Can you recommend drum machine?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mahlon, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. Mahlon


    Jan 27, 2005
    Bennettsville SC
    Hey. I'm a brand new student bass player. While playing with my Bass for Dummies CD this weekend I realized how much fun it would be to have a drum machine. I've looked at all the internet ads but I don't know what I'm doing. The Yamaha RY-9 looks good to me. Can ya'll recommend anything for a newbie? Apologies if I'm in the wrong forum.

    Thanks. :confused:
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Moved to Miscellaneous.
  3. andruca


    Mar 31, 2004
    Madrid (Spain)
    For the price of a Yamaha RY-9 you can get a used Roland GrooveBox D2 (bottom of the GrooveBox line), much more than a drum machine and CHEAP!

  4. Mahlon


    Jan 27, 2005
    Bennettsville SC
    Thanks. I'll go for that then!
  5. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Here's two good drum machines you can get for $100 or less

    Alesis SR-16 for programming and MIDI features. It's a great little box, and it's been an industry standard for years.

    For cool sounds, the Zoom RT-3 is great. Limited in MIDI features, but works great when all you want to do is program and play a beat.