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

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.

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

Better beats for better practice make this advanced metronome a great learning tool! Order your DB-90 today!

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BossDB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome
 
4.1

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)

    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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    Not bad but not great

    This is a decent metronome. Easy to use for a practice tool. The biggest gripe I have is that the battery life is very limited. I cant get over how fast it eats...Read complete review

    This is a decent metronome. Easy to use for a practice tool. The biggest gripe I have is that the battery life is very limited. I cant get over how fast it eats up batteries. Yes you can plug it in to a wall outlet but then it is not as portable and becomes cumbersome.It would have been awesome if there was a built in tuner. A audible tone works but for the price, there should be a built in chromatic tuner too.

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    5.0

    is what it is

    By brent

    from porterville,ca

    About Me Professional Musician

    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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      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.

          Comment on this review

          (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...

            Comment on this review

            (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.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 6 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.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Useful

            By Concord

            from Calera, AL

            Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

            Our praise band uses this metronome. As the worship leader, I ask the drummers to please use it. Playing with a metronome makes the band a much tighter band. We find the battery lasts through about two weeks of services. This would be six services and approximately six to eight rehearsals. We use an Aviom system for stage monitoring and have a dedicated line for the metronome. The roller dial is useful for quickly dialing up the next song tempo.

            Comment on this review

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not bad but not great

            By Lumpschlevot

            from Hawaii

            Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

            This is a decent metronome. Easy to use for a practice tool. The biggest gripe I have is that the battery life is very limited. I cant get over how fast it eats up batteries. Yes you can plug it in to a wall outlet but then it is not as portable and becomes cumbersome.It would have been awesome if there was a built in tuner. A audible tone works but for the price, there should be a built in chromatic tuner too.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            not there yet

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

            Every musician should have and USE a metronome...especially drummers. This metronome I have had for about a year now and although it has many features, I find it cumbersome to use. The LCD display light stays on a very short time and you can't program it to stay on indefinitely. Although you can program numerous tempos, it is very difficult to step from one to another... press button twice, then roll the wheel and hope that you have the right one because you can't see the program number because the display is dark. I use a metronome at most shows and am looking for another one.

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