Post Number: 103
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:27 pm: |
I sit without a strap when I play, even at gigs. Advantages are I don't have a heavy bass on my shoulder, the angle of the bass as it falls across my lap can be fine tuned perfectly, not having to stand is less fatiguing on long gigs (I'm soon to be 56), etc.
The downside? I'm looking up to everyone else in the band except the drummer! I want a portable, folding stool with foot and backrests that's tall enough so that my head is roughly at the same height as everyone else.
Maybe something like a cross between these two:
Anthony Jackson can sit in a regular folding chair cuz' he's Anthony Jackson. I need everything possible to keep my bandmates in line. Starting with lookin' 'em in the eye!
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Post Number: 2503
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:15 pm: |
The Quik-Lok looks like exactly what you describe. What don't you like about it?
Post Number: 278
|Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:43 pm: |
I know it's not a folding stool, but I've owned a Roc N Soc stool for years that I love. I can't seem to find exactly what model it is, but it raises high enough for me to play my upright at a comfortable level (i'm about 6'2" and i like to keep my bass pretty high). I think most of their products are drum thrones, but this one has a backrest and raises about 3 feet or maybe more. I bought it for practice, but having some back issues in the past I used it for some gigs, too. I really, really love it.
Post Number: 1321
|Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 1:50 am: |
Sam , I think that your 2nd link shows a product that will be more easily transported. Keep in-mind to beware of any unpadded metal part of the backrest that might accidently bang into your Bass while seated .
Post Number: 104
|Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 9:57 am: |
Thanks for the responses. The reason I posted both links is that the more conventional stool goes to 39" while the really cool Quik Lok stool only goes to 33". I want the added height (uh...I forgot to mention I'm only 5'7").
I want to be high enough so that I can extend my left leg to the floor, if I want, while the bass rests across my parallel-to-the-floor right thigh. It'll almost look as though I'm standing.
I'll check out the Roc N Soc catalog. Thanks for the tip on the dangers of an unpadded metal part of the backrest; sure don't want to ding my baby!