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May 2, 2020 - 1:50:06 PM
30 posts since 8/15/2019

Hi all. I am looking to purchase a metronome. I would like an old fashioned wind up device that can give me 4/4 3/4 time etc, plus maybe a downbeat. But the biggest thing is it needs to be loud enough to hear over the banjo. Plus it will also give me the visual of rhythm while it goes back and forth. I did see the advice on here from February but that was more about becoming acquainted with using the metronome and rhythm. I have looked on Amazon at the Wittner mini. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

May 2, 2020 - 2:09:06 PM

3121 posts since 5/29/2011

I have a Wittner Mini which works quite well. It is reasonably loud but it helps to place it in a position where it can be easily seen.

May 2, 2020 - 2:16:48 PM

2150 posts since 5/2/2012

I have a Whittner Taktell mini. I bought it because I dislike the sound of the inexpensive digital metronomes. It is loud enough and gives you the visual clue. However, it just gives you "straight" time. The digital ones will let you set time, like 3/4, 4/4. The last digital one I had the "1" in the beat was different, but the rest of the beats were the same, so you didn't get a downbeat. Hope this helps.

May 3, 2020 - 5:53:49 AM
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64 posts since 2/10/2017

I’ve been really happy with the Yamaha MB-90BK from Amazon. It is plenty loud, and it can be set to various time signatures by ringing a bell every 3 or 4 beats.

May 3, 2020 - 10:51:30 AM

maxmax

Sweden

1417 posts since 8/1/2005

I first got a Wittner Piccolino (their smallest one) because I wanted an analog metronome and this one wasn't so expensive and looked kind of neat. I have been enjoying it so much, that I just recently splurged on one of the big pyramid shaped Wittners that does indeed have a bell you can set to different time signatures.

It is expensive, but it's also very noticeably a high quality product. I really love it! The bell is somewhat harsh sounding, but I never think about that when I'm actually playing with it, just when I first set it. Strongly recommend it.

May 3, 2020 - 11:06:53 AM

maxmax

Sweden

1417 posts since 8/1/2005

My large and small Wittner..


May 3, 2020 - 12:59:30 PM

30 posts since 8/15/2019

Thanks. Is that the one available on Amazon Wittner 816M with bell? Reviews are good and yes expensive but will last.

May 3, 2020 - 1:26:06 PM

RB3

USA

708 posts since 4/12/2004

I solved the problem of insufficient volume by using an inexpensive, Qwik Time, electronic metronome. It has an 1/8" jack that can be used to plug in an earbud. You can do the same thing with a metronome app on a cell phone. The banjo won't drown out the click of the metronome if you use a plugged-in ear bud.

May 3, 2020 - 2:19:23 PM

maxmax

Sweden

1417 posts since 8/1/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Janice LeBlanc

Thanks. Is that the one available on Amazon Wittner 816M with bell? Reviews are good and yes expensive but will last.


Almost, it's the 816. The only difference is mine has a high gloss finish and the 816m has a mat silk finish. They make tons of them in different materials, colors and finishes (not sure which ones Amazon have). The bells set the time signature. If they don't have a bell then can only tick to a straight beat.

May 4, 2020 - 10:10:54 PM

30 posts since 8/15/2019

Thanks all for the advice. Maxmax thank you. I did order the Matt finish Wittner from Amazon. It will take a while for it to get to me but the quality will be worth the wait.

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