Words can't describe
the first time I used my
SoundSeat on a 3-4 hour acoustic gig. I play solo for hours sitting in
front of audiences and it takes a huge toll on my legs and back.
Over the years I've become less capable of recovering without bouts of back
pain and other ailments but all that went away with the arrival of my
SoundSeat. I went for years wanting one but always found some excuse not to
pull the trigger.
After examining the
features and options on several other player's SoundSeats and came to the
conclusion that I needed the wide seat and also the wider foot ring to rest
my feet on and the gas shock with adjustable height that would work not only
as a chair on stage but also in the recording studio and office. Now I'm
tempted to replace every chair in my office with Sound Seats. My wife even
wants one for her desk now. Let me explain how I decided which model and
options to choose. This might be one of the smartest purchases you'll ever
make for comfort, health and functionality.
First of all the
ordering experience and customer service from J.R. and the SoundSeat company
is outstanding. They even call you on the phone to make sure your package
arrived and assembled with no problems. They go overboard making the
customer happy. All this for prices that are pretty
for the quality chair you receive. This is the nicest leather chair I've
ever owned of any type and it soars past all of the deluxe drummer thrones
on the market. I can't count how many 200-300.00 drummer thrones I've seen
break and the owner can't find parts to fix it. All that money down the
drain for 2-3 years of usage. If they only knew about the SoundSeat.
I started off with the
basic chair and added the wide seat option, custom height gas shock and the
wider foot ring which is fully adjustable for height. I also ordered both
the rolling casters and the regular non-rolling slider feet. I passed on the
arms since I play guitar and dont need them. I can always order them as an
add-on. I stuck with the standard black leather but I did order a second
SoundSeat for my mentor and friend in a special yellow leather that was
custom ordered. He has been using a yellow wooden stool to play on for
decades and now he has a yellow
We also had "Route 66"
and his name embroidered onto the seat back.
He was thrilled with the gift and plays on his SoundSeat 3-4 times per week
now. He's 80 years old and I am hoping this chair will add more years to his
The quality of
the seat is apparent when you unpack and assemble it but the real treat is
the type of high density foam in combination with the supple leather which
gives a level of padding and comfort you simply cannot find in any
other chair at any price. I did find that during recording
sessions it's a good idea to remove the back and simply sit on the stool
portion of the chair. This eliminates any possibility of background noises
and gives me the comfort I need during extremely long sessions. When I
record I have to sit extremely still while playing and this puts an enormous
amount of strain on my legs, back and rear end. Before the sound seat I
would record for 2-3 hours and became sore for days. Now I have no problems
since I began using the Sound Seat.
One of the nice
features of this chair is how the back can be adjusted for depth so that it
fully supports your back during the gig. I chose the wider seat cushions and
I'm very happy I did. I also use the chair to sit at my desk for 8 hours a
day and it makes the best office chair ever. Unlike countless other
expensive chairs this one also seems to remain just like new month after
month. They have some other options such as a chair that breaks down and
stores for travel but I am having no problems removing the back and carrying
this chair everywhere I go. I can also rotate as I sit and play and this
comes in very handy. Especially when I turn around to adjust the PA or
amplifiers on stage. One of the best pieces of gear I've ever had and I'm
sorry I waited 2-3 years to get one. Thanks J.R. and the Soundseat team. You
were right all along. Keep up the great work.
If you contact SoundSeat
tell J.R. I sent you please.
I'm sitting on my Sound
Seat as we speak.... AHH !
can't see the SoundSeat hiding behind his coat it's there. This is one of my
greatest musical mentors and a great man.. Mr Eddie Tigner. He's in the
Georgia Music Hall of Fame and one of the members of the Original Inkspots.
He's known for playing on a yellow wooden stool but now he uses a Yellow
SoundSeat. His chops are better than any 35 year old and he can play the
whole band under the stage.