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Old 04-19-2006, 03:41 PM   #1
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Anyone know of any brands that are loud enough to be heard while piping? Not in a band setting but in single practice without hooking it up to an amp. Thanks
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Old 04-19-2006, 04:04 PM   #2
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While I don't know of any that are loud enough, I do know of a few that have lights (flashing in tempo) and others that have displays of the 'pendulum' motion for tempo. Would those work for ya?
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Old 04-19-2006, 04:10 PM   #3
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quite possibly, the light sounds pretty peachy, however I guess I'd have to check it out...I practice outside in the sun...would have to be something bright. I have tried using ear pieces, however just looking for something easier and not as hard on the ears.
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Old 04-19-2006, 04:20 PM   #4
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Try a Tama Rythm Watch 100 or 105 -
They are made for drummers- but they have a very loud sound at the chanter table. Loud enough to be heard over 6 chanters.
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Old 04-19-2006, 04:29 PM   #5
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You want it heard over a full set of GHB, and not just a practice chanter, correct?
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Old 04-19-2006, 04:52 PM   #6
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Here are examples with displays and lights for you to look at:

http://www.korg.com/gear/info.asp?A_PROD_NO=MA30

http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/...RODUCT,00.html

There is another one that has a series of LEDs and they go back and forth with the beat, I just forget what make it is (has a dial for tempo and you can change the beat style it uses)...
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:49 PM   #7
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I teach band, and I have 2 types that are loud enough for 75 musicians. One is made by McAdams, and the other is called a "DigiMet".

The Digimet has a remote control (sweeeet) so I normally use that one for practicing my pipes, because I wander a little when I play. It can be very, very loud if you want. http://www.saiedmusic.com/band/digimet.htm

The McAdams is one of the highest quality metronomes there is. It's very true, and it'll do any combo of subdivisions you want. You could buy another set of pipes for what it costs though. http://www.brookmays.com/prod_disp.aspx?itemnum=20

Somebody mentioned drummers' metronomes, and that's a great place to start looking. They are fairly loud.

I hope that helps!

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Old 04-19-2006, 05:51 PM   #8
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I have the tama rhythm watch 105, it is a great metronome! And it is pretty loud w/ lights too.
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Old 04-19-2006, 07:44 PM   #9
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I like the Korg MA-20. If I'm not hitting the beat, I can hear it. When on the beat - I can't - really pretty cool.

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Old 04-19-2006, 08:15 PM   #10
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Korg makes the MetroGnome that fits in your ear. I would imagine that you could hear it while piping. I think they're around $20.
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