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keyboard bench chair with backrest? #2516270 08/02/13 04:47 PM
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Anyone using a keyboard bench with a back rest? Been having back problems with using a standard bench. Any recommendations. I've looked at the
On-Stage Stands DT8500 Throne with Backrest at Sweetwater http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Throne/
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ProLine PL2100 Musician's Performance Chair http://www.music123.com/accessories/proline-pl2100-musicians-performance-chair
at music 123 (this one I tried at Sam Ash and didn't like it much.


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Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: dama] #2516274 08/02/13 05:04 PM
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Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: dama] #2516275 08/02/13 05:04 PM
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My drummer has extremely serious back problems, crushed discs between L7 and L1. He uses a drum throne with lumbar support, it's built like a bike seat with a lip at the back. You might look into something like that, too.

BTW a back rest is not the answer, depending on the type of back problem you have. Check with a PT/ergonomist if you are serious about a solution.


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Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: WesG] #2516286 08/02/13 05:39 PM
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I picked up a Gibralter 9608MB a few weeks ago to replace the QuikLok D-749 I've used for the past few years. The thing is solid as a rock and very comfortable.

I've put off getting a more expensive seat for quite a while, but I'm glad I decided to spend the money.


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Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: Rusty Mike] #2516488 08/03/13 03:43 PM
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+1 for the Gibraltar suggestion. I use what I believe is the 9608HM and while it doesn't have a backrest, it's very comfortable.


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Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: Seannn] #2516522 08/03/13 07:51 PM
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highly recommended this small company
http://www.soundseat.com/ and yes they have a back support not inexpensive though

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Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: I-missRichardTee] #2516667 08/04/13 06:01 PM
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Thanks everyone for your input!


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Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: dama] #2516774 08/05/13 11:22 AM
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I used the Roc-N-Soc at keyboards for quite a while but for me an office chair with good back support works better. There is more lower back support and when playing an "L" layout you can roll from one primary keyboard to the other.

Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: RABid] #2516786 08/05/13 12:32 PM
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I use an old office chair like RABid uses. It doesn't give me back support while playing but at least offers a backrest between songs.


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Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: dama] #3011634 10/09/19 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Seannn
+1 for the Gibraltar suggestion. I use what I believe is the 9608HM and while it doesn't have a backrest, it's very comfortable.


I second the Gibraltar suggestion. I had 9608HM for several years, was using it both for practice and gigs. But during this February I got injured and started having problems with my back and legs. My keyboardist suggested me this page about choosing the best drum throne for back problems. In his opinion I should pick either Roc-n-Soc nitro which he uses or Gibraltar 9608MB. I tried both and liked both, but decided to stick with a familiar brand, because it's sturdy and definitely suits a 220 lbs guy like me.


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Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: dama] #3011647 10/09/19 12:37 PM
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the onstage is great used it for many years breaks down and folds easily and very adjustable.

Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: dama] #3011742 10/10/19 03:09 AM
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I use the DW9000 series drum throne - it has a backrest. It is not a bench, however.... It is significantly height adjustable, which is good when one is 6'6" tall. Taller than a piano bench is better for some few of us...

Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: dama] #3011750 10/10/19 04:16 AM
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I’m on my 3rd On-Stage Stands DT8500. But I had to stop using it as my only seat because it will screw up your hips and your back over time. I’m 5’10”. Maybe if you’re over 6’ it won’t be an issue. I actually brought it into the office of both my chiropractor and my massage therapist and they both told me to stop using it because of the way I needed to sit on it in order to use a sustain pedal. It’s really an acoustic guitarist’s seat, made to put your foot or feet up on the bar. I now use it about 30% of the time, along with an Ultimate Support JamStands padded bench. But I may be an outlier, as I play a lot of gigs. If you’re not playing full-time it prolly won’t be an issue.


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Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: dama] #3011765 10/10/19 06:45 AM
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I'm thinking about possibly going with the Gibraltar 9608MB. I have one question that I cannot seem to find the answer to - What is the weight limit on this? I weight 300 lbs, and will sometimes bounce a bit during a more enthusiastic solo, so I need to make sure my bench can handle the weight.


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Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: dama] #3011866 10/10/19 08:31 PM
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When I started playing I had a cheap Yamaha slab with an X-stand and used a office chair with wheels. When I got my RD-2000 came with the Roland adjustable bench as part of the package I got. I used the bench for awhile, but it was really hurting my back so switched back to using the office chair and so much better on my back having some support. Also I'm a big guy weight wise and that bench the padding wasn't doing much for my "sit bones" as I've heard people refer to them as.

I notice in YouTube a lot of people using high back office chairs or gamers chair both with arms that can be lower way down or removed. Something like that may be in my future as age is causing some back issues.

Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: dama] #3011871 10/10/19 08:56 PM
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The back issues are why I'm looking to make a change.

During the gig, it does not bother me most of the time, but by the time I get home, my back is so stiff I can barely move.

And it gets worse the older I get.


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Re: keyboard bench chair with backrest? [Re: dama] #3011877 10/10/19 10:04 PM
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I have not found a bench with a backrest that was easily portable and reasonably affordable, so I built my own.

Here's a pic of my previous bench, modified from a lowly X bench. The back rest really helped with my back pain.

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