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Hi people, need a new metronome. What do you recommend....what do you guys use?

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Re: Recommend me a Metronome.....

I've never been much of a metronome user (at least not lately) but I have this little guy, and it does the trick for me.



The only real piece of advice I can offer is to get one that also blinks to the beat, because for some reason that seems to really help as well.

I used to also use this one, it's a pretty good, cheap alternative.

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Wittner-Taktell...Regular old pendulum metronome. I've got three. A super mini I carry around just to prove to guys that they can't play in time , a piccolo one for my use and a very nice 6411, but in rosewood by my piano...Can't beat the old pendulum ones...
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Wittner-Taktell...Regular old pendulum metronome. I've got three. Can't beat the old pendulum ones...
Thanks for the info, guys....I thought it would come down to 2 schools of thought
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Re: Recommend me a Metronome.....

In my experience the pendulum ones tend to be louder, and thus better.
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http://www.z(remove)zounds.com/item--PETBB1

These have piqued my interest. Seems rational that a physical impulse would be easier to recognize. Kind of goes back to the tapping your foot theory.

Anyone ever try one?


$100 seems a little steep, however.
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Korg MA-30

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I used to also use this one, it's a pretty good, cheap alternative.

My teacher and I use that one. It's been great.
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Re: Recommend me a Metronome.....

The MA-30 is a great metronome for the money. I've seen on the "site who's name we cannot speak" for $20 new. I need to get one those to keep at work.

When I went for a metronome, I went for the gusto and sprung for a Boss DB-60 ($80 or so). I really love the subdivision options and the ability to store presets. I also wanted to get a metronome that used easy-to-get batteries (not some odd watch style battery) and had a long battery life (the DB-66 is 200 hours).
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I've never been much of a metronome user (at least not lately) but I have this little guy, and it does the trick for me.



I also use this one, very convenient with the tuner as well. Good quality and affordable.
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Re: Recommend me a Metronome.....

Got a Korg MA-30 like elcid's as a gift... and I bought a MetroGnome when it first came out but haven't used it in a while.


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my upright bass teacher uses a Dr Beat
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Korg MA-30


Cid, what batteries does this take?

edit: Got it.... 2 AAA
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Re: Recommend me a Metronome.....

I do need to buy a little pocket-sized metronome for travel and whatnot... I have a Peterson strobe tuner with a built in metronome, but 99% of the time, when practicing I just make a quick sketch track in Fruity Loops, with a kick on the 1 and a snare on the 3 and a 16th-note hihat groove, and practice to that.

Also worth a look - YMetronome is a pretty good freeware app that is a software metronome that you can set to increase or decrease by a specified number of BPM every specified number of minutes/seconds. Do a search, the program rules.
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Boss DB30. It's got so many great features. I use the tap tempo a lot for when I'm transcribing, to find out the exact tempo. It even plays both 2/3 and 3/2 son clave. It's got 24 kinds of beat and 9 rhythms. It also has reference pitches that you can tune to. It's also small and fits in your pocket. The headphone jack is good for practicing drumming.

I paid 50 bones for mine at the local music store, you can get em a lot cheaper.
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