#1
Hey guys,

I play a lot of guitar, as I am sure we all do. I do a lot of it in the house, sitting down. I have for years been trying to find the right kind of chair.

I don't want arms, but I do want to be able to lean back a little to push my back straight. Does anyone have a favourite seat, or kind of seat?
#2
IMO Drummer Thrones are some of the best seats for sitting and playing guitar. Most of them do not have backs on them but a few do. a Nice one (but expensive) is the Gibraltar Drum Throne with the Oversized Motorcycle Seat and Backrest. They sell for $169.99 USD

#3
That looks pretty nice. I guess it would go high enough too. There's some at one of the places I teach that wobble at heights above shin level and don't have backs. I guess it's because they're cheap!
#4
Arms don't hinder me from playing in my chair.

Classical position bypasses pretty much every problem people come up with for sitting down and playing.
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#5
Be sure to try different drum throne types before you buy one.

You may find yourself well settled with a cheap, plain-surfaced, backless one,
Or you may find that the extra price is worth the back and the nice shape the gibraltar posted in the picture has.
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#6
A seat is a seat IMO. As long as it's comfortable to sit on and at the correct height so my upper legs are at least parallel to the ground, I'm good. I can play in both Horizontal and Classical positions comfortably on my chair. Its only a basic office chair without arms!

One of these, it has a pump handle... useful!
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#7
i also agree about drum thrones. i play outta normal seats too, but i always seem to like my drummer's super simple throne.

i also like playing on stools with a good foot rest. this gets me off the ground for acoustic stuff and the projection of the guitar is better.

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Hey guys,

I play a lot of guitar, as I am sure we all do. I do a lot of it in the house, sitting down. I have for years been trying to find the right kind of chair.

I don't want arms, but I do want to be able to lean back a little to push my back straight. Does anyone have a favourite seat, or kind of seat?


I found a padded office chair that adjusts to height and the arms just had two bolts holding them, so I took the arms off. I have seen a few of these chairs at garage sales for cheap.
#9
I took the right arm of of my office chair so the body will fit close to me when sitting naturally with back support. The left chair arm supports the elbow on my fretting hand while playing.
I have a L shaped desk. When I need to slouch in front of the computer, the desk on my right acts support my mouse hand arm when I'm housing people during on-line gaming battles.
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#10
Quote by Offworld92
Arms don't hinder me from playing in my chair.


i find it hard to play without arms...




seriously, though, bar stools can work too (i prefer no arms, depends on the type of arms, i suppose), but that drum throne looks badass.
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#11
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i find it hard to play without arms...




seriously, though, bar stools can work too (i prefer no arms, depends on the type of arms, i suppose), but that drum throne looks badass.


+1 to the barstool. And to the difficulty of playing without arms
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Quote by Carl21221
A seat is a seat IMO. As long as it's comfortable to sit on and at the correct height so my upper legs are at least parallel to the ground, I'm good. I can play in both Horizontal and Classical positions comfortably on my chair. Its only a basic office chair without arms!

One of these, it has a pump handle... useful!


Yea, I use one of these too. Mine had arms on it but I unbolted them and pitched them in the bin.

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#13
I don't really play sitting down much but when I do I sit on my bed. It's low to the ground and the bedframe sticks out a bit. I use it to put my foot on, then rest the guitar on my thigh. I can NOT play sitting down if I don't have something to hold my foot on. It is incredibly uncomfortable to sit down and play without something holding my foot up. I can play standing no problem. Am I the only one like this?
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Quote by Dave_Mc
i find it hard to play without arms...


Hey man, **** you always calling out my double entendres.
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Q:Why'd the girl fall off the swing?
A: She had no arms.
Q: Why couldn't she get up?
A: She had no legs.





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I can't play sitting down because I only play standing up.


damn right. i play like i pee: like a man, standing up.
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#19



Well, I can play sitting down but my muscles are not trained for that so if I try it - I end up missing chords and positions. Plus, with the heavy stuff I play, to your point, it just doesn't seem right to be sitting down.

For those that gig and take it seriously, I def suggest you practice standing up. Unless you gig sitting down
#20
I can play covers front to back - with leads sitting down.
I suck standing up. The only songs I can play front to back reasonably well are my bands (bar chord bashing) ... and Kiss' "God of Thunder".
#21
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Hey man, **** you always calling out my double entendres.




But yeah seriously it's worth practising being able to play standing up.

but if you're practising somethign new, standing up as well is pretty tiring. i tend to sit if i'm learning something new. I can play better sitting too, which sucks. I can still play standing up, but sitting is easier.
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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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