Boss' Dr. Beat DB90
This Dr. Beat does everything! First of all, gives
chromatic tones in several octaves which you can
play along with (as drone for whatever key you're playing
in.) The metronome is the 'must have one' type
that can give accents or louder beats wherever you like
plus hundreds of different combinations. Read
more here about the Dr. Beat: (owner's
personal comments.) For a metronome, yes,
it's top dollar, but you will keep it forever and it is
by far, the most versatile, time proven winner. If
you are a working bass player (or plan to be) and
spending a lot of time in the "woodshed", the Dr. Beat
(90) is your go to metronome for everything and to
permanently keep on your practice stand. Gives nice and
loud rhythms and pitches, so matter how loud you play,
you will always be able to play with the drones and
hear. The big, orange dial is a great idea and
makes the whole metronome super easy to use every day.
KORG AW-2 Clip On Micro Tuner
$39.95 plus shipping
One of my favorite little tuners that easily fits into
the palm of your hand. You can clip it on the
tip of the bridge and check your tuning in just a few
seconds. (I like to use this one just before the orchestra
tunes together.) Gives you more confidence that
you are perfectly in tune and without feeling too hurried
at tuning time without having to ask to tune. Goes into
your front pocket. The tuner works even when everyone
else is blasting away on stage. Again, clip it on
your bridge and quickly tune.
$29.00 plus shipping
Another good tuner/metronome and for the money! Has
LCD tuner with built-in metronome, chromatic tuning,
tome function sounds a tone when pitch is correct, plays
pitch tones and metronome has 7 rhythms. Nice
Boss LCD screen as well.
$84.00 plus shipping
A BOSS metronome that also gives pitches. We like
this DB-60. It's a cheaper version of the DB-90, so if
you want the 90 and can't afford it now, get this one.
It is about 1/3 the size of the DB-90 (measuring 5"
long, 3.5" wide and only 3/4" thick. It has memory
rhythms that you used or have written and can be
replayed and stored. While it will give pitches,
does not tell you if you are in tune or not. (Have to
use your ears!) Also comes with a nice drawstring pouch.
$38.00 plus shipping
If you want a nice (little) metronome that also gives
pitches to keep in your bass cover pocket, this is the
one! It is only 3 1/2" high, 2 3/8" wide and about
1/2" thick! It's cute and has a nice little clip
in the back that can clip on you or your music stand and
it's only $38!