Wittner Simulated Wood Finish w/ Wood Finished Cover, Walnut
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10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Kids Metronome Sep 17, 2010
By William Drawbond
Our kids are taking piano lessons and needed a metronome. This was at a great price and rugged enough for their use(abuse). It works great for them.
13 of 14 found the following review helpful:
good Sep 25, 2010
its what you would expect and i have knocked it off the counter a few times and it still works great so there ya go. durable the wood looks real too.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Classic metronome Oct 23, 2010
A nice alternative to wood for the price. Works the way I remember them. I have an electronic one but the red light reminded me of the cyborgs and like the visual cue of the pendulum.
9 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Not fit for use by professionals or serious students Dec 08, 2012
I hope this review is helpful to anyone seeking a highly accurate metronome. I am a music major, I teach at a public school, and I perform frequently; needless to say, my metronome is one of my most important possessions.
I bought this metronome because I was frustrated with the cheaper digital metronomes--their beep is both annoying and difficult to hear over a wind instrument. I borrowed my roommates nice wooden wittner before ordering my own; it was both accurate at audible. So, overtaken with nostalgia and faith in old technology, I purchased a plastic model from Amazon. Came on time, nicely packaged, etc. However, when I started the pendulum for the first time, I was shocked by the definite lilt between beats. To be honest, I am not sure if a "non-musician" would be able to hear it. Nevertheless, all of my fellow music-student friends wrinkled their noses after just six beats of my shiny new metronome. It seems that if the metronome is not placed on a perfectly level surface, it will not function properly.
To give the device a fair trial, I ran it next to my old digital Korg metronome. The pair were out of sync in seconds flat.
I gave this two stars because, well, it's kind of cool. It's clearly constructed well and appears to be durable. Despite this, however, a faulty metronome is to a musician like a warped level to a carpenter: useless! Needless to say, I will be mailing mine back in the next couple of days.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Very Pleased Feb 07, 2011
I was very pleased with this metronome. Although I bought a plastic model, the mechanism is identical to the more expensive wooden models. Electronic metronomes don't compare to this traditional mechanical metronome. When I use it I feel I have a more organic relationship with the metronome and can keep the rhythm much easier than with an electronic metronome. I love it.
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