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Wittner Maelzel Solid Wood Metronome - Mahogany - With Bell - Model 811M

Wittner Maelzel Solid Wood Metronome - Mahogany - With Bell - Model 811M

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Wittner Model 811M Solid Wood Metronome - Mahogany Stain - Matte Finish - With Adjustable Bell Chime 

A beautiful, precision, pyramid-style, wooden metronome from Wittner. Solid wood exterior (not veneer or laminate) with mahogany stain and matte finish. Bell can be set to chime every 2, 3, 4, or 6 beats, or can be turned off. An extraordinarily handsome and reliable machine. A gorgeous addition to any music studio. Hand-crafted in Germany.



Q. I can't find the key to wind my metronome.
A. The key is stored on the bottom of the metronome for safety in shipping. Simply pull it from the storage slot and install. Replacement keys and pendulum weights are available to order.

Q. How do I wind my metronome?
A. Locate the key on the bottom of the metronome. Place in the hole on the side of the metronome and turn clockwise to thread it onto the metal shaft. When installing for the first time, you may find that you need to wiggle the key a bit, or adjust the angle, in order to get the key properly situated and onto the threaded shaft. Once the key is installed, simply turn clockwise until the metronome is fully wound

Q. How do I adjust the tempo on my metronome?
A. A small weight is attached to the pendulum (located at the very bottom of the pendulum when initially shipped). Simply adjust its position, up or down, to the desired speed.

Q. How do I turn on/adjust the bell?
A. The metal bell adjustment mechanism is located immediately above the winding key, on the right side of the metronome. When pushed in, the bell will not chime, though it is normal to hear a very faint, muffled, tap on the bell. (If this very faint sound is not desired, we recommend purchasing a model without the bell mechanism). Pull the mechanism out to set the bell chime to every 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 6th beat, according to the meter of the music being played.

Q. Can I leave the metronome wound, or do I need to let it unwind completely each time?
A. When putting the metronome into storage, Wittner recommends allowing the spring to completely unwind. However, the spring is designed to hold tension for long periods of time without ill effect. Under normal circumstances, with occasional use, the metronome may be left wound, or partially wound between practice sessions.

Q. Does Wittner use all metal parts?
A. No.  Under the solid wood exterior, Wittner uses a combination of metal and high-desnity, high-quality, composite gears and mechanical parts.  Metal expands and contracts with changing temperatures.  So, to ensure accuracy, certain working parts must be made of composite.  Where strength is required, as in the plate that holds the mechenasim to the solid-wood housing, metal is used.  The base, the black background behind the pendulum, and the feet are also composite.  

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Love this Metronome

This was a gift for my boyfriend that plays guitar and had wanted a metronome and was planning to purchase one. I did the research, ordered this one, arrived in time for Xmas, and he loved it. We both love the classic look, he loves using it when he practices. Customer service was great as well, thank you.

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Anonymous
Great Customer Service

We love the Metronome! It arrived fast and packed well. I was kept updated on shipping and it arrived in time for gift giving!!

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Kathryn Allen
Already a cherished treasure!

I inherited my Mom and Dad's beloved Steinway 3 years ago. I decided to start taking piano lessons to honor their memory. At 65 years old it was quite an undertaking. My piano teacher suggested that I purchase a metronome. I searched Phoenix for options but came up empty. I wanted something beautiful that would last so that it could be conveyed to the next family member to inherit the Steinway. I happened upon the J.S. Fisher website and was hooked! I loved the personal attention to detail reflected in the description of each metronome. It felt good to deal with people who took pride in their merchandise. I found the perfect metronome and couldn't believe how quickly it arrived. The packaging was amazing. It is exquisite. I am thrilled. I also received a personal thank you letter from J. S. Fisher in the mail. Unbelievable.
Thank you. Kathryn Allen, Phoenix, Arizona

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Anonymous
Beautiful, well-made!

I love my metronome! It is just like the one I grew up using many years ago. It works great, and I am confident it will work for decades to come. Excellent customer service! Had a delay in shipment and got immediate email response and an extra discount.

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Anonymous
Love

It arrived in a timely manner as well as in great condition. Very pleased with purchase as it was a gift.