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Quality Parts, Poor Height Adjustment
on September 16, 2009
The PDP 700 Series Drum Throne is constructed of thick, sturdy metal matched with a thick,, comfortable, leathery seat. It is a breeze to set up and take down and stays firmly planted due to the rubber foot moldings. Overall, I'm very pleased with this seat for use with a drum kit or guitar.
However, it lacks a good range of height adjustment. Being 5'9", I initially set the throne up with the bolt in the middle setting. This was way too high, so I adjusted it to the lowest height (without removing the bolt altogether), which was just about perfect. Unfortunately, I can see a lot of people will have a hard time finding the perfect height with each adjustment an inch apart. And if you are under 5'5", forget about it. A threaded shaft which allows the seat to be adjusted in fine increments by spinning the cushion around would be much better.
When you set up your stool's height, sit with correct posture and lift your legs up. you should be able to lift them both up without having to lean forward or backward. If you have to lean back, the stool is too high and vice versa.
-solid and sturdy
-quick to assemble/breakdown
-May not go low enough for some
-No fine height adjustment
-swiveling can chew up the metal finish