The Roc-N-Soc Lunar Series is the most customizable throne available. When purchasing this throne, you can choose one of four different seat designs which are available in multiple velour colors of velour and are also available in black vinyl. With five different height options to choose from, the Lunar series also features a gas lift for easy height adjustments. There’s even integrated gas shocks which reduce back fatigue. With five legs on the base for added stability, the Lunar throne is the perfect balance of a comfortable easy chair which gives you a good surface to work from.
Pork Pie Round Throne - Metallic Gold/Black Crush
No list of best drum thrones would be complete without a selection from Pork Pie which manufactures some of the most comfortable thrones on the market. The seat top is made of high density foam designed to support any drummer for hours of playing. The throne features a durable, screw-type height adjustment mechanism and three double braced legs to keep you steady. This throne is sturdy enough to support drummers of almost any shape or size, it’s one of the softest thrones available without sacrificing a solid base to play from. Granted, it’s a fairly expensive throne, but well worth the price of entry for the level of quality you’re getting.
DW’s Airlift 9100 AL is part of their top of the line DW 9000 series hardware so right off the bat you just know this is a throne of the highest quality. My favorite part about this throne is that it has four legs instead of three. The extra leg makes a world of difference as the throne is overall much more stable. Drummers will find the thrones seat offers firm support without sacrificing any comfort. This throne offers hydraulic height adjustment and it’s also built to be very durable for years of reliable use. With the DW 9000 name on it, you know it is of the highest quality. While this throne is available in a 9120 model with a bicycle style seat, I personally recommend the round seat of the 9100.
Ahead is a company specializing in making unique products for drummers. Ahead has recently developed their Spinal-G throne to try and combat back pain with a bicycle seat looks like it has a slice down the center. Made up of two separate parts, the seats opening is meant to stop the tail-bone from compressing which causes pain. It features a four legged base that is very sturdy, a screw-type height adjuster, and the seat is filled with memory foam for a comfortable seating experience.
Available in a couple different top and side colors, I personally prefer the black-on-black combination because it hides the opening a little better than the red top. The price of this throne is on the high end of the spectrum, but it is still competitively priced. It will be well worth the money for players who have tried other thrones and still have chronic back pain.
Tama’s HT130 is a basic but wonderful throne for your consideration. This pick has a firm, round seat covered by leather which makes it very affordable and durable. While I have several drum thrones for a variety of different playing situations, I often use the HT130 for recording because it seems to keep me in the moment. I’ll admit it’s a little harder than most thrones, but this throne is still comfortable enough to use for short playing sessions.
The thrones height adjustment mechanism is similar to a cymbal stand along with a locking clamp to prevent it from falling if the tightening wing nut fails. The base of the throne is very solid in comparison to other entry level thrones and its pretty lightweight which means easy transportation when you’re gigging. I also appreciate that the top of the seat detaches with a simple turn of a wing nut for travel purposes. Overall this seat is a great value for the budget conscious drummer.