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comfortable chair for long hours of practice?

jb70

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hey my fellow tgp'ers! i was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a very comfortable chair for long hours of practice (3-5 hours a day). right now, i'm sitting on my old couch and it's just killing my lower back. i'm looking for something without arms and i wouldn't be against getting an office type of chair since my computer chair is a cheap $50 staples special. one of my friends back home has the wenger musicians' chair:

http://www.wengercorp.com/chairs/musician-chair.php

it's very comfortable but i've never sat in it for an extended amount of time. i've also heard about the pick n glider chairs but have never tried one:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/lifestyle/pick-n-glider-musicians-chair

i've also heard good things about the original guitar chair but i've never tried one in person:

http://originalguitarchair.com

thanks in advance for any suggestions or recommendations!

jack
 

jb70

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best one I ever used was one of those old computer chairs with knee pads. Keeps your back straight and lets you hold the guitar (with the strap) correctly. Plus you can find them at thrift stores for cheap!
Right angled chairs will mess up your playing mechanics.
http://okback.com/conditions/kneelingchair.jpg
interesting. i really never thought about one of these chairs. wouldn't that cut off the circulation to your legs after a while?
 

bgh

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Have you considered using a stool instead of a chair? I use a Mesa stool and find it works quite well. The ring it uses for foot rests are at just the right level for me. I can play/practice for several hours and not feel tired or sore from sitting. (I grabbed these pictures from their web site).

 

Mark 63

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I just got a Swopper for my home office--dual duty as desk chair and music chair. It feels pretty good for both. It has a range of movement and keeps the back moving just enough to avoid fatigue and strain. It's not inexpensive, but I'm pretty happy with the purchase.

 

Ryan84

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I went to Staples and bought a mid back chair that didn't need to have arms for the structure. Very comfortable. Check out their selection in store, sit in them. Then ask the employee which chair can be assembled without the arms.
 

Double V

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My neighborhood is notorious for people throwing out brand new items.
Found this two buildings down from me one morning: http://www.staples.com/Staples-Acadia-Ergonomic-Mesh-Task-Mid-Back-Chair-Black/product_570621
Would totally buy this chair if I had too.

I was psyched, brand new, no funk or grime. Someone just didn't need it.
Anyway, very comfy chair on its own. I did buy a tempur pedic seat cushion for it and it has made practicing comfortable for long sessions.

Oh yeah, you can take the arms off.
 

Jim Soloway

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I just got a Swopper for my home office--dual duty as desk chair and music chair. It feels pretty good for both. It has a range of movement and keeps the back moving just enough to avoid fatigue and strain. It's not inexpensive, but I'm pretty happy with the purchase.

I have one too and I know that Scott Peterson also uses one. It's really helped with my lower back issues. Very expensive and worth the price.
 

jb70

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I just got a Swopper for my home office--dual duty as desk chair and music chair. It feels pretty good for both. It has a range of movement and keeps the back moving just enough to avoid fatigue and strain. It's not inexpensive, but I'm pretty happy with the purchase.

I have one too and I know that Scott Peterson also uses one. It's really helped with my lower back issues. Very expensive and worth the price.

i'm going to look into these. you guys don't miss having a back to the chair?
 

tonyhay

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I'd recommend a RocNSoc Lunar series chair. I got one with a backrest. It's very well-made, and very comfortable for long periods.
 

Mark 63

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So far, I don't miss the chair back. My own back feels a lot more engaged.
 

Ephi82

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Drum stool with back rest. I have two in my recording room, one at the drums, the other near my guitars and amps.

I can play for hours.
 

BillZ

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RGB mentioned the Soundseat - thats a drum seat - maybe like Ephi82 is talking about. I have had a Soundseat for about 4 years - works and feels great. I bought the removable arms and never put them on.
 

jb70

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No such thing for me.

I have to get up and walk around a bit after sitting for 45 minutes or so. YMMV
yeah, obviously you want to take frequent breaks. i try to get up and move around every 20-30 minutes
 

Jon Silberman

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