Rhythm Unit?


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Back in the seventies I was playing the pubs and clubs as a guitar vocalist. Amongst my gear was a simple rhythm unit....I can't remember the name, but it was a fairly basic box with 5 or 6 rhythms and a tempo control. Rhythms included 'swing', 'rock' and 'waltz' amongst the thrilling choices! I'm playing small bars still, and would love to get my hands on a similar unit now. It seems that the only units available are high tech drum machines, with more patterns, knobs and switches than I'll ever need (or understand!)
Just a long shot.....does anyone know where I might find a very basic rhythm unit such as I've described? Nothing fancy....a low budget item, looks not important as long as it works.
Let me know, many thanks!
 
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Fred Coulter

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What you're describing is basically an arranger module. I don't know of any cheap ones, but the expensive ones made by Keltron are pretty impressive. They're Italian, so support in North America is a bit spotty. But if you're in Europe you should have no problem finding them.
 

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Alesis SR-16 is pretty much the most basic and cheapest drum box you can find these days new.

https://www.amazon.com/Alesis-SR16-Classic-Electronic-Articulation/dp/B0002CZYW0

It has all the rhythms you asked for and about a hundred others as well. The controls are simple and you never have to program a beat if you don't want to. You can simply play from the canned items in the menu.

I own an SR-18 it's big brother.

It also has top quality drum and bass voices and thru an amp it sounds very very good.

Gary ;)
 
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