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The MOST important piece of gear?

Post by DaveZ » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:54 pm

Does anyone have a good recommendation for a chair that allows you to sit with your guitar (not classical position)? Seems like the one thing I can't find a good option for. I like the flip up arms on some gaming chairs but the padding is typically suspect and uncomfortable.

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Post by ResonantTone » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:30 pm

Dude, I have anguished over this! 😂

Currently, I have a pretty nice padded office chair... but I ended up taking the arms completely off in order for the guitar to sit comfortably and to not be confined. Works for the time being I suppose.

Let me know if you find the perfect chair! Lol

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Post by DaveZ » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:31 pm

The struggle is real!!

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Post by tonedimension » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:26 am

I hear you all and have felt that pain. Since you are posing the question I assume that you are like me in that you spend may hours in the studio playing guitar and working on music. I have been playing and mixing for a long time and the Herman Miller Aeron was the top of my list. The reason being that I got a chance to work in a studio in Nashville about 10 years ago and those chairs are SO comfortable. The only problem was the arms. I'm a guitar player and need to track guitar and bass when I'm composing or doing overdubs for people. Unfortunately, those arms on the Aeron were just in my way. Enter the HAG Capisco.

https://www.flokk.com/hag/products/task ... ag-capisco

When you see this chair, I'm sure you will find it an unconventional piece which it definitely is. What I love about this chair is that the arms are functional as far as support but don't get in the way when I play guitar. The chair forces you (really, it does) to maintain an ergonomically correct sitting position. This initially bothered me since I don't have the best posture (according to my lovely wife) when I am camped out in the studio. I tend to slump and slouch a bit if that makes sense.

Anyway, the chair works for me although it is a bit pricey being in the $500-$800 range. That being said, I spend a huge amount of time in the studio and the investment was well worth the extra money for me. This chair is probably not for everyone but it seems to work well for me. I hope this helps you some. I know it's pricey but I think your chair is definitely in the running for the single most important piece of gear in the studio.
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Re: The MOST important piece of gear?

Post by Len911 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:20 am

https://www.officescapes.com/products/s ... -la-carte/

I'd recommend you go to your Steelcase dealer there in Colorado Springs. You can sit in them and find the one that best suites you. I bought one that way for myself years ago and also for my mom, they are very durable and designed for heavy useage.

https://youtu.be/JbTm0c5kEEA?t=74 you can also adjust arm rest height, my chair I can move down arms where they are even with my thigh height, thus not interfering with holding a guitar? you would need to check the chair yourself to see if it fits in that way.

i found a couple you might be interested in online
https://www.madisonseating.com/criterio ... lcase.html

https://www.madisonseating.com/criterio ... lcase.html

https://www.madisonseating.com/leap-cha ... lcase.html

https://www.madisonseating.com/leap-cha ... ather.html
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Post by DaveZ » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:32 pm

tonedimension wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:26 am
I hear you all and have felt that pain. Since you are posing the question I assume that you are like me in that you spend may hours in the studio playing guitar and working on music. I have been playing and mixing for a long time and the Herman Miller Aeron was the top of my list. The reason being that I got a chance to work in a studio in Nashville about 10 years ago and those chairs are SO comfortable. The only problem was the arms. I'm a guitar player and need to track guitar and bass when I'm composing or doing overdubs for people. Unfortunately, those arms on the Aeron were just in my way. Enter the HAG Capisco.

https://www.flokk.com/hag/products/task ... ag-capisco

When you see this chair, I'm sure you will find it an unconventional piece which it definitely is. What I love about this chair is that the arms are functional as far as support but don't get in the way when I play guitar. The chair forces you (really, it does) to maintain an ergonomically correct sitting position. This initially bothered me since I don't have the best posture (according to my lovely wife) when I am camped out in the studio. I tend to slump and slouch a bit if that makes sense.

Anyway, the chair works for me although it is a bit pricey being in the $500-$800 range. That being said, I spend a huge amount of time in the studio and the investment was well worth the extra money for me. This chair is probably not for everyone but it seems to work well for me. I hope this helps you some. I know it's pricey but I think your chair is definitely in the running for the single most important piece of gear in the studio.

That is a very interesting chair, I hadn't come across that in my searching but it really looks like it ticks all the boxes. I have an Aeron as well, I took the arms off but the issue was that the bottom seat frame would hit on the guitar while sitting in the casual style (not classical) so it missed the mark there. Otherwise a very comfortable chair.


I think I'm going to sell the Aeron and maybe roll the dice on the Capisco.

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Post by DaveZ » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:33 pm

Len911 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:20 am
https://www.officescapes.com/products/s ... -la-carte/

I'd recommend you go to your Steelcase dealer there in Colorado Springs. You can sit in them and find the one that best suites you. I bought one that way for myself years ago and also for my mom, they are very durable and designed for heavy useage.

https://youtu.be/JbTm0c5kEEA?t=74 you can also adjust arm rest height, my chair I can move down arms where they are even with my thigh height, thus not interfering with holding a guitar? you would need to check the chair yourself to see if it fits in that way.

i found a couple you might be interested in online
https://www.madisonseating.com/criterio ... lcase.html

https://www.madisonseating.com/criterio ... lcase.html

https://www.madisonseating.com/leap-cha ... lcase.html

https://www.madisonseating.com/leap-cha ... ather.html

That's not a bad idea either, I looked up the local dealer. Can't hurt but I'm intrigued by the Capisco as well.

Thanks!

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Re: The MOST important piece of gear?

Post by DaveZ » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:33 pm

DaveZ wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:32 pm
tonedimension wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:26 am
I hear you all and have felt that pain. Since you are posing the question I assume that you are like me in that you spend may hours in the studio playing guitar and working on music. I have been playing and mixing for a long time and the Herman Miller Aeron was the top of my list. The reason being that I got a chance to work in a studio in Nashville about 10 years ago and those chairs are SO comfortable. The only problem was the arms. I'm a guitar player and need to track guitar and bass when I'm composing or doing overdubs for people. Unfortunately, those arms on the Aeron were just in my way. Enter the HAG Capisco.

https://www.flokk.com/hag/products/task ... ag-capisco

When you see this chair, I'm sure you will find it an unconventional piece which it definitely is. What I love about this chair is that the arms are functional as far as support but don't get in the way when I play guitar. The chair forces you (really, it does) to maintain an ergonomically correct sitting position. This initially bothered me since I don't have the best posture (according to my lovely wife) when I am camped out in the studio. I tend to slump and slouch a bit if that makes sense.

Anyway, the chair works for me although it is a bit pricey being in the $500-$800 range. That being said, I spend a huge amount of time in the studio and the investment was well worth the extra money for me. This chair is probably not for everyone but it seems to work well for me. I hope this helps you some. I know it's pricey but I think your chair is definitely in the running for the single most important piece of gear in the studio.

That is a very interesting chair, I hadn't come across that in my searching but it really looks like it ticks all the boxes. I have an Aeron as well, I took the arms off but the issue was that the bottom seat frame would hit on the guitar while sitting in the casual style (not classical) so it missed the mark there. Otherwise a very comfortable chair.


I think I'm going to sell the Aeron and maybe roll the dice on the Capisco.

Thanks!

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Re: The MOST important piece of gear?

Post by tonedimension » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:34 pm

I pretty much rolled the dice on the Capisco although the online dealer had a reasonable return policy. That made me feel a little more comfortable.

I just spent the day in that chair and the last couple hours playing acoustic 12-string. I do dig it and hope you do too, should you decide to go that way.

Best of luck!
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Re: The MOST important piece of gear?

Post by Len911 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:24 pm

tonedimension wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:34 pm
I pretty much rolled the dice on the Capisco although the online dealer had a reasonable return policy. That made me feel a little more comfortable.

I just spent the day in that chair and the last couple hours playing acoustic 12-string. I do dig it and hope you do too, should you decide to go that way.

Best of luck!
curious about the saddle horn in the jock strap area. it looks like something you wouldn't much want to fall onto, however I could maybe see it as a supportive athletic cup. 8-)
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