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Boss DB-30

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Dr. Beat Metronome

It’s portable, reliable, and fun to use — the DB-30 helps musicians take their music to higher levels by offering a set of features that defies its diminutive size. Much more than just a simple timekeeper, this pocket-sized metronome can lay down a variety of rhythm patterns and time feels to practice along with, and it has a few timekeeping tricks up its sleeve as well.

Pick from a menu of nine rhythm types and 24 beat variations, including combinations of odd-time signatures and clave patterns for practicing Latin rhythms. Who says practice has to be painful? Put some extra spice and groove into your next practice session with the DB-30!

The DB-30 adds value with its smooth-flowing LCD needle for visual tempo assistance, and two bright LED lights that visually assist your practice. Other helpful functions include Tap Tempo for finding the right pulse fast, internal reference tones (12 semitones), Auto Power Off for optimizing battery life, and headphones jack so you won’t miss a beat, even in noisy environments.

  • 24 beat variations for practicing simple or complex beats
  • 9 Rhythms
  • Tap Tempo button to quickly adjust tempo or analyze song tempo
  • Large LCD display with lots of information and high-resolution metronome plus 2 LED indicators for the beat
  • Voice function: Output of 12 halftones via the loudspeaker
  • Small, light, handy and stable
  • Very flat design due to lithium battery CR2032 (included in delivery)
  • Connection for a stereo headphone (Mini jack)
  • "Auto Power Off" function
  • Clip (for the music stand) and slot for a coin (for placing on a table)
  • Tempo range: 30-250 bpm
Adjustable time signature Yes
Tempo 30 bpm – 250 bpm
Stepless adjustable Tempo Yes
Display LCD, LED
Headphone Output Yes
PSU Connector No
Output Signal Stereo
available since June 2005
Item number 177606
Tempo min. 30 bpm
Tempo max. 250 bpm
Options 24 Beat variations, Tap Tempo, Speaker, Auto Power Off, Clip
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£24.50
Including VAT; Excluding £8 shipping
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Good metronome, also for drummers
Anonymous 31.01.2015
I wanted a metronome that was precise, had a sound that would not annoy me, had some settings for its volume and a headphone output.

Differently from the Korg metronome I had before, when you press up or down on the tempo, this starts to quickly change immediately, and not in increments of 20 but increments of one. Very quick to set the tempo. Even better, there is a very responsive tap tempo function.
Also has lots of other features that you would not expect seeing how little buttons it has, it is actually quick to set up and good for practice on any instrument.
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Too fiddley and Graphics too Small!
Anonymous 16.01.2015
This metronome was found outdated in display by the colourful Snark turner, the graphics and text are too small to see with any clarity due to dark blue on dark green background and any reflections that are caught on the glass panel.

We also found the settings confusing despite reading the instructions and time is wasted getting the metronome to work as wanted. It would have been useful to have a back light or at least something for clarity.

There is a headphone socket so that the beat can be heard along with an indication light if needed but overall we gave up and deemed there must be a better product on the market. Useful size that can be clipped to a belt but concluded it's return.

Feels plasticky not quality, the sort of product that could possibly be found as a generic product with several different brand names stuck on it. We will look for something more substantial.

It sounds like the late 70's ping pong game!
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Perfect app alternative
George XT 28.02.2019
Excellent standalone metronome, considering the price. Does what it is supposed to do very easily, with no weird button combinations. It's compact and lightweight so you can keep it in a stickbag or a guitar case at all times.

For drummers, the headphone output is loud enough for playing along and the tone generator is actually pretty useful if you 're tuning your drums to a specific pitch. When muted, 2 red LEDs on top keep counting the meters which is handy in certain situations. For some players, the 250 bpm ceiling might be annoying if you 're trying to practice certain patterns but the beat variations and note values are really enough for most people, clave patterns are a nice addition too.

My only gripe is that the metronome has to stop in order to use the tap tempo function but it's really not a deal breaker.
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Boss DB - 30
Paullimerick 28.08.2013
Nice and small, comes with battery fitted. Ready to use from box. Can be used as a metronome and for giving pitch. Useful for choir conductors. You can tap in pulse manually and it will give you a metronome value. Headphones can be plugged into the metronome if you dont want others to hear, visually lights and a digital pendelum help to illustrate the pulse if on silent. If you have a coin you can place this into the slot at the back of the db-30 and this will allow it to stand upright.
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