Gibraltar 9608 Round Vinyl Drum Throne


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Gibraltar 9608 Round Vinyl Drum Throne

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Our rating of 94/100 is based on analysis of 1100+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

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.

Key Features

  • Seat Size: 13"
  • Height Adjustment Range: 20” to 28”
  • Height Adjust Configuration: Friction
  • Extras: Memory Lock


The 9608 is a very strong and sturdy throne that large numbers of drummers have been gigging with for years and years without any damage or failures - this holds true for those who are on the heavy side. Many drummers say this is the best 'value for money' option available.


A very small number of drummers didn't like the padding saying it was too soft, but those complaints were from years ago and there have been no consistently reported negatives about this model in the last 5 years.


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.

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.