look good and considering it.

Also found this: Elite Motocycle Throne (http://www.birminghamdrumcentre.co.u...productid=1456) for 40 cheaper which can go toward a crash i'm buying as well. Any reviews/thoughts/comment on this cheaper option. I know it doesn't have such a name but with the lower cost, am i paying for lower level of workmanship?

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Old 06-28-2008, 10:23 AM
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bump on advice here.
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:12 PM
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go to a music store and see which one makes your rear the most happy..

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Old 06-28-2008, 07:42 PM
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go to a music store and see which one makes your rear the most happy..

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Would love to but there are no decent ones near which i can try out any of the thrones i am looking at.
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ahh...that sucks...well, pull up a big picture of the throne on your computer monitor, and then sit on your monitor...

ok...seriously..ha

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibralta...61-i1139157.gc
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http://www.guitarcenter.com/Roc-N-So...10-i1136504.gc
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http://www.guitarcenter.com/Pork-Pie...09-i1322485.gc

those are the ones that make my butt the most happy.

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Old 06-29-2008, 03:42 PM
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Also found this: Elite Motocycle Throne (http://www.birminghamdrumcentre.co.u...productid=1456) for 40 cheaper which can go toward a crash i'm buying as well. Any reviews/thoughts/comment on this cheaper option. I know it doesn't have such a name but with the lower cost, am i paying for lower level of workmanship?
Anyone own or tried on of these out? Any reviews on it?
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Old 06-29-2008, 03:52 PM
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One link for you that worth to see.

www.soundseat.com
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:06 PM
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www.soundseat.com
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Had a quick look but shipping to UK would be massive. Does look good through. Still keep coming back to the Elite throne as its 40 cheaper (alot there) and is the same design. Just worried of lower quality build...
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:43 PM
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I just got the TAMA Wide Rider with the back rest / lumbar support. No more back pain or "bleacher butt" for this old guy now. Best $190.00 I ever spent.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:47 AM
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You really need to check out the SoundSeat. I've got three of their chairs:
  • SoundSeat Retro-Fit
  • SoundSeat BreakDown Gas Lift Drum Throne
  • SoundSeat Gas Lift Guitar Chair

I just interviewed one of the co-owners of SoundSeat, Inc., J.R. Baker, last week and I'm currently airing the interview on Drummer Cafe TV. I also did a review of the BreakDown Gas Lift Drum Throne which is also airing this week.

These chairs are like the Porsche of drum thrones. I use the Guitar Chair (sitting in it now) while I'm at the computer; the BreakDown model and the Retro-Fit are used in the recording studio and live gigs. I've owned the BreakDown model for 7 years now and it still looks and feels great ... as you can see in my review.
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:02 PM
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This is what I'm currently using and I'm very happy with it:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/docum...448788&index=0

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I own a roc-n-soc "nitro" throne and love it. I was considering a motorcycle seat but went with a typical round seat instead the reason being if the seat turned on me it wouldn't. make a difference and it was still a very comfortable seat. when those motorcycle-type seats turn a little bit they are very uncomfortable not to mension if it what it will do to your back. this is just one man's input.

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Old 08-09-2008, 07:21 PM
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If you missed the broadcast on DCTV (see above post) ... here's a link to the permanent archive of my SoundSeat review and interview:

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Old 08-09-2008, 07:47 PM
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I found that the Gibraltar line of motorcycle thrones is less expensive than many others. It is also extremely sturdy. Cascio Music had the best price on them. Its comfortable for my bad back. I purchased one a month ago.
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This is what I'm currently using and I'm very happy with it:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/docum...448788&index=0

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Hi, I am also checking out a new 'quality' throne. I am seriously considering the pearl D2000 roadster too. Anyone else using it for a while have any comments?

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Old 08-11-2008, 03:09 AM
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http://www.music123.com/Ludwig-LM449...39222.Music123

Love mine - looked for a long time. leaning back over time will bend the back column (I am tall though). Took it to a machine shop who duplicated the piece from solid steel and painted - works great
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:40 AM
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I own a roc-n-soc "nitro" throne and love it.
I second that. I actually own the fat bicycle seat style cusion and find that to fit my needs the best. I move a lot and tend to slide off of round, less cousioned thrones.

Good luck finding the right one, because you really need to just sit on a few...
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:53 AM
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Recently I have had quite a bit of experience with thrones. I actually had a throne collapse under me whilst playing. I went flying.

I tried one of these; the Pearl D-2000BR The stand broke. It actually broke.

Next I tried the 9608 by Gibralta.

It was okay but I ended up trading it for the Tama HT 730. I love this throne.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:44 AM
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I tried one of these; the Pearl D-2000BR The stand broke. It actually broke.

Dude Whats the thing in position one for when you play naked? or a funnel for nut sweats lol.
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:48 PM
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Ford drums also makes a good seat:


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