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Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne

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Ahead's Spinal G drum thrones have been developed for players who require the higher level of support and comfort an ergokinetic throne provides. Erg...Click To Read More About This Product

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Support your body in ergokinetic comfort with Ahead's premium-quality thrones.

Ahead's Spinal G drum thrones have been developed for players who require the higher level of support and comfort an ergokinetic throne provides. Ergokinetics is a term invented and trademarked by Doctor of Chiropractic and designer of the Spinal G throne, Richard Robertshaw. This science focuses on the integration of design and support of the human body in motion, whereas ergonomics studies the integration of design to support the human body at rest.

FEATURES
  • Black velour seat top
  • Black sparkle wrap
  • Thick memory foam cushions
  • Split-seat, spring-balanced throne
  • Double-locking, threaded height adjustment
  • Sturdy seat connector plate
  • Heavy-duty tripod base

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AheadSpinal G Drum Throne
 
5.0

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (17)
  • Functional (16)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Comfortable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (15)
  • Concerts (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (4)

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's the Cadillac of drum thrones

By Deathdrummer999

from Seattle, Wa

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Heavy Duty
  • Solid

Cons

  • Cumbersome

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

This is definitely the Cadillac of thrones. I had been using the Chevy's and Fords until now.

I have been playing drums for 20 years. My style ranges from fusion to extreme metal and grind. I worked as a drum guy in a music store over 4 years, so I am familiar with most throne models. This is by far the most comfortable throne I've ever owned. Before this Ahead Spinal G, I've used Pearl roadster, DW, high-end Gibraltar, and Roc n Soc.

My favorite things about this throne:
The quad leg base. I love this. It's amazingly solid and has no "wobble." The threaded post is a lot like the roc n so design, but Ahead has designed the clamping mechanism much better, which resembles Roadster thrones with a hinged-style fastener.

The throne seat: it has a very firm feel to it, but it's not too firm. I usually play for 2 or so hours and am comfortable the entire time. The base of this is very solid and well made. The pad sits on a solid piece while the steel below supports it; excellent design. I really like that the wing nuts are slightly larger so you can really torque them down tightly. This throne encompasses all of the things I'm looking for.

The only con I can see is maybe some difficulty touring with it. It is very cumbersome and probably won't fit in standard hardware cases. But in my opinion, the comfort is worth it. If I could make any changes, I would prefer double stitching instead of single stitching where the top material is sewn to the side material.

It is a little spendy, but is competitive in price. You will certainly get what you pay for with this beast.

Just splurge a little on this Cadillac drum throne. Get rid of the Chevy or Ford.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Spinal G's got your back

By Drumbo Thunder

from USA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

    The Ahead Spinal G is obviously based on the Carmichael Throne "free floating spine" concept of relieving pressure on the tailbone (coccyx). While the Carmichael is extremely comfortable, I found I prefer the Spinal G "saddle" over the Carmichael round-top. The gap is not as wide as the Carmichael, but I'm a slim enough guy that the wider gap tends to cause me to shift often.

    As a kid, I broke my coccyx while roller skating and the bone healed a bit hinky which has caused me back problems for life. I also have two herniated disks from a lifetime a lifting trap cases, Marshall cabinets and the like and the Spinal G is a very welcome advance in my orthopedic therapy. The seat itself is very firm which I like for the support and the seat material is breathable, unlike most vinyl and leather thrones which results in sitting in a puddle of sweat after a 90 minute show. If you suffer from back pain and/or fatigue, you'll find this is the seat for you.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works for tall guy

    By jf

    from tucson, AZ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Precise hight adjustability

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

        Works great for a 6'4" 230 pound guy, improved playing posture, eased lower back pain. can sit and practice for hours now

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Addendum/Suggestion to original review

        By Drumbo Thunder

        from USA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

          I seldom add to a review I've already written unless the item failed catastrophically. This time I just want to add a suggestion I've tried and found it makes an excellent product even better! I've added the Gibraltar Universal Drum Throne Back Rest Attachment (SKU #490819) to the Spinal Glide Throne. It's a perfect fit. I don't use it for constant back support, but it's a great addition for momentary support to relieve stress between numbers or when really "digging in" to double kicks. The addition makes an excellent lumbar support throne even better. For extended periods behind the kit, the back rest has become an essential element and the Gibraltar Back Rest fits the Spinal Glide Throne with adequate clearance, multiple adjustments and a reasonable price. It's a no-brainier.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Spinal Glide drum throne

          By mark

          from St Simons, Ga

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          Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

          This is the most comfortable drum throne I've ever had. I've only had it for about a week now, so I can't comment on long term durability but it's so comfortable to play on.

          I have an electronic drumset set up next to a desk with my daw setup. I had been using an office chair when sitting at the desk but now I just scoot this throne over to sit on. Very comfortable.

          Also, I'm not a big guy but if you are, you might want to check this throne out as the seat is very large and supportive. Compared to my old Gibraltar throne, this thing is like a Cadillac. I can practice as long as I want without feeling fatigued. I guess it's kinda spendy but so far it's worth it. Definitely worth checking out.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The right seat for long playing!

          By Atcoscotty

          from Atco, NJ

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

            Superior comfort and performance. Back tense up during long practices or sets out? This seat is the solution. Super wide, soft and the 4 legs feel much more stable than a traditional 3 legged seat. For those seeking comfort, take it from a 225 pound man and go with ahead!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            What a great drum throne, in fact the best I've ever used.

            By Chia

            from New York

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

              I recently purchased the spinal g due to the fact that as an active drummer for 38 years I've been experiencing a sore tailbone the past year and a half. The technology in this throne has simply fixed that problem. I've had other saddle type thrones in the past and currently have a pretty thick throne now that I thought was comfortable until I sat on the spinal g. Bottom line, I'll never go without it. Extremely comfortable, yet firm enough to not be sloppy and no sore tailbone. The four leg base is very sturdy, and the throne as a whole is very sturdy. 20 lbs. of quality.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Game changer

              By TxRED

              from Texas

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • No Pain

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Everything
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

              This throne is a game changer for me. I have pretty severe back pain and this alleviates nearly all of it while playing. No more sore back and rear after sessions.

              It also helped with posture since it provides additional support. My legs do the work on the kick now, not my back.

              It also worked with my Gibraltar universal back rest.

              Get it!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Definitely buy this again.

              By Olddrummer

              from Scott Depot , WV

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

                After a 3 hour practice this is the best throne I've ever owned. I've had many including a roc n soc. If you have back issues this throne is the one.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Pain is gone!

                By Thunderfeat

                from Pittsburgh PA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

                  My 1st session of 4 hours went by with out any back pain. Very comfortable. Now they need to add a backrest. This is an awesome throne at an equally awesome price. Carmichael who?

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Throne ever!

                  By Hoffo

                  from Ocean Shores WA.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality
                  • I have back issues. I am 65. The throne helps.

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

                    This throne is the best I have ever sat on. I used a Tama for most of my play time and a Pork Pie for the rest. I can play for hours on this throne with little or no back pain. Thank you.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    AWESOME

                    By jaslor

                    from holliday, tx

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Groin Doesnt Fall Asleep
                    • I Can Play For Hours Now
                    • Solid Stand

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

                      My original seat was ok, however I could not play very long before my groin would go to sleep. This new chair is perfect, i can play for hours. Its very sturdy! If you want to be completely comfortable get this seat! It makes my original throne look like a toy!

                       
                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again

                      By Scott H.

                      from Philadelphia, PA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Functional

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

                        Very comfortable

                         
                        5.0

                        Best 200 I've spent

                        By BlacKingCoal

                        from Dark Hollow, WV

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

                          I average 85 shows a year as a one man band. After a 3 hour show I could hardly stand up. My back would kill me (back problems anyway). I thought what the heck, it's 200 but if it works...unbelievable. I can practice for hours and play a long show and my back doesn't hurt AT ALL. Best 200 I've ever spent.

                           
                          5.0

                          Loved My Roc-N-Soc Hydraulic.....This Is Better!

                          By Navy Drummer

                          from Nashville, TN

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

                            Adjustment arm broke on Roc-N-Soc, and needed to replace. Sat on both at the drum shop, and Ahead was noticeably more comfortable. I play long gigs (four hours often with no break, often two or more gigs per day), and back pain disappeared within a week...while gigging daily! Don't miss the hydraulic feature to be honest. Not sure I like the four-legged throne over the three-legged, but a very minor issue and a personal preference. Worth it for the comfort!

                             
                            5.0

                            Do your back a favor and get this throne!

                            By Ronnie

                            from Payson,Az

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                            • No cons so far

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Jam sessions
                            • Live recordings
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

                            This throne is the best thing you can do for your lower back and preventing fatigue. You will feel the difference the minute you sit on this throne and you will wonder why you waited so long getting one....Believe me don`t put off the wait any longer!.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great product!

                            By Briknow

                            from Oakland, CA

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

                              Very comfortable.

                               
                              5.0

                              Solid so far

                              By Drew

                              from PA

                              About Me Novice

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

                                  Seems great. I used to get back pain and it seems to relieve it during long sessions. I needed to be higher and my old seat was broken so I decided to go with quality equipment as I usually do. It's heavy duty and satisfies all of my needs. I believe you will be happy with the product although I have only had it for a couple of weeks.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  I would by this again

                                  By Beamdawg

                                  from Christiansburg VA

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Functional
                                  • Good Quality
                                  • Improves Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Concerts
                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about Ahead Spinal G Drum Throne:

                                    Use it to practice mostly, very comfortable and easy to move

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