Where are you technically supposed to sit on your throne?

bud7h4

Silver Member
I was just reevaluating this yesterday because something has felt wrong the last few weeks when doing anything complex on double bass. Turns out I had gradually been moving forward on the seat. I moved back again flush with the back edge, but not far enough to cut off circulation in my thighs, since I sit slightly higher than average.
I use a round Pork Pie Big Boy.

I don't really know where you're supposed to sit.
"There's are probably several good positions and a lot of bad ones. " - Captain Obvious
 
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MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
Bob Gatzen invented that rig. Or was it Rob Brown? ;):ROFLMAO:
I remember looking at that thing and thinking WHAT? It was in an issue of MD and it had Bob explaining the purpose of the Drum Frame. It made sense but I never got to try one. After 30 years of being level I don't think I'd want to now.
 

J-W

Well-known member
I remember looking at that thing and thinking WHAT? It was in an issue of MD and it had Bob explaining the purpose of the Drum Frame. It made sense but I never got to try one. After 30 years of being level I don't think I'd want to now.

I admittedly have a thing for suspended bass drums. Not only in looks but in sound as well. They really do open up when off the floor but, I agree; I don't know if being laid back like that would be for me either. I would like to try one though, just to see what it's like. Bob didn't have one set up at the time I was there so I didn't get a chance. I had the opportunity to buy one for fairly cheap a few years ago, but I'm pretty content with my Voelker rig.
I'd love to have heard Tony Royster Jr.'s kit in person when he was using one.
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SVBJECT

Well-known member
On my old throne I used to sit relatively far forward, never really using the back rest at all. I've now (as of a few months ago) got an Ahead Spinalglide (with the twin seating for each cheek), and I've found I can feel in control in a lot of different positions on it, so have been starting to experiment a bit more. I haven't really come to any conclusions yet, but it definitely has an effect on different techniques.
 

Odd-Arne Oseberg

Platinum Member
Sitting on top always seemed to make the most sense to me.
 
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