I needed somthing under my backside, that does not give me pain. The moment I sat down I knew, this was a jackpot! Comfortable, size is perfect, and the materials used on it are strong enough to serve you well even during frequent gigs. Was it cheap? It's relative. How much would you be willing to pay for painless hours on the drumseat? Do yourself a favour and buy quality drumthrones. This one is highly recommended!
Having had the vinyl top version i found that i was having to make little adjustments most of the time to my seated position and my backside etc was getting too hot.I changed to the cloth version and its like a whole new throne.I now feel totally planted on the seat and i don't have to keep making small adjustments.I cannot recommend this cloth version enough.