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thumbpicker
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"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Feb 22nd, 2017 07:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've lately been sitting and recording ,mixing etc. a lot. Now I expect to be a bit uncomfortable after several hours of this but it seems my aging posterior is beating me up pretty badly lately after this. Mainly my knees for some reason. I used to have an office stacking chair that was just "right" but it finally it broke spilling me in the floor a few months ago. Nothing else was damaged gearwise but I've had to resort to several other chairs folding and otherwise but like the three bears story ,this one is too tall,short,hard,or otherwise kicking my butt. I can't find the original type of chair again of course so I am looking for something a lot better .
I was wondering if anyone here is a soundseat owner and could give an assessment on them or has any other recommendations for this. In the winter I seem to gravitate toward the studio,mancave,hideout to enjoy my gear and I hate to be uncomfortable while doing so. Thanks for any insight as to your solutions or recommendations?

gdw3

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Feb 22nd, 2017 02:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't have a specific chair suggestion, but I do suggest making sure your entire set-up is comfortable. If your keyboard and/or mouse are up too high, for example, that could make you sit weird or hold your body weird, and that can cause physical problems. I always sit on a pillow or towel that is higher in the back, and forces me to sit forward and therefore with better posture.

gdw3

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Feb 22nd, 2017 02:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I also used to set my chair quite high, so I wouldn't bend my legs so much. But I ended up leaning over a lot. Now I have it lower, and straighten my legs in front of me from time to time, so they're not bent all the time. Better on my back and shoulders....

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Feb 22nd, 2017 03:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Are we talking about a specific chair brand I'm not aware of, or just generic "what chair do you use?"

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Feb 22nd, 2017 03:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I most definitely need a change in seating arrangement. One day off my lower back exercises and hours at the desk mixing and I'm Pretzelman today.

thumbpicker
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"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Feb 22nd, 2017 07:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm just using an old dining room chair for now. It's 18 inches high at the seat and it's a real brick to sit on. After an hour my legs from my knees to my but are on fire and it seems to be affecting my knees as well. When I get up my knees are hurting pretty badly. I know the chair is a tad high but it's so hard that I'm afraid to add a cushion to it because of the knee thing.
I was referring to the brand Soundseat. It was developed by a drummer who toured and was having trouble with regular drum thrones. Uncomfortable after an hour or two and always too short or high or restrictive. These things look like the real deal and have a guarantee of satisfaction. It seems to address a lot of the issues I've been fighting with. They're not cheap but any decent chair is going to cost a bit and these are designed for guitar use with a chair rail etc. specifically for guitar work. I spend so much time in the home studio during the winter that it's really gotten rough since my old unobtainable chair died.

http://www.soundseat.com

thumbpicker
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Feb 22nd, 2017 07:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A lot of good advice guys! I appreciate it!


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Feb 22nd, 2017 10:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ah, they look pretty much (outside the drum stuff) like standard mid-end office chairs.

I just get my Ye Olden Office chairs from the thrift store myself.


thumbpicker
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Apr 16th, 2017 08:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Finally ordered and received the soundseat. A bit of a wait to get one. First glance was a bit underwhelmed at the thing but the hardware is really heavy duty ! As I am still in the honeymoon phase with it I have to admit it's a ton better than the old kitchen chair I was using even with the fluffy towels I had on the chair to soften the seat. The padding on the soundseat doesn't bottom out even after hours sitting in it. Swiveling makes it a lot easier to enter and exit the working area without disturbing all the gear I keep within arms reach,guitar,bass,drum machines,computer keyboard ,keys and pedals etc. I still need to do a final adjustment on a few things such as seat angle and backrest height but so far it's a win win . The upholstery is flawless and seems to be top grade leather and stitching so the durability will probably be top notch. Easy access to toys and comfort while recording was the goal so I think I'm about there.

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May 8th, 2017 01:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the tip. Yeah, this old seat (my physical tush) gets stiff after an hour or two laying down tracks and mixing. I tend to just so focused and forget - and I hate that resulting numb feeling, hehe.

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