Roc-n-Soc Nitro Throne

Roc-n-Soc Nitro Throne Review

Comfort means a lot when you’re at the drum set. You place your drums and cymbals exactly how you like them, within easy and comfortable reach so you can play for hours without hurting yourself, but it can be easy to overlook the drum throne. Your legs, bottom, and spine all deserve to treated as well as the rest of your body. This Roc N Soc Nitro throne review will explore a solution which offers you a great deal of comfort that your body will thank you for.


Roc-n-Soc has built a reputation for producing leading quality products at affordable prices since 1990. All of their products and components are built with top-notch materials and everything is subject to rigorous quality inspection during the manufacturing process.

The company focuses their attention entirely on producing quality seating for musicians, there is nothing else in their catalogue. All of Roc-n-Soc’s products offer you a stable, supportive and comfortable experience which will be your reliable companion for many years.


Roc-n-Soc Nitro Throne With Backrest

A Throne Fit for a Monarch

Every seat that Roc-n-Soc offers is made from high quality foam cushions and is specially contoured to give you maximum support and ultimate comfort. Less pressure on your lower thighs means better circulation and increased comfort for long periods of time.

With any luck, you’ll have long periods of time at your drum set. While the rest of your body builds up a sweat, the cloth seat material works to minimise sweating around your thighs and bottom by allowing your skin to breathe.

The velour texture gives you a slip-free surface, so you play without shifting in the seat. Every seat features a stylish vinyl trim around the outside.

A free spinning design ensures you can easily reach all of your drum kit while keeping strain on your spine to a minimum by reducing the need to twist your body.

The throne’s base is very strong and stable. It is made from chrome finished steel with three double braced legs and non-slip rubber feet.

You can fold the legs together to save space if you need to transport or store the throne in a small space. There is an easy to access wing nut near the bottom of the unit for this purpose.

Mix and Match

When you’re shopping for your Nitro throne, you’re not restricted to just one fixed style. There are a variety of seat styles and fabric options to choose from.

You can choose from a range of colours to match your preferred style. Choose from Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Red, Tan and Vinyl.

Seats are available in the following styles:



17” wide, 15” deep





15” wide, 14” deep


14” in diameter


18” wide, 15” deep

The Nitro Advantage

Thanks to the nitrogen filled gas shock absorber, you can set the throne to the perfect height quickly, without the need for any tools or having to fiddle with the throne’s hardware from underneath.

You don’t even have to stand up like most thrones require you to. Just take your weight off the throne to raise the height, like an office chair. This lets you can make fine adjustments at any time without interrupting your playing.

Another great benefit of a gas strut is the cushioning it offers. Rather than being directly connected to the floor through the base, you effectively get suspension which allows a little bit of bounce.

This is great for reducing fatigue on your back bottom and works with the super comfortable Roc-n-Soc seat to give you the most comfortable seat in the house.

There are two bases to choose from with the only difference being in the height. The standard base gives you a height range of 18”-24” and if you’ve got longer legs, the extended base gives you an extra 4” with a range of 22”-28”

Back Support

If you’d like the extra comfort and support of a backrest, you can purchase the Nitro with a backrest already fitted, or you can easily get a backrest upgrade later, which comes with all the mounting hardware you need to fit the backrest yourself.

Lifetime Investment

When you buy a Roc-n-Soc product, it’s not so much a purchase as an investment for life. The hardware is strong and sturdy – even the welds are 100% guaranteed.

Unlike a lot of throw-away and lesser quality products for sale today, the Nitro throne (and all other Roc-n-Soc products) can be repaired, with a range of replacement parts. Roc-n-Soc aims to deal with any issues within 24 hours of being contacted.

It’s not unheard of to get 10 or even 15 years out of a Roc-n-Soc throne.

You can order any of these items individually:

Backrest (six colours available, plus vinyl option for slightly higher price)
Chrome base / Extended chrome base assembly
Stainless gas cylinder
Feet (set of 3 in black)
Carrying bag in black
Footrest assembly
Seat mount
Clutch bolt

Roc-n-Soc Nitro Throne Carrying Bag

Final Thoughts

The Roc-n-Soc Nitro throne allows you to play your drum set for hours on end in comfort and style. Whether you’re playing live gigs or long sessions, you’ll be grateful of the supportive contours of the seat, the small amount of bounce that you get from the gas strut, and the free spinning design which ensures you won’t stress your spine by twisting in the seat.

If you ever manage to wear the seat out, or break a component, everything on the throne is replaceable and available to order. You can be confident that you are investing in the future of your playing for many years to come.

Looking for other quality hardware ideas? Check out my post with the 10 Best Bass Drum Pedal Choices

Have you tried a Nitro throne? Can you think of a better throne for the money? Let me know in the comments below.

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Roc-n-Soc Nitro Throne









  • Incredibly comfortable
  • Built to last
  • Customisable
  • Stylish
  • Great for players with back problems


  • Relatively heavy to transport

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