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Old 09-07-2019, 09:45 AM
MME MME is offline
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Default I'm back using a Ringo throne-ouch!

I have been using a Ringo type throne with a more comfortable seat for years now. Damn if the larger seat isn't making the underside of my thighs ache like heck .Half way thru the gig I am ready to scream. So I bit the bullet and used the original seat and it is as hard as a rock with about 1/2" of foam rubber,I can make it through the gig with only my tail bone aching.It is a better exchange for now.Do any other drummer use a Ringo throne??? Vati
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Old 09-07-2019, 11:32 AM
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Default Re: I'm back using a Ringo throne-ouch!

But have you considered recovering your Ringo seat using better quality and more supportive material if the footprint (or butt-print in this case) is more ideal vs. your larger seat that cuts into your thighs? Or even modifying your larger seat to have some thigh relief?

The now discontinued Pearl D2000 Roadstar throne had a unique seat that had thigh relief as well as some relief for the perineum area as well. Unfortunately they didn't combine these features (you chose one seating style over the other) which I believe to be the downfall of the product. Anyways, check out the angle they applied to the padding to get some relief in the thigh area. A good upholstery person (especially with custom automotive background) could shave some foam and cover your seat in no time, providing the relief you seek!
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Old 09-08-2019, 02:09 PM
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Default Re: I'm back using a Ringo throne-ouch!

Roc and Soc (or similar) bicycle shaped cushion thrones are the boomer-aged drummer's best friend (along with the newer or older light weight hardware). If you have never had a throne with a good back rest you owe it to yourself to try one out. I don't mind packing and carrying a heavy throne because I know I will get the full benefit of all that weight. I also use a tall but very adjustable Pearl timpani throne for playing congas as well as timpani. I used the compact but hard Ludwig and similar thrones back when I was young and immortal but think a good throne is the best investment you can make (after cases, good cymbals, stickbags, I will stop now)...
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Old 09-08-2019, 03:23 PM
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Default Re: I'm back using a Ringo throne-ouch!

Is this the Premiere bicycle seat throne or the Ludwig porto stool throne?
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:18 AM
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Default Re: I'm back using a Ringo throne-ouch!

I’ve been doing everything I can think of to downsize what I lug to gigs, including going back to a light weight vintage throne. Most things I have downsized have worked out great, and a few haven’t. If I’m going to park my bony butt longer than an hour, I bring a modern, heavy, dual-braced throne with a plush tractor-type seat. It’s more than a luxury. It’s a butt, thigh and back saver.

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Old 09-09-2019, 05:28 PM
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I bought a Ludwig porto seat throne earlier this year to sort of match up with my vintage kit, and it is the worst throne I've ever owned. Yes, it is adjustable, but not comfortable at all. Best result I get is the smaller part of the oval forward, but I am about to give up on it and turn to one of my other thrones, vintage be damned!
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:15 PM
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Default Re: I'm back using a Ringo throne-ouch!

I have a roc-n-soc but I’ve been using a low end single braced Yamaha throne I got with my D20 kit.

It ever-so-slightly offsets the three 900 stands I also drag along.

I only get back pain from the mass of the stands, not the seat.

Set height is really critical. Those antique thrones look cool but of your over about 5’-9” you are sitting too low. You want a slight downward angle to your thighs or you will hurt. At 6’-2” the trap-stool is not an option for me.
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