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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...Read More

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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 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (20)
  • Functional (18)
  • Easy to use (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Concerts (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (6)

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.

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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!

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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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3.0

Nice stool bUT needs improvement

By JB

from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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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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    5.0

    Comfey chair ....buy it !

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    By albert

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

    Very comfortable and durable . For the money , it can't be beat . Fully adjustable so it can fit any butt !

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    5.0

    COMFORT

    By joseph

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

    as a drummer posture while playing is important , by using proper seat height and back rest you get the comfort you need , this throne gives me that , I highly recommend it

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    4.0

    Do the job.

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

    Feels a little loose after a while sitting but other than that it is a good purshase.

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    5.0

    excellant drum throne way better than tama no nylon parts!!!

    By billum

    from rotterdam ny

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

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

      these drum thrones are quality!made to last and very comfortable,greatt buy for the price!!!!

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      4.0

      Great Adjustability for Lumbar Support

      By Trav

      from Davison, Michigan

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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:

        As a sufferer of chronic pain, it is hard for me to find a comfortable seat. It hurts enough to play, it shouldn't have to hurt just by sitting behind the kit. I tried out a bunch, and fell in love with this one. My only complaint is that I have pretty short legs, and wish the seat could go a tad bit lower, but I run into that with the very throne I try. The difference is, most of the others felt like I was sliding forward and off because I was sitting too high, whereas the Gibraltor doesn't make me feel that way. The felt seat is a large part of the comfortability, I think, which leads to a potential problem with future wear and tear as it is not leather, but I haven't had it long enough to find out, so this is pure conjecture.

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        4.0

        Durable Drum Throne

        By Joe

        from undisclosed

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • Weight and storage

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        Should last for many years. Quality at every level.

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        5.0

        Great Throne!

        By KK

        from Nor Cal

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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:

          Great Throne, Fast Shipping, Easy to Assemble...

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          5.0

          Gibraltar has done it again

          By Drumming buckeye

          from Southern Kentucky

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            It says Gibraltar on it so don't think just buy it. Another rock solid piece of hardware from those guys.

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            4.0

            A Great Alternative

            By Rumblin' Man

            from Tampa, FL

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            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.

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