Boss DB-60 Dr. Beat Metronome

Model: ROL-DB-60

Availability: In Stock

$69.00

The Boss DB-60 metronome is priced to please, yet it doesnt disappoint in the feature department. This handy little timekeeper can lay down the click in style. For practicing a particular song, its important to set the metronome to match…
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Boss DB-60 Dr. Beat Metronome - Product Information

The Boss DB-60 metronome is priced to please, yet it doesnt disappoint in the feature department.

This handy little timekeeper can lay down the click in style. For practicing a particular song, its important to set the metronome to match the feel of the song, so along with the basic metronome functions, the DB-60 offers a variety of rhythm patterns such as 8-beat grooves, waltz, bossa nova, and more.

  • Wide variety of rhythm patterns
  • Quickly create original ryhthm patterns with the Note-Mixing function
  • Loop Play function for calling up memory settings and playing the rhythm patterns for any number of times
  • Tap Tempo, Timer, and Stopwatch functions
  • Standard Pitch function for tuning instruments
  • Memory function for storing independent tempos for each song
  • Backlit display
For practicing a particular song, its important to set the metronome to match the feel of the music. The DB-60s Note-Mixing function lets you create new rhythms quick and easy. You can adjust the output level of the first accent note and four different beats, and then combine them to create a new rhythm. For example, you can quickly create a 16th-note feel with varying dynamics, or a polyrhythmic beat with accent variations.

Along with the standard functions of a metronome, the DB-60 comes with a variety of rhythm patterns that are suitable for practicing many genres. You can also store the metronome and rhythm pattern settings, and quickly call up the settings according to your practicing routine. Set the length of your practice sessions by using the Timer and Stopwatch functions.

Tempo: 30 250 (Accuracy: +/-0.1%)
Beat: 1-9, 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 (23 kinds)
Pattern: 8 Beat x 3, 16 Beat x 2, Shuffle x 2, Funk,Dance x 2, Country, Reggae, Clave x 2, Rumba, Bossa nova, Waltz, Tango, Mambo, March (20 kinds)
Reference Pitch: A4=438Hz 445Hz (1Hz steps)
Reference Tone Range: C4 B4 (Accuracy: +/-1 cent)
Width 5 1/8", Depth 3 5/16", Height 7/8", Weight 6 oz.

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Reviewing after 10+ years as an owner: Pros: -Battery (2xAA) life is extra long. I'm sure I left it on in my bag overnight and it would still be good to go the next day. Can't say the same about the newer, smaller version of the Tama Rhythm Watch. Have never gone looking for an AC power adapter (not an option anyway). -Loud enough to use for mild drumset and timpani applications. Volume dial helps wean off loud metronome dependence and assists soft practice. -1/8" jack reproduces the metronome's sound somewhat accurately. Though the timbre, and hence its audibility, is difficult to predict depending on the speakers/earphones used. -Durable: has survived many suicidal dives off of music stands with no cracks! Though maybe a rubberized backing would help prevent the slips. -Visible LCD pendulum indicator is helpful for slow tempi. -Size. About the same as an iPhone so is relatively portable. -B/t tempo "tap" function and the ability to skip up/down in 10bpm increments, is quick to adjust. -Tuner function is occasionally useful. It acts as a pitch pipe and merely produces a tuning pitch and does not indicate your particular intonation accuracy, which limits its use in more noise-conscious environments. Cons: -Slight "flam" between the programmable accent and the quarter notes can be slightly maddening! -It stutters when you want to speed up on the fly, preventing the ability to smoothly continue playing. -Difficult to precisely time the start of the click, if trying to align with an external tempo (player, recording, etc.) -Possibly related to last point, the buttons on mine gradually stopped working. At 10 years in, I have to push the start/stop button with the butt of a drum stick to operate it. Didn't expect it to last forever but this just may be a weak point. -In 10 years, I never used the pre-programmed patterns. As a teacher, would have rather had the "voice" feature from my old DB-88 and/or a second sound set that was more subdued and pad-like. -As mentioned in an earlier review, it will occasionally lose all of its programmed settings - like when the batteries slip out of place momentarily. I gradually stopped relying on the memory function. I hope this helps - check out my book for more! Pete Saleh

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3.00

Go get one

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If you can't afford a DB-90, then this metronome is absolutely the next best option. Lots of options and very programmable for instant tempo changes and such. I've been using one since 2010. 100% reliable unlike apps for your phones/iPads.

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5.00

Alright Metronome

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This would be a great metronome if it didn't limit you to simple feature. It doesn't even give you that much to work with. The worst part is that it claims to have a "memory" so that you can turn it on and off with the metronome settings saved, but every now and then it malfunctions and loses all of the saved settings. Why get a fancy machine that is bound to malfunction? This is definitely not a metronome to buy. Don't settle for mediocrity, if you want a real metronome try the DB-90 and see if it's any better or try another cheaper and suitable metronome.

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