Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by Debussychopin » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:48 pm

I just play at the dining table. I sit on one of the chairs and place my music stand in front of me and my foot stool beneath me and practice.

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Post by Guitar-ded » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:59 pm

What? Well aren't you just low-rent. :lol:

Imagine how much better you'd be with a $1000 chair to sit on.

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Post by Debussychopin » Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:16 pm

I'd be Julian Bream Jr.

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Post by George Crocket » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:41 pm

I have been giving this a lot of thought in recent months. I use different chairs at home, in lessons, when playing with others, etc. I reckon the most important is my daily practice sessions. I was using a dining room chair which did not quite keep my thighs vertical, and that was sometimes a bit of an issue. I have now just ordered an adjustable orchestra chair (from Black Cat Music). This allows each leg to be adjusted individually, allows the seat to be sloped to taste, and allows the back to be positioned as needed. I hope this will improve the efficiency of my practice sessions. :o
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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by sayar » Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:05 am

You need a stable chair of perfect height (for you) and soft enough to not cause pain after some time. I don't think anybody can tell you based on a picture what chair is best. You just have to try it yourself and find what works for you.
I bought a short small simple chair from Walmart for $20, and an extra soft cushion for $10, and that is very comfortable for me!

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Post by WoodNString » Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:29 am

Put in another vote for the sofa. Height seems to be just right, but the temptation to not sit up straight is a problem.

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Post by Debussychopin » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:38 pm

Sofa doesnt work for me as I need something that is at least a firm seating parallel to the floor. If it makes me slide back , it is no good. Depending on how I practice/play I many times have the bottom of the guitar seated on my left calf while raised up on the foot stool. That is how low I keep the guitar sometimes (and higher than 45 degree angle upward).

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Post by Tomzooki » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:03 pm

My new chair!!

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I was using a foldable, adjustable and ugly piano bench, but yesterday I bought those antique mahogany chair and desk from a lady who is moving from a house to a condo and could not keep all her nice furnitures. I am in love!
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Post by keithwwk » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:31 am

Beautiful chair! :)
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Post by kirkmc » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:04 pm

The Harlem looks really good. It's more or less flat, and not concave like the Eames just above it. I wouldn't get anything with too thick a cushion like the first one, though, because you wouldn't be solidly grounded.

I'm currently thinking about my guitar chair. As a newbie with back problems, it's important. Where is the Harlem chair sold?
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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by OldC1guy » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:52 pm

I try not to spend a lot on one-purpose items. My answer is a padded four leg stool I got at Walmart for about $20.00. One problem; it's a little too tall. I raised the foot stool about as high as it goes, which left my right foot a little off the floor. Solution: A one foot length of a 2 X 6. I've used this for the last five years. Sure, I only play for myself, so I don't need a stylish solution.
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Post by Steve Kutzer » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:51 pm

Tomzooki wrote:My new chair!!

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I was using a foldable, adjustable and ugly piano bench, but yesterday I bought those antique mahogany chair and desk from a lady who is moving from a house to a condo and could not keep all her nice furnitures. I am in love!
Looks great, but for me, I'd want to add a gel seat cushion.
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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by gregwillow » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:56 pm

It doesn't matter

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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by John higgon » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:49 pm

I have used a drummer's throne for years and swear by it.

Funny you should say that! I have a chair that happens to be the right height for me, but I have thought that a drummer's throne is the obvious choice for gigging classical guitarists. Adjustable height is really what we are looking for.

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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by Rasqeo » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:02 pm

eyedoc wrote:Original Guitar Chair,
I have two and just ordered a 3rd. WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!!
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Just out of interest - why do you need three chairs?

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