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Gibraltar Drum Throne with Oversized Motorcycle Seat and Backrest 

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This extra-wide motorcycle-style seat features a Cordura top with wrapped vinyl around the sides and bottom of the seat. Drum throne comes with a sup...Click To Read More About This Product

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Rock out in comfort with back support.

This extra-wide motorcycle-style seat features a Cordura top with wrapped vinyl around the sides and bottom of the seat. Drum throne comes with a supportive backrest.


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GibraltarDrum Throne with Oversized Motorcycle Seat and Backrest
 
4.5

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (26)
  • Functional (23)
  • Easy to use (18)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (22)
  • Concerts (17)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (8), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Well made; great for the price!

I'm a drummer but I bought this used for a guitar stool. That involves 100% disassembly and cleanup, and that allows me to really look deep at this throne.

On...Read complete review

I'm a drummer but I bought this used for a guitar stool. That involves 100% disassembly and cleanup, and that allows me to really look deep at this throne.

On it's own it's got everything you would want; it's padded well in the seat and even though it's used it hasn't bottomed out. The backrest fits perfectly in the small of my back and is very adjustable. The M/C seat spreads you a little if you're used to round seats. You can allow it to swivel or tighten it for none. All the adjustment knobs work perfectly and securely. The height spindle is made of sturdy threaded steel. It maxes out at about 26" high which is "OK", but I'm tall. The 3 legs give me ample support for my 280 lb, 6' 8" frame. I used to play in clubs, and with set up and tear down and travel, this product would easily stand up to that.

Please notice the spindle tensioner above the legs; THIS IS A GREAT DEVICE! This tensioner is almost 3" long and is made with threads inside and interlocks with the spindle, rather than just pressing a 1/4" bolt head against it like most others. That is a huge improvement over anything I've seen.

I'd like to offer a comparison to the Roc N Soc Throne with Backrest, as I also own that throne for playing my drums. Although this Gibraltar is great for the price, and the Roc N Soc IS more money, the Roc N Soc is a better built product, it's like the Gibraltar, but on steroids! It goes up to about 30", and it also has an overall bigger, thicker seat, and a much bigger backrest. The build and materials are superior overall, but they only make thrones. For ref, the hydraulics are extremely comfortable for playing drums which I noticed because the Gibraltar (and all others) are "static" and you feel that when you get up from playing. Before buying the R'N'S, I had an original 70's Rogers throne with a comfortable, 4" thick, round seat. Extremely strong, but the spindle and seat never locked together well so the seat was "rickety", plus no backrest, and that combo was murder, so I finally went shopping last year!

I think most people would be very happy with this product. The Gibraltar throne is a great value; designed and built well. Although there may be better thrones at higher prices, it's probably the best backrest throne for it's low price, but by no means is it a "low end" product.

Thanks for reading...Now go practice!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's 'okay'...:S

Well, I've owned one for about 5 years now. It may be short life span which has caused me to rate it so low, but there really isn't anything innovative about it let...Read complete review

Well, I've owned one for about 5 years now. It may be short life span which has caused me to rate it so low, but there really isn't anything innovative about it let alone anything worth paying more than 70 bucks for. The back rest bends easily (again, keep in mind I'm a 5 year reviewer), cushion isn't flat, but it's not comfortable and the cardboard/plastic backing is starting to tear off. If you like freedom, you can expect to pick up bolts after a gig as they will wiggle out easily.Other then that, it's average and will get the job done if you can't afford a luxury seat.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Comfortable drum throne

By Paradiddler-nQC_L

from Minnesota

Comments about Gibraltar Drum Throne with Oversized Motorcycle Seat and Backrest:

Have had this throne for a month and this comfortable seat has provide some needed back and bottom relief. The seat is very comfortable and has room enough to shift positions from time to time. The backrest slants back a bit and allows the bottom of the rest to support your back while sitting straight and the whole rest to give support when sitting up straight. It has two oversized knobs for adjustment in and out and up and down. The seat attachment thumb screw is in the way of the back comming in too far, yet this could be fixed by removing some material from the backrest arm on bottom. Overall this is one of the better backrest seats for the money. I especially like the overstuffed seat with the velour top.(very comfortable.) If I lost this I would get another. So long hard little drum thrones, hello comfort.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibraltar Drum Throne

Comments about Gibraltar Drum Throne with Oversized Motorcycle Seat and Backrest:

I've had this throne for about 2 years. I sit on it every day, and I am constantly fiddling with height adjustments and what not. So far, I couldn't ask for a better seat for the price. The seat is comfortable, adjustable, durable (so far), and supportive. I have no complaints about this throne at all. That being said, its not as comfortable as one of those roc-n-soc seats, but they are significantly more expensive especially if you want a back rest (an absolute must for me). Some people really love the pork pie rounded thrones, but they arent for me. Too squishy and hard to get my balance just right. This seat is comfortable but firm which helps me stabilize myself easily. Overall, I don't think you will be disappointed.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well made; great for the price!

By talltallbill

from Simi Valley, CA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibraltar Drum Throne with Oversized Motorcycle Seat and Backrest:

    I'm a drummer but I bought this used for a guitar stool. That involves 100% disassembly and cleanup, and that allows me to really look deep at this throne.

    On it's own it's got everything you would want; it's padded well in the seat and even though it's used it hasn't bottomed out. The backrest fits perfectly in the small of my back and is very adjustable. The M/C seat spreads you a little if you're used to round seats. You can allow it to swivel or tighten it for none. All the adjustment knobs work perfectly and securely. The height spindle is made of sturdy threaded steel. It maxes out at about 26" high which is "OK", but I'm tall. The 3 legs give me ample support for my 280 lb, 6' 8" frame. I used to play in clubs, and with set up and tear down and travel, this product would easily stand up to that.

    Please notice the spindle tensioner above the legs; THIS IS A GREAT DEVICE! This tensioner is almost 3" long and is made with threads inside and interlocks with the spindle, rather than just pressing a 1/4" bolt head against it like most others. That is a huge improvement over anything I've seen.

    I'd like to offer a comparison to the Roc N Soc Throne with Backrest, as I also own that throne for playing my drums. Although this Gibraltar is great for the price, and the Roc N Soc IS more money, the Roc N Soc is a better built product, it's like the Gibraltar, but on steroids! It goes up to about 30", and it also has an overall bigger, thicker seat, and a much bigger backrest. The build and materials are superior overall, but they only make thrones. For ref, the hydraulics are extremely comfortable for playing drums which I noticed because the Gibraltar (and all others) are "static" and you feel that when you get up from playing. Before buying the R'N'S, I had an original 70's Rogers throne with a comfortable, 4" thick, round seat. Extremely strong, but the spindle and seat never locked together well so the seat was "rickety", plus no backrest, and that combo was murder, so I finally went shopping last year!

    I think most people would be very happy with this product. The Gibraltar throne is a great value; designed and built well. Although there may be better thrones at higher prices, it's probably the best backrest throne for it's low price, but by no means is it a "low end" product.

    Thanks for reading...Now go practice!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    So Comfortable...

    By badomen84

    from Fairmont, WV

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gibraltar Drum Throne with Oversized Motorcycle Seat and Backrest:

      I am 6 foot 2 and weigh about 250 pounds and this chair is awesome. Compared to the little stool I was using before, it's like a couch. It's so nice to lean back in between songs or during slower beats and give my lower back a rest for a few crucial seconds. Very good quality. The feet on this thing are about the size of a horse's hoof, and the back is very sturdy and somewhat adjustable.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      It's 'okay'...:S

      By Vasheir

      from SA, TX

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      Comments about Gibraltar Drum Throne with Oversized Motorcycle Seat and Backrest:

      Well, I've owned one for about 5 years now. It may be short life span which has caused me to rate it so low, but there really isn't anything innovative about it let alone anything worth paying more than 70 bucks for. The back rest bends easily (again, keep in mind I'm a 5 year reviewer), cushion isn't flat, but it's not comfortable and the cardboard/plastic backing is starting to tear off. If you like freedom, you can expect to pick up bolts after a gig as they will wiggle out easily.Other then that, it's average and will get the job done if you can't afford a luxury seat.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A Great Alternative

      By Rumblin' Man

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fairly Comfortable
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gibraltar Drum Throne with Oversized Motorcycle Seat and Backrest:

        I got this as an alternative to getting a Roc N Soc, because those are so expensive, and Musician's Friend really had an excellent deal on this one. I would say that the Roc N Soc ones are the most comfortable that I'm aware of, but this is a really fantastic alternative. I really enjoy sitting in it, and the back rest is a huge plus, because I sometimes start to hurt if I sit upright for too long.

        One thing I was concerned about was whether this thing was gonna be high enough or not, because I am actually using it as a keyboard stool. And I'm pleased to say that it can get plenty high enough for keyboard use. I would certainly recommend this for drums, keys, or any sit-down instrument.

        I got a little confused while putting it together (which isn't uncommon for me), but once the picture came together, I became very happy with the product.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Drum Throne....Period!

        By Kansas DrumBum

        from Kansas

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        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Sturdy But Not Bulky

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Long Performances
          • Practicing

          Comments about Gibraltar Drum Throne with Oversized Motorcycle Seat and Backrest:

          I am a drummer, and I purchased this drum throne for my college-age son, also a drummer.

          This throne is great for several reasons. First off, it's very sturdy. But this is accomplished without it also being overly bulky or heavy. I've seen sturdy thrones that are a pain to fold up and heavy enough to be a pain to take on the road. Not this one.

          Secondly, it's a very comfortable throne. But comfort isn't about just having a soft seat to sit on. Experienced drummers know that a comfortable throne means less fatigue when you're playing for several hours. And less fatigue means better drumming. The tractor seat is cushioned with a firm, but thick layer of padding. I'm not a little guy, so that's important to me. You don't feel like you're sitting on a plywood board covered in vinyl. Then there's the back rest. It's also well padded, and is attached in a way that is very adjustable, and also very sturdy so you don't worry about leaning back.

          If you like to sit up high, for better toe action on the bass pedals, you'll like this throne. Some thrones only reach 22"-24". This one can extend to about 28". But it will also go as low as about anyone would ever need. The seat is mounted on a threaded shaft so height adjustment is made by turning the throne. In my opinion this is superior to the gas filled cylinders which will invariably fail sooner or later.

          I don't know yet how this throne will hold up over time. But based on what I see (in comparison with other thrones I've owned in my 40 years of drumming), this one should be with us for quite some time. In fact, now that I've seen it, I'm strongly considering one for myself as well.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          One great seat for the bigger guy

          By RS

          from Atlanta GA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Gibraltar Drum Throne with Oversized Motorcycle Seat and Backrest:

            Getting back into drumming after a number of years I was looking for a comfortable seat to use with my new E-drum set. When I saw the words "oversized seat... and back rest" I knew I had found it. As with most Gibraltar products the quality is excellent. No out of box issues, and no problems after 2 months of heavy use. The one thing I didn't consider was the actual seat shape. Previously I had used only round seats, and being a drummer who likes to stand occasionally and moves around a good bit the round seat works because it doesn't matter where you sit on it. With the M/C seat however you have to pretty much stay in one place. Not that big of a problem in my older years, but younger drummers might consider it. Overall I still give five stars for quality, comfy seat, and nice backrest.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Happy with service

            By Dave

            from Harrison, Arkansas

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Was in new condition

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gibraltar Drum Throne with Oversized Motorcycle Seat and Backrest:

                Ordered used drum throne, and I was worried about what condition it would be in. The drum throne was either new or like new. I was very pleased with the service and product.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Nice stool bUT needs improvement

                By JB

                from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Gibraltar Drum Throne with Oversized Motorcycle Seat and Backrest:

                  I play guitar and was looking for a chair that would swivel and not impede leg movement. This does that nicely. This is a solid stool, with a comfortable seat. A little heavy to carry but that is what makes it feel secure when seated. I'm 6 feet tall and it seems a bit too tall for guitar playing. I prefer a little lower seat position. The back is angled too far back and doesn't give very good support for me but is probably best suited for drummers.

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