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    I'd like to do something nice for a guy who has been helping me as I start my journey with drums. He's one of the drummers in our church band. He's been a great help evaluating gear, setting things up, technique, general encouragement. He happens to be quite short, as in under 4 feet tall. While he's made adaptations for pedals and such, he's never been able to use a "real" drum throne because the lowest height they make is way too high for him to reach the pedals. Thus he's been using various low stools. These get him to the right height, but the man deserves a real throne.

    So, I was thinking that a real drum throne seat, and the spiral post (cut down some) could be spliced to some kind of base. I've go a fairly skilled welder nearby who has taken on oddball jobs like this for me in the past. A little paint, a fancy seat cover, just like downtown!

    Any ideas? Seen something like this? I live near Dayton Ohio, so if you've got a broken hunk of drum throne you'd like to donate to the project, I'd be happy to hear from you as well!

    Safe travels!

  • #2
    How about this throne? https://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-DS-550.../dp/B000P5YH54
    E-kit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vpx92wez8v...3558.jpg?raw=1
    A-kit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxkwbj1rv7...345-1.jpg?raw=1
    TD-30, KT10, PD-105/125, 13" DIY + BT-1, VH-11/CY14/15/5, PM-30, HD-280 Pro

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    • #3
      yup, go to a big music shop drum department and ask ? or maybe a DW 9101 (dw is not cheap..)
      https://www.amazon.com/Drum-Workshop.../dp/B002IKM12A
      if it is still too high, you can shorten shaft (end) with a simple pipe cutter, base lock will still work (then it will be ultra low)..
      Last edited by Ericdrumz; 04-06-19, 04:40 AM.
      | Diy Roland/Yamaha e-kit | Sonor/Gretsch a-kit | Zildjian/Sabian/Ufip cymbals

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      • #4
        https://www.amazon.com/Percussion-30.../dp/B000CKHDYY

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        • #5
          Super ideas ! Thank you!

          The DW low profile looks good, but my gift budget for this project isn't that big right now.

          Junior throne minimum is 14" from the factory. I'll check with my friend for a hard minimum. And I'll look at mod possibilities.

          The junior throne idea is great. I'll investigate this from other mfrs also.

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          • #6
            Spoke with my friend regarding required height: if we can get it down to the 13" area on the low end, he'll do fine.

            Also thanks for another pdp recommendation that appears easy to modify.

            Thanks again.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Vicegrips View Post
              Spoke with my friend regarding required height: if we can get it down to the 13" area on the low end, he'll do fine.
              https://www.audioride.com/collection...jr-drum-throne

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              • #8
                Would still recommend the Yamaha I suggested as it does not have a limited fixed nr. of positions, with these steps it could still not be low enough.
                Btw. a pipecutter is really useful, cut much length from my acoustic set stands in order to save on total weight of the hardware bag.
                E-kit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vpx92wez8v...3558.jpg?raw=1
                A-kit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxkwbj1rv7...345-1.jpg?raw=1
                TD-30, KT10, PD-105/125, 13" DIY + BT-1, VH-11/CY14/15/5, PM-30, HD-280 Pro

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