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Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome

With 24 beat variations and 9 rhythm patterns, the Boss DB-30 is a great solution to all your time-keeping needs. (69) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

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.

Features

- Portable, ruggedly built, and packed with fun play-along patterns
- 24 beat variations with complex beats, and 9 rhythm patterns
- Large LCD with smooth tempo meter
- Tap-tempo feature
- 12 internal chromatic reference tones
- Convenient phones jack and auto power-off function

Choose your pattern

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!

Extras

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.

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Metronome:
-- Tempo: 30-250 (accuracy: +/- 0.1%)
-- Beat: 0+9, 2+3, 3+2, 3+4, 4+3, 4+5, 5+4, 5+6, 6+5, 6+7,7+6, 7+8, 8+7, 8+9, 9+8 (24 kinds)
-- Rhythm: quarter note, eighth rest and eighth note, eighth note, triple, triple with center rest, sixteenth note, sixteenth note with center rest, clave 3-2, clave 2-3 (9 kinds)

Reference tone:
-- Reference pitch: A4=438 Hz-445 Hz (1 Hz steps)
-- Reference tone range: C4 to B4 (accuracy: +/- 1 cent)

- Memory function: stores the settings when the power is turned off.
- Auto Power Off function: turns unit off after 60 min.
- Indicators: LCD display, tempo indicator LED x 2
- Connector: phones jack (stereo miniature phone type)
- Power supply: CR2032 lithium battery
- Power consumption: 10 mA or less (with reference tone sounding)
- Accessories: CR2032 lithium battery, owner's manual
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 2 7/16 x 3 9/16 x 13/16 in.
- Weight: 3 oz.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 0 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 1 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
Customer Reviews
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Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Customer Review
Sound: Pleasant to listen to for long periods of time. Feature: You can adjust where the accents go, as well as the subdivision of each beat. It has tap tempo and even a tuner which will play all 12 pitches; you can adjust the reference tone (440 is the default, of course). There's a volume control which comes in handy, as well as a headphone jack. Ease of Use: Spend 5 minutes with it, and you'll figure it out. Pretty straightforward. More features than a typical metronome, maybe, but not hard to figure out how to do everything you want. The Wow Factor: I like the digital metronome arm and overall aesthetics, as well as the compact size. Overall: I'd say this metronome is where it's at for most people. It does more than just click at a given BPM, having accents and subdivisions such as eighths, sixteenths, triplets, clave patterns, and more. You could go with one of the more elaborate DB models if you are looking for actual beats instead of just a click (I'm not familiar with these models). But for most people, I would venture that you will be satisfied with the features on the DB-30.
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