Best stools for studio guitarists

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    Makzimia The Minstrel Well-Known Member

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    I've taken to using my piano bench :). It's an adjustable one and MUCH cheaper than those rip offs :). And solid of course.
     
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    Makzimia The Minstrel Well-Known Member

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    Lol @DonnyThompson my drum throne is hydraulic and squeaks.. badly. That's why my bench is in use.
     
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    Why don't they print their logos in reverse on the seats so when it comes off on your pants they get free advertising as you walk around?
     
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    Nice one. I ditch the backs as well. Thanks for the link.
     
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    good one! I was thinking about that label as well but your idea is a great one!

    Indeed paying a lot of money for a label.
    I still like a stool where you can either put a foot on a rail or simply not worry about the body of the guitar ever hitting the seat in any way. I don't like vinyl much but I do like padding.

    Thanks for the suggestions and links. Please keep them coming. I'm thinking I should go to a furniture store and look at some bar stools.
     
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    Hmm... I like these. Byrd II Swivel Counter Stool 2-pack
    Found them at Costco. Come in pairs so I can do some jamming in style. They are 24" and will swivel although I think I would screw them in tight and leave them. Excited to get them.

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    Here's something odd... Like you, I prefer a stool with a rail if I'm playing live at a show.
    But for recording, I prefer the hydraulic drum throne.

    And I have absolutely no explanation for this. LOL :confused:
     
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    I'm thinking its because its part of your workflow kit that you started sharing over the years? Also, when I am recording, I (good thing or bad) spend more time on details which includes sitting exactly at the perfect spots. This could be why you want the hydraulic adjustment at hands reach.
     
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    Makes total sense. I guess when I think of "workflow", it's usually more about gain chains, mic positions, etc... I never gave much thought to the possibility that the throne is also an actual part of my workflow.
    Your explanation is far better than anything I can come up with. ;)
     
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    That's the nicest thing you ever said to me :) Well at least in the few months!

    :D
     
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    now I gotta go to Costco... how much?
     
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    Online Only Item# 1099755

    I Know! I am counting the days for them to arrive. $264.00 a pair. Not cheap but they look like they will last years and be really comfortable.
     
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    Yeah! Got my stools today and they are perfect! Super well made, exactly the right height with a nice foot rest bar , the padding is very comfortable, they swivel just right (tight enough) and best of all... no creaks or squeaks.
    They aren't adjustable and do not screw tight which is much better. (y)

    I highly recommend these.
     
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    I buy nice office chairs and leave the arms and backs off for the guitar thrones. Most are hydraulic. The seat area is much larger than most of the seating on those thrones. If you need higher ones they make all of these in counter height. They usually come with a foot rail. I spend time every couple of months 'de-squeeking' all the furniture in the studio. 3-in-one oil works wonders. For myself...when I get to be the 'artist' I have a very nice hydraulic seat that was given to me by a friend in the equipment building industry. It's a seat that was used by someone on the assembly tables. It's nicely padded, very industrial, and will rise quite a ways up or down. Zero noise ever! I priced one out of an industrial catalog recently and this sort of thing runs in the multi hundreds....Thanks Bud!
     

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