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- Apr 23, 2017
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- New York, USA
I will also throw in the DW 9100. I too apologize since it is not one of the OP's choices.Dave Elitch recommemds the DW 9100 AL
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He also mentioned he‘s working to get dw to make a 3 leg version.
Sorry I know it‘s not in your original selection but might be worth a shot.
I have not tried either of the ones you mentioned and my tama ergo rider is on the bouncy side so not my first choice. I‘m back to round top and spindle.
The new R&S backrest can go all the way down touching the seat.I currently own the Roc N Soc Nitro with backrest. I'm just coming off a stint playing a high school musical, and I've played in their pit for many years. The school has a non nitro Gibraltar thrown. My experience with it is I will never buy a Gibraltar throne. It's rickety. It wobbles. The back rest fits poorly. Based on the feedback you've already received I'd say go Roc N Soc.
I will add two SLIGHT downsides to the Roc N Soc... Their throne bag doesn't fit the throne AND back rest well. It works fine for the throne, but the backrest doesn't fit well in the bag. And 2, the backrest doesn't offer much height adjustment. It works ok for me, but I wish it would go lower.
I have a normal Roc n Soc and a nitro Roc N Soc. The only complaint I have about the nitro is when I bend over to grab my beer between songs it squeaks a lot
I have a retro MP with backrest on order. Bretta should have it shipped any day now. I'll be using it with a low Gibraltar base. I'm excited to give it a go. I've had RocNSoc nitro with backrest, Ahead, Pearl, DW, etc etc. The RocNSoc is OK, but a bit overrated imo.
Backrest users, do you sit all the way back when you play? I bought a Roc n Soc backrest years ago and noticed I'd have to sit way back to get any benefit. That puts my legs much more on the seat (apparently I sit on the edge of the motorcycle throne). I could see it's use for gigs where there's a ton of time with no drums, but a multi-hour gig with no breaks I didn't use the backrest once.
Knock on wood my back is okay for now so that may have something to do with the tradeoff.
My tail bone sits between awesome? Where is that?I picked up the 1 made by a chiropractor it is split in the middle and has springs under the seat never had a back issue since I put a back rest on just plain fantastic do some research . Your tail bone sits between awsome