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Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne

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The Gibraltar Hydraulic MOTO Throne has a large 17" plush Cordura MOTO-style seat that provides great comfort and player support. The hydraulic tube ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The drummer's choice for quick height changes and superior comfort!

The Gibraltar Hydraulic MOTO Throne has a large 17" plush Cordura MOTO-style seat that provides great comfort and player support. The hydraulic tube height adjusts from 19-1/2" to 26" with an easy-to-reach adjustment handle. The double-braced throne tripod features Gibraltar's exclusive oversized Super Foot for a solid foundation base and folds down neatly for transport.

FEATURES
  • Large 17" plush Cordura
  • MOTO-style seat provides comfort
  • and player support
  • Hydraulic Tube Height
  • Adjustment with easy to reach
  • adjustment handle
  • Adjusts from 19-1/2" to 26" height
  • Double braced throne tripod
  • Gibraltar's exclusive Oversized Super Foot

The Gibraltar Hydraulic MOTO Throne is distinguished by easy hydraulic height adjustment and royal comfort.

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GibraltarHydraulic Moto Throne
 
4.2

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Functional (12)
  • Good quality (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect

I bought this throne for keyboard and guitar, as the benches they sell specifically for keyboard players are quite sad. This throne rocks! (not literally) I put it together in, like,...Read complete review

I bought this throne for keyboard and guitar, as the benches they sell specifically for keyboard players are quite sad. This throne rocks! (not literally) I put it together in, like, I dunno, ONE MINUTE, and it has stayed firmly together now since then, which was about 9 months ago. I sit on it every day, too. The hydraulic height adjustment is a dream, just like a high-end office chair. This product seemed mighty expensive to me until I got it and sat on it, and now I see it's worth far more. I totally recommend it. Oh, and they (Gibralter) say you can't add a backrest to this model, but the useless bracket welded onto the bottom would suggest otherwise, so I will probably take my chances and get the backrest. If it doesn't work, I can always modify the bracket to make it work.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hydraulics suck

Ok, like I said, it's comfortable, but if you're sitting flat at the bottom of the adjustment range in the middle of a song because it won't stay where it's supposed...Read complete review

Ok, like I said, it's comfortable, but if you're sitting flat at the bottom of the adjustment range in the middle of a song because it won't stay where it's supposed to....well, you get the picture. I'd rather have a slightly less comfy throne that stays put.
This is a comfy and reasonably priced throne, but the hydraulics failed after only a few months. Very disappointed in that I have to clamp it into position just so I can use it. No more hydraulics for me, I'll take a screw post throne any day over this.
Hydraulics failed

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Throne Ever

By Drummer of Wo Fat

from Dallas, TX

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

      I used one of these while on tour three years ago and was spoiled by the comfort and adjustability. I bought one when I returned, and I LOVE IT! It is so comfortable to have a stool that moves slightly up and down WITH you. The hydraulics are superb. I have zero issues with it, and it is in and out of my hardware case a lot. Get one, your back and backside will thank you.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect

      By Ian-1K_xB

      from Sonora, CA

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

      I bought this throne for keyboard and guitar, as the benches they sell specifically for keyboard players are quite sad. This throne rocks! (not literally) I put it together in, like, I dunno, ONE MINUTE, and it has stayed firmly together now since then, which was about 9 months ago. I sit on it every day, too. The hydraulic height adjustment is a dream, just like a high-end office chair. This product seemed mighty expensive to me until I got it and sat on it, and now I see it's worth far more. I totally recommend it. Oh, and they (Gibralter) say you can't add a backrest to this model, but the useless bracket welded onto the bottom would suggest otherwise, so I will probably take my chances and get the backrest. If it doesn't work, I can always modify the bracket to make it work.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Hydraulics suck

      By Rick Colaluca

      from Austin, Tx

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      Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

      Ok, like I said, it's comfortable, but if you're sitting flat at the bottom of the adjustment range in the middle of a song because it won't stay where it's supposed to....well, you get the picture. I'd rather have a slightly less comfy throne that stays put.
      This is a comfy and reasonably priced throne, but the hydraulics failed after only a few months. Very disappointed in that I have to clamp it into position just so I can use it. No more hydraulics for me, I'll take a screw post throne any day over this.
      Hydraulics failed

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      R-n-S Nitro v. G.B. Hydral-Moto

      By ox8xfqfey

      from Undisclosed

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

      This is a comparison of the R-n-S Nitro to the G.B. Hydra-Moto. I am 5?7? ? 170. I tired both of these out at the local D.Shop. The R-n-S has the firmer cushion (Guaranteed to not bottom out). To me this is less comfortable then the Moto. Both of the stools were floor models so they both had had some time to be broken in. The Nitro is also stiffer then the Hydraulic. If you don?t do a lot of bouncing (think Steve Jordan) while playing you probably won?t notice a difference between either of these and a none Hydra/Nitro base. A heavier (bigger) person may like the R-n-S because of the firmer cushion and stiffer base. Last, IMO, the clutch that holds the stool to the base is better on the Hydra-Moto. Both are Pro quality and worth the $.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      nice but has problems

      By RogersDrummer

      from Undisclosed

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      Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

      Really comfortable and works great, but gibraltar doesnt back it up
      Great throne, but dont break anything on it cause they dont sell parts for it

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Comfy but bouncy

      By Ed-Lxr_h

      from USA

      Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

      Super comfortable seat. It gets bouncy when I ride the high hat with my left foot or use double bass. I think if I could do it over I would buy the one with the big screw adjustor. Over all though good throne!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Comfortable but unreliable

      By Dex

      from Santa Fe, New Mexico

      About Me Experienced

      Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

      OK, it's a comfortable throne but it sinks. Start a song in one position and end it in another, the hydraulic mechanism is faulty and the seat has had a problem with sinking from the day I bought it. I would look elsewhere for a hydraulic throne, don't be taken in by a cheap price tag, you get what you pay for.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By chris

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

      Awesome! Comfortable and durable. Love the hyrdro lift...works great!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Average product review

      By Laidat

      from USA

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

        The Hydraulic height adjustment is sticky. It may work itself loose with continuous use.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        WOBBLE-WOBBLE

        By CARR320

        from NEW ORLEANS

        Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

        I bought the GHMT going by the reviews that I read. I have a Sound Percussion HMT, which I was trying to find. As soon as I sat on the GHMT I noticed it wobbled. Also, the seat is much more firm then the SP. Sorry, but I have a great throne to compare it too.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne

        By voodootattoo

        from lake havasu city, AZ

        Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

        Great price for an outstanding throne. If you want great comfort and quality for a good price, than this is the throne for you. 3 hours of playing and no back pain... Over and over again..

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gibraltar hydraulic moto throne

        By Andrew Jackson

        from Adirondacks, NY

        Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

        This throne is very well made. I just received this throne 2 days ago, and played 3 gigs with it. Very sturdy, the large feet keep it still, and the seat is comfortable. My thighs and ass did not hurt at all after playing on this throne.

        I have a sensative lower back, and I especially love the hydraulic seat and the little bit of " bounce " that this seat gives me when I play. My back feels great ! I'm very happy with this product right out of the box.

        Not only does the little bit of " bounce " relieve pressure on your back and bottom, but I found the " bounce " extremely helpful with achieving awesome peppy groves with comfort ! Bravo.....
        Really nice

         
        5.0

        Great for DJ's too!

        By The Killer

        from Texas

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

            Love the air shock!

             
            5.0

            Great value - possibly better than the Roc-N-Soc Nitr0

            By Peter

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Experienced

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

              This is the second one of these I've bought because the first one was a bit defective with a common problem that I read about in some other reviews - the hydraulic lift loses its hold sometimes when re-adjusting after a few minutes. My first unit was an open-box return, which is probably why it was defective. The second one I ordered was new and so far I've had zero problems with it.
              In general, this seems like a better value than the more popular and well-known Roc-N-Soc Nitro as it is seemingly built better and is more comfortable. Just look at pictures of the two thrones side-by-side and you'll see the obvious difference in the thickness of the metal legs as well as the size of the seat post. The Moto also goes up to 26" vs the Nitro which only goes up to 23." This was important to me because I use this primarily on an electronic drum set that is on an isolation platform that raises the foot level to about 5 inches above the ground in which the throne sits.
              I've never experienced the Roc-N-Soc Nitro in person but the comfort of the Moto has got to be hard to beat for this price range. I can sit on this thing for hours and I'm used to sitting on a more expensive Mapex throne with a round seat. Round seats are really not a good idea to buy if you have back problems.
              Anyways, not much else to say other than I'm really curious to see what a Nitro throne feels like in person, but I doubt it can be any better than this and I'm very happy I went with this drum throne instead of buying the one that everyone else has.

               
              4.0

              Great alternative to Roc-N-Soc Nitro

              By Peter

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Novice

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

              • certain units have faulty hydraulic function

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

              This product, when working like it supposed to, is a better value than the Roc-N-Soc Nitro.
              It's built a little more solidly and is slightly more comfortable.
              My particular unit of this product was an open-box return. The hydraulic mechanism had this strange problem of sometimes losing its hold when making height adjustments. I would adjust the height and it would lock in place, but then sometimes if I readjusted the height it would lose its ability to be locked in place and it would sink to the lowest setting. This seemed to fix itself eventually after a few minutes every time it happened but I ended up returning it for this reason. It worked out for me, however, because my electric drum set is on an isolation platform about 6 inches off the ground and the throne is not on the platform, so I really needed the Roc-N-Soc Nitro NRX version, which is for tall people and goes up to 29".
              I've read in other reviews about people having the same problem so hopefully Gibraltar will get quality control on this issue. This is the only reason why I didn't go 5 stars for this product. Its definitely a 5-star product when it works.
              My overall recommendation is to take your chances and buy this instead of the Nitro because as long as you don't get one of the faulty units, it's a better deal. And if you have friends coming over to play your drum set, they will love how they can easily adjust the height and that it's probably more comfortable than any other throne they've ever used.

               
              5.0

              Awesome! Easy assembly, solid and comfortable!

              By Bosendorfer Guy

              from Middleton, MA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

                  Using this in place of traditional piano bench for gigs. Much more comfortable and easier to transport.

                   
                  2.0

                  Problems with Hydraulics on Two Thrones

                  By jnocella

                  from Long Island, NY

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Functional

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

                      The hydraulic worked fine for a few months then started to become a problem. It repeatedly doesn't hold position and slides to the bottom position. I complained to Gibraltar and they were nice enough to send me another stand minus the seat. The same issue started up again after a few months. I weigh 170lbs. so there is no excessive weight on the stand. The seat is comfortable but the stand doesn't hold up. I wouldn't recommend this stand.

                       
                      5.0

                      Good throne

                      By Chris

                      from Illinois

                      About Me Experienced

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Breathes Well
                      • Comfortable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

                        I bought this as a throne for my TD-25KV. I never owned a moto style throne before and thought I would also give the hydraulic seat a try at the same time. I couldn't be happier with it, it is super comfortable and breathes well which helps with extended sessions. The hydraulic allows for infinite height adjustments, which if someone moves your seat up or down could be a problem, but allows it to fit all players perfectly.

                         
                        5.0

                        Extremely comfortable and easily adjustable

                        By Shawnz

                        from Essex, VT

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

                            I spent a long time researching the best throne for my needs. This one did not let me down.

                            Extremely comfortable and adjustable to both high and low heights. This is perfect for a multi instrumentalist who needs a good seat for piano/synth as well as drumming.

                            The hydraulics don't lose tension or height. I weigh about 150 and this holds me steady as long as I've played it. A little bounce, but nothing to suggest it's not holding.

                            I would absolutely buy again.

                             
                            4.0

                            Very comfortable

                            By Guy

                            from Bend Oregon

                            About Me Experienced

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne:

                              Great throne. The only issue I've heard about is the hydraulic ram becoming spongy. I haven't had this issue yet and I'm a 220lb 6ft 1" man. I love it.

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