Double bass players always need a rest from holding up their instruments, but finding a great bass stool can be challenging. You never know what chair will be the right height for a bass player or will feel most comfortable. We hope to solve this problem by reviewing some of the best double bass stools that we have found to work well.
What We Looked For
- Height: Having a bass stool at the right height reduces fatigue. We took stool height into consideration when developing our list of the best bass stools. Most of the stools we evaluated featured adjustable heights.
- Comfort: Reducing fatigue is critical for bass players and is defined by the amount of cushioning on the bass stool. We only evaluated bass stools that had sufficient padding.
- Price: Most double bass accessories are already really expensive, so we wanted to make sure that the bass stools we recommend are affordable.
- Durability: We wanted to make sure that the bass stools that we recommend could withstand the test of time. The stools below are durable enough to last through continued usage.
Using the above criteria we evaluated six different double bass stools which you can find below. We hope you find a bass stool that is comfortable enough for you!
Best Double Bass Stools
Vestil CPRO-800LP Ergonomic Stool
Traditionally used by workers, the Vestil works great as a double bass stool which is why it’s recommended as our favorite bass stool. It is extremely durable and very adjustable, able to go from 18 inches high to 33 inches high. It can hold up to 300lbs. Additionally, it is very easy to transport. It can be folded to a depth of 4 inches and only weighs 20 lbs.
The stool has four rubber shock absorbers under the seat that allows it to adjust to any movement by the person sitting. Perfect for getting up to turn the page during rehearsal.
Shar Music Bass Stand/Stool
This bass stool was designed specifically for bass players by a professional bass player. Because of this, it is designed to meet the needs to double bass players. The stool serves as both a stand for the double bass when it is not in use and as a stool for playing.
The main downside to this bass stool is that it isn’t very portable. Unlike the other stools on this list, this stool does not fold nor is the height adjustable. We love it because of its intended design, but keep these flaws in mind when deciding which stool to buy. Because of this flaw, we recommend this stool/stand for home-use, but for transportati, n we recommend the Vestil above.
Odyssey DJCHAIR Adjustable Dj Chair
A favorite among high school double bass teachers, the Odyssey DJCHAIR plays double duty as a favorite among both DJs and double bass players.
As the most affordable double bass stool on this list, the DJCHAIR is adjustable from 19 inches to 33 inches so it can be used by bass players of any size. The padded seat is extremely comfortable and can be removed for portability.
Quik Lok DX749
The Quik Lok DX749 is another well-built adjustable double bass stool. As the name would suggest, this stool quickly folds into a compact form factor that is only 27 lbs. It’s a great bass stool for taking on the road.
K&M Performance Stool
The K&M Performance Stool was specifically designed for musicians, in particular, bass players. Its spring-loaded pneumatic seating-raising mechanism makes it extremely easy to adjust the seat to the proper height using only one hand. In fact, the seat angle can be adjusted as well as the footrest, making this one of the most comfortable stools on this list.
The stool is made of a sturdy steel construction that can support up to 300lbs. The stool itself only weighs 21lbs, making it light enough to be portable. The seat even folds down so that you can slide the seat into tight places for storage.
Pyle PKST70 Stool
A versatile stool, the Pyle PKST70 can be used by almost any instrument that requires a seated position. It features a padded seat and backrest that can be adjusted from 18″ to 30″. The seat folds up and the frame collapses for easy storage. The whole seat weighs about 27lbs.