Gibraltar 9608 Round Vinyl Drum Throne

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Gearank Recommendation

The 9608 was on our recommended list for Round Drum Thrones from September 2017 until December 2021 when it was out-ranked by the Gibraltar 9608SFT and Pork Pie Round.


The Gibraltar 9608 features double braced legs, rubber feet, and an adjustment range of 20” to 28”.

When compared to high-end drum thrones the 9608 is a bit minimalistic, but if you don’t need a backrest or a spot to stow extra sticks that might actually be a good thing.

It’s very portable, yet still sturdy enough for larger framed musicians.

The 9608 also comes with a “memory lock”, which allows you to set your preferred height. Then, when you disassemble the throne for transport you can snap it right back to the level it was previously.

The threaded construction (which means you have to turn the stand to adjust the height) ensures that once set the throne won’t slip down to a lower height.

If you want an affordable throne that will last longer than your shells and you don’t need a saddle or back support, then this is a solid option.


  • Seat Size: 13″
  • Height Adjustment Range: 20” to 28”
  • Height Adjust Configuration: Friction
  • Extras: Memory Lock
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Drum Thrones.

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