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    Default what do you sit on?

    I decided that sitting on a kitchen chair or a computer seat for an hour or two while playing uke is not the best situation. Heading out to a store to check "guitar seats or thrones".

    Do you have a specific seat/stool/throne that you bought to play or do you make do with whatever is handy ?

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    I have a Quik Lok DX749 Deluxe Seat (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008FJXGU4 ) for any extended playing.

    I've set up the Quik Lok so it supports well and encourages sitting straight. In my other music room I mostly play standing up.

    I can get away with the sofa or sitting on the bed or whatever for a while with a ukulele, but large & heavier instruments (guitar & bass) hurt pretty quickly if I'm not careful about posture.

    At longer workshops I'll switch between sitting and standing rather than trying to sit in a poor chair for hours on end.

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    Walls. On the wall..jpg Usually a lawn chair out on my front deck.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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    My butt.......Just too good to not take the shot

    In all seriousness I spend most of my time at the kitchen or dining room table in those accompanying chairs. Also in the basement where the amp and mic is set up. I do like to sit out on the steps on my rear deck in the summer time.

    But yes a dedicated musicians chair is a good investment. But I wander around from spot to spot too much for one

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    With a tender lower back I prefer standing. I haven't found a really comfortable sitting position yet. (so I'm also curious what others do)
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    I tried out the "thrones" at a Guitar Center, and didn't think that they would be comfortable for any more than a minute or two, if even that long. Maybe I just tried the wrong ones, or I'm a wimp. (Or both.)

    I use either a chair in the kitchen or a chair in the living room. Nothing special for playing.

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    I keep an REI flexlite chair in the truck. It is compact, quick to set up, and comfortable for when I run to the park to play on my lunch break.

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    Here is the stool I use. - Petey

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    I usually sit in an office chair at my computer, which is in the same room as my basses and amp. I also have nerve damage in my neck so I have to have a back to the chair to be comfortable. I recently switched the chair to one that I can pull the arms up and back out of the way. i also have a small rolling shopping cart with a folding seat for when I play uke with an acoustic group in the park on Sundays.


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    Mostly my office chair at home. I’m still looking for a good portable chair for gigs where chairs aren’t provided. One thing I’ve seen but haven’t purchased yet is a small foot stool. Having my right foot up on something seems to take the pressure off my lower back. I’ve seen them on the Elderly Music website.
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