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    Default So my 15 year old Korg handheld metronome died . . .

    . . . and I bought a Digitech Trio to replace it. Does the job surprisingly well, and has decent drum sounds (hell of a lot better than blipping, ticking, or the crappy drum sounds I've heard from other metronomes. Apparently it does other stuff too.
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    Default Re: So my 15 year old Korg handheld metronome died . . .

    After 15 years you still need a metronome?

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    :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas Adams
    This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

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    Default Re: So my 15 year old Korg handheld metronome died . . .

    I use either an app on my phone or a 35 year old Seiko, which has this great woodblock sound, instead of a beep. If I put it under my leg, I can't hear it, but I can feel the speaker vibrate in time, so it doesn't get annoying to everyone else around me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I use either an app on my phone or a 35 year old Seiko, which has this great woodblock sound, instead of a beep. If I put it under my leg, I can't hear it, but I can feel the speaker vibrate in time, so it doesn't get annoying to everyone else around me.
    Plus you can crank it up to 200+ BPM and shift over if you're feeling frisky!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas Adams
    This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

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    Default Re: So my 15 year old Korg handheld metronome died . . .

    In all honesty, this little trio pedal is pretty sweet. It's got a headphone out jack, so you can use it as a practice amp (I mean, you're not going to be blown away by the sound . . . but it's not bad). The chord recognition and autogenerated bass parts are much better than I had expected them to be (probably because I updated it to run the same software as the newer Trio plus). For 60$ used, this is pretty awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas Adams
    This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

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    Default Re: So my 15 year old Korg handheld metronome died . . .

    I used a metronome when I first started playing, thing would put me to sleep before I could really reap the benefits of it. Had to stop using it.
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    Default Re: So my 15 year old Korg handheld metronome died . . .

    I still use mine for practice all the time.
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    Default Re: So my 15 year old Korg handheld metronome died . . .

    I still use an old school German tabletop analog piano style metronome. It has two distinct advantages 1)you feel really cool as it ticks on the shelf between your leather bound books 2) the sweeping arm creates a player visualization that can help with slower rhythms that are hard to dial in with out subdividing the beat into annoying 8ths and 16ths etc...

    other than that, there is literally no reason to use one other than I already own it.

    this one to be exact

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    Default Re: So my 15 year old Korg handheld metronome died . . .

    I only use a metronome to set my delays, which for me is a Time Bandit into the tap tempo input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    I still use an old school German tabletop analog piano style metronome. It has two distinct advantages 1)you feel really cool as it ticks on the shelf between your leather bound books 2) the sweeping arm creates a player visualization that can help with slower rhythms that are hard to dial in with out subdividing the beat into annoying 8ths and 16ths etc...

    other than that, there is literally no reason to use one other than I already own it.

    this one to be exact

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    on the road, I just use a phone app or recording timeline software like a normal human.
    I have exactly that metronome in the basement somewhere. Even the box that says it was made in West Germany. :P

    It makes only a 'tick-tick' sound though, which makes it pretty boring to use. Realistic drum sounds are way more fun to play to.
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    This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

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