January 23rd, 2012, 11:31 PM
Hey folks! I searched, didn't find a thread, so here's my question.
Can anyone recommend a quiet office-type chair for a studio? Seems that all I try creak and pop. I need wheels, and adjustable height, adjustable back, preferably tilt. I really am trying to avoid wasting another bill or three hoping, you know? I guess I could always get a "hard tail" regular chair, but I need to be able to move around before/after tracking, and don't have room for two chairs? Thanks in advance!
January 24th, 2012, 12:50 AM
You'll have to buy used, until the bad partners stop the lawsuit, but they are out there!
There is nothing better . . . .
January 24th, 2012, 12:54 AM
Hit Office Depot.
Set yourself down in every chair they have.
Hows it feel? Like you could stay sitting there for a while?
January 24th, 2012, 01:01 AM
I find the height adjust pistons wear out first,... and you sink low....
I cut a few sections of poly pipe split down the length as spacers to block the strut at it's full height and tape/wire them on...
lasts until the seat fabric wears out... though I have a pillow or two on to get the right working height for the table....
you get what you pay for in office type chairs, I guess...
January 24th, 2012, 01:28 AM
I had lower back surgery a couple of years ago, am good now, but I have to have a good back on the seat. Sat on the chair before this one for ONE HOUR and was down for a week. Guess I'm actually more ok than good, really. I like my chair now, wife got it thinking about the back, but it sounds like July 4!! Soundseat, hmmm....thanks peeps.
January 24th, 2012, 10:26 AM
We had Aeron chairs at most of the studios I worked at but they're $1000. If you are having a squeeky noise issue use wd40 or a standard 4 leg chair.
January 24th, 2012, 10:43 AM
I use a regular office chair. It swivels, tilts, is height adjustable, the arms are removable to make it easier to play guitar, the fabric doesn't make noise, and it rolls smoothly and quietly on carpeted floors. After a couple of cheaper ones I sprung for a more expensive one and it worked great until last year's tornado, but a replacement has been purchased. Anything that moves should be greased before you record, but once will likely do it. Adjustable height is important to me because my computer, piano, and guitar playing heights are all a little different.
A drum throne also works pretty good but mine lacks ease of adjustment.
January 24th, 2012, 03:19 PM
Thanks. Since I really want a Soundseat now, but can't find one, I will try to fix mine for the time being. Not sure what's popping, all bolts are tight, but i can rig it. If you see a Soundseat for sale, sure would appreciate a message!