What are the best chairs/stools ?

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What are the best chairs/stools ?

Post by redmcq » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:03 pm

what stools would you gets reccomend practicing on? Doesn’t have to be a guitar dedicated one if it does as good of a job.
Looking for something of good value for money, I don’t mind paying more if it makes a big difference.

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Re: What are the best chairs/stools ?

Post by Erik Zurcher » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:10 pm

I prefer a (height adjustable) piano bench.
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Re: What are the best chairs/stools ?

Post by redmcq » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:21 pm

Erik Zurcher wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:10 pm
I prefer a (height adjustable) piano bench.
Cheers, where would you get one from? e - b a y ?
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Post by Erik Zurcher » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:40 pm

I bought mine years ago in a music store for €80. I never buy from e - b a y.
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Post by Sharon Vizcaino » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:44 pm

I'm happy enough with my piano bench, which came with my kind-of-overpriced keyboard I rarely use. I just tell myself that the purchase was worth it, if only for the bench...
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Post by Evocacion » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:19 pm

I use an office chair with no arms. It's height adjustable. I bought it at the Swedish Emporium.

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Post by albert-canuck » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:21 am

I have a sunken living room with three carpeted steps down. I sit on the second step.
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Re: What are the best chairs/stools ?

Post by montana » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:52 am

My couch.....and a Barnett guitar support .

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Post by dtoh » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:06 am

I use a Cassina 367 Hola armchair designed by Hannes Wettstein with a back cushion. Bit of overkill but other than the price it's perfect.... super comfy and provides exactly the right support for good guitar posture.

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Re: What are the best chairs/stools ?

Post by redmcq » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:17 am

Do any of you think getting a dedicated guitar stool is worth the extra money or does a piano stool do as good of a job?
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Re: What are the best chairs/stools ?

Post by Altophile » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:20 am

I like "The Original Guitar Chair"; it's pretty expensive, but very nice, and has a back rest.
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Post by Peter Frary » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:31 am

I just use an office chair: adjustable height, turns, rolls and the arm rests were easy to remove. It's also very quiet so I use it while recording (my piano bench had a squeak!). Plus, a quick swivel and I can waste time on the internet or crank out yet another lead sheet for my students.
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Re: What are the best chairs/stools ?

Post by Jim Imbur » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:28 pm

I use a drummer's stool. Adjustable height, compact, rolls, comfortable and reasonably priced.

Avoid any wooden chair with the rounded tops of the legs protruding slightly above the seat.

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Re: What are the best chairs/stools ?

Post by JohnH* » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:03 pm

Jim Imbur wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:28 pm
I use a drummer's stool. Adjustable height, compact, rolls, comfortable and reasonably priced.
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Re: What are the best chairs/stools ?

Post by celestemcc » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:09 pm

I have one very similar to this, perhaps a tad heavier than this one shown below (if link is allowed). It's sturdy and portable, not to mention extremely adjustable. It was worth it for me.

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