Metronome Suggestions

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Casting Thunder, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Casting Thunder

    Casting Thunder

    Oct 7, 2012
    I want to get a cheap metronome but I've seen some reviews saying the beep won't cut though a bass guitar. Has anyone had an issue with this? Does anyone know of a good brand to look at?
  2. preside


    Aug 7, 2010
    Scottsdale Az
    DO NOT get an electronic metronome. As a matter of fact don't get a metronome at all.
  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Troll alert. :(
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Do you have a smartphone? There are several free and cheap metronome apps.

    The volume will be a problem with almost all metronomes, they just have a teeny-tiny speaker. The solutions are either to use headphones (even just one earbud), or run the metronome into a spare practice amp or guitar combo.
  5. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
  6. What I have, and it works quite well, is a Korg MA-1 digital metronome. Under $20 where I got mine. It can be set for a variety of beats and rhythms, at a tempo from 30 to 252 BPM. It has a small speaker, but also a volume control and headphone jack. When I do use it, I use it with a single ear bud in one ear so I can still hear my bass with the other.
  7. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer

    set the nome to half the bpm for beats 2 and 4 not every beat.

    And not 1 and 3.
  8. Why not just turn down while playing with the metronome?
  9. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules!

    Is this Jeff Berlin?
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