I hope this is a correct forum for my topic. I tried to find a more dedicated one for equipment but General Forum seems to be the only one.
I am looking for a good advice on some good quality stools which will last longer than a year.
I have been having a very bad luck so far. My first stool was really cheap from Gear4music for about £30 but it broke after a short time. Then I tried one from Roland which also broke. I received a replacement but a new stool also broke :/ plus it was extremely squeaky. My wife bough another stool as a present for me. I was very happy because that one looked much more solid and robust then the others I had before. However, after sometime, the screws started coming out as if threads became worn out. I am trying to figure out what would be the reason the stools I had before broke so quickly. One thing could be my weight. I am a little bit over weighted but it is not extreme o.O I also slightly increase height in stools; I need to sit slightly higher at piano.
I tried to find something more robust. I would not like to spend more than £150 but I wouldn't mind adding some extra £20.
There are plenty of stools of "higher quality" in this price range, a couple of which I found on amazon. There are also professional stools that cost much more than I can currently afford. I have not excluded them from the list because I want to ask if they are worth the highest cost.
Below is the list. If anybody could advice or comment on this, I would be very grateful
Example of extremely expensive stools.
2. Symphony Piano Bench with Adjustable Height and Storage - Polished Ebony (FS311PE)
3. Cadenza Adjustable Leatherette Cushioned Deluxe Piano Stool - Polished Ebony
Its height is slightly larger than the others, which would be my choice.
Also, for extra £100, there is an alternative version with real leather. It is not important for me unless leather is more durable.
4. Stagg 11737 Concert Piano Bench