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hillbilly-joe

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I should have read the reviews before buying this
« on: February 11, 2012, 05:04:06 AM »
I just ordered one on amazon. I thought the price was ok, about $26 with shipping. But today I wanted to find out more about and I was a bit surprised that most people said it is a sh... piece of equipment. Oh, well. I should be getting it in a day or two.


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zagatron1

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Re: I should have read the reviews before buying this
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 11:04:47 AM »
Most say the tuner part is decent, it's the metronome folks seem to have a problem with (difficult to hear). Guess that's why most refer to it just as a "tuner".

reb

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Re: I should have read the reviews before buying this
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 01:43:21 PM »
joe, i can't afford to watch youtube right now...i'm at the upper end of my data limit.

are you trying to get something to give you a click track for recording, or just something to give you 'timing'..i.e., a metronome?

hillbilly-joe

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Re: I should have read the reviews before buying this
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 07:56:39 PM »
joe, i can't afford to watch youtube right now...i'm at the upper end of my data limit.

are you trying to get something to give you a click track for recording, or just something to give you 'timing'..i.e., a metronome?

Hi reb

It is the Boss TU-80 tuner and metronome. I thought it looked nice, so I bought. I couldn't really read the Amazon Japan reviews, but I didn't think about youtube. Anyway, most metronomes without an ear plug are almost useless. I should have bought them separately, which may have ended up costing about the same. I'll be happy and just settle for what I bought though. Unless it really is a piece of sh..   but I don't think so.  Hasn't arrived yet and it is Sunday. I'll let you guys know how I feel about it.

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Re: I should have read the reviews before buying this
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 08:44:18 AM »
My tiny Snark Tuner has a built in Metronome... I tried using it once, but its visual, not audible.  I'd rather use a drum beat instead anyway.

zagatron1

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Re: I should have read the reviews before buying this
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012, 10:36:37 AM »
My tiny Snark Tuner has a built in Metronome... I tried using it once, but its visual, not audible.  I'd rather use a drum beat instead anyway.

You'd be better off with the drum beat.

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Re: I should have read the reviews before buying this
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012, 07:13:21 PM »
if you have speakers on your computer, here ya go

http://www.metronomeonline.com/

hillbilly-joe

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Re: I should have read the reviews before buying this
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2013, 08:55:43 AM »
if you have speakers on your computer, here ya go

http://www.metronomeonline.com/

That one seems to be one of the best.