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ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool  (Open Box)
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The Roc-N-Soc Tower Saddle Seat Stool is designed for guitar players, bass players, keyboardists, and percussionists.
Features a swivel seat, 2 foot rings, and 2 seat heights: short (26") or tall (29").


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ROC-N-SOCTower Saddle Seat Stool
 
4.7

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (39)
  • Easy to use (29)
  • Functional (28)
  • Comfortable (19)
  • Durable (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (35)
  • Concerts (13)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (29), Professional musician (9), Novice (7), High-end shopper (5), Midrange shopper (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Stool I've Used

I have sat in many a stool in my day. With my bony butt these stools are amazing. I own both the short and tall versions of these stools.
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I have sat in many a stool in my day. With my bony butt these stools are amazing. I own both the short and tall versions of these stools.

I am 6'1", and with the tall stool, the ball of my foot rests on the floor. With the short one, my feet rest flat with my knees almost at a right angle. The only difference between the two heights is the amount of leg after the bottom rung. All the other measurements are identical (I measured).

Since the bottom rung is at a great spacing to rest your feet, you can't really go wrong with either height. The seat is cushion is almost 4" thick, so you would likely want to measure to fit it under a desk.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not for recording!

This is a fine, well-made, comfortable stool, it's great for gigging, BUT! If you plan to sit on it while recording this IS NOT the stool you want. In time it will...Read complete review

This is a fine, well-made, comfortable stool, it's great for gigging, BUT! If you plan to sit on it while recording this IS NOT the stool you want. In time it will develop penetrating metallic squeaks which really aren't all that loud, but WHOA, your microphone will really pick them up! Of course you can retighten the screws but you won't be able to completely eliminate the problem. If you're a classical guitarist maybe you sit very still and it won't be an issue. But if you move around...

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not for recording!

By Jon Manners

from Minnesota

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Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

This is a fine, well-made, comfortable stool, it's great for gigging, BUT! If you plan to sit on it while recording this IS NOT the stool you want. In time it will develop penetrating metallic squeaks which really aren't all that loud, but WHOA, your microphone will really pick them up! Of course you can retighten the screws but you won't be able to completely eliminate the problem. If you're a classical guitarist maybe you sit very still and it won't be an issue. But if you move around...

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

much better than the "fender" / "gibson" stools

By th512

from Austin

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

      I have several of the stools with big brands on them (Gibson / fender) and they are uncomfortable to sit on. These are much higher quality and are great to sit on.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Stool I've Used

      By Steven

      from Salisbury, MD

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Anywhere You Need To Sit

      Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

      I have sat in many a stool in my day. With my bony butt these stools are amazing. I own both the short and tall versions of these stools.

      I am 6'1", and with the tall stool, the ball of my foot rests on the floor. With the short one, my feet rest flat with my knees almost at a right angle. The only difference between the two heights is the amount of leg after the bottom rung. All the other measurements are identical (I measured).

      Since the bottom rung is at a great spacing to rest your feet, you can't really go wrong with either height. The seat is cushion is almost 4" thick, so you would likely want to measure to fit it under a desk.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Best Place To Put Your Seat!

      By Dr. A.

      from Bend, Oregon

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

        Many years ago, I sat on a Roc-N-Soc drum throne and was totally impressed with the comfort and quality. When it came time to buy a throne for my own drum set, the choice was easy. I also purchased the accessory back and I couldn't be more pleased.

        When I went looking for a chair for guitar, I came across this Roc-N-Soc stool and bought it too. To be brief, I now own 4 of these stools (both short & tall) for the musicians in my jazz combo. Everybody loves these stools and we can sit on them in comfort and play for hours at a time. Probably the best place to put your seat there is!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AWESOME!!!

        By rilo1usa

        from Deadwood, SD

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

          Well constructed, solid, and comfortable. This gets me up out of a chair, and playing at a more proper level, improving my posture and breath for singing. I can play with a strap again! (Leg issues, can't stand through an entire set anymore.) LOVE the saddle seat!!! If I close my eyes and pretend real hard, it's like playing while riding my motorcycle.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Nice alternative to the round stool

          By Denny Harvey

          from Louisville KY

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

            A nice alternative to the round stool. The saddle design keeps the legs from going to sleep due to the blood circulation being cut off as with a round stool. Seat is thickly padded and supports even us larger musicians. Taller musicians may want to try the taller seat. Those under 6 ft. may want to opt for the shorter seat. either way you'll get a great stool that comfortable to use and is guiet enough for the studio.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Important gear for serious student

            By Classic30Strat--SsiC

            from VA

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            Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

            At 51 I've finally decided to get serious about learning to play guitar. That means lots of hours of practice. I'd been using a folding chair for my practice sessions but the position was wrong making it difficult to keep the guitar in position. Then I switched to a kitchen stool which put me in a better position, but the thinly padded seat quickly became uncomfortable.

            Then I saw this product and decided to bite the bullet and put some money into a proper guitar stool. This thing is great for long practices. With 2 foot rings you can find a comfortable position that will allow you to lock the guitar in a steady position The shaped padded seat is great and I never have to end a session because my tail hurts any more. I can do a 2 hour session and remain comfortable. I am 6' tall and the short model is close to perfect for me. If anything, its an inch or so too tall. Unless you are REALLY tall the short model is probably your best bet but you could always cut the legs down if needed.

            All in all, a guitar stool is not something a lot of guitarists think about but face it if you are going to learn to play you're gonna be spending a lot of time on one so its worth the investment to get a good one and this is the best by far.
            Rotating, sculpted padded seat, 2 foot rings choice of short or tall model (short is good for me at 5'11")
            Very sturdy, high quality materials.
            I think this will last longer than the "bar type" stools with music company logos you see at lots of guitar stores. Its also more comfortable since the padding doesn't crush so you can feel the frame like on the guitar logo stools.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Stable Comfortable

            By Smoky

            from Reno, NV

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

              I purchased the stool for instrument practice. I sit all day in chairs that are too low (I'm 6'5") and uncomfortable. I have been pleased with the height of the stool (the small model), its stability, and padding that is just right. It comes ready to use. Even though I am able to assemble most things I get it was nice to not have to break out the tools. Great product.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent stool for guitar practice

              By Coastman

              from Arroyo Grande, CA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Seat Swivels
              • Solid construction
              • Very Comfortable

              Cons

              • Back Rest Not Included

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

              Overall an excellent stool for playing guitar while seated. It is well made, solid and other than the goofy "Roc-n-Soc" logo on the seat cushion, it's a decent looking stool. Right now I'm just using it at home for practice. It is pretty bulky for hauling around for gigs, unless you have plenty of cargo room in your vehicle. I have the shorter version (I'm 5'6" and about 180 lbs) and it seems to be the right size for me. For the price I don't think this stool can be beat. The seat is very comfortable and well cushioned. The leg rests are well placed to allow a comfortable leg position for resting the guitar, though I find I need to take a break and stretch my legs periodically as having your leg(s) bent at this angle tends to cut off the circulation after a while. But, I would not fault the stool for that. I wish it came with the back rest. It is available separately. Though I think the back rest is a bit overpriced I will probably end up purchasing it.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent quality, very comfortable.

              By Roger

              from Kingston, Ontario. Canada

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

                I received the stool - "short" version. Delivered in perfect condition. I am about 6 ft and found the short stool is at very comfortable height. Contoured padded saddle makes practicing much easier on the back. Seat rotates. Sturdy construction, comes fully assembled (no assembly required). Great qulaity product.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Stable and comfortable

                By pkr

                from WV

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • If You Add The Backrest
                • It No Longer Swivels

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

                  If you add the backrest the seat only swivelss a couple inches. Wish the backrest was a different design. The stool alone is very nice. Comfortable and well constructed.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A terrific product

                  By AdvocateMan

                  from Michigan

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

                    I have two of these outstanding stools and have used them over the past three years in all types of practice environments (from music classrooms at the local community college to our three-season room to my basement studio). Also gig with one for acoustic tunes. I'm 6', 5" and weigh about 235; this is so sturdy and comfortable, I don't even notice I'm on it. Bottom line: this is a great product at a reasonable price that won't let you down in practice, in the studio or on stage.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Exactly what I was looking for!

                    By revharv

                    from Green Bay, Wisconsin

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

                      With the special sale price I got and free shipping, this stool was a bargin... and it came ready to use right out of the box!!! It is solidly constructed, provides sure and confident stablity, and the shorter version is the perfect height for my 5 foot 10 inch frame. The stool is amazingly comfortable and extremely useful for practicing... so much better than those cheap fold-up stools or anything else I've ever used over the years. This stool is truely a 'musician's friend' and a great purchase!!!

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Lives up to all of the positive reviews

                      By schoe

                      from Texas

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Quality
                      • No Assembly Required
                      • Solid construction
                      • Very Thick Padding

                      Cons

                      • None Yet

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

                        Thought about going the inexpensive route after my previous wooden (cheap) stool cracked. After receiving the roc-n-soc,I am happy I opted for this seat- it's terrific. The previous reviews regarding the seat height is spot on; I went with the shorter one as I am ~ 6'0' and would not reccommend the higher one.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Better than expected

                        By rangerrick

                        from La Grange Texas

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                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

                          The only thing I would caution is that the height of the seat, I am six feet tall, and if I sit up in the seat my feet don't quite touch the floor. If you are six foot or under I recommend the 26" seat.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          PERFECT!!!

                          By jt

                          from NC

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                          Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

                          10
                          LISTEN TO ME! This stool is SOOOO comfortable!!! You will wish you had bought it before your bum started hurtin' and your legs fell asleep. I HIGHLY recommend this stool for guitar players! I'm almost 6 feet, and the height is remarkably PERFECT. The cushion is VERY thick! Best "musical" purchase I have made this year. OH YEAH, it comes preassembled!! Anybody who doe not love this stool is CRAZY! I'm a NC native, and was shocked(and happy) to see it was made in my home state!

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Roc N Soc Tower

                          By Bob Gross

                          from Coachella Ca.

                          Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

                          I'm a bass player with a bad back and I have to use a stool on gigs. I bought the Roc N Soc tall tower some years ago. I recomend the short one as I at 6'4" still had to cut a few inches off the legs. I also recomend getting the back rest for it. It can keep you from slumping when you play. I often have to travel and have to use whatever stool I can find. These often cut of the circulation in my legs. With the "Bycicle" seat this doesn't happen. Over all a great stool but I do wish there was one that would break down easily for travel.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          The seat fits my purposes.

                          By CrazyZeke

                          from WV - DC suburbs

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                          Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

                          The quality and workmanship are good. I have no complaints and have used this seat for several performances playing double bass. The height is just right for playing seated - both pizzicato and arco. Stable during performaces. Additionally, the "tractor" shape of the seat offers more room to adjust the position of the instrument compared to a squared seat.
                          It;s simple and what you see is what you get.
                          Good quality metals, fasteners are top quality. The seat cover surprised me. It's high quality and well made. Comfortable shape and padding.
                          Very good price compared to other performance seats selling for considerablly more.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Have a Seat

                          By Skeeter G.

                          from Gainesville, Fl.

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                          Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

                          I play keyboards and bass. The quality of Roc-n-Soc products is obvious once you see and touch them. I own a Tower Saddle Seat and a Nitro. The Tower Saddle Seat is ideal for guitar, bass or any hand held instrument. The foot ring provides a comfortable place to put your feet while playing, for keyboards however, the Nitro is better, hands down. I found that the fixed height of the Tower just wasn't quite right for my preferred height while playing my keyboards. The Nitro solves this problem because the seat height is adjustable. The Nitro, being gas filled provides a nice little cushion of air when you sit on it, this I find really comfortable, especially when I'm rockin'. For hand held instruments I'd recommend the Tower and for keyboards I'd recommend the Nitro.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          JC

                          By John Chapman

                          from Illinois

                          Comments about ROC-N-SOC Tower Saddle Seat Stool:

                          Skip the round ones we have all sat on before with some classic logo or insignia. I just got this from Musicianfriend today. Open the box top, take it out and sit! No assembly at all. Very comfortable and very sturdy and no creaking sound! Swivel is snug so it will not rotate by just you getting up to make an adjustment etc, Nice. I am a 6' tall bass player and I would recommend the shorter of the two offered.

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