I can't imagine going back after getting a Sound Seat. I've got one in my piano/bass, and then a retrofit top on a really sturdy base, maybe a Pearl? I think maybe I'll pick up another one when I finally start playing out again so I don't have to grab the one from behind my home kit.I think the proper question is there anyone who has actually tried/owned a Sound Seat that prefers something else? I have 2, one hydraulic for home, one retrofit (on a canopus aluminum base) for travel.
I may actually start bringing out an old smaller round Roc n Soc top for travel when its a quick jam/gig just cause its smaller, but that really the only advantage I see. I've never had an issue with Roc n Soc or any of the other higher end thrones, I just like the Sound Seats that much more.