Your Practice Chair/Stool and Why?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by City, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Definitely off topic but an honest question. I’m needing a new practice chair. Right now it is a hard old desk chair with limited padding. Been practicing 2-3 hours a band and I get off that old chair hurting. There was a post about a gig chair but I stand when I play but when studying new music at the computer i’m Sitting. Any good “work” chair ideas. Price always an issue. I guess I’d drop $100. Thanks. I don’t get out much.
  2. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
  3. project_c


    May 8, 2008
    London, UK
    I had a similar problem, I don’t think it’s good for you to use the same chair for both work and music, unless you can at least move the arm rests out of the way. I was starting to get knee and back pain so I tried a few options and I ended up buying a really comfortable padded stool, not a musician’s stool, just a normal piece of furniture which allowed me to sit with the right posture while playing. I’m short so that’s what works for me, but it’s different for everyone, I’d just take a few basic measurements, lower leg etc, and find a comfortable padded stool that suits your height and build, you don’t need anything too fancy or clever.
  4. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I use a wooden stool with a seat cushion... because it's at the table where I practice. I own a full height Roc-n-Soc throne with backrest that's comfy as a cloud...but I keep it in a different room.
  5. TonH


    Jan 26, 2011
    The Netherlands
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  6. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    I use an office chair I got at Costco for about $90.00.
  7. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    I use an inflatable exercise ball. It gives 360 degree obstruction free access, keeps your back straight, and very comfortable.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2019
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  8. mrcbass


    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    I use a wooden barstool with a home made pad ($20 at Target). I don't sit when I play a lot, but when I do, I need my legs somewhat extended (bass doesn't fit on lap very well).
  9. Paula Warren

    Paula Warren Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2018
    I use a chair without arms and a pillow. I also use a foot stool for my left foot. It keeps the bass in the same position for when I stand.
  10. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016