An explanation of how the different seat shapes work with foot supports, a person’s height, playing style, and the way different bass players sit while performing.
The cutaway seat (15″ diameter, cut-out portion on right side) is for the bass player who prefers to sit with the right leg straight down to the floor and the left leg on the optional foot support, tilting the seat forward if desired and using the back for support while playing. The cutaway seat is recommended with one foot-support. The back support can be adjusted right into the lumbar area for best support. In a non-playing period for momentary restfulness, the player can quietly adjust the back to a different position (these features are true of all the seat shapes).
The double cutaway seat (15″ diameter, cut-out portions on left and right sides) is for the bass or timpani player who prefers less seat surface at the front with cutout on both sides. The timpani player who sits with both feet on the foot supports and the bass players who like sitting low with seat tilted forward prefer this seat shape.
We are also introducing the San Francisco double cutaway seat is similar to the above double cutaway but more pointed at front (15″ diameter, extra cut-out portions on left and right sides). This seat shape does not fit the ‘concert’ basso.
The 13″ round seat is for the smaller bass player who prefers a very small seat surface, leaning at edge of stool, sitting either lower or higher. This seat shape does not fit the ‘concert’ basso.
The 15″ round seat is for the bass player who prefers slightly more seat surface on the front sitting either higher with both feet on the foot supports or sitting lower and having a little more seat surface and tilting the seat forward if desired. This seat is basically like the cutaway and the double cutaway seat board filled in on left and right side. The 15″ round seat is recommended with two foot-supports.
The 17″ round seat same description as 15″ round seat, an extra 1″ all round.
The oval seat (19″ width x 14″ depth) is for the bass player who prefers the largest of the seat surfaces on the front and sides for sitting higher up with both feet on the foot supports. The oval seat is recommended with two foot-supports.