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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
       
      4.6

      (based on 15 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (10)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (12)
      • Functional (10)
      • Easy to use (7)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (8)
        • Concerts (7)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Great Drum Throne....Period!

        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. ...Read complete review

        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.

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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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        5.0

        Well made; great for the price!

        By billyp

        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!

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          4.0

          comfort and stability

          By dog

          from iowa

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            The ROCK of Gibraltar. Nuff said.

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            5.0

            Awesome seat

            By Rick 4003

            from schuylerville NY

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

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

              I purchased this product to use at home to play bass. It works great. I had a kitchen chair. What a difference. I can set it any way I want. Being able to spin around to use my peddles. Spin back if I want to change my amp. I love the comfort of the seat and the back!

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              (1 of 1 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.

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                (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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Just what I was looking for

                  By Bobby

                  from Kimberling City, Missouri

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • Good Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  The throne is just what I needed for comfort sitting behind my drums.

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good support for back

                  By LJ

                  from Shippensburg,PA

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts

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

                    This is a good thron gives great support for back if playing for lone time periods and prices was good.

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                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Office Chair Replacement

                    By logicbdj

                    from Ontario, Canada

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      I purchased this for my office/music room, to replace a regular office chair (although no arms, the office chair was mediocre for guitar practice purposes). This is an ideal substitution since there are no wheels for shifting around... a rotational seat, but it stays in place. It's a bit harder on the butt, but it at least forces you up every 40 or so minutes to stretch the legs and release a bit of low back strain from hunching over a guitar practicing.

                      I purchased this on sale, but also used (slight damage or defect). The price was great for the quality of this product. One caveat... when buying used I specifically asked that the material or upholstery was NOT damaged, and the operator who assisted me said that it would not be the material, but likely some 'scuffing' on the rubber feet. That was not the case... when it arrived, the top edge of the back-rest had a rip in it... nothing too unsightly, but there nonetheless.

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Solid Drum Throne!

                      By FredG

                      from Rapid City, SD

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts

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

                        Sturdy throne for the price!

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                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Well built

                        By RC

                        from Victoria Texas

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            Heavy duty, comfortable, makes playing long sets much easier.

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