piano bench as a throne?

It's time to discuss drum accessories.

Moderator: Moderators

blastbeats666
session drummer
session drummer
Posts: 811
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:34 pm
Location: westboring, MA

Post Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:10 pm

ok well ive heard little about this except it works when you have a high kit and its very comfy. other than that i haven't heard much else on this. can some one enlighten me on this subject.
screw you mike
User avatar
metldrummer2112
groove master
groove master
Posts: 1901
Joined: Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:04 pm
Location: Elizabethtown, PA

Post Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:15 pm

If your kit isn't very tight and you don't mind not being able to rotate, it doesn't seem like a terrible idea. But remember not to put anything far off to one direction or you'll have to twist your body to hit it and that can lead to injuries/problems
"Slaughter and Salvation, we bore two irreconcilable focuses."

"We dare speak the word, King Of Those Who Know."
blastbeats666
session drummer
session drummer
Posts: 811
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:34 pm
Location: westboring, MA

Post Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:18 pm

yea like a 4 or 5 peice kit with a couple cymbals would be perfect for the bench.
well what about comfort? i heard it was veryyyy comfy
screw you mike
User avatar
metldrummer2112
groove master
groove master
Posts: 1901
Joined: Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:04 pm
Location: Elizabethtown, PA

Post Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:22 pm

A Roc-N-Soc throne is also very comfy 8)
"Slaughter and Salvation, we bore two irreconcilable focuses."

"We dare speak the word, King Of Those Who Know."
blastbeats666
session drummer
session drummer
Posts: 811
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:34 pm
Location: westboring, MA

Post Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:31 pm

yeah but is the bench comfier?
is it even possible?
screw you mike
User avatar
metldrummer2112
groove master
groove master
Posts: 1901
Joined: Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:04 pm
Location: Elizabethtown, PA

Post Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:34 pm

Ask Scott the pros and cons, he knows a lot about human biology, and I really don't this being good for your body. He'll know more
"Slaughter and Salvation, we bore two irreconcilable focuses."

"We dare speak the word, King Of Those Who Know."
blastbeats666
session drummer
session drummer
Posts: 811
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:34 pm
Location: westboring, MA

Post Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:47 pm

scott you heard the kid! :D
screw you mike
DRUMSMYWIFE
groove master
groove master
Posts: 1252
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:33 am
Location: Chula Vista, (A community within San Diego) California

Post Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:11 am

Ok but I'd rather have the swivel.
Image
User avatar
Alan_
groove master
groove master
Posts: 4204
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:47 am
Location: austin, tx

Post Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:44 am

bad idea.

you're going to end up tipping over on one of those. also, if you're playing double kick, there's a bit of side-to-side "wiggle" that is normally absorbed by the padding on a seat that will probe to be annoying when sitting on a piano bench. also, they're much more flimsy in construction and said wiggle will eventually loosen up the legs. also, not adjustable, not padded, not ergonomic...I could go on.
User avatar
Empyrean Drums
groove master
groove master
Posts: 1748
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:22 am
Location: Aurora Colorado

Post Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:49 am

This hurts my back just thinking about it...........
Verify our range to target, one ping only…
User avatar
Alan_
groove master
groove master
Posts: 4204
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:47 am
Location: austin, tx

Post Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:54 am

and then there's that.
User avatar
Empyrean Drums
groove master
groove master
Posts: 1748
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:22 am
Location: Aurora Colorado

Post Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:57 am

I wouldn't even want to sit on a piano bench for extended periods to play piano (or even if I was just watching TV) I think they're designed to be uncomfortable so you have to sit straight
Verify our range to target, one ping only…
User avatar
Alan_
groove master
groove master
Posts: 4204
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:47 am
Location: austin, tx

Post Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:01 am

they work ok for piano. the rationale is that if you're shorter you're gonna have to move your ass a little bit left or right to get the notes at the far ends of the register.
User avatar
Empyrean Drums
groove master
groove master
Posts: 1748
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:22 am
Location: Aurora Colorado

Post Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:05 am

Whenever a guest would come over and sit on mine they would instantly get this unconfortable look on their face as though they just got a prostate exam.
Verify our range to target, one ping only…
User avatar
Martin
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 78
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:17 pm

Post Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:45 pm

Im not a big fan of the idea myself and personally I couldnt imagine being without my throne (and its just a basic Gibraltar bicycle style throne). In fact I love the thing sooo damn much that I bring it to the dinner table with me. I fine it puts me in a more upright comfortable position.
Oh.. and its like an angel massaging my ass, which is always a good thing :D
Pearl Session Custom Maple Vintage Fade 5 piece
Cymbals: All Sabian except 18" Wuhan and 13" Zildjian KZ hi hats
12" APX splash, 13" AAX studio crash, 15" AAX Studio crash, 16"
AAX dark crash, 16" APX crash, 17" AAXplosion crash, 22" Ride