I use the Tama 1st Chair w/backrest and thats how I keep mine, low and much farther forward than the picture shows. It's the legnth of that bottom bolt that adjusts the forward position. Mine didn't adjust far enough for my liking so I just threaded on a couple of bolts to the end of it and that gave it the extra legnth. You can also go to a hardware store and buy a longer bolt and it will do the same thing.
This image suggests the adjustable range of the backrest. Can anyone with a Tama throne confirm whether or not it can be angled forward more than the picture shows?
I would have it set lower, about half of what the photo shows.
That's the situation at my current regular gig - I'm backed right up against the wall.Does a wall count? My practice spot's size limitations force my kit with my back almost a wall.I am a few inches in front of it, but during breaks I do lean back on it. For gigs I don't have any issue's with my backless porkpie throne.
I believe it is "Fuzrock"...I think the politically correct term is "gravitationally challenged." That's what us fat guys with backrests prefer to be called. What's the politically correct word for jerk?
Glad to here it Kettles. Enjoy your backrest, you'll be glad you did.Thanks Mike! I found this photo last night, and the idea of using a longer bolt was pretty obvious when seeing it up close. I assume the hinge will allow it to travel further than with the normal bolt. I've ordered a backrest and hopefully picking it up in a few days.
(It's a huge photo so I posted as a link )
Do yoga. Thatll help in all facets of your life along with building a good core.I am sorry to jump the thread, but I have also thought about the need to make my core stronger, especially as i lean forward a lot when playing double bass. The thing is which exercises do you use? I can only think of sit - ups or crunches? Do you do something else?