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Mapex Double Brace Thick Cushion - Heavy Duty Drum Throne
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2011
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I purchased this throne on Saturday, it arrived on Thursday, even though I used free "Super Saver Shipping." I don't have many hours on it yet, but upon first inspection and use, it is a very sturdy throne. I'm 6'0", 200lbs, and this thing stands up to my weight easily. It looks great, I don't mind having this sitting in my family room where it can be seen. One thing I want to mention, I adjusted the seat to the lowest possible setting and it was still 18" high. This will probably not be a problem for most drummers, but some guys like to sit low, and smaller kids might find it too high.

Pros:
1) Very sturdy/heavy duty.
2) Nice looking drum throne.
3) Comfortable seat with firm support and not too soft.
4) Super easy to set up, with a locking collar so you can easily set it to your favorite height every time.

Cons:
1) Seat does not spin. If you want this feature, you'll have to spend extra.
2) Lowest possible adjustment is 18". This should be fine for most drummers.

All in all I highly recommend this throne at the price!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2011
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As many of you know from browsing drum thrones on here, there's not many inexpencive double thick thrones to choose from. With my first drum set 10 years ago, which was the Pearl Export I had this basic thin cushion Pearl throne that worked fine for quite a while for me and my friends who used to jam with me. Though that was when I was younger and weighed a bit less. Now that I am older and weigh about 240 or so I knew I needed something with more support. Well I hate to mix brands like this and like to keep everything the same but after weighing my options available this seemed like the most obvious choice when it came to price vs quality and features. I have to say I made a great choice and I am happy to have the Mapex name within my setup!! The seat is of great quality, it's thick and it's firm at first but the more you sit on it the better it feels. The base of it is a beast. Very thick legs, durable rubber feet, massive memory lock, massive wing nuts to grab onto when tightening the seat to the post and when tightening it up when you choose your height. Also don't be affraid of it being too thick or that you won't be able to sit low enough. It sits low enough to have my legs flush to the floot or you can extend the hell out of it and it's perfectly stable at that height as well. This seat was about $80 when I got it and $77 now. This seat is worth at least $125 or more. It is a steal...... but don't tell Amazon that lol! :D

Anyway's sick seat for a sick price, don't pass it up if you are in need of a seat within a budget!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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I am an adult drum player and weigh about 220 pounds. I purchased this drum throne as my old one was in a state of disrepair. So you know from where I write this review: I prefer a firm drum seat, but I do not care for bicycle/saddle type seats. I use a round seat.

The 570A drum throne is my first Mapex purchase. The seat is firm and thick, with 4" of cushion covered in black vinyl. It is 14" in diameter. The vinyl is not shiny; it is a matte finish and soft to the touch. The stand and legs have a chrome finish and there are large rubber shoes on the three legs.

The products ships in a Mapex box which includes:
* 4" vinyl seat
* Curved leg, double braced stand.
* Steel tube and rod (rod has notched top to secure seat, and collar to secure into tube)
* "Drum key" to tighten collar.

The seat is in plastic inside the box, while the stand parts are wrapped in brown "butcher's paper", and the drum key comes in little clear plastic carrying case. There are no assembly instructions included, but assembly is very simple: open the stand, insert the steel rod into the tube, and put on the seat. There are 3 large, steel wing screws to adjust stand near the bottom, at the point where the rod inserts into the stand tube, and where the seat fits onto the notched top of the rod.

Once you adjust the stand to your preferred height (a range of about 16" to 24"), you tighten the collar on top of the middle wing screw to secure the seat. I haven't had any issues with slippage or the stand working is way lower. The rod is not threaded, so if that is something you demand, you might want to try the Mapex T750A. I haven't tried it, but it looks like this model, except it has the threaded rod/tube. Personally I've had more issues with undesired lowering on threaded rods.

A couple of "obvious" tips, but just in case:
* Unless you are a new drummer, just put this seat next to your existing drum stool to figure out the height.
* It is not clear from advertisements if this throne is intended to spin or not. However, since the notch in the steel rod is of decent depth, you can tighten the top wing screw (just below the seat) enough so it secures the seat (as in you can't lift the seat off the stand), but also allows the seat to turn as the wing screw is not actually making contact with the metal on the stand.

As far as performance, the stand feels stable, the seat comfortable even after an hour or two of play, and there no seat wobble, although if you adjust the top wing screw so that the seat is not stationary but spins, you may have a little wobble until you adjust it "just right." If you have the patience to tune drums, you can do this!

I am not saying this is the best stool of all time. However for under $80 it is an exceptional value. I would compare it easily with seats which sell for twice as much. I had a Pork Pie which cost double this seat, and I returned it after a few days. It just didn't feel great, especially for the price. Plus, Mapex backs the throne with a 5 year warranty.

If I had to compare it to another seat in construction and feel, I would say it is like Ludwig's new Atlas seat. While I like the look of the Ludwig seat, I couldn't justify twice as much money just for a nice looking logo that would be covered all the time anyway. The Ludwig does have a threaded tube though, if that appeals to you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 23, 2010
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Recently received the Mapex T-570A and I'm very impressed. No, it's not one of those $29.00 thrones, and the quality is evident right out of the box. The fit and finish is tight and beautiful. No thin 'see-though' chrome here...this thing is HEAVY. Built for the Big Boys. No clunky, shakey leg braces with this heavyweight's double-braced gams. It has a 5 year warranty. That 4" foam seat feels like you could trust it to practice for a few minutes more without a tired-butt. The 2-way, variable height adjustment seems to be well thought out. It really grips the bar attached to the foam seat--very tight; very secure. I've seen the cheepos crack in the plywood underneath and the foam fall apart over just a few months of use. I'll know more later as I use it more(casual, middle-aged hobby drumming at home), but for right now, I'm glad I spent good money for a good one. Amazon had the best price--free shipping--got here in 4 days. Yep, Momma said you get what you pay for...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2011
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Delivery was good, the seat went together easily. At first, didn't feel that cushiony, but then a short time after sitting on it for a while you felt the comfort oozing through to your derriere. Nice, and works well for long sessions at the drums.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2011
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My husband used to be in a band, long time ago and we got the Beatles Rock Band for Christmas and he needed to buy a throne, as he sold his with his drum set. Very good seat with thick padding, can play for 3 hrs without being stiff and sore, also likes that he can change heights very fast and easy. Very good buy and delivered fast.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 11, 2012
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What a saving grace for the derriere and back of anyone who has to sit through long rehearsals or gigs. Other drum thrones I have used come nowhere near to having the support/padding of this one. Also, it is a heavy-duty piece of equipment, for sure! Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 17, 2013
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I'm not a drummer- I use this throne for playing bass and it's nice- not too heavy, but well made and sturdy. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a high quality throne with extra padding on the seat.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 16, 2013
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I can truely say that i was happy with this throne the other thrones i had would hurt sitting on for along time but this throne doesn't hurt at all i would recommend this throne to my fellow drummer!! :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2013
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I love the extra cushion and the sturdy hardware. The height adjustments are relatively easy and has stood up to weight differences of various drummers
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