BOSS DD-20 Delay question..

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  1. Traps

    Traps Member

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    Hey folks, this might be a dumb question, but here goes:

    Can the DD-20 be set up for various delays? I.e can I use several different delay types? Like the line6 green delay pedal - in a live situation can use one delay type for solos, and another one for clean parts? Can I switch between several delay types, during live performances?

    Man, I hope I asked that clearly....

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. orogeny

    orogeny Supporting Member

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    you have five patches on the dd20. four saved and one 'open'. five diff delays if you like. . . . or just five settings with one delay type. i use analog, tape, longer tape, modulated delay, leslie setting . . . . . hope that helps.
     
  3. Traps

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    ok understood - but can you only use one patch at a time? I'd like to be able to switch between the patches... thanks... I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer....
     
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    one patch at a time, and you have to switch THROUGH the patches. can't go backwards, only forwards. can't go directly from first to last. . . must go through. . . . you get the idea.
     
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    Or, depending on how you set it up, you can have it switch back and forth between two settings.

    manual

    page 12 describes it.
     
  6. NortheastHick

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    I say just buy one. They are GREAT delay pedals. I have tried tons and the dd20 (actually dd2,dd3,dd6) are as good or better than anything else out there. IMHO of course.
     
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    That is how i set mine, and it works great (pedal mode 3)
     
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    leslie setting ? Can you elaborate ?
     
  9. orogeny

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    wow. learn something every day.
     
  10. rickenbackerkid

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    It's a wide, deep modulated delay with a very short delay time. Sounds pretty good, but more like an over-the-top chorus than a real leslie.
     
  11. tedisdead

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    I keep my "manual" setting on SOS, and use the 4 presets for different delays. Since you can't keep an SOS preset, it's like having a looper pedal as well, kind of.
     
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    Fast Chorus/Leslie sim

    Modulated delay mode
    delay time 3-15ms
    depth 75-100%
    Rate 75-100%
    FX level 2:00-max
    Feedback none-9:00
     
  13. valen

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    Gonna try this tonight. Thanks !
     
  14. musicbymicah

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    I own one. It's very versatile and useful for the price. I'm not convinced that it's the best-sounding for the price...
     
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    For the money, I'm convinced the DD-20 is the most versatile, best "value-for-money" for your average gigging guitarist.
    The Nova Delay had so much promise, but they messed up the patch switching, making it too much of a tapdance. DD-20 still has a "one stomp" instant change between patches.
     
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    I didn't even know it could do leslie sounds! This pedal was definitely the best bang-for-the-buck pedals for me.
     
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    Oh, one thing I found useful was that you can record an SOS loop (without any overdubs) and use the first preset delay so that you can have a loop and delay at the same time. It can't do two simultaneous delays though. If it can, someone please enlighten me.
     
  18. tedisdead

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    I was using a DD6, and decided to go with more options. I did a TON of research into the DL4 and DD20, and the DD20 won out. I based my choice on reliability, ease of use, sounds (of course) and price.
    The only drawback I found is that you can't "real time" manipulate the DD20s controls for cool effects. If that's a must for you, get the DL4, but I'm living alright without it.
    Neither will run on a factory pedalboard without a wall wart. FYI.

    Cheers.
     
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    Not one time in 3 years of ownership have I had to use a wall wart. I've used a Power Pad II the whole time. you can even run it on AA's.
     
  20. B_of_H

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    I reallly like my DD20.

    I use it to toggle between the manual and saved preset. I just bend over and move it to the preset needed for the song.
     

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