Need my backrest

paul

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I agreed to play a gig with a local big band, along with three rehearsals beforehand. They said there was a set of drums there, so I took snare drum and cymbals. I also loaded the bag with throne, hat, and snare stand, but when I got there decided to use the hardware they had. I'm sorry I did so. The stands were all flimsy, but serviceable, but the throne about killed me. After an hour of playing without a backrest my neck started hurting, and I realized that my posture was to blame. Next week I'll leave my bag at home, but will definitely take my Roc 'n Soc, including the backrest.
 

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I'll use whatever gear is backline, but I always bring my throne. I don't have a backrest any more, but it is set up to the perfect height for me to get the right posture, plus it's broken in to my butt shape.
 

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And BTW: Recently, I have been adjusting mine a little closer to my back than normal. I think I feel more dependent on it or a since of security even while playing.

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I must be one of the oddballs. I've tried using a backrest and just could not get comfortable or used to it. Ended up selling the throne. It was a roc n soc. Moved to a soundseat. Maybe worth trying to retrofit their backrest and see how that goes.
 

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I have both a roc and soc with backrest AND a Gibraltar with a backrest.. one to keep at whatever rehearsal space I happen to be playing at currently, and one to keep packed up for gigs and/or at home to practice.
They both work just as good for me, and I get back pain if i play without one.
What bugs me the most is the stand loosening up at the spiral adjuster and/or the tightener on the actual seat top.
My next investment is going to be the nitro adjustable style throne
 

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My next investment is going to be the nitro adjustable style throne
I currently have three nitro thrones: one on my home kit, one on the set at my big band leader's house, and my gigging throne. I've been using one for almost 20 years, and love them. I really like that they made the new ones easier to disassemble. That let me retire my socket wrench.
 

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Big Roc-n-Soc fan and like the backrest as well, but only for resting while not playing.
 

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I actually lean against the backrest while playing. It helps me keep good posture, and reduces fatigue. I don't even think about it any more.
 


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