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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 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.

Pros:
-solid and sturdy
-comfortable!!
-quick to assemble/breakdown
-attractive
-swivels

Cons:
-May not go low enough for some
-No fine height adjustment
-swiveling can chew up the metal finish
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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2008
I got this to play drums on Rockband (Xbox360) instead of sitting on a wooden barstool (which is uncomfortable and non-adjustable). This stool padding is NICE and the adjustability is via a bolt-through design. Therefore, it's not easy to quickly adjust for different playing heights (as the bolt has to be removed and inserted in a different hole). Although, it provides a more secure platform and won't 'creep/slide' down over time. It's plenty strong enough for me (215 lbs) and all my friends of various weights. It feels like it would hold someone much heavier with no problem. It's not whimpy at all, but still light. I like the tripod leg design because it provides more open area than a 4-leg design.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2008
I purchased this for my son when we bought him a used drum kit for xmas. The one that came with the kit wasn't anywhere near as nice as this one. The padding on this one is much thicker and it's more comfortable. It's legs are much more sturdy as well, I feel this is an excellent item for the price.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2007
This throne is really good. It's sturdy, it's not too light, not too heavy, is just right. Confortable, definitely worth the price.
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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful
on July 11, 2009
I purchased this for use with Rock Band based on the good reviews here. As the other reviews have indicated, it is very sturdy. The padding is thick and VERY firm, which I think is a good thing as it will probably soften up with use as padding normally does. My biggest complaint with it is, I'm not sure how you're supposed to use it to play drums! Even on the lowest setting my feet don't touch the floor, making using the bass pedal quite challenging. I even tried removing the height adjustment bolt altogether which lowered it about 1/2 inch more, but it was still too tall. At 5'7" I'm not exactly short so I don't know who this is designed for (people from 6-8ft tall from the looks of it). How the 12yr old in another review is able to use this is beyond me. I think I will end up cutting off some of the bottom of the pipe and drilling another adjustment hole which should make it work perfectly.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2013
This has been fantastic for a drummer of 7 years looking for a comfortable, durable throne to use at my electronic kit. I researched this purchase fairly thoroughly, trying to find an affordable throne that had a solid base. After three months of using it I feel comfortable saying this throne is quite sturdy. I have no complaints.

Some people have noted the lack of adjustability in the height. I am 5'11" and feel that the options available (via a pin style adjustment system) would cover a large range of height ranging from much smaller than myself to quite taller. It lacks fine tuning, sure, but I've had no problems.

For half the price of a throne with similar structural quality and unlimited adjustment capabilities, I do not feel that it should be knocked for lack of adjustment. This was the best economical drum throne I could find, hands down.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on January 31, 2009
My 12 year old uses it to play the bass and the rest of them use it for Rock Bank and guitar hero. Seat adjusts for multi purpose use (even use it as an extra desk chair when friends come over). Very sturdy high quality stool. Very pleased.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on August 13, 2013
I'm about 240lbs, and this throne is completely stable for me with no issues. I've used heavier/nicer ones, but honestly I think those extra dollars are better used elsewhere in your setup. This throne does take a few extra seconds to adjust the height, because the screw goes through the telescoping section and tightens. You know it's not going to slide down over time, though. I don't take this throne outside of my house, so its actually good for me.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2012
Yes, this is made to be a drum throne. No, I don't play drums. I freaking rock out the piano like there's no tomorrow.

I have always sat on a piano bench that is made for a piano, and even used a cedar chest for awhile, but I'm not a big fan of a cedar chest's lack of mobility, comfort, etc since hardwood can be hard on the booty and the chest weighs a ton, especially when filled with kid toys. Portability fail.

I found this little guy and have been extremely pleased after a using it about 3 months. It is super portable, looks stellar, clean and simple with its sleek lines pulled up to my Rhodes piano when I'm out playing a gig or in my dining room, and is exactly what I needed.

It is super solid (most important), pretty comfortable(important) and height adjustable (even if it takes a few extra seconds). This throne doesn't have a lever for moving the seat to a different height while you're playing, but I don't need that. I always play at the same height so i just leave it there.

The legs fold in for portability during travel and it's light enough to carry around easily. Also, the rubber grippers at the bottom of the legs make me feel like I won't tip over when I'm rocking forward and back pretending to be a rockstar whilst my wife is asking me to be careful and not hurt myself or the hardwood floors, neither of which will never happen since the rubber is outstanding. If I should happen to fall, though, it's because I pushed the limits too far and sometimes utilize poor judgment, which has nothing to do with the rubber grippers and is a conversation for a different day.

I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 since the pad doesn't mold to my butt. I would call it a firm cushion, not a cushiony cushion. For the price, I didn't expect it to be ultimate comfort. What I didn't expect though, is good comfort, which I got. I knew I was buying a 4 star seat and got exactly what I wanted, so maybe I should give it 5 stars. If you are going to be sitting for 9 hours playing music, you might want to pay more and get something that doubles as a couch recliner that chills your drinks and has a built in toilet so you don't have to get up ever. If that's you, you're either making a lot of money in a recording studio, or you're one of the lame videogamers that uses this so you can game it up all night with your friends. That's cool once in awhile, but if you do it everyday you're lame. If you're a rocking rockstar that values form, function and value, you're not lame and this is your throne.

Also, it also doubles as a bench to sit on while feeding a child in their high chair or to feed yourself while writing music. Wipes off easily! 5 stars for its utilitarianism!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 19, 2012
I bought this throne for use with my 10" Dobsonian reflector telescope. So far I am impressed with its sturdiness, comfort and portabilityto dark sky locations.

I have never played the drums in my life, aside perhaps from steel drums on a cruiseliner years ago so I cannot comment on that aspect thought I imagine it is fine.

The throne breaks down with some effort into three parts for trunk or backseat transport but is small enough to likely fit normally. It has three feet whch allow you to manuver it closerto some scoped, and is adjustable in height.. Its around "21 at its lowest setting.

Im around 225 lbs and it is quite supportive, has rubber feet which are steady on flat surfaces and acceptable in grass with some finessing. I recommend bringing something tl very unsteady terrain to make hour night more enjoyable.

Finally it adjusts by using a bolt thst you slide and lock in place. This may require a light source to adjust in darksky locations, atleast initially.

After hours of leaning and shifting weight around the edges it stays comfortable.

A solid alternative to a more expensive astronomers chair.
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