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Old 07-15-2021, 07:52 AM
leedybdp leedybdp is offline
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That is a great looking canister throne. Jim Petty in Texas made this one for me with 12" diameter wooden drum shell that was crafted to be the perfect height for me with my short legs. Here it is next to a vintage Ludwig canister throne that was smaller in diameter and a couple of inches too tall to feel comfortable. That old Ludwig throne sold for a lot more than I paid for it on eBay.
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Old 07-15-2021, 08:31 AM
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Had one. Post pipe broke off while playing. Not good. This throne was never comfortable. Get a soundseat sir.
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Old 07-16-2021, 01:12 PM
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That is a great looking canister throne. Jim Petty in Texas made this one for me with 12" diameter wooden drum shell that was crafted to be the perfect height for me with my short legs. Here it is next to a vintage Ludwig canister throne that was smaller in diameter and a couple of inches too tall to feel comfortable. That old Ludwig throne sold for a lot more than I paid for it on eBay.
That Ludwig canister is (was) gorgeous!!!
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Old 07-16-2021, 04:10 PM
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That throne looked good with one of my favorite drum sets the white band between the red glass glitter and the blue glass glitter is vintage white marine pearl--bad photo.
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Old 07-17-2021, 08:55 AM
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Just by way of verification here's a picture of a 70's porto seat.

I don't think that would be the correct base on an earlier red throne though.

These are very uncomfortable (and possibly downright dangerous) stools for anything other than maybe a display piece to have the "correct" stool for an old set. Many are marketed as "Ringo" stools in the mistaken belief that Ringo used one (he did not).
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Old 07-18-2021, 01:47 PM
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I see, K.O.
I want a throne that completes my 67' Downbeat and also be able to use it, not just for display purposes. I think I'm going to let it go. Thank you very much for the info.
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Old 07-18-2021, 02:38 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Porto seat question

My gigging kit is a 1966 Ludwig and I use a 1970s round-top black seat stool, but I agree with K.O. - it's not comfortable and it's similar construction as the red-top one that broke on me several years ago. I'm skinny, so I stand up for a second or two frequently between songs to get the blood flowing in my butt again!....Still, it's a light-weight "easy" stool and I can handle it for a 2-3 hour gig. (I keep an identical spare in the trunk of my car in case it breaks!)

At home for practice, I use a thick padded-seat, double-braced DW stool that must've been made for a 400 pound gorilla. Very comfortable, but too big and too heavy to jam in my hardware bag.

In the 1970s, I wanted the biggest drums and the heaviest-duty hardware...Now at age 70, I want everything light-weight and simple in construction. Vintage stuff is just fine...And I'll take my chances on the stool breaking during a gig. Can lightning strike twice?! :-)

To each his own. Regards, MB

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Old 07-19-2021, 08:22 AM
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Hey, if your butt can take it then why not. I used the round version for about 20 years. That design is a bit more stable with the larger footprint tripod base but the seat itself still lacks much in padding. Once I tried a more modern throne there was no going back. I've tried to lighten my hardware load as much as possible in recent years but having a comfortable throne is one area where I don't want to compromise. I have a couple porto-thrones that complete sets but my rear has paid its dues with 100s of uncomfortable hours on such thrones. I owe myself a better seat these days, LOL
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