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Old 11-04-2011, 12:47 PM
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What brands make really awesome thrones? I need a new one

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Old 11-04-2011, 01:01 PM
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i have two, a gibraltar 9000 series, and a roc n soc standard/original one... both are amazingly comfy.
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:02 AM
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These are nice:
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:10 AM
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The Roc-N-Soc saddles are always great, as are the Pork pies, but those can get expensive.
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:58 AM
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The Roc-N-Soc saddles are always great, as are the Pork pies, but those can get expensive.
I can get Pork Pie saddles for 179$ is that a good price?
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:22 AM
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There are many great fitting comfortable drum thrones out there, but like anything else, you should get your butt out there and try a few. I like the Roc N Soc hydraulic saddle and also the Tama hydraulic round throne. I also have a DW 5000 series which is very comfortable and also an old Pearl seat that I'm still using, along with a couple Tama Round Riders. If you try them out, sit on them for ten or fifteen minutes just to make sure that there are no issues. I bought a Roc N Soc round seat several years ago and didn't notice until I got it home that it would stop the blood circulation under my legs after about fifteen or twenty minutes. That's when I returned it and bought the saddle seat version.

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Old 11-05-2011, 08:11 AM
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I can get Pork Pie saddles for 179$ is that a good price?
Is that in Aussie dollars? God I hope you're not having to ship from the US to your country - you guys down there pay so much more to have good gear it's shameful! The Pork Pies here in the US can be had for under $130 plus tax. Good throne, but I felt a little too soft - I sunk into it too much. I like a stiff throne, like a DW, Tama, or the Roc-n-soc. But you really have to try them to see what you like. I go back and forth with the Roc-n-soc saddle and the DW round seat - at times I just prefer the round seat.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:24 AM
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I'll vote for the Roc & Soc. I like the hydraulic, but the cylinder failed after a few years midsong at a gig, so I went to the spindle. I'll be using that until I die, of that I am sure. It's built to last.

As a modification, I got a sturdy cord, attached each end to a screw underneath the throne top, to use as a handle. Now I can carry my throne top with one finger. It makes it SO much easier to carry. In fact, I tied rope handles to all my drums. Since I shed the cases, it's much easier to carry them. The inspiration for that came recently when I had to carry my floor and 2 rack toms stacked on top of each other for like 3 blocks by just the rim of the floor tom. Fun times.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:43 AM
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Is that in Aussie dollars? God I hope you're not having to ship from the US to your country - you guys down there pay so much more to have good gear it's shameful! The Pork Pies here in the US can be had for under $130 plus tax. Good throne, but I felt a little too soft - I sunk into it too much. I like a stiff throne, like a DW, Tama, or the Roc-n-soc. But you really have to try them to see what you like. I go back and forth with the Roc-n-soc saddle and the DW round seat - at times I just prefer the round seat.
It's in US dollars. Have a look at this:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/greenbriermu....c0.m270.l1313
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:51 AM
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It's in US dollars. Have a look at this:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/greenbriermu....c0.m270.l1313
Definitely contact them and find out how much it costs to ship to Australia. It could be a deal breaker as many Australians have discovered here.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:48 PM
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this costs around $180 AUD from a drum shop... with warrentee, and its probably the most comfy stool i've ever sat on. its as comfy as my roc n soc, however this is softer, the roc n soc is harder (but not too hard)!

i highly suggest you get this.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:24 PM
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this costs around $180 AUD from a drum shop... with warrentee, and its probably the most comfy stool i've ever sat on. its as comfy as my roc n soc, however this is softer, the roc n soc is harder (but not too hard)!

i highly suggest you get this.
I have the same stool but with the Dixon label it sells for about $60 less, Dixon and Gibraltar hardware are built in the same factory, along with some Cannon and Worldmax products as well.

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Old 11-05-2011, 08:03 PM
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Can I put in a word for the Pearl Roadster? It's a rock solid seat and not over expensive. Not sure if they still make them but I got mine about 5 years ago when I went double pedal.

The first thing I found about double pedal work is that you need a really firm solid seat, otherwise you will fall off of it.

You need to be firmly planted. So I swapped my traditional round top stool for the Roadster, which has a big bike saddle made of firm cushion material. This lets you sink in just a little bit and makes it easy to stay upright even when all four limbs are in action.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:09 PM
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This is interesting. I sit on an exercise ball at the computer here. Anyone sit on this yet?


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Old 11-19-2011, 05:43 PM
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I have a DW 9101 and Tama 1st Chair. Both are very good. I will likely get a Ford Smart Ass throne with back support at some point.

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Old 11-19-2011, 07:06 PM
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I'll put my vote in for the Mapex Big Cat Throne. Sadly I can't seem to find much info online - they might have discontinued it now. Either way it's the nicest seat I've ever had.

http://www.soundattak.co.uk/showusyo...edia/318/7.jpg
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:32 PM
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I'll put my vote in for Pork Pie thrones as well.
I've got a big boy throne top, as well as the regular round top and they both cover the bases. The big boy is nice and firm, and gives me a large space to sit on, I prefer it for live performances to the round top.

The round top actually had some holes punctured in it while being shipped (which led to a steep discount on my end) so it sinks in real nice and soft, and I prefer it for practicing at home / on my electric.
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:10 AM
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Roc-n-socs are very comfy. Very expensive as well though.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:13 AM
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Just picked up a Roc-n-soc hydraulic tractor style seat. I've cut corners on throne's in the past but finally realized it's the last component to try to go cheap on. Plus, I'm 58, I can't sit on a picnic bench for 4 hours anymore.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:30 AM
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I love my roc-n-soc throne. I bought a new hydraulic version and I make the mistake of not reading that it has a 250 pound weight limit. It gradually sinks as I sit on it. I had to relagate it to my practice room. I have a DW throne, but it is a little hard and since it has a vinyl top, it can get a little sweaty. I put a Protection Racket sheep skin cover on it and it feels much better. It is a little softer and keeps the backside dry. :)
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:39 AM
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My vote goes for Roc-n-Soc. I would steer away from the hydraulic throne, though, unless you need to quickly change heights frequently during your set. First of all, it can fail (and I've heard of it doing so from several people...). Secondly, it bounces a bit while you play. I don't know about you, but I like to stay at one height while I play, without bouncing. It makes for more consistent contact with the components of the kit, and in particular, makes rim shots easier when you're not bouncing up and down. Spindle seat is fine: less prone to "fail", and doesn't bounce.

I used to be a saddle/tractor seat fan, but I got a round seat with a drum set a few years back which I use more often now. For some reason, it's just more comfortable. Sure, the saddle seat contours your hind-quarters, to some extent, but the round seat seems to cushion a bit better. It's more comfortable to sit on for long gigs, for me anyways. So, that's my vote: Roc-n-Soc, round seat, spindle post.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:54 AM
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I have a DW9000 hydraulic round, Rock n Soc nitro, and a Pork Pie Big Boy (non hydraulic). The DW and Roc N Soc have been flawless and comfortable, but the main clamp on Pork Pie began to loosen up after about 3 years of very infrequent use. It was obviously a design defect so I contacted them and asked if they could take a look at it to see if it was repairable (in or out of warranty). The guy was rude and said "in 10 years of running the throne division I have never seen one fail like that so it must have been due to misuse."

Needless to say I think that their customer service is complete crap and I will never buy a piece of Pork Pie crap again. They look great but that's about all I can say.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:42 PM
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I have the Tama Ergo-Rider Hydraulix with the HTB5 Back Rest. Works really well.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:07 AM
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I have the roc-n-soc nitro and I can't say enough good things about it. I loved the first one so much that I got a second one to match.
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Roc-n-soc's don't go high enough for me.

I'm 6'4"
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:26 PM
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I'm 6'4"

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Old 02-13-2012, 10:48 PM
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I have a big rectangular Yamaha throne with four legs. This thing is a rock and weighs more than my rack. Holds my 6'1" 220 pounds just fine. Has enough room for my fat ass too!
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:57 PM
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I bought a Roc N So Nitro around christmas time. I love it. I like the bounce it has. Makes it that much more comfortable to me. No complaints. In fact, my back doesn't hurt while we have band practice like it used to.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:25 AM
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I have the Tama 1st Chair Ergo-Rider. While at first I was hesitant because of its size, I now know that the thickness of the cushion and the breadth of the seat itself is what makes it so ergonomic. Never get a sore back, never get sore legs, NEVER wobble or fall over. Best $120 I ever spent.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:45 AM
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Pearl Roadster for me, too.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:07 PM
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I have the Tama 1st Chair Ergo-Rider. While at first I was hesitant because of its size, I now know that the thickness of the cushion and the breadth of the seat itself is what makes it so ergonomic. Never get a sore back, never get sore legs, NEVER wobble or fall over. Best $120 I ever spent.
As a husky man, I second this. I had a Roc-N-Soc for almost 10 years and it served me well. When I sat on the Ergo-Rider, I felt more confident and stable. Played several gigs with the Ergo and no complaints so far. Tried the DW5001, Pork Pie, and Gibraltar, all were soft and comfy but it wasn't the chair, it was my ass.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:32 PM
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I finally found the best stool for me, The stars & pigs (Pork Pie) Throne.

I love this seat, it feels great!
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:35 PM
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Digging that acrylic kit too.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:57 PM
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I used a Tama round Roadpro for a long time but the more time I put behind the kit, my ass would get sore.

I knew I needed something more comfortable and I went to my local store and sat on a Roc N' Soc and a Sound Percussion throne with the bicycle seat. I honestly felt just as comfortable behind a SP as I did the Roc, so I bought the less pricey SP and I've been happy with it thus far.

I'll admit it was hard to go with a "non-name brand" item but I also got rid of my old Tama cymbal stands (they rusted because I let a friend borrow them and he didn't take care of them) and replaced them with Sound Percussions.

The test of time and setups/breakdowns will tell if I did the right thing.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:28 PM
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Whichever one of these is the lightest! Besides me, my Nitro throne is the heaviest thing I carry!
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:42 PM
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Having sat on most of them out there I ended up going with modified office chairs. Total comfort, I love the back rests, and they cost less than manufactured drum thrones. I just take off the wheels and add threaded bolts to the legs for extra height. They also spin, which is helpful for reaching a third floor tom and cymbals placed far right or left, such as I have.

I would never go back to using drum thrones.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:55 PM
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I have a Roc'n'Soc with Gibraltar base. It's pretty good, but seriously they all make good stuff. As long as it's high quality the main thing is what type of seat works for you. I use tractor style and I simply hate round seats. I have a round one at home with my practice pad, but it's getting changed soon, especially if I start working my feet on a pad as well. A lot of people prefer the round ones, though.

IMO apart from your sticks it's the most important piece of gear you have, so it's worth getting something good and solid. I don't understand back rests. I sit up straight and forward and need to move around, so it would just be in the way. If I need a rest I sit or lie down somewhere else.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:58 PM
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You should try one before you buy, and sit in it for a while. They may all look pretty, but not all foam is created equal. My DW which I believe is built by Roc n soc, is fantastic, and you can sit on it all day. I don't use it for gigging because it is too heavy! I recently bought a Renown 57 kit and it came with a Gibralter throne. Looks great, matching the kit and all but the foam sucks. You are sitting on wood in no time at all. I have three Mapex thrones. Bicycle top, round top with material, and round top with vinyl. They have great supportive foam, and are light weight. Great for gigging. If you sweat a lot I would recommend the fabric tops. They breeth better than the vinyl. I also find the round lets you sit where you want. The bicycle forces you to sit the way it is shaped. Even more so with a back rest.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:29 PM
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If you sweat a lot I would recommend the fabric tops. They breeth better than the vinyl.

Keep in mind that if you do sweat a lot a fabric/cloth top seat will absorb the sweat transferring it down into the foam where it will eventually weaken the foam.

Vinyl is better if you sweat a lot, well... better for the life of the foam anyway. Vinyl with a towel over it is good.

BTW IMO the foam ROC N SOC uses is crappy, little to no support and breaks down fast, unless they've upgraded since I've had one (which has bee about 10 years).
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