On a tractor or motorcycle the 'tractor' seat is great, so it must also be ok for the drums as DMC points out. I just wonder how comfortable we need to be. When broke and without a seat I once chopped down the legs of a kitchen (or?) stool and ended up sitting on a plank of bone wracking plywood covered with about an inch of crappy squishy foam. Ya' know what? I never gave the lack of 'comfort' a second thought. It was all about the rock and roll and I could've just as well been standing on my feet or sitting on a slab of granite. However, that being said this is 2009 and a time when comfort and convienience seems paramount to all we do, so dig deep in them pockets boy and buy what feels like your own personal launching pad, a place that'll enable you to interpret and express yourself without the distraction of 'discomfort'.