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Old 07-29-2010, 02:48 PM
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under 100 bucks!, comfy, solid........any thoughts?
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:55 PM
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That's a little low for a new one of decent quality considering what it means for comfort and back stress related problems.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:02 PM
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what would you need to be spending for something comfy thats easy on your back?..any suggestions?
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:03 PM
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Do NOT scrimp on your throne! Buy the best possible throne you can.

If you buy cheap and get an uncomfortable throne, you aren't going to want to sit at your drums. Roc-n-soc is reasonably priced, and there are others. The gas-lift r-n-s thrones are about $160 on the ebay and very well worth it.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:11 PM
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I have one of the gas-lift Roc-N-Soc thrones, and I've got to say that it's a little too "bouncy" for my tastes. If I haven't eaten before a gig, it actually makes me a little sea sick while playing. I got the threaded post one (where you spin it to raise or lower it), and it works MUCH better for me. I still use the nitro throne when I'm engineering in the studio, though...
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:21 PM
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caddywumpus what brand is your throne??
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:25 PM
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considering the DW 9100 or the DW 5100.......


http://www.musicstore.com/en_EN/EUR/...DRU0010226-000

http://www.thomann.de/ie/dw_9100m_schlagzeughocker.htm


would appreciate an opinion or comment on these two!!!!!
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:10 PM
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Roc-N-Soc is the name of caddy's throne. My friend has one, it's surprising how much of a difference it makes compared to my no name throne. It makes you want to play, makes double bass easier too (he's got double bass, I don't cuz double is distracting). DW thrones are probably no different from any other round throne, but more expensive, and heavier. If you like round seats like that, check Gibraltar or something. Try to get a Roc-N-Soc. That's in my list of things to buy. Good luck, and if it doesn't gross you out like it does to me, buying used is always a great option!
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:21 AM
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under 100 bucks!, comfy, solid........any thoughts?
Drum throne is tricky, two important things to consider are your body size and how much the throne will be moved i.e. gigged or stay at home.



considering the DW 9100 or the DW 5100.......

The 5100 is a great throne for the money, maybe even the best. Gibraltar style base, great foam/support, good size, IMO much better than a ROC N SOC. I would take the 5100 over any spindle ROC N SOC.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:07 AM
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Another thing to consider is that you can swap cushions fairly easily. I have a Roc-N-Soc Nitro, but got a stool at the Goodwill for $5 with a much softer seat. I unbolted the mounting plate from the Roc-N-Soc and put it on the Goodwill seat. You can always find stools at used furniture and office supply stores that will work for just about any seat.
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Can i get anybody's opinion on the Pork Pie thrones? They look like they're worth it but has anybody had experience with them?
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:18 AM
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Can i get anybody's opinion on the Pork Pie thrones? They look like they're worth it but has anybody had experience with them?
You can get a lot of opinions, click SEARCH above, type- PORK PIE THRONE
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:57 PM
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I find that motorcycle style thrones are the most comfortable.
I have a Gibraltar and also a Tama First Chair. Both have a backrest.
I bought the Tama used for $80 in almost new condition.
I placed a wanted ad on craigs and that is how I found it.
Many people have thrones and things that are not listed for sale.
A want ad may make them available to you for a good price.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:10 PM
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Well, let me just say that you probably do not want my used Roc-N-Soc. I have sweated all over that thing, and other, umm, well, like, done 'other' things with it that were not work-safe to talk about...

A used snare drum is fine. A used throne....well, a throne with a plush seat cannot be washed. LOL!!!
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:28 PM
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Crazy8s makes a good point even though it was a joke.

A cloth throne seat can be cleaned with automotive upholstery cleaner.
Just follow the directions on the can.
I clean mine from time to time in this manor.
Carpet shampoo will also work.

We clean our drums. The throne should also be cleaned.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:30 PM
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Tama First Chair is great!
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:34 PM
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We clean our drums. The throne should also be cleaned.
Bah! Blood, sweat and tears adds character! :)
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:53 PM
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i agree the roc n soc nitro thrones a bit bouncy but it really doesn't bother me. it's still a comfortable throne and well worth the money. i spent close the the same price for a gibraltar throne that was hard as a rock. if you look you can get a good roc n soc throne on ebay for 130, w/ backrest about 160 for the spindles, about 15 more for the nitro shock.

if their's one most important lesson i've learned over the past year it's don't skimp, you don't need the most expensive equipment but don't settle because it's cheaper. you'll just end up spending more in the long run. find what you like and get that....
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:55 PM
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The throne should also be cleaned.

Im all for this.



If you need inspiration, put your nose right on your throne top and take a big sniff, it'll probably smell like ass.

Vinyl top- bust out a diluted bleach and water spray

Cloth top- Find an upholstery cleaner, read directions though after you spray, suspend the seat upside down (somehow) to keep the liquid from penetrating into the foam.

I've used and recommend Resolve 'powder' it works well and you avoid the liquid hassles, drying time, stink, tendency to over-apply etc.

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If you need inspiration, put your nose right on your throne top and take a big sniff, it'll probably smell like ass.

Honestly......I'm in tears!! :-)
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:45 AM
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Honestly......I'm in tears!! :-)

Umm Hmm, just smelled mine and just cleaned it... my throne top that is
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:50 AM
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Look no further.
Check out the Sound Percussion Embroidered drum throne @ GC or MF. I cant believe no one has mentioned it. Its the biggest and baddest under $90.00 drum throne I've seen.
I own one and its bad a_ _. Just read the reviews, they are all true. If you want a large moto seat, dont pay more for anything else, just buy it. Its every bit as good as a $150.00+ throne.

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Old 08-01-2010, 09:03 AM
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I like the Roc N Soc Nitro and the Tama First Chairs in their hydraulic series. I have only sit on the Pork Pies when auditioning drums or picking between which throne to buy. I would really suggest trying them out in person. The first Roc N Soc throng I bought, I had to return. It had a fairly large round seat and after parking my butt into it for about 20 to 30 minutes, it would actually stop the blood flow to the back of my upper legs. That would have never worked, so I got the Lunar model with a bicycle seat. I also have three of Tama First Chairs. Two are the standard "worm" type elevation control and the third is the hydraulic chair. These all work like a charm. My oldest throng that I've had for almost twenty years is an old Pearl seat, it too has the worm type of heigth adjustment. I do not like the tension collar adjustment that uses friction to keep the seat at it's intended heigth or the tubing with the holes that you insert pins through, they usually give up at the most inopportune times. I did have for a short while a DW 5100. I liked it but had a mechanical defect, so I returned it. It had something to do with the rotation of the seat. One other thing is that all my thrones have no back rests. Depending on the venue, I'm sometimes situated between a rock and a hard place because of Very limited space, so I usually have to straddle the seat to get seated, so the back gets in my way.

Your probably going to have to spend a little over a hundred dollars for a truly comfortable well made drum throng, but in the long run, your butt will thank you for it.

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Old 08-01-2010, 10:34 PM
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Look no further.
Check out the Sound Percussion Embroidered drum throne @ GC or MF


Can someone post a pic of the bottom bracket on the SOUND PERCUSSION Embroidered throne top?

The DW 5100 has an uber-macho mounting plate/bracket underneath, some thrones have cheap, weak bottom plates which is "no bueno" if your packing some weight.

The DW 5100 plates size gives unequalled stability and makes a big difference in durability over the long run, especially when one sits on the edge of the seat. Its adds some weight, but stability is unmatched for the price of the throne and the 5100 seat top proves more stable than a few high priced thrones. Something to consider if your weigh over a buck fifty and sit all over the seat.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:43 PM
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Mine is a Sound Percussion SP880DT Heavyweight Drum Throne. I've had it for let's see, fifteen years. It has double-braced legs, a well-padded seat and it costs $60.00 at Guitar Center. It's a good solid drum stool.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:53 AM
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Check out the Sound Percussion Embroidered drum throne @ GC or MF


Can someone post a pic of the bottom bracket on the SOUND PERCUSSION Embroidered throne top?

The DW 5100 has an uber-macho mounting plate/bracket underneath, some thrones have cheap, weak bottom plates which is "no bueno" if your packing some weight.

The DW 5100 plates size gives unequalled stability and makes a big difference in durability over the long run, especially when one sits on the edge of the seat. Its adds some weight, but stability is unmatched for the price of the throne and the 5100 seat top proves more stable than a few high priced thrones. Something to consider if your weigh over a buck fifty and sit all over the seat.
Im still tryin to figure out how to post pics but I can tell you the SP Emb. throne has a 7"x 8" plate on the bottom that is about 4mm thick. It seems pretty burly, plus it has a mount for a backrest. The whole throne is almost too heavy. I Weigh 205' and me likey the SP just fine.
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The throne should also be cleaned.

Im all for this.



If you need inspiration, put your nose right on your throne top and take a big sniff, it'll probably smell like ass.

Vinyl top- bust out a diluted bleach and water spray

Cloth top- Find an upholstery cleaner, read directions though after you spray, suspend the seat upside down (somehow) to keep the liquid from penetrating into the foam.

I've used and recommend Resolve 'powder' it works well and you avoid the liquid hassles, drying time, stink, tendency to over-apply etc.

Always wear gloves.
It is really worth buying some cloth you like and paying a tailor $20 to make a fitted cover for your seat. When it gets grungy, you can just wash it. I never sat directly on my Roc-N-Soc and always used a cover.
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:12 AM
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I use this throne from Gibraltar.

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.c...one?sku=490603

I got a great deal on it at a local store and it's held up to a lot of gigging. It even survived an attack by one of our cats. Evidently it looked like a scratching post.
That reminds me...I stuffed him in my kick drum. Gotta go.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:03 PM
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I gave this a lot of thought and after considering and testing several I decided on the DW9100 worm screw height adjustment. It has a large round vinyl seat that never gets dirty and it's solid. It's firm but not hard. The seat is the most important gear part for me and I am very happy with this one.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:31 PM
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I gave this a lot of thought and after considering and testing several I decided on the DW9100 worm screw height adjustment. It has a large round vinyl seat that never gets dirty and it's solid. It's firm but not hard. The seat is the most important gear part for me and I am very happy with this one.

Good one, but it is a heavy beast.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:44 PM
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Here's my thoughts about throne

Think of throne or seat like thinking cymbals, throwing less money will inevitably lead to throwing more money later (just like cheap beginners cymbals), invest the amount that is needed regarding your comfort. Not only your butt but also you & band members will thank you because it will help you play more solidly, because you wont think how bad you butt hurts then being anxious to finish the set/gig.

I've kept my cheap throne till I could afford a good one. I finally went with a Roc-N-Soc manual spindle with backrest for 160$ usd. Me, my butt & my back couldn't be happier.
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Tama 1st Chair's back rest actually supports the back when playing as it can be angled inwards towards the back. Other backrests such as the roc and soc are more like swivel chairs and if you tend to sit a little perched on the throne then the backrest won't do much.

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