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best studio chair?

Post by dude » Sat May 17, 2014 8:01 pm

i recently upgraded and was interested in others opinions.

i started in this studio with a middle of the line thing from office max. i hated it mostly but it had raisable arms so one could adjust them easily to be out of the way that i found perfect for guitar or bass one man tracking.

i had been shopping around when i got the first one and at the beginning of my first bit of chair seeking i was at ikea. that was where i first met markus. i was immediately in love with markus. i am sure some wouldn't like it but i am quite pleased to have it.

i got the green version. i hate leather chairs as they make my ass sweat ungodly. slightly cheaper too. building it was dead easy. i left off the arms to keep that easiness in terms of tracking bass/guitar.

any good/great chairs out there? shit i used to use a piano bench.

i know it is probably bad for reflections etc to have a high back chair to support your head but i love that markus has that head rest. something happens in my ears when i can relax my back from support the weight of my noggin.

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Post by silikon » Sat May 17, 2014 8:36 pm

I swear by a Herman Miller Aeron (you can find them online for a little over 600 bucks)... so damn comfortable, and great for sitting on your ass for extended stretches.

Lifehacker seems to think the Chair you're looking at is also a pretty sweet deal...

http://lifehacker.com/5941523/five-best-office-chairs
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Post by jonbstevens » Sat May 17, 2014 8:48 pm

We have a mixture of those steelcase and aeron chairs in your link. I like the back support on the steelcase but the aeron is more comfy overall.

Personally i'd never spend that much money on a chair for home. I use a wooden ikea folding chair with a cushion on it in my home studio. Works great.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40225677/

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Post by dude » Sat May 17, 2014 9:44 pm

i just love that my studio is calling my name. while younger i never cared for spending any money at all for things that actually impacted long term musical creativity such as posture etc but now i try not to fuck around for 3-8 hour shifts of writing and tracking and mixing etc etc without being a little better prepared and comfortable. lol, i am probably just getting old .

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Post by h4ndcrafted » Sat May 17, 2014 9:53 pm

I have had two bloodclots in my leg from a blood condition and prolonged sitting, which as you might know can be fatal, so I'm not afraid to spend on a decent chair, but honestly, the Markus from Ikea is perfect for me, only £100, I don't find myself crouching over and it slops away abit so no pressure on the leg.
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Post by CJ Miller » Sat May 17, 2014 10:42 pm

If I am in one place - tall stool with no back
If I am moving around a lot - space hopper

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Post by kwaidan » Sat May 17, 2014 11:08 pm

Ha! Once I worked for a NE Ohio corporation where my boss made the entire department watch a 90 minute video on chair safety. The overriding message was that you should sit in a chair with five legs. Afterward, I went up to my boss and noted that our chairs had only four legs. I asked if we were getting replacements. He scoffed and said, hell no! Then, he added that he just we wanted us to know what was best for us. I guess we weren't worth the cost. Needless to say, I soon left.

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Post by jules » Sun May 18, 2014 5:44 am

When it comes to my music corner, office chair just don't work for me:
=> with arm-rests: problem to move your arms sideways when playing keyboard or put a guitar on knees.
=> rotating: really weird to play an instrument on.
Conclusion: just a plain, comfy kitchen chair.
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Post by jules » Sun May 18, 2014 5:46 am

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Post by h4ndcrafted » Sun May 18, 2014 7:40 am

I like an office chair, you can turn to other gear real easy, I just took the arms off mine.

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Post by arz » Sun May 18, 2014 8:18 am

simple and good: thonet s43

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Post by leeski » Sun May 18, 2014 8:23 am

Herman Miller Aeron Chair
They get super cheap on ebay and are the best i'd say but new is lots of $$$

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Post by Kingnimrod » Sun May 18, 2014 8:24 am

Since I sit in my office/studio chair several hours every day, I splurged and bought the Herman Miller EMBODY chair. Everything on the chair is fully adjustable and the back bends to conform to your back. It is the most comfortable chair I have.

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At $1200, not cheap, but it has a 12 year warranty so I figure $100 per year is a very decent price to pay to sit in comfort.

Do yourself a favor and try one out.

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Post by dude » Sun May 18, 2014 8:49 am

on that embody where do the arms go when you need to move them out of the way?

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Post by Kingnimrod » Sun May 18, 2014 9:12 am

The arms adjust up/down and in/out at angles. I will have to test but not sure you can move them completely out of the way.

There is probably a video somewhere that shows the full range of adjustability.

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Post by Kingnimrod » Sun May 18, 2014 9:17 am

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Looks like the armrests in fully down position might be out of the way enough for guitar.
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Post by dude » Sun May 18, 2014 9:17 am

with markus, i just left the arms off entirely. so freeing for studio use. i can't have arms in the way.

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Post by ehdyn » Sun May 18, 2014 9:29 am

I tried an Ergohuman but ended up going back to Herman Miller after three months

Favorite sitting thing is the LotusPad though
http://www.lotuspads.net/

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Post by Kingnimrod » Sun May 18, 2014 10:20 am

How about the Liberator?

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Post by chinard » Sun May 18, 2014 11:04 am

I was using an office chair for a while before i realized i was destroying my hardwood floor from all the scooting around i was doing on my big-ass '88
Switched to a piano bench which is much more practical for this purpose, and i just kinda suck with it.

I still keep an office chair in the room for when i want to get baked and do a flake-out jam. the piano bench makes a nice foot stool for this as well.
I did have to remove the arms from the office chair, they were the first thing to go.

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Post by dude » Sun May 18, 2014 11:55 am

luckily the place i rent has carpeted floor. well i suppose that isn't necessarily lucky from certain perspectives but in this case it protects the floor from my rolling around in the studio. wish i would have gotten markus when i first met him. armless markus is the best thing to happen in there in a while.

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Post by Liddlepud » Sun May 18, 2014 1:26 pm

leeski wrote:Herman Miller Aeron Chair
They get super cheap on ebay and are the best i'd say but new is lots of $$$
+1, wait for a deal on a 2nd hand one on e-bay. I have long term back problems and these chairs cause me the least amount of aggravation.

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Post by CalvaryBand » Sun May 18, 2014 4:10 pm

I have two Steelcase Leaps in my studio space. They're fantastic.

One tip for finding good deals on high-end office chairs is checking out University surplus stores. I bought one of the Leaps for 60 dollars and the second for an appalling 10 dollars.
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Post by drowld » Sun May 18, 2014 4:23 pm

Why not buying a good old dildo chair ?
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