Finally my own chair that feels ok for guitar playing, with foot and back rest!
Now I don't have to worry about bar stools anymore...
Finally my own chair that feels ok for guitar playing, with foot and back rest!
I was looking for an arm less chair to play guitar on. It works , but it seems too tall for me anyway , at it's lowest setting. I think I should have just gotten a drummer's throne.
However the product appears solid and is easily assembled.
Not really working for folk guitarist
I think that this unit performed exactly as advertised. It is extremely sturdy, height-adjustable and transportable for the most part (although a bit bulky). The problem is that as a folk guitarist if I sit straight-on the way the footrests demand, then I get all twisted around ... either that or I don't end up with comfortable access to the full fretboard. Now that I'm paying attention, I notice that when I sit in a conventional chair with a footrest, I naturally play with my chest pointing about 45-degrees to stage left. I'm guessing I do the same thing when sitting on a conventional wooden stool. So this is probably a perfect throne for a great price, but it didn't work for me. Rather than return it to Sweetwater, I bet I find a buyer for it in zero time ... just not from a fellow folk guitarist.
On the Throne
I bought the Stand for a friend who has problems standing long periods of time and he seems to like it. He uses it at jam sessions as I do mine. I thought it might give him some relief. It is a good stool.
i have had this item for about 2 weeks now, and i love it. very easy to put together, no tools required. it helps keep me in a good playing position, as opposed to sitting on the couch or a chair. i find the padding on the seat to be very comfortable. the adjustable height is great, if im practicing or playing for a fair amount of time, i will change the position on the height which is very easy to do. im 6 foot, 185lbs, and have no problem, getting comfortable on this throne. i have the on-stage stand for the guitar also, and i really like there products. i would say give this a try, it just may be the one for you.
Good stool for shoulder and back pain.
On-Stage Throne with Backrest
I LUV my On-Stage Throne with Backrest. It's great that it has a foot rest so you can get your guitar in the most comfortable position.
This is overall a comfortable seat. The two things I would ask for to make it a 5-star product would be to have a little more adjustability and for it to fold up a little smaller. The seat can be removed with hand screw bolts, which is ok but not quick. You can adjust the height of the seat but not the foot rest. Still, it does the job well and I would recommend it.
Nice, but buky
I am very happy with this overall. I am a jazz guitarist. I have been gigging with this throne for over a year. I bought it after my other folding stool collapsed. This throne is built like a piece of gym equipment -- very solid. Also very comfortable. The footrest allows for a pretty good classical posture. My only complaint is that it doesn't fold up flat and it takes a couple of minutes to assemble and dissemble, and then you have to transport loose pieces.
Very Comfortable for working Musician's
I have used this on several gigs since purchasing it in December 2015. It is a sturdy, well constructed and reliable stand. I have been performing for over thirty years and this is the best stool that I have used, I am an acoustic guitar/singer soloist who performs at wineries, cafe's and restaurants. It is easy to break down and transport. I would recommend this working musicians...
On-Stage Stands DT8500 Throne with Backrest
Product is great-just as described! What was even better was the personal attention you give to your customers!! I received a phone call from a LIVE person checking on my order and also a follow up email- Who does that anymore?
when i first got it i was happy with it...but then the 4 screws that hold the seat on keep falling out and then stripped the wood in the seat....trying to find way to fix it..will look for another kind of seat now..
Saves your back
Just what I was looking for. Standing at a keyboard all night long was murder on my feet and lower back. This throne provides the perfect solution.
VERY COMFORTABLE YOU CAN ADJUST THE HEIGHT TO FIT YOUR NEED THE BACK REST IS AWESOME YOU LEAN BACK AND BRING IT I PLAY A FENDER JAZZ NO PROBLEM PLAYING FOR HOURS BEST PURCHASE OR INVESTMENT MADE THANKS SWEETWATER.
Bought this throne and love it have high dollar thrones and this throne is so much better on my back, have had two back surgeries and sitting at this one does not tire me out. I drilled holes on frame and added wheels and rolls great around if you install chair seat one way the back rest is to far just turn it around and it's just right to adjust the back rest further just cut or bend stop plate. Little adjustments to fit your body and this is a great throne and the price well worth mony. Going to buy more for studio
Comfortable & Durrable
Very comfortable seat w/thick padding. Made w/quality materials.
Very sturdy and comfortable
I'm a jazz guitarist and I play out several times a month, mostly solo, duo and small ensemble gigs. My folding guitar stool finally collapsed after three years of regular use, so I decided to replace it with something sturdier and more comfortable. Just got this throne yesterday, and I think I will be very happy with it. I was concerned about the height of the footrest but its actually quite comfortable. The throne is well-cushioned, and very solid and sturdy. The only drawback is that you need to disassemble it in order to make it lay flat for transport. This is not not difficult, with all fasteners being easily tightened and untightened by turning a knob, but it is a bit inconvenient and takes a couple of minutes. The stool is also a bit heavy, but that's the trade-off for its solid steel construction. However, it is clearly not as portable as my old folding stool, so I probably won't be automatically taking it to every gig.
woudl not recommend this product to anyone!!!!
Very uncomfortable, stiff and the back does not reach one's back for support!!
Good for Me
I own one of these and use it for a jam that may run 4 hours. Keeps me pretty comfortable for that long of a time when I need to sit. I love it and some others envy me when I sit at the right height with my foot and leg resting comfortable to hold my guitar on my knee..
On-stage Stands DT8500 Throne
It's a solid chair and sits just right for playing an instrument of any type. The only thing I would change is the adjustment that is now not easy with a bolt to unscrew and move out to change it's position. If this chair had an easy adjustment capability then it would rate high in my book. Right now it's a one person throne on stage or in the studio because of the effort it takes to adjust it now.
The on-stage DT8500
The chair with the backrest works very well and the only down side it's not as portable as I was hoping. Saying that I have other people wanting to buy this product.
Maybe some more "little" adjustment options will make this a five star for future buyers, but i'am pleased with the purchase for the cost.
Iam six ft. and have no problem with leg bar height and sometimes use a small cushion for back if I play a long spell. Also if you need to look at music or lyrics it is also better to use a stand so you are not glancing down. Leg bar problems might stem not so much from your height, but if you have a long torso for your height, etc... easy to put together...I have not been disappointed with any of the four guitars, amp, stand and supplies I've purchased from Sweetwater.
Nice throne, questionable design choices
Overall, it's a nice sturdy throne. Some things about the design puzzle me:
1. The back rest isn't adjustable front to back. Why didn't they put more than one hole in the bar that slides under the seat so it could be moved closer?
2. The pad on the back rest don't raise or lower. It would be nice to be able to slide it down the support bar.
3. The footrest is welded on. It would be nice if it could be slid lower on the front bar. I'm 6'2" and it's too high for me.
4. The pad is VERY firm. It would be nice if it had a bit more give to it.
I do like the throne and I can easily set it as high as I need. These few design changes would make it that much nicer.
You won't fall asleep in this chair
Great chair for the money, no question. The back rest is not fully adjustable in that you can't move it forward on it's slider, that motion is restricted by an 'end stop' plate beneath the seat cushion, so in effect you don't get the support of the back rest unless you recline in the chair, which is not what the chair is designed to allow you to do. When performing, you want to sit forward kind of on the edge of the chair. Great placement of foot rests, nice height adjustment. I'd buy again.
I alredy had one of these thrones and ordered a second one. Our guitarist was always making me feel guilty for sitting durring gigs so I ordered a second one. Great seat, stable, comfortable, easy to transport and adjustable. Raises to a suitable height to not make you look like a dwarf ,when playing with standing muscians.
GREAT for me . . a Piano and Keyboard Musician
I am very pleased with the location of the backrest (that is one of the reasons why I purchased this ON-STAGE product). Just one recommended change to the manufacturer. The seat should be adjustable to 19 inches to be compatible with acoustic pianos and standard benches. I had 1 1/2 inches removed and new holes bored from the main seat post to adjust to my preference when performing with an acoustic piano, with a keyboard all adjustments are fine as the keyboard stand is also adjustable. GREAT ITEM . . . I RECOMMED it for any stage performance or studio use . . . JONWiii
Great with this recommended modification
I agree with most of the reviews that this is a very sturdy and useful stool. However I noticed even from the pictures that the relationship between the seat and the backrest appeared to be off. I thought there might be some adjustment, but after I'd assembled it I found out sure enough I always seemed to be sitting on the very back edge of the seat. After several days of testing, I decided to move the seat back 1 1/2 inches. Now it's much more comfortable. Just remove the 4 seat bracket screws, move the bracket 1 1/2" towards the "front" (with no seam). Locate the holes with a silver Sharpie, set with a small nail and tap with a 7/64" bit. The seat base material is very strong, and the back of the seat will be supported on the metal back support brace.
Just what I needed.
I play guitar, and sing, in church. The music ministry is very important to me, but I have a really bad back and I sometimes am unable to stand and play my 12 string. I saw this "throne" while browsing through the many items available on Sweetwater's website, and decided I'd give it a try. I am very glad I did! Now, I can play even when I'm in pretty bad pain. I have found that I actually play better when I am not fighting pain! The other members of our group have taken a liking to it as well. I am considering purchasing another DT8500 to use at home. It is sturdy, and sits solid with no rocking back and forth, or side to side. The cushion is well padded, and the adjustments for height are easy to do. When I first took possession of the DT8500, I thought the foot-rest bar might be too high, but it is not. The foot-rest bar allows me to wear my guitar a little higher than I normally wear it with a guitar strap. This not only makes playing the guitar more comfortable, but it also puts the guitar closer to the microphone, so the mic picks up just the right amount of guitar for the sound ratio that I want. It's a good stool, and a great value. You will not be disappointed with this purchase!
on stage dt 8500 throne, the perfect addition to your private studio
very well made, no cheap plastic here, built for years of use. very well made (all steel tubing). height adjustable,well padded seat and backrest. if your playing guitar sitting on abar stool like I was ,ditch the stool,this is great and a lot more comfortable
On Stage Stand D T8500 Throne with Backrest
Throne is every thing U say & eve more!!!!!!!!!!!
Great chair for the price....
Nice chair for the price.
I purchased two chairs for our guitar and bass duo.
Its nice to be able to fold up the chair, and to have the "same" chair at each gig, rather than have to use a bar stool or stand.
The foot rest is about two-four inches too high for the average person....your knees are bent too much for comfort. I am 5'9", and I have to raise the seat height to the last notch to use the foot rest. I plan on having it removed and welded lower.
Knowing that, It's well worth the money and I would recommend it to others.
Great guitarist throne!
Very impressed & happy with this comfy throne! Great for anyone with a bad back who needs to sit through hours of studio work or teaching. This chair is also less expensive, & better looking than others I compared it to. Wish I could have gotten one of these years ago!
Comfortable, stable, convenient
I was surprised at how comfortable and stable this chair is. The seat is comfortable with just the right amount of give and the back rest provides enough adjustable range to find the right fit. The folding legs and knob make it portable and easy to transport and store.
A good product. Easy to use.
I really like this product. It was easy to put together and very comfortable. I use it both for practice and performance. The seat/back cushions are very comfortable. The only improvement I would like to see is to design the product so that it will be more compact for travel. Although the legs fold up, you have to take the seat back off in order to make it more compact for travel.
I just LUV my new gig stand
I frequently play gigs that last more than 2 hours...and because of a bad lower back (jumping out of helicopters in the Marines years ago) after a long gig end up with lower back pain. This seat/stand is a God-send, it gives me back support and I don't have the pains now that I used to have after a 2- or 3- hour gig. I play guitar, mandolin, and hammered dulcimer, so I use it for several different venues and it just works. Best purchase I've made in awhile, and Sweetwater's price is better than anyone else's. If I could change ANYTHING about it, I would make it more collapsible, or foldable, but it fits nicely in my RAV-4 among my other gear, so I won't complain about it.
Nice Solid Chair
When you weight 300 lbs like me (God help you) you need something solid and dependable under you. This chair does just that. It doesn't fold completely flat like some of the others but it does fold up enough to transport okay. I like it a lot and feel it is a great buy at Sweetwater Music..
i just wish bought it earlier
It is just silly not to have this chair. After you sit in it you feel like an idiot because you didn't have sooner.
Throne with Backrest
I am a beginner bass player and a big guy, over 300 lbs, and up to this time I had been playing in a computer chair. I felt that I was resting my left arm too much on the arm rests and was unable to move that arm as fast as I needed. The Throne gives me that much needed freedom of movement while still comfortably handling all my weight.
The On-Stage Stands Throne with Backrest
Having three rods and 4 screws in my back, this chair comes in handy, It is very comfortable, money well spent! Very handy for my last gig!
Great throne for muli-instumentalist
Very versatile stool with backrest. I've had a severe spinal injury and this really. helps me get through longer gigs. I play keyboards, saxes, flutes, clarinet and guitar, and this gives good support in a semi-standing or sitting position allowing for good breath support and comfort.
The only drawback I've experienced is that it's not designed to break down for travel and therefore takes up a lot of room in the van or trailer.
Good Throne for Guitar
Sweetwater advice was very helpful with this purchase. Nice throne for use when playing guitar. Very sturdy and easy to assemble. Folds up in a snap. Just the throne that I was looking for. Sweetwater service and delivery always the best.