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BOSS DB-30 Dr. Beat Best Metronome Beat Counter Portable Timekeeper with 24 Beat Variations and 9 Rhythm Patterns


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It's portable, reliable, and fun to use - the DB-30 helps musicians take their music to higher levels by offering a set of features that defies its diminutive size. Much more than just a simple timekeeper, this pocket-sized metronome can lay down a variety of rhythm patterns and time feels to practice along with, and it has a few timekeeping tricks up its sleeve as well.

- Portable, ruggedly built, and packed with fun play-along patterns
- 24 beat variations with complex beats, and 9 rhythm patterns
- Large LCD with smooth tempo meter
- Tap-tempo feature
- 12 internal chromatic reference tones
- Convenient Phones jack and Auto Power-Off function

Choose Your Pattern
Pick from a menu of nine rhythm types and 24 beat variations, including combinations of odd-time signatures and clave patterns for practicing Latin rhythms. Who says practice has to be painful? Put some extra spice and groove into your next practice session with the DB-30!

The DB-30 adds value with its smooth-flowing LCD needle for visual tempo assistance, and two bright LED lights that visually assist your practice. Other helpful functions include Tap Tempo for finding the right pulse fast, internal reference tones (12 semitones), Auto Power Off for optimizing battery life, and headphones jack so you won't miss a beat, even in noisy environments.




1. Can you control the volume of the BOSS DB-30?

  • Yes! You can adjust the BOSS DB-30 with the volume dial on the side. There is also a mute button.

2. What is the bpm range of the BOSS DB-30?

  • The BOSS DB-30 has a range of 30 - 250 beats per minute.

3. What kind of battery does the BOSS DB-30 need?

  • The BOSS DB-30 uses a 9v battery which can last longer depending on usage.

4. Can I use the BOSS DB-30 as a click track for a band?

  • Yes. The BOSS DB-30 is a good clicker for a band. It is easily mountable and you can install a footswitch for control.

5. Can I hear the BOSS DB-30 even if the instrument is fairly loud?

  • Yes, it depends on the loudness but wearing headphones is the solution!

6. Can the BOSS DB-30 fade the tempo in and out?

  • No. You have to manually adjust the tempo.

7. Does the BOSS DB-30 have speakers?

  • Yes.

8. Does the BOSS DB-30 need to be connected to a speaker?

  • Not necessarily. The BOSS DB-30 has a speaker and is loud enough for rehearsals.

9. Can the BOSS DB-30 click on the downbeat? Or the upbeat?

  • Yes. The volume on the BOSS DB-30 is individually adjustable for each subdivision.

10. Can the BOSS DB-30 be set for double time?

  • Yes. The BOSS DB-30 is functional and highly adjustable.

11. Does the BOSS DB-30 have blinking lights to mark the tempo?

  • Yes. The BOSS DB-30 has blinking lights that match the tempo.

12. Can the BOSS DB-30 be set to click on the last note of the 16th?

  • Yes.

13. Is the BOSS DB-30 audible while playing an acoustic guitar?

  • It depends on the actual loudness but you can use an external speaker for it.

14. Does the BOSS DB-30 have a backlit display?

  • Yes

15. Does the midi mode on the BOSS DB-30 remain active while turned off?

  • No.

16. Does the BOSS DB-30 have a tuning function?

  • No. The BOSS DB-30 is a metronome only.


  • Metronome
  • Tempo: 30-250 (Accuracy: ±0.1%)
  • BEAT: 0-9, 2+3, 3+2, 3+4, 4+3, 4+5, 5+4, 5+6, 6+5, 6+7,7+6, 7+8, 8+7, 8+9, 9+8 (24 kinds)
  • RHYTHM: Quarter note, Eighth rest and eighth note, Eighth note, Triple, Triple with center rest, Sixteenth note, Sixteenth note with center rest, Clave 3-2, Clave 2-3 (9 kinds)
  • Reference Tone: Reference Pitch: A4=438 Hz-445 Hz (1 Hz steps), Reference Tone Range: C4 to B4 (Accuracy: ±1 cent)
  • Memory function: Stores the settings when the power is turned off.
  • Auto Power Off function: Turns unit off after 60 min.
  • Indicators: LCD Display, Tempo Indicator LED x 2
  • Connector: PHONES Jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
  • Power Supply: CR2032 lithium battery
  • Power Consumption: 10 mA or less (with reference tone sounding)
  • Accessories: CR2032 lithium battery, Owner's Manual (Japanese version - English version available if necessary)

Size & Weight

  • Width: 61 mm (2-7/16 inches)
  • Depth: 90 mm (3-9/16 inches)
  • Height: 20 mm (0-13/16 inches)
  • Weight: 70 g. (0 lbs. 3 oz.)

*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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