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Old 05-27-2008, 11:23 PM
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Default Need a new metronome. Suggestions?

Hello,

Did you know that most metronomes cannot take 250 pound of pressue on it's face?

Just wanted you to know, because I stepped on mine and now, oddly enough, it doesn't work now.

With that said, any recommendations for a metronome that is good, yet fairly inexpensive?

Also, I do not need one that can take 250 pounds of pressure. I will try not to step on the new one.

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Old 05-28-2008, 01:29 AM
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Default Re: Need a new metronome. Suggestions?

hahaha, that's the best thing i heard all day!

For practice pad jamming I use:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Korg-MA-...44-i1125668.gc

For my set I use:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...tch?sku=442776

The Korg does it's job and does it well. The Tama is amazing, but fragile. I'm 225 pounds and try not to step on either one.
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:44 AM
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If you just need something to give you a straight click, cheap metronomes work great if you plug them into some kind of stereo or PA system and use "earmuff-style" headphones (make sure to wear earplugs). You can hear the click easily above your playing. Korg comes to mind...

If you need something more advanced for mixed meters and such (3/4 for two bars, then 7/8 for 3 bars, then 5/4 for two bars, then...), then I would recommend the Dr. Beat by Boss. The Dr. Beat doesn't need an amplifier to be heard above your playing if you wear headphones (unless you absolutely rock out).
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:19 AM
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If you just need something to give you a straight click, cheap metronomes work great if you plug them into some kind of stereo or PA system and use "earmuff-style" headphones (make sure to wear earplugs). You can hear the click easily above your playing. Korg comes to mind...

If you need something more advanced for mixed meters and such (3/4 for two bars, then 7/8 for 3 bars, then 5/4 for two bars, then...), then I would recommend the Dr. Beat by Boss. The Dr. Beat doesn't need an amplifier to be heard above your playing if you wear headphones (unless you absolutely rock out).
I love your avitar quote.

Very unique.

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Old 05-29-2008, 03:36 PM
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Tama Rythymwatch.

Had mine for a few years. Love it.

Can't fault it.
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:05 PM
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Tama Rythymwatch.

Had mine for a few years. Love it.

Can't fault it.
I second ! .
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:23 PM
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Agreed!. I love that you can program 30 different tempos for set lists and such.
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Default Re: Need a new metronome. Suggestions?

Tama Rhythmwatch is a great one. You can't go wrong with a Dr. Beat, either
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Default Re: Need a new metronome. Suggestions?

Most connections, configurations: DB-90 followed by Clickstation.
Since I used those two I can't use a metronome without a trigger-in for start/stop option. The pedal in on the DB-90 is also very usefull for program switch up/down without using you're hands.

Simplest: Rhythmwatch.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:58 AM
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Some weeks ago I bought the dr. beat and it has been the best thing I've bought in a long time.
You con program 50 memorys and it have got a lot of inputs and outputs, even a trigger input to connect a pad, an amp simulator to connecta a guitar or pedal inputs to control the up/down memory or stop de click (essential for gigs where you need metronome).
The voice and volume options (controls fore quarter eights, 3s, etc...) are amazing.
I can't talk about hearphones volume because I use a mixer.
very hard recomended.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:26 PM
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The Boss DB-90 is a great metronome, and it even talks to you, lol.

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Old 04-21-2010, 02:20 PM
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Default Re: Need a new metronome. Suggestions?

Try out Bounce Metronome Pro - with "gravity bounce" feels like conductor to help you play in time, all time signatures including odd time signatures and subdivisions, accent or skip beats, mixed meters, polyrhythms, gradually changing tempo etc. etc.

As reviewed in Sound on Sound Magazine January 2010

http://www.bouncemetronome.com/metronome-software.htm

I'm the author and am very interested to hear any suggestions for ways to improve it.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:47 PM
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Default Re: Need a new metronome. Suggestions?

Tama Rhythmwatch here too.

I've had two of them because, like you, I found metronomes in general don't take punishment very well. I dropped my first one a few years ago...many, many pieces.

However, for all the features it has, you can't go wrong with the Rhythmwatch
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:58 AM
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Default Re: Need a new metronome. Suggestions?

I can help save you your money simply because there are ample metronomes in all variations, customizable, large, small, etc. on the Internet (for example: http://www.sourcingmap.com/chromatic...ck-p-2103.html). I have used several of them via my laptop as well as my desktop in my office and find them quite good; save your money so as to afford that next "big upgrade" in purchasing your next dream instrument!
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:05 PM
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Default Re: Need a new metronome. Suggestions?

Used the Tama Rhythmwatch for many many years. It just recently died ... and so instead of buying another [for $90], I've been using my laptop.

Works great!! Become an Ableton Live fanatic and started sending loops to the house.
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