I need a new guitar stool/seat and went looking for suggestions from the good folks here at DC. I found suggestions for chairs with and without backs, with people talking about getting back support while they play. I was taught that the correct playing position (no foot stool--using support) is with my back straight or leaning very slight forward, with my primary weight over my hips. This allows for an ergonomic position with little stress on the upper back, neck, and shoulders. But in this position, which works well for me, my back does not touch the back of a chair.
So, my question is, what is the back support for? Do other players sit back while they play?
By the way, I'm looking for a very well-padded stool/bench that can be adjusted to as low as 16" off the ground. My current keyboard bench works well, but my boney bottom needs a little more padding.
I'm really curious whether other players sit back while they play.