I'm also a drummer and have owned 2 Roc-n-Soc thrones. The current one is a bike seat type with hydrolic lift in the base, the previous one was a classic round seat with a back rest, and screw type height adjustment. Highly recommended for quality, reliability, and comfort.What do you guys recommend for for long practice seshes and gigs? Prefer something with a comfortable padded seat. Thanks everybody!