Sitting on a wooden box is hardly going to be the most comfortable thing in the world, however this seat cushion makes it that much easier! I find that the increased grip whilst leaning back and playing incredibly beneficial, as well as the increased comfort from the padding.
It definitely makes prolonged periods of playing that much easier and pleasurable, rather than being in discomfort the whole time.
I was pleasantly surprised when the item turned up, the quality was so much higher than some others I have seen. Cheaper cushions may do the same job, but I think that the look of this leather cushion, with the debossed 'Schlagwerk' logo really gives a quality finish and look.