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  1. Registered User

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    Default Would you pay $340 for a Roc N Soc Nitro + Back Rest?

    I am in the market for a new throne, preferably with a back rest and I seem to be getting caught up in everything I'm reading about this throne. I'm after something that leans more towards the softer end of the spectrum as opposed to the firmer style of seat and this throne seems like the go. I am also a fairly decent size, about 175cm/5' 10", 90~kg/200lbs.

    Back rest is necessary as it is one of the main reasons I'm making the move to a newer throne. I'm currently using some piece of **** cheap Yamaha one and am not liking the fatigue and pressure it puts on my back.

    Basically, I can't find a Roc N Soc dealer in Aus (if you know one, please let me know) so the throne + back rest + shipping from Musician's Friend is about $340AU/US - same thing now anyway.

    Would you pay this price for the Nitro or would it be better to go with something like a Tama Ergo/Wide Rider with Back Rest for roughly the same price from an Aus dealer? The Pearl D2000 seems like a distant option based on a fair few negative reviews.

    My local dealer tends to be a Pearl whore with their throne selection so I may not be able to find the Tama.

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    I have the Roc-n-Soc nitro with a backrest. It is simply amazing. I have only owned the roc n soc and no-namers so i cant compare it to much but it is definitly comfy. I got mine for about $210 from Guitar Center. Sounds like shipping is gonna be expensive. If you dont like it i think GC has a 30day money back garentee, not sure about musicians friend though.
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    I am not a fan of Nitro Thones for three reasons.

    1. They will always have bounce. There is no way to lock them. Fineif you like bounce. But most drummers want a firm platform to play off of.

    2. They will always swivel. There is no way to lock them in place. Again, many drummers prefer a locking throne for stability.

    3. They will lose pressure in time. Maybe not for 8-10 years, but the pressure will slowly degrade.

    Just keep those things in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLIPKNOT1 View Post
    I am not a fan of Nitro Thones for three reasons.

    1. They will always have bounce. There is no way to lock them. Fineif you like bounce. But most drummers want a firm platform to play off of.

    2. They will always swivel. There is no way to lock them in place. Again, many drummers prefer a locking throne for stability.

    3. They will lose pressure in time. Maybe not for 8-10 years, but the pressure will slowly degrade.

    Just keep those things in mind.
    IMO these are all the things that make the roc n soc so much better than any of the competition. It's nice to have a little give under ur arse. Oh and they are guaranteed for life, so while they do lose pressure eventually they should be replaced free of charge.
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    forgot to answer your question...340 is def way over the top for any throne period. But if dropping that much cash is your only option then the roc n soc is def the way to go.
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  7. Registered User

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    I also have a Roc-n-Soc (with the backrest) and I really like it. Yes it does swivel and bounce a bit but I find it very comfortable. I'm quite happy with mine.

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    They will always have bounce.

    They will always swivel.

    They will lose pressure in time

    exactly the reasons as why i can't stand them. playing on a throne who bounces all the time.....eeew, very annoying. never ever.
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    You guys are all forgetting that all prices are higher in Australia. $340 could be a deal. IMO the Nitro is amazing. I love the bounce, and love the swivel too. All my drummer friends are jealous of it.
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    check aus ebay, fwiw....i assume there is one ....

    ive had this ludiwg w back for 5 years and it holds up like a tank...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLIPKNOT1 View Post
    I am not a fan of Nitro Thones for three reasons.

    1. They will always have bounce. There is no way to lock them. Fineif you like bounce. But most drummers want a firm platform to play off of.

    2. They will always swivel. There is no way to lock them in place. Again, many drummers prefer a locking throne for stability.

    3. They will lose pressure in time. Maybe not for 8-10 years, but the pressure will slowly degrade.

    Just keep those things in mind.
    Try before you buy if you can. All the reasons Slip mentioned (except the pressure loss over time) are the very reasons that make me love my ROc-n-soc Nitro. I played it for years with out a backrest and then finally bought a backrest from a member off the PDF when he switched to a different throne. If you also have tight living quarters it doubles great as a computer desk chair and you get more bang for the buck as I did in college.
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