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Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome   

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The Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome features Rhythm Coach functions with an onboard microphone, a reference-tone function for tuning, an instrument inp...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      The Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome features Rhythm Coach functions with an onboard microphone, a reference-tone function for tuning, an instrument input, MIDI input, and other handy tools.

      The Boss DB-90's note mixing function allows you to instantly create a variety of beats by adjusting the levels of 5 different note values. Front-panel sliders, buttons, and a large rotary dial provide instant, hands-on access to edit parameters. Select 4 different click sounds, plus a human voice-counting sound that will help you know your place in the bar. The DB-90 is also equipped with realistic PCM drum patterns, for developing your accuracy and rhythmic feel effectively.

      Plug Into Rhythm Coach

      Rhythm coach has 4 training modes to help build your accuracy, speed, and endurance. With the Boss DB-90's microphone, you can use the Rhythm Coach functions with acoustic drums or plug a Roland V-Pad into the trigger input. Play along and chart your progress.

      Many Uses

      Drummers can connect to the DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome via Roland V-Pads or the internal microphone. Guitarists and bassists can directly plug into the DB-90 without any other gear required and monitor via connected headphones. And for those who wish to sync to an external sequencer for more elaborate accompaniment, they can do so with the DB-90 metronome's MIDI input. This stage-oriented feature of the Boss Dr. Beat Metronome is especially useful for drummers.

      Practice effectively with quality sounds, varied drum patterns, and learning tools.

      FEATURES
      • Trigger input to access unique Rhythm Coach exercises
      • MIDI in for syncing to external sequencer tempos
      • PCM sounds with drum machine-style patterns
      • 50 memories
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      BossDB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome
       
      4.2

      (based on 22 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (7)
      • Good quality (7)
      • Functional (6)
      • Improves sound (5)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Novice (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      must have

      This is absolutely the best metronome on the market. People said earlier that you can't keep the light on when it says clearly in the instructions to press and hold light and power at...Read complete review

      This is absolutely the best metronome on the market. People said earlier that you can't keep the light on when it says clearly in the instructions to press and hold light and power at the same time and it will remain on. The built in coach feature is great for warmups. I love the memory settings because during high school I had drumline, jazz band, show choir, and my other bands songs all programmed into it with space for more. The bad thing was when the battery died all my tempos were gone and it was a pain to redo them all.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      One Fatal Flaw

      Bought this and returned it the next day. It's got fantastic features, and the memory is ample (I think there are 50 spots to save "songs" and it's easy to...Read complete review

      Bought this and returned it the next day. It's got fantastic features, and the memory is ample (I think there are 50 spots to save "songs" and it's easy to plug a pedal in to switch between them). The problem? After you've spent 45 mins programming in all your songs (yes it takes that long even when you get good at it), any time the unit loses power even for a second, like when switching batteries, it loses everything in it's memory. Even worse, it loses all it's memory when you have fully charged batteries inside and you plug in the AC adapter! Unbelievable.

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      5.0

      Just what the Dr ummer ordered!

      By J.R.

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Playing
        • Practicing

        Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

        If you want the best - get it. This is the best metronome on the market today.

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        5.0

        Bought the product as a gift for my son, he is pleased

        By Pat

        from Wilmington, NC

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

          My son uses it to improve rhythm and timing during practice. It has been a great asset to his practice and performance.

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          4.0

          How to retain the memory on DB 90 when changing battery

          By Johnboy

          from Tauranga New Zealand

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Memory loss

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

          To prevent memory loss, purchase the power adaptor, plug it into the mains power, turn it on----then plug it into the DB 90, you can now remove and replace the 9 volt internal battery without losing the memory.
          Make sure you turn the mains power on first, if you don't the inserting of the plug will disconnect the internal battery and memory will be lost. I don't recommend trying this with the flat round disc batteries which are in other different metronomes as arcing could occur

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          is what it is

          By brent

          from porterville,ca

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Does What It's Supposed D
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Perfects Your Timing
            • Practicing

            Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

            i was under the imprssion you could create simple beats to work with but you can't. but it does have 30 veriety of rythems that can really help a person develope impecksble timing, which i have now decided to give it to my daughters music teacher. deffinately worth the price

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worzit 1 is right.

            By Mike

            from Rochester, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

              This is by far the best metronome I've owned. I don't
              know what more you could expect from a metronome.
              Yes, the light does stay on. Worzit 1 was right,
              "DB90" will become synonymous with "metronome".
              Pay a little extra now, in the end, you'll be glad
              you did.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              What is there to say?

              By Worzit1

              from Los Banos, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

                This is one of those products that everyone assumes you have because it's the industry standard. Eventually DB-90 will be synonymous with "metronome" just as "Kleenex" is for tissue.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Basic rythem bit marker

                By Frank

                from Eston PA.

                About Me Novice

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • I Use It For Practice

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

                  I just use it for practice, I wish it would have more rythems variants, but does its job.I recommended.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  best dog-gone metronome ever...

                  By Fryovation

                  from St, Louis, Mo.

                  Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

                  I like the drum patterns For country on this product best It is no. 18
                  I bought this Metronome To may-"B" help me with my timeing, WOW. Was I ever surprized,
                  Not only is it helping me with my timeing, but I injoy playing along with the rythem... The drum
                  patterns, since I do a lot of playing by my selff ..I Would say this is the one to buy..
                  Way to go Boss ! Howard...

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                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  must have

                  By Bryce Job

                  from Denver, CO

                  Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

                  This is absolutely the best metronome on the market. People said earlier that you can't keep the light on when it says clearly in the instructions to press and hold light and power at the same time and it will remain on. The built in coach feature is great for warmups. I love the memory settings because during high school I had drumline, jazz band, show choir, and my other bands songs all programmed into it with space for more. The bad thing was when the battery died all my tempos were gone and it was a pain to redo them all.

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                  (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good Metronome but pricy

                  By PADMAN

                  from Houston, TX

                  Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

                  Lots of features. The display is VERY small. Many of the key indicators are too small to see quickly. The blinking light is also to dim. I also have the Tama Rhythm watch which has a better display and much easier to use. It does nto have all the features of the Dr-90 but is much more practical for a drummer.

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