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Accessories Metrenomes and tuners

FirstyB

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Hey everyone
I'm thinking about getting a tuner and metronome combo, they seem like pretty useful things, especially if you're playing with other people.

I've had a look at sax.co.uk's selection and the cherub (top) looks like its pretty good value for money.

any one used this before? or got any other better suggestions?

Cheers
David
 
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jonf

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Yes, I've got one. Does exactly what it say on the tin. Metronomes drive me nuts, so I don't tend to use that, but the tuner is fine. Cheap, too.
 

Chris98

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Hey everyone
I'm thinking about getting a tuner and metronome combo, they seem like pretty useful things, especially if you're playing with other people.

I've had a look at sax.co.uk's selection and the cherub looks like its pretty good value for money.

any one used this before? or got any other better suggestions?

Cheers
David
Hi David,

Although not the cherub you're looking at I do have a Korg MA-30 metronome, but found the bleeping 'blip' it made painful on the ears so I never used it. In the end when I decided my sight-reading and timing needed some serious work (when does it not) I got one of those clockwork pyramid metronomes. The mechanical click is much more to my liking and it has a bell that can be set to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 6th beat or not at all. Even better is that I don't have to worry about batteries.

All this is by way of saying, as you are potentially going to be using it a bit, try and find one that isn't going get on your nerves in less than a minute.

There is some debate about the usefulness of a tuner, have a look at Stephen Howard's article.

All the best,

Chris
 
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Chris98

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Mines the third from the left but the wood grain is going in the other direction and it also has a bell (As if anyone needed or wanted to know that :w00t: ). What finish did you go for Ian?
 

half diminished

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Mines the third from the left but the wood grain is going in the other direction and it also has a bell (As if anyone needed or wanted to know that :w00t: ). What finish did you go for Ian?
Walnut, and rather nice it is too. They are really good, though not cheap.

 
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FirstyB

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I think we had one of those pyramid ones when i was a lot younger, but i have a bad feeling it may have been one of those "non-child-proof" objects that i seemed to find so many of as a kid, which would explain why its not with me today...

Thanks for your comments, i was mainly hoping for a decent tuner, as its just useful to have, and i thought a built-in metronome would make it even more useful. I play near my computer anyway, so i can just use a metronome off the internet for the time being
 

kevgermany

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I've got a Korg with a built in metronome. It works, but it's a bit quiet, but you can watch the lights and needle to compensate. Best way I found was to plug a set of headphones into it, then the volume's OK.
 

Pee Dee

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I use me foot personally. Got good timing see;} The metronome tick tocking just confuses me, and half the time I can't hear it. Maybe an electronic one that you can plug headphones into would be good? Dunno.
As for tuning, got one of those, essential IMO, unless you have perfect
pitch:welldone
 
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FirstyB

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Yea i think i'll get the cherub one, i mostly just wanted something that could tell me my intonation for certain notes, i can hear some are flat, but just not sure how flat.

thanks all for your help!
 
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