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Good Studio Chair?
Old 12th November 2009
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Good Studio Chair?

This is kinda a stupid question but I was wondering what chairs everyone is using in their studios. Me Im in my bedroom using this uncomfortable wooden chair and it's time to upgrade haha. I know there are some real expensive chairs out there but Im looking to maybe spend 100-150$ on one but yea, just interested in what ya'll got. PEACE
Old 12th November 2009
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This is kinda a stupid question but I was wondering what chairs everyone is using in their studios. Me Im in my bedroom using this uncomfortable wooden chair and it's time to upgrade haha. I know there are some real expensive chairs out there but Im looking to maybe spend 100-150$ on one but yea, just interested in what ya'll got. PEACE
I don't think it's a stupid question, although it might belong in another forum. I got mine at a discount office supply store: they sell new stuff that has blemishes, scratches, and scuff marks, etc. I spent over $200. You can spend a lot more. I don't think you should take shorts when it comes to chairs, since you spend so much time in them. I think it helps to think of your chair as just another piece of studio gear. Spend as much time researching a chair as you would a synth. That might be overstating it some, but hopefully you get my point.
Old 12th November 2009
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I usually get the $50 Officemax chairs. Not super comfy but not very bulky either. The problem is they really wear after 3-4 years. A high quality office chair will last much longer. I like the low arm rests personally since I am often moving around side to side.
Old 12th November 2009
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I got mine at Costco and love it...it was just under $200. I also think it's important...how can you work with a hurt backass?
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Old 12th November 2009
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The Henry Miller Aeron Chair...is the best,albeit expensive at about a grand.
Those are the ones you see in most pro studios.
Aeron Chairs | Sit4Less.com
Old 12th November 2009
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The Henry Miller Aeron Chair...is the best,albeit expensive at about a grand.
Those are the ones you see in most pro studios.
Aeron Chairs | Sit4Less.com
My older brother has ones of those, so easy to sit in one for hours on end.
Old 12th November 2009
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I just copped a Nozario Exec Chair...comfy as hell...only like 100 bucks at office max...
Old 12th November 2009
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Definitely NOT a stupid question. And here's my answer - which is really weird, but I swear up and down left and right by it.

A yoga ball.

1. It keeps your posture aligned.
2. It forces you to take breaks.
Old 12th November 2009
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Aerons are the biz. If you in it a lot its worth the cash. . .the biggest thing is that it breaths, so your ass wont get sweaty.
Old 15th November 2009
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The best chair for rap is the Electric Chair.
Old 15th November 2009
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I use & can recommend the fitball Ball Dynamics - Exercise Balls, Accessories and Wellness Products for your Healthy Lifestyle & Aeron chairs.

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Old 16th November 2009
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The Henry Miller Aeron Chair...is the best,albeit expensive at about a grand.
Those are the ones you see in most pro studios.
Aeron Chairs | Sit4Less.com
Got mine on craigslist for $450. Refuse to sit on anything else, even @ other studios.

kidding; but save for one, it's worth it
Old 16th November 2009
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For that much money, those chairs should come with a 3 year warranty and a timeshare!
Pretty sure they come with a 12 year warranty.

We are pricing some up for the radio station I work at, and they mentioned the 12 year warranty.
Old 16th November 2009
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i would look for something used on craigslist or ebay. Lots of offices close and just give away tons of crap including some nice chairs. My brother in law snagged 3 office chairs when the above floor shutdown. They all were worth $300 a piece. Just look around and you might find a steal.
Old 16th November 2009
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No, the best chair for Rap is the coffin since it's DEAD already!
Old 16th November 2009
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I don't have time to read all these replies, but you can get the Herman Miller Aeron used off Craigslist for $300 to $400--TOTALLY worth it.
Old 16th November 2009
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Pretty sure they come with a 12 year warranty.

We are pricing some up for the radio station I work at, and they mentioned the 12 year warranty.
I suppose that in the 13th year they self destruct...pffffttttt!!!!
Old 16th November 2009
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I suppose that in the 13th year they self destruct...pffffttttt!!!!
Well apparently it is an unlucky number........
Old 17th November 2009
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The Henry Miller Aeron Chair...is the best,albeit expensive at about a grand.
Those are the ones you see in most pro studios.
Aeron Chairs | Sit4Less.com
It's in discount, ahhh interesting
Old 18th November 2009
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My parents bought me a great chair for Christmas a few years ago. Nice and comfortable with lumbar support. You can adjust the height as well. Just go to an office store and you should be able to find a nice chair at a pretty decent price.
Old 18th November 2009
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Herman Miller Aeron Chair, hands down the best chair to sit in all day long. Just watch out for your heavy set clients, a new seat pan will cost you $300!
Old 20th August 2012
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thx gearsluts . i will get both Aeronยฎ Chair .and Exercise Ball ..
Old 22nd August 2012
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Co-signing the Henry Miller, i fall asleep in mine at least twice a week.
Sooo comfy *yaaawn*
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