Gibraltar 9608MB Motorcycle Seat Drum Throne
Another member of the 9608 series, the Gibraltar 9608MB Motorcycle Drum Seat Throne combines the fantastic features found in the series with the extra support of a back rest.
If you need the extra support, the 9608MB is actually a pretty good bargain. The throne is actually cheaper than buying a different member of the series and a back rest separately.
Beyond that, there isn’t a reason to buy this throne over another member of the series. There aren’t any features that differentiate it from other models in the series beyond the backrest.
It still comes with the great hardware the brand is known for, as well as the memory lock mechanism.
- Height Adjustment Range: 20” to 28”
- Height Adjustment Method: Friction
- Extras: Back Rest, Memory Lock
Positive reports primarily came from drummers although a few keyboardists and guitarists also gave great feedback. The wingnut locking mechanism is well regarded because it prevents dropping or sagging while playing which can happen with some thrones that use friction alone to maintain height.
There were several negative reports from non-drummers who bought this to use as a guitar stool and weren't happy with the level of comfort (although there were also guitarists who were quite happy with it), but these reports were far less frequent from drummers. Most of the negative reports from drummers were about the back-rest not being positioned or adjustable to where it can properly support their back, and a few who felt the seat could have had more padding.
If you need additional back support, and your playing style doesn't have you leaning in to the kit where the support is ineffective, then you aught to find this an improvement over your regular throne.
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.