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Chair or Stool in Music Room?

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by sax4blues, Mar 4, 2021.

Chair or Stool in Music Room

  1. Chair

    61 vote(s)
    57.0%
  2. Stool

    56 vote(s)
    52.3%
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  1. goodguy

    goodguy TDPRI Member

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    Nice Herman Miller office chair (with arms that adjust down). Wheels allow me to roll to various areas of my space w/o having to set my guitar down - and- to desk for studio work, or to launch a lesson video, etc. Since my guitar room is also my home office, wouldn’t make sense to have multiple chairs/stool taking up space. The drum throne idea crossed my mind, but it would probably just take up space, force me to sit low, be fixed in place and not improve my workflow. The added bonus of having a nice ergonomic office chair is you are comfortable and supported so you can watch more videos or even a movie, spend more time in the studio/office.
     
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  2. Chester P Squier

    Chester P Squier Tele-Holic

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    Chair with no arms. You should not try to play guitar sitting in an armchair. The arms get in the way.

    At least, that's my experience. YMMV.
     
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    DW Airlift. Drum thrones are fantastic for music rooms and playing guitar.
     
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  4. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    I found one of those foot rest thingies at Goodwill for 2 or 3 bucks. I picked up a wooden stool from a neighbor, off Craig's list. I mostly play standing or in a rolling chair with annoying arms, in front of the computer.

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  5. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

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    for the longest time I preferred to stand, even for several hours while practicing or sit on the couch while noodling, in fact when standing became uncomfortable due to back & hip issues and I started sitting more is when I abandoned my Strat that I bought used in '75 and discovered Telecasters. I have a couple 24" Bar Stools that I've worked with and an armless desk chair but standing is still my preference... Wided padded straps help a lot!
     
  6. Leo Paul

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    Neither. I stand. All the time.
     
  7. fathand

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    I am not comfortable on a stool, I feel like I have to concentrate to not fall off and would rather concentrate on practicing. My preference is for a kitchen type chair.
     
  8. Charlie Bernstein

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    Hm. I have two rooms: the livingroom (stool with a round-edged concave seat) and the basement grotto (upholstered swivel chair).

    When I play out and it's a sit-down occasion, I take a mesh folding chair.

    I like 'em all.
     
  9. Dana Rudd

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    Due to,extremely bad back I need back support when playing. I have a Gibraltor drum throne with back rest. I also use an old kitchen chair occasionally, or the couch. Can't play standing anymore.
     
  10. mandofrog

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    I think I'll let the internet decide what kind of sitting arrangement is comfortable. But just don't stand while playing - that would ruin everything. But seriously, mix it up. I find my playing style shifts a little with different body positions, and sometimes changing your environment can lead to learning new techniques.
     
  11. gimmeatele

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    A dining chair, it has multiple uses
     
  12. gkmacdonald

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    Standing while practising prepares you physically for playing live but as I get older I find the back doesn't like standing much so I change between an armless chair, tall stool to kind of lean and half sit on and standing now while practicing.
     
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    My preference is a good high-back, wood chair. If you're doing a show for any length of time, it's nice to have something to give your back a break and a bit of support.
     
  14. schmee

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    Stool. Strap hangs down in a chair getting in the way, guitar slides because it's not held by a strap, etc. With a stool you can lean on it a bit and stand when you want while playing.
     
  15. Dirtybluegene

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    Go to your local music store and try both. Take your own guitar if you can. Padded chairs and stools are tone suckers. Mahogany has more mids.
     
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  16. Edgar Allan Presley

    Edgar Allan Presley Friend of Leo's

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    My music den has an office chair, a couch, and a cajon to sit on.
     
  17. Thorne

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    This what I have too. All the comfort of sitting down but the advantage of your upper body being in a standing position. Much better for your back than slouching in a chair chair.
     
  18. zeke54

    zeke54 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    This would be my choice if I needed one . After playing in bands for so many years I just prefer standing up .
     
  19. lathoto

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    Both. You put the picks, tuner, capo, and lager on your stool.
     
  20. rstaaf

    rstaaf Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    I didn't vote, my preference would be for a throne :twisted:

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    Just kidding, not that kind of throne....well maybe not :lol::lol::lol:

    I have several Roc'N'Soc drum thrones in different configurations.
    I have two with a wide base and a foot and back rest for guitar.
    I also have another with a fixed tripod base and no back for drums.
    They are modular and you can configure them for different functions and different price points.

    Roc-N-Soc | World Renowned Drum Thrones

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