I wonder if anyone can recommend a really tough piano stool. We have a Roland digital rosewood finishpiano and it would be nice to have a stool to match. A search on the net hasn't really satisfied me because although there are some nice looking stools it is difficult to tell how solid they are.
So far, every stool I have had (over the past 20 years) has finished with the height changing mechanism not working and worse still with the screws which hold this mechanism and the screws which hold the legs gradually getting loose. We have had a couple of near accidents. I have repaired my present stool several times but now there is no alternative but to glue the leg screws in and condemn the height changing mechanism.
The stool takes a lot of wear - children tend to shuffle on it and scrape it backwards when they need to get at the pedals and so on. I try to keep this to a minim but it happens.
I would like a really solid stool that will last. I thought about putting this in Viva Piano but decided other teachers mght have stools worn out by wriggly pupils!