Roc-N-Soc Round or Motorcycle Seat?

drummerjohn333

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I have a Sound Percussion motorcycle style throne. Had it for like 15 years maybe 20. No problems with it. Just wanted to let you all know - that they are out there. Not sure how they compare to Roc-N-Soc in terms of softness or durability, but I doubt there is any significant difference. My SP is as good as new after a couple decades and I have never gotten sore or felt that it was too hard, etc.
 

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I only use my RnS saddle for gigs because the Soundseat has five legs that don't collapse. Too big to pack away in the car. Also, the three times
that I brought my SS to gigs, I found strangers sitting on it. Maybe it looks like a nice bar stool.

That said, the RnS feels fine to me, but not as comfortable.

One thing to consider with a Soundseat is the angle can be adjusted to help you lean into the kit a little, if you want. That might also help
it get out of the way where it counts.
 

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I am probably going to get a nitro but am not sure as to shape of seat.
I have been playing on a crappy round and by lower back is killing me.
The part of the round that I like is that I feel it gives my legs more freedom if you catch my drift.
The cycle seat kind of locks you in place and I don't know how my girls will feel (try to be PC here :)

Any thoughts. I am looking for a MS that has them both in stock but cannot find one.
I have the Roc n Soc Nitro. Great throne. Not so much the bicycle seat. Ordered a Carmichael throne seat from Sweetwater, order it drilled for whatever previous seat you have. I did keep the back rest. I have a 45 minute butt. the Carmichael makes a world of difference and is well worth the $$$. I wasted $$$ getting different foam padding put in seats, adding gel seats. ( not a waste but not a cure). I still use the gel seat in restaurants that have hard chairs. If you haven’t tried the cycle style seat, try it out at a store. Look for how it hits the back of the thighs, does the point of the seat help or is it uncomfortable. A round seat doesn’t cut into the thighs. But it makes a diff if you play heel up or heel down on your pedals or if you sit low with your knees above your hips. Good luck!
 

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I am probably going to get a nitro but am not sure as to shape of seat.
I have been playing on a crappy round and by lower back is killing me.
The part of the round that I like is that I feel it gives my legs more freedom if you catch my drift.
The cycle seat kind of locks you in place and I don't know how my girls will feel (try to be PC here :)

Any thoughts. I am looking for a MS that has them both in stock but cannot find one.
Get the hydraulic, saddle seat with a back rest. From someone who is actively drumming and has had back surgery, I can tell you, IT'S THE WAY TO GO!
 

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Didn't read all the comments but after a selling marathon at my house I found I have an extra R&S Black Tractor style seat available if anyone has an old throne that could use a seat upgrade. I sold the throne with the original seat and now I have overage.

Don't know if I'll post it for sale but you can PM me if interested.
 

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I am probably going to get a nitro but am not sure as to shape of seat.
I have been playing on a crappy round and by lower back is killing me.
The part of the round that I like is that I feel it gives my legs more freedom if you catch my drift.
The cycle seat kind of locks you in place and I don't know how my girls will feel (try to be PC here :)

Any thoughts. I am looking for a MS that has them both in stock but cannot find one.
Hi to all,
I have not been back here in quite awhile to contribute. Lately, picked-up this Thread which interested me.
I'm an 'oldie' and always went with the Round throne design by the makers of my drum kit. I now have Pearls. My throne base is getting loose and won't stay tight. ( I know it can probably be fixed!!)
So thought it time to change and consider the tractor/bicycle seat design. Now this Thread mentions the Roc-n-Soc brand..but now Pearl, Ludwig, Tama and Gibraltar have a 'cycle seat' offering. Their prices are very close to that of a Roc-n-Soc whether in Nitron version or standard pivot post.
What should I be looking for that makes the Roc-n-Soc stand-out from the others with similar features/design ? Also I do intend to go to my drumshop to try one as has been suggested several times here.
Thanks.
 


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