Aircraft-Grade Foam for Hours of Comfortable Use
We spend hours at a time on a piano bench, and it needs to feel supportive and comfortable, without losing its cushion or structure – just like an airline seat or a great couch. The Roland RPB-400 uses high-grade foam that will last years without ever losing its shape or durability, and keep you comfortable for long playing or practicing sessions.
High-Quality Adjustment Mechanism
For households with multiple players, changing the height of your bench may be a daily occurrence. Fluid motion that doesn’t require oiling or difficult movement is important, but it’s also rare to find in a non-concert-grade bench. The RPB-400 uses much higher quality steel than a typical piano bench, with better tolerances to ensure trouble-free operation for years.
Real Polyester Finish
The Roland RPB-400 features the same finish as the piano you’re sitting in front of. Durable, beautiful, and made to shine. Basic paint chips easily, and is difficult to color match – leading to a poor look after only a few short months; a real poly finish will resist most nicks and bumps and preserves the underlying colour against household abuse.
Expert Advice: The Roland RPB-400 Is Worth It
Ergonomists and piano teachers alike will both tell you the same thing: sitting properly at your instrument is one of the most important first steps when learning the piano. Poor posture or an uncomfortable seat that causes you to subconsciously compensate will create numerous muscle aches and misalignments as you’re trying to learn your instrument.
The internet is full of inexpensive benches that use extremely poor quality vinyl, painted bases, cheap hardware, and very often don’t last beyond their first year of use. A high-quality bench usually starts around $200, with most ranging between $250 – 500. If you’re considering a bench that seems too good to be true, there’s a very good chance it is.
Be comfortable, and buy right the first time.
The Roland RPB-400 piano bench is available in Satin White (RPB-400WH), Satin Black (RPB-400BK), Polished Ebony (RPB-400PE), and Rosewood (RPB-400RW).