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Musician's Friend AKT-97 Height Adjustable Throne

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The AKT-97 is designed for flexibility and works well for guitarists, keyboardists, and drummers. It's height adjustable, so whatever your size, you'...Click To Read More About This Product

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A throne for all reasons!

The AKT-97 is designed for flexibility and works well for guitarists, keyboardists, and drummers. It's height adjustable, so whatever your size, you're guaranteed a good fit. 10 positions adjust from 16"-24". The padded seat and backrest is finished with rugged leather-look vinyl. Braced legs keep you firmly planted on the stage, and the footrest is ideal for guitarists. Quick to set up and tear down, it's the ideal solution for the gigging musician and a handy addition to any studio.

10 positions adjust from 16"-24"
Padded seat and backrest
Rugged leather-look vinyl
Braced legs
Footrest is ideal for guitarists
Quick to set up and tear down

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Good value for the price

By Tom-IQNFx

from Philadelphia

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This is not a high quality throne, but for the price it's a good value. Mine came sticking out of a broken box. There was some minor rust and a few nicks. The rust wiped off and I'm sure I'll put many more nicks in it myself. Not worth the trouble of returning it.The legs are not quite parallel and will rock on a flat floor with no weight on the seat. But as soon as you sit on it it flexes enough to sit flush. I would prefer tripod legs which sit flat on any surface.I do wish it folded up a little more. It's pretty bulky. All in all, you get what you pay for and this is still a good value. I'd recommend it if you can live with its limitations. I can.


A Throne That Has Nothing To Do With Crap

By Leader of the Band

from Chiloquin, Oregon

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I actually bought this for my wife and her Keyboards but I have been using it. I?m a big guy and this handles my weight with no problem and it is very comfortable. I can?t stand for very long and you know about practicing and repeating songs for hundreds of times so that everyone really gets it! With this throne I can sit in comfort. I am scheduling my second and third back surgeries for this spring and right now I have a broken right foot.It is so adjustable that for the money you would pay for this thrown you could not buy a cheap metal folding chair new. This is a thousand times better than a metal folding chair. It also does not project around the sides to scratch my babies when I play like the backs of some regular guitar chairs with backs. A thin tube supports the back rest and it is very stout for how small the tubing looks. I am so impressed with this thrown that I am buying another one so I don?t have to steal my wife?s . Besides I don?t want her to hurt me again for using her things! I recommend it for all of us older guys who understand you do not have to play standing all the time. It is a great deal and an excellent product so buy it with confidence.



By Mark-wkkx4

from San Diego, CA

Great product, although I was not too happy when I received it; the box was beyond messed up and did not come with instructions. It took a few minutes to figure out, but all in all it is a good product.


Not Quite What I'd Hoped

By Cunninham2

from Berry, AL

The throne, while it isn't terrible, was not at par with my expectations. There is no denying its durability, but it's lacking a tad in the comfort and convenience department. The seat and backrest are both a little firm, though the overall ergonomics are not bad for a guitarist/vocalist. But, because of all the adjustable parts, it is impossible for me to use the chair in my home recording studio because it's too noisy. Packing it to a gig can be a pain, but thats to be expected from any decent seat. While the throne is okay for live gigs and pretty good for practice, I'm still not tickled pink at its performance.


A Nice Product for the Price

By Music Nut

from Youngstown, Oh

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I was pleasantly surprised at the Adjustable Throne. I am a high schoool band director with a bad back and this is just what the doctor ordered. Fairly solid base. The back rest could be a little more sturdy. Overall a very nice stool for the price. I may buy another one for my home. Only time will tell how it holds up. Well worth the price!


Great Value For the $$$

By Yammi

from Maryland Heights, MO

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I'm not sure what throne another reviewer was talking about, but I've used this throne in the studio and love it. It does not squeak in any way shape or form! Sure, it might be firm, but it is rock-solid and beats standing or even sitting in soft seats with arms that get in your way and are too low for you! I really like the sturdy footrests, too. I haven't had to move the chair to a gig, but it's great for playing guitar and keyboard and sitting at a mixing console. It also takes up less space that a standard office chair, which I really appreciate in my small studio.


Comfortable, adjustable and rugged

By Jestunes

from Sparks, NV

I needed a chair that was portable for gigs and was comfortable enough to sit for hours. This stool is very sturdy, comfortable, and has great height adjustability with a large screw that fits through 2 square tubings and adjusts about every 1-1/2 inch increments. They should have used a locking pin for quick adjustment for guitar stool to piano throne changes. I think the holes should have been closer for more choices of height but is adequate for my purposes. I was a little disappointed in the fact that it took a longer time to assemble than I had planned on. I was hoping it would fold up into a smaller unit for better transporting since I use my car for gigs. One thing that bothered me was the bottom frame came bolted together forming a sort of V shape. Not impossible to remove but inconvenient. Bulky in a car environment, but extremly durable. Could probably hit it with a truck and still be able to use it at a gig. Hahaha! Overall I like it although using a rolling stool from my computer - I got kind of spoiled rolling around playing the piano, but the solid feet make it easier to move both feet and the small seat make for better playing of the pedals from my drum and keyboard.


AKT-97 Adjustable Throne

By Bassist-yXNfh

from Morristown, NJ

I use it for acoustic bass. Highest setting is exactly bar-stool height. Rock solid, extremely practical and comfortable. Foot rest is great. Rear legs collapse nicely for transport. 10 players (guitarists and bassists) have bought one from seeing mine on gigs. I ordered mine the day after seeing one on a gig. Great value, too.


Don't nit pic, this is a great value!

By MikeT156

from PA

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When I looked at this throne on this web site, I thought it might be too small for me. It's difficult to get a feel for scale from a picture. This is a full size heavy duty, quality seat. I'm pleasantly surprised at how well made and sturdy this is. You really can't beat this for what they're selling it for.Sure, a quick release pin would have worked, too. I have no need to move a seat up or down once it's set, so a quick release pin doesn't matter to me. The other side of the coin is threaded holes and a big thumb screw aren't going to move around on you, either. I didn't experience any problem assembling it. It took longer to get it out of the box and take off the protective plastic than to put it together. No problem.The seat is certainly large enough, well padded and very comfortable. The back rest is comfy too. It will be nice to sit back when I'm playing boring finger exercises that I have to play to keep the fingers in shape. I'm a pretty big guy, 220 lbs. and I won't be able to crush this seat. I give it 10 stars!My only regret is not buying it sooner!


They Got It Right!

By SPeck95512

from Norman, OK

My bass studio teacher bought one of these because he wanted to sit lower to the ground and the short stools were WAY too short to play an upright on. We've experimented with this stool and now four of us have these things because they're just amazing stools with their full adjustability and well-placed foot rest.I love this stool so much that I'm recommending that we buy these things for bass players that are just old enough to sit down and maybe even for our small cellists. This thing is great and anybody with any feel for playing position should agree with me that these very versitile stools are well worth the money!

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