rocket88, I have read your post, here:
I recently raised my keyboard stand to a higher level, so that when doing solo gigs I do not feel like I am sitting on the floor.
I raised the piano-style bench to 26", and that is a good height, but proved uncomfortable.
Several manufacturers make drum thrones with well-padded bicycle-style seats that go up to 26", most notably Roc-n-Soc, and TAMA.
Anybody have any experience with these, or with anything if playing at a sitting height of 26" or so?
I have lots of experience - sort of - but not playing drums.
There are lost of drum stools of different expense and quality. I tried to use a drum stool I had for my old Clavanova but found first of all It was either too short or I was not able to keep it at the right hight. If it is a drum stool with a key to adjust it, the feet will slide down or the post of the seat will side down and it will not easily keep the adjustments so I would use a hose clamp on the seat post. The drum stools are often very, very heavy because guys weigh a lot if they are over 35! years old and drink lots of beers to keep the hand pain medicated from banging on the drums. The other thing is that drum stools are great for a drummer or for other purpose, but the trouble with piano players is that they reach to the left and the right to play octaves and these drums stools aren't that stable - in the context of - a piano bench is sold, very solid, but the drum stool is wobbly if you will - is not good if you have to have perfect postion to play a note based on sitting at middle C etc. If you notice drummers sit pretty straight up and reach out to the cow bell, etc. I haven't seen any weight shifting like I do with piano players.
So by all means try and buy a drum throne but be sure to test it thoroughly playing the piano/digital piano.
As I recall from years ago, drum thrones that are good - and sturdy - cost mega bucks.
cheers, and good luck
Last edited by Michael_99; 05/26/13 08:33 PM.