Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by eyedoc » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:28 pm

one in my office, one in my home studio, one in my performance great room,
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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by Rasqeo » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:03 am

Ah, makes sense now Ron! I am thinking about getting one of these.

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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by celestemcc » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:44 pm

I'm looking at two of these chairs: Johnson String Company's JSI PW-100 and JSI W-30 Adjustable Musician's Seat. Not sure I can give a link (Moderator?), but you can Google Johnson String Company to see them. Does anyone here have any experience with them?
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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by RichardUno » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:16 pm

Here's a picture of the Johnson String JSI PW-100:

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I've never seen or used one, but it looks like it might be a great option. Best of all, it's portable.

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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by celestemcc » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:48 pm

I just bought one! Turned out Johnson String Instrument is local, so I went and checked out all three models. Took my guitar and support to test-drive them, so to speak. I got the one above -- the heaviest at ca 12 lbs, but by far the most stable, and with the best seat. It has just the right amount of cushioning, not too much, but enough.

The two models with the hardwood seats were much lighter though. The one that is infinitely adjustable is a great concept, but was a little tippy, even for me, so I think a tall guy would have a problem with it. The seats were actually a bit narrower, not as comfortable: they'd be good if you needed to carry your chair with you, but not for long-term practice. The one above seems suitable all-around.

Of course I'll know more when I spend some time practicing on it later today.
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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by celestemcc » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:53 pm

Followup: the chair is great, very comfortable and sturdy. I recently hosted a 'performance party' for my local classical guitar society, wherevwe usef it as the performers' chair -- people liked it a lot.
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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by Cloth Ears » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:13 pm

A Marshall Cab with a cushion is where I practice! I haven't played the electric guitar in over 10 years, but the low second hand value makes me keep all the gear.

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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by pima1234 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:39 am

Roc n Soc Nitro drum throne is on my list. You can order a back for it.

I am using a The Guitar Chair though, and it's awesome. Not exactly what most people would consider "affordable", but in my opinion, very worthwhile.
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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by robert e » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:41 pm

For now, I'm using the cheap but sturdy "Ohuhu" keyboard bench I found on Am*z*n. Took a while to find one that went low enough. It only has three heights to choose from (roughly 15", 17", 19"). It folds, but not quickly, as the adjustment bolt has to be removed completely for the chair to fold or be set to a new height. Johnson String Instrument sells an identical bench as the "T-05".

My "vote", though? Some day, I'll buy an Adjustrite, or commission a 15" tall cajon to use as a guitar stool!

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Re: Buying a chair for playing : your vote !

Post by doug » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:49 pm

I had intentions of buying a custom-made chair......a friend of mine builds chairs....but, after reading a lot of posts on here, I bought an adjustable-height, padded leather piano bench. I like it.
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