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Would the arms of this chair get in the way of playing piano?

Postby jellyjim » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:10 am

Hello

Really liking this office chair I've seen for the studio but can't really work out if the arms would get in the way of playing piano. Are they recessed enough or are any arms at all a piano no no?

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Re: Would the arms of this chair get in the way of playing piano?

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:27 am

Hmm... Difficult to say, as the height of the arms isn't shown on that diagram :headbang:


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Re: Would the arms of this chair get in the way of playing piano?

Postby CS70 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:46 am

Can't see the specific chair, but I do have an excellent office chair at my mixing/sketching desk, due to the hours of sitting I do when mixing...

I play the guitar but gues it's the same for piano.. let's just stay that you can play for a few mins sitting on the edge, but I got myself a sitting stool and make a quick swap when I want to play some :)
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Re: Would the arms of this chair get in the way of playing piano?

Postby IAA » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:13 am

I use a good office chair in the studio to play piano occasionally , you definitely will need to have adjustable arms (on the chair!) it’s the best alternative to an adjustable stool which I use when I’ve lots of piano work to do. I can’t see from the diagram whether they can move?
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Re: Would the arms of this chair get in the way of playing piano?

Postby Wonks » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:24 am

They won't, as they also support the chair back.
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Re: Would the arms of this chair get in the way of playing piano?

Postby jellyjim » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:41 am

Thanks all

Yeah the arms are fixed

I estimated the measurements and with judicious sticky tape and cardboard rigged up some pretend arms on my existing armless office chair ... spolier alert ... they get in the way! :headbang:

Oh well, shame, it's a nice chair

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Re: Would the arms of this chair get in the way of playing piano?

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:00 am

That's a shame :(

I've recently swapped my studio chair for a different one that was already available (my ancient one was beginning to fall apart ;) ), and found its maximum height position an inch or two lower.

So I added a cushion (which works well to bring my ears up to tweeter height), but this also helps with the arm position, as they end up a couple of inches lower than previously.

I can now slouch onto a chair arm when I need some support, but most of the time they stay well enough out of the way during keyboard duties :thumbup:


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Re: Would the arms of this chair get in the way of playing piano?

Postby baward » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:15 pm

If you do get it, don't forget to put the brakes/chocs on when practicing! :bouncy:
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Re: Would the arms of this chair get in the way of playing piano?

Postby mick.n » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:42 pm

Martin Walker wrote:That's a shame :(

, and found its maximum height position an inch or two lower.

So I added a cushion (which works well to bring my ears up to tweeter height), but this also helps with the arm position, as they end up a couple of inches lower than previously.

I can now slouch onto a chair arm when I need some support, but most of the time they stay well enough out of the way during keyboard duties :thumbup:


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