Haha aw man thats like when a nut in my bass pedal rolls out and it starts leaning to the left. I'm not big on drum thrones other than thats the most overrated name you could give a seat.
Roc-n-Soc Nitro...what a great throne! I don't have the backrest, but it's the sturdiest, most comfortable throne ever...and the turning is SO SMOOTH. I love how you can make the micro adjustments with the air lift--that was deal breaker between that and the Pork Pie.I also have a Roc n soc with the backrest and the 3 legs. Best throne ever. I've played on it for 4-5 hours straight and my butt doesn't know the difference. I have a couple of other thrones here, that I use for practice, not cheapies, I have the exact gibraltar as pictured above. It's solid but it sure as hell aint comfortable. Roc-n-Soc nitro with the backrest, worth every penny.
Where'd you hear that? The Pearl Forums?I hear the new Tama thrones have a nylon (or?) bushing that degrades the seat. I'm not sure I completely understand the problem, but because of this I've taken Tama off the radar (even though the throne is for my Tama drums... which are grand.
Tama's quality hasn't 'slipped' any, its improved. For the money, Tama's thrones are the lightest, sturdiest, most functional thrones on the market.Regarding Tama, I believe I heard that somewhere in this forum and was surprised to hear their quality had slipped a few notches. But, I can't say for sure. My Tama throne lasted a long long time, and besides a small rip the seat is still in great shape.
I second that. I've been flopping my ass down on a Roc-N-Soc for 15 years and its held up well.Roc 'n Soc are the BEST! I have the tractor-seat style and I'm a big guy (240 lbs.) - it's very comfortable. I've been thinking about trying out a round one though.
I need to 'run down' where I got that information of the Tama thrones and when I do I'll post what was said. Like I said, my old Tama throne was 'the best seat in the house' until the big 'snap'.Tama's quality hasn't 'slipped' any, its improved. For the money, Tama's thrones are the lightest, sturdiest, most functional thrones on the market.
The Roc n Soc will take awhile depending on your weight/use, but you will end-up sitting on the wood base (make a note), as the quality of the foam they use is poor.
It's much like sleeping on a bed. Some people like a firmer bed, some like a mushier one. I like a mushier throne seat and would even dig a water seat or a Select Comfort air seat, but some people might prefer plain plywood and everything in between.I have to disagree with DMC on one thing. I wouldn't want the seat to be 'mushier'. Too me it seems perfect the way it is. When I sat on it I knew without a doubt this would be the ONE for me.
Ain't it the truth! I've been using our guitarist $39 cheapy, and the truth be known... it was just fine. Maybe the comfort of the seat is really meant for those moments BETWEEN the songs rather than during... I don't know, but I sure like the Roc n Soc.It's much like sleeping on a bed. Some people like a firmer bed, some like a mushier one. I like a mushier throne seat and would even dig a water seat or a Select Comfort air seat, but some people might prefer plain plywood and everything in between.
I think a smaller seat will be more comfortable in general if it is mushier, while a larger seat can be firmer. But then there are people who probably like very small and hard seats, or a full-size tractor seat with sheepskin. Like a bed, it all depends on what feels good.
Round ones are smaller and easier to transport, but tractors are more comfortable. After more than 10 years on a tractor seat, two years ago I switched to a round seat. It's just as comfortable as the tractor seat and much easier to transport, but it is very, very mushy, which makes up for the smaller surface area it offers to absorb shock from your butt.So should I get a tractor seat or a round one?