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Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome   

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The Boss Dr. Beat DB-30 Metronome makes it easy to accurately keep time during practice. Built small for slip-in-your-case portability, a headphone j...Read More

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The Boss Dr. Beat DB-30 Metronome makes it easy to accurately keep time during practice. Built small for slip-in-your-case portability, a headphone jack lets you practice anywhere silently. It's easy to use, too, with a large LCD and controls for power, volume, start/stop, tap/mute, rhythm/beat, note/pitch, and tempo/value, plus lights and on-screen needle for visual feedback. More than just an adjustable click, Dr. Beat can lay down 9 different patterns, 24 beat variations, rhythm styles, and combinations to play with.

FEATURES
  • Handles time signatures up to 17 beats per measure
  • Rhythmic beat patterns in various styles
  • Headphone output with volume control
  • Pocket-size portability
  • LCD screen with smooth-flowing needle
  • 9 different patterns
  • 24 beat variations
  • Rhythm styles
  • Combinations
  • Odd-time signatures
  • Latin rhythms
  • Tap tempo
  • Internal reference tones (12 semitones)
  • Power, volume, start/stop, rhythm/beat, note/pitch, and tempo/value controls
  • Lights and on-screen needle for visual feedback

Got the beat? With the DB-30 you will. Order yours now.

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BossDB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome
 
2.8

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product - Very Useful for gigging and rehearsal

Hi,
I did not read the other reviews, yet noticed the mid-star rating. This device is excellent for finding the pace of a tune or where the director wants the tune...Read complete review

Hi,
I did not read the other reviews, yet noticed the mid-star rating. This device is excellent for finding the pace of a tune or where the director wants the tune to be with the tap function and with the options of built in sound, headphone jack, lcd screen with pendulum type graphics and red led's for gigging, it's a great tool. I use this constantly and just bought two more for my church gig where I have to keep 8 to 12 folks on cue. If you are looking for lot's of fancy rhythms and detailed sub-divisions, you'll need to spend more.
Batteries last a long. long time. Again, great tool for a drummer.

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Boss DB-30

Do not waste your money. I can't believe boss put this junk on the market. My brother in law and myself pruchase at the same time. After a couple of months of use...Read complete review

Do not waste your money. I can't believe boss put this junk on the market. My brother in law and myself pruchase at the same time. After a couple of months of use it the settings start reverting back to 120bpm. Also the ear phone jack stopped working and it causes it to revert back to the same beat. Do not waste your money

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Avoid

By pvad

from Australia

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Keeps Time

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Poor design

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome:

This is one of the poorest designed metronomes I've ever used - and being a pro drummer, I have used a few.
The control panel is not intuitive to use, and is hence annoying.
However, the worst thing is the design of the battery bay. To change the battery you need a small Philips-head screw driver to remove the screw (which is small and easily dropped and lost), and then a small flat-head screwdriver to prise the battery out; two small screwdrivers to change the battery?!! Come on BOSS, you can't be serious.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

DO NOT BUY

By Jake S

from Ohio

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Great Functions

Cons

  • Not Functional
  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome:

    Bought this a little over a year ago, worked great for a while. Couple months back (right before a gig actually, how convenient) it started resetting itself when headphones were plugged in with the volume up. No headphones, works fine. Yes headphones, plays one beat, turns off, turns back on. It is now essentially useless. No one knows why it does this, store I got it from basically said 'yeah dude this thing is broken' and Roland/BOSS won't do anything about it. Don't buy this unless you need a paperweight that goes beep boop.

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    2.0

    Not Reliable

    By Kimberly

    from Texas

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome:

    This metronome worked well for about three months then it only worked intermittently. I have had it for over a year now and it is pretty much worthless. It constantly resets and will not function most of the time. If I am lucky I can coax a steady beat from it for a few minutes then it randomly turns off. Save you money. It has kept me from buying any other Boss equipment. If the rest of their gear is like this I will definitely steer clear.

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    5.0

    Dr.beat DB-30

    By Bassman

    from Dallas

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome:

      Great litte metronome with some cool subdivision features

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Easy to use, small, light and flexible

      By pjamesbono

      from SANTA MONICA, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Display
      • Easy To Use
      • Easy Volume Adjustment
      • Lightweight
      • Small

      Cons

      • Click Sound Is Fixed

      Best Uses

        Comments about Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome:

        A good product. Lightweight. Clear display. Easy to use. Allows selection of meter (2/4, 4/4, 7/4, etc.). No memory. The sound is fixed (a kind of beep). I found it annoying at first (I was expecting more of a click), but I got used to it quickly. The unit has an actual volume knob which makes adjusting the volume quick and easy. Works fine for practice, probably wouldn't be very useful for live work as it does not store settings.

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Product - Very Useful for gigging and rehearsal

        By Rob Bobinski

        from East Coast

        Comments about Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome:

        Hi,
        I did not read the other reviews, yet noticed the mid-star rating. This device is excellent for finding the pace of a tune or where the director wants the tune to be with the tap function and with the options of built in sound, headphone jack, lcd screen with pendulum type graphics and red led's for gigging, it's a great tool. I use this constantly and just bought two more for my church gig where I have to keep 8 to 12 folks on cue. If you are looking for lot's of fancy rhythms and detailed sub-divisions, you'll need to spend more.
        Batteries last a long. long time. Again, great tool for a drummer.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        choose a different metronome

        By marthing3

        from NYC transplant to nomadism

        Comments about Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome:

        I have experienced this same problem with the Boss DB-30 that many others has listed. After about 3 months, and once I was over 1500 miles from the store I purchased it at, it started to constantly reset itself to 120. I now have about 25 spare batteries for it, but even with a brand new battery it is shorting out. I'm bummed, as it's hard to find a pocket metronome with a clave feature. Oh well..

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome

        By Tama-A3WQl

        from N. Carolina

        Comments about Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome:

        I have had the same problem with my Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome resetting itself to 120 bpm. Someone on here recommends to change the battery, but the problem is in the earphone plug. If I take out my earphone, the unit works fine. If I plug in my earphone, and select a tempo and beat, a slight touch to the jack will reset the unit....hence it is crap....

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not Bad As Other Say

        By Drummerboy-zJgEF

        from New York

        Comments about Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome:

        I've had this metronome for the last three years and it is still working. I've read that a lot people are complaining that it reverts back to 120. It has happened to me maybe twice a year and all I do is change the battery and it works. Drummers sometimes do forget to turn the metronome off after sessions and that's what drains the battery. It has auto turn off but that's according to a timer after sitting idle. It is a great product, I highly recommend.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Stops working after three months

        By Buenos814

        from Philadelphia

        Comments about Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome:

        Nice features at first, although not nearly loud enough. Problem is that after a few months it became completely unreliable and now will not work for more than a few beats before resetting. Do not buy this unless you intend to replace on a regular basis.

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