Playing the drums can be quite strenuous, especially for those new to the instrument. Just like when exercising, you'll need to ensure your form and posture is correct to avoid any injuries. That's why it's important to choose the right drum stool, or drum throne, to help maintain your posture and form while you play.
Whether you're looking for a drum throne for a practice room, studio or a folding stool to take on on tour, we've ranked the 10 best in the UK on Amazon and eBay. Comparing the benefits of circular and saddle seats for drummers, there's something for everyone below!
For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:
For a more in-depth look at the comprehensive top 10 selection, make sure to read on to learn more about the different types of drum thrones available and understand how our ranking was determined.
Schlagzeughocker Moto Seat
Adjustable Drum Stool
Spinal G Drum Throne
Schlagzeughocker Moto With Backrest
Junior Drum Stool
Saddle Triangle Drum Throne
A Hybrid Stool With Folding Backrest for Exceptional Support
Heavy Duty Drum Stool With Memory Foam Padding
Heavy Duty Motorcycle Saddle for Touring Musicians
High Quality Budget Throne for Beginners
A Unique Design for Supporting Back and Spinal Issues
A Reliable Circular Drum Stool at an Affordable Price
A Great Folding Stool for Kids With Free Drumsticks
Fixed Backrest Drum Throne for Home Practice and Studio Use
Specially Designed Mini Drum Stool for Young Children
High Density Sponge Provides a Soft and Comfortable Seat
|Adjustable Height||51 - 73 cm||51 - 66 cm||46 - 61 cm||45 - 55 cm||45 - 61 cm||50 - 62 cm||43 - 58 cm||51 - 66 cm||34.5 - 40 cm||48 - 64 cm|
|Seat Size||50 cm||35 cm||51 cm||28 cm||46 cm||35 cm||33 cm||43 cm||23.5 cm||44 cm|
|Double-Braced Legs||Yes, four-leg double-braced base||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Back Support||Folding backrest||Additional backrest available||No||No||Yes, unique spinal support||No||No||Backrest||No||No|
|Weight||9.4 kg||6.87 kg||4 kg||2.9 kg||9.43 kg||3.2 kg||3.2 kg||9.66 kg||1.8 kg||5.7 kg|
|Best For||Practice||Stability, heavier users||Touring||Beginners, travel||Back support||Beginners||Kids||Practice, studio use||Kids||Beginners, casual players|
Whether you're having traditional lessons or teaching yourself online, one of the most important things for any drummer is to have the correct posture. Drumming is a lot more physically strenuous than nearly all other instruments, so the risk of pulling a muscle or developing an injury is a serious one.
Choosing a throne that you can adjust to a comfortable height between 40 - 65 cm is crucial when playing. You'll want to be sitting with a straight back and your thighs slightly sloping down towards your knees while your feet are on the pedals, with your shoulders held slightly back, rather than leaning forward.
There are two common designs when it comes to drum thrones, circular and saddle, or motorcycle-style. Both have their benefits and choosing which is best comes down to personal preference.
Circular stools allow you to perch atop them. Many drummers like sitting on the edge as it provides greater freedom of movement while playing. Other drummers prefer saddle seats as the cutouts around the legs allow them to sit deeper in the throne whilst maintaining unrestricted leg movement.
Those who opt for saddle seats often say they feel more stable and supported than with round stools. So if you find yourself slouching, a saddle may be the way to go.
Many drummers consider their thrones to be the foundation of how they play, so it's worth considering certain specialist features. Some thrones have lightweight bases designed for travel, while others offer double-braced legs for extra stability and security when playing.
If you have lower back or spinal issues, you'll want to look for a drum stool with additional back support. These can range from a simple backrest to unique designs aimed at specific back problems and disabilities.
This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.
|Adjustable Height||51 - 73 cm|
|Seat Size||50 cm|
|Double-Braced Legs||Yes, four-leg double-braced base|
|Back Support||Folding backrest|
|Adjustable Height||51 - 66 cm|
|Seat Size||35 cm|
|Back Support||Additional backrest available|
|Best For||Stability, heavier users|
|Adjustable Height||46 - 61 cm|
|Seat Size||51 cm|
|Adjustable Height||45 - 55 cm|
|Seat Size||28 cm|
|Best For||Beginners, travel|
|Adjustable Height||45 - 61 cm|
|Seat Size||46 cm|
|Back Support||Yes, unique spinal support|
|Best For||Back support|
|Adjustable Height||50 - 62 cm|
|Seat Size||35 cm|
|Adjustable Height||43 - 58 cm|
|Seat Size||33 cm|
|Adjustable Height||51 - 66 cm|
|Seat Size||43 cm|
|Best For||Practice, studio use|
|Adjustable Height||34.5 - 40 cm|
|Seat Size||23.5 cm|
|Adjustable Height||48 - 64 cm|
|Seat Size||44 cm|
|Best For||Beginners, casual players|
Written and researched by David Sexton
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