That might be a bit high. I'm 5'7" too and I remember trying my seat at 24" a few months ago. I liked the novelty of it for a little while but in the end I lowered it by a couple of inches for ergonomic reasons.I don't think I will be spending hours at a time and I don't want to spend half of what the whole kit cost at this point. My main question is the stool I have is 23 inches high and not adjustable and want to know if you think it's too high. I am only 5'7".
I'm with Watso on this. A 'cheap' throne is just false economy, and if $150 is too much, you're probably better off just using what you already have. My adjustable throne is set at about 21 inches for me, and I'm only 5' 00" tall. If your fixed stool is 24", and you're a lot taller than me, that should be good. It'll probably be better for you that it's non-adjustable anyway. Cheaper thrones don't lock from swiveling as well as their more expensive counter parts, and that's where low back comes from - your hips are swiveling around when you need it to be solid because your legs are working. So I'd stay the course with what you have until you can do it right.I am new to drumming and bought the Alesis Nitro kit and have been using a stool I bought for a guitar but it seems it's quite a bit higher than the drum thrones I see. Should I invest in a cheap throne and which would be one you would recommend?
Agree 1000%. I have had a Roc N Soc now for 25 years and it still looks and feels new. 3 years ago I bought a round Pork Pie (in the $150 range) and love it. I expect to have that till my end days.DO NOT skimp on your throne.
Spend around 150 minimum to get into the real stuff that won't make your back hurt.
Secondly; go to a shop and try out some. There are different styles and types of seats, filler, hardware, "cylinders", feet, adjustments... The list goes on. Anything above 150 dollar range should be good enough to not hurt you as you play and be solid... After that, there's a ton of personal preference in play.
Man you're a stubborn one just like me! That could have been a quote right out of my mouth when I was a young lad. Looking at where I am today it's weird to think that it all started on a crap e-kit and 50$ throne... Which I guess means that none of it scared me off from drumming, and that's the main thing.
Geez, I'd send it back and go with something like this: