Guitar stool for acoustic gigs. Any recommendations?

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  1. Chunkocaster

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    I'm looking for a reasonably priced stool for acoustic gigs.
    Something that folds up would be good, comfortable for more than 2 hours and wont fall apart or have me slipping off it or buckling and creaking under 100 plus kg of weight.

    I'm leaning towards the Proel stool or a Haze, also known as KB009 stool. There is $27 bucks difference between the two. Cheapest is the Haze at around $42 bucks delivered.
    Anyone have any other recommendations or experience with the two I've listed?
    Do the ones with back rests actually help back fatigue or end up never using the back rest?

    Proel with mesh type cushion top

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    Haze or KB009 with all vinyl cushion and slightly cheaper build quality by the looks of it.

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    Those look good to me but a brief search shows I would pay more for shipping to the US than the cost of the actual product.
    This doesn’t fit your specs for gigging (foldable, etc) but I’ve got one coming for home use. Gets great reviews and it has a back! With no arms! Fully adjustable. About ninety bucks.
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    image.jpg I just found one of these at a yard sale...very comfortable.
     
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    That looks great, perfect for home. I need lightweight and foldable for easy transport so will have to fight the urge to buy one. Great deal at $90 bucks for home.
     
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    Another cool looking seat, probably too pricey for my cheapskate tendencies and would be a pita to transport. Great for home though.
     
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    I'll have to look into them, is it height adjustable?
    Looks comfortable but a little low for what I want.
     
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    Yes it’s adjustable and it swivels.
     
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    Hardtail Version:);)
     
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    Well, in case you or others are interested, here’s what they look like on Amazon. The company has a ton of different stools.
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    Does it have to be a stool? I use a simple fold up metal chair, like the ones you're familiar with from elementary school for example, and it works fine for me. Like this one:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006XBGFNG/?tag=tdpri-20

    32 shipped and it's well made. I bought one for my workshop and it's as heavy gauge metal as you remember from back in the day... and of course folds up flat and can be stacked upon... great for hauling to gigs ;)
     
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    A seat like that would probably be more comfortable. I want a bit more height though.
    Partly to keep the top of my head from shining through my thinning hair and blinding people when the lights hit it and I also like to be higher than the audience when they are seated.:)

    The stools I posted are bottomed out, they can be adjusted in two higher positions and the foot rest is adjustable to suit.
     
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    To keep it light and simple I bought a folding black stool at Wal Mart for $15 . I have big fancy stools but who wants to cart them around for gigs?
    walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Black-Folding-Metal-Stool/17165149?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&wl13=2596&adid=22222222227009421307&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=91378448808&wl4=pla-128065286208&wl5=1027669&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=local&wl12=17165149&veh=sem&gclid=Cj0KCQjwiILsBRCGARIsAHKQWLPoXY54beDuTMl3n9r28b9O1q9XhkYo6L0j56i2uDOBz9bfbA-i6JMaAk3GEALw_wcB
     
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    That looks a lot like other guitar stools minus the incorporated stand but for a whole lot less cost.
     
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    Yep! I here you. For me though, doing a 2 hr acoustic gig on a stool, my legs always end up going to sleep... even if I got a break in between 1hr sets. Usually I'm on an elevated stage anyway so sitting higher than the audience is usually not a problem for me, and there have been times sitting on a stool where I've ended the set, went to stand up, and nearly trip cause my leg went to sleep! LOL!! Considering the damage that I might cause in tripping... to myself, others, and most importantly my gear (pun intended :)), I'd rather have something I can sit on comfortably where that's not likely to happen. Just my 2 cents of experience talking here ;)
     
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    Strange, I was just checking that exact one out at Walmart two days ago. I was worried that it was a little "too cheap." I could imagine myself and my prized guitar taking a nasty tumble when it gave way under my weight eventually. How has it held up?
     
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    It's really very sturdy and locks in the non folded position. 3 of us in the band have them now. But I'm only 165# wet. Sax guy is probably near 200# though.
     
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    I use a drum throne. Just a basic solid drum stool. It swivels and there are no arm rests. I usually wear a strap for the foot rest is irrelevant. I have a small black case that looks like a small tool box (it has batteries, strings, a flashlight and a couple tools in it). I use that carry-kit and a foot stool at times. It's black and about 8" tall and it's always there.

    Available where ever drummers hang out. Be careful!

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