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A good stool cushion?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by bopeuph, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. bopeuph


    Jul 3, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    I got a nice, cheap wooden stool at Target a few months back. Problem is, there's no cushion. My rear is KILLING me after about 20 minutes of playing, let alone four hours. Even most bar stools that have a decent cushion start hurting after a while. But, I'm wondering what most TBers use for themselves.

  2. larry


    Apr 11, 2004
    When I used to sit I bought a stool from Target, and they sold cushions for them there as well.
  3. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    A student of mine went through this recently. Here's what she came up with.
  4. bopeuph


    Jul 3, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Sad thing, I went to Wal-Mart, where they sell the same stool, Jo-Ann Fabrics, and a few other places where I was the only straight guy around, and I came up with nothing. I bought a square cushion from Wal-Mart for $5 to hold me over. When I bought the stool at Target, I couldn't find a cushion at that time there, either.

    Thanks for that link, Chris. I wish it was in a store around here; the shipping is going to cost the same amount as the piece. But it's worth no more pains in the @$$.

  5. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Nick - go ahead and buy two. It'll be more cost efficient for one thing, but I've discovered over the years that the stool is even more comfortable still with two cushions on at once. They'll want to fall off, but if you use a couple of those ironing board tightening straps underneath, they'll be solid as a rock and twice as comfortable. Which in the end amounts to one less excuse I have for climbing up on the stool and practicing. Also makes long gigs a lot more bearable. As always, YBMV. :D
  6. Bobby King

    Bobby King Supporting Member

    May 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    This isn't simply a cushion but I totally love my "Roc -N- Soc" stool. It's extemely comfortable and has rungs in a good place for your feet. I think I got the tallest one. Works great for upright bass.

  7. buddyro57

    buddyro57 me and PJ (living with the angels now)

    Apr 14, 2006
    Cedar Falls Iowa
    Hi Nick ( and hey Bobby), I can make a recommendation; buy yourself a memory foam pillow (usually around 20-25$). That will solve the fundamental problem, now you have to figure out a way to keep it in place- which i have not done, I just reposition it maually when needed. The memory foam is pretty durable and will take a lot of weight. I am what you might call....uh, husky, so I know.
    All best
  8. bejoyous


    Oct 23, 2005
    London, Ontario
    +1 on the memory foam. I got a 2" x 14" circle of this foam at a mills store. I made a cover with some durable black material and elastic from a fabric store then stuggled with my sewing machine until it looked OK.

    It's a real butt-saver and I can enjoy the last movements of a symphony now instead of praying for it to end!

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