Gig Stool ?

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davek
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Gig Stool ?

Post by davek » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:29 am

I am using a nice Roc-n-Soc drum throne for my stool for gigs. It's very comfortable for several hours and I already owned it from when another family member took up drums years ago.
Problem is, It's kind of heavy to lug around to gigs, along with the rest of my stuff.

I'm looking for something lighter/more portable, but still comfortable for sitting a few hours. And maybe under 200 bucks?

What do others use that they like?
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BGuttman
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Re: Gig Stool ?

Post by BGuttman » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:01 pm

For concert band settings I use a $3.00 bridge chair from Goodwill. Padded seat. Weighs too much.

For Dixieland where I'm front row I found a plain bar stool so I can be seated but look like I'm standing.

Good luck. Problem is the sturdy seats are heavy.
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TheBoneRanger
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Re: Gig Stool ?

Post by TheBoneRanger » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:07 pm

I have a cheap folding piano stool in my practice room. I haven't taken it on gigs, but it would be an easy, comfortable option

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Re: Gig Stool ?

Post by andym » Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:12 pm

For a light, easy to carry chair, I like these Roll-a-chairs by Camp Time. They seem odd because the front corner is between your legs but I find them very comfortable. I forget which height I have. It is either 17" or 19". I like to be a bit high when playing because I feel it keeps my body more open and closer to the feeling of playing while standing.

https://www.camptime.com/collections/chair
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davek
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Re: Gig Stool ?

Post by davek » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:14 pm

Andy, that’s an interesting one! It would be light to carry, for sure.
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Re: Gig Stool ?

Post by Pre59 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:53 am

I have two cheap X frame folding piano stools, one at home and the other in the car, for playing at the venues that have the soft upward facing seats that put your knees above your hips.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keyboard-Adjus ... 716&sr=8-5
MTbassbone
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Re: Gig Stool ?

Post by MTbassbone » Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:41 pm

I make sure I have a good cushion to sit on and also some blocks to raise the chair. I am a bit taller than the person the chair was designed for. Jason Sulliman has a video about this. No chair to haul and can make most chairs work.

https://youtu.be/yBag3AH0F3g

This is the seat cushion I use:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DZ ... UTF8&psc=1
davek
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Re: Gig Stool ?

Post by davek » Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:16 pm

thanks for your ideas, everyone. Jason Sulliman's stuff is always very scientific and well researched.
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