Boss DD-7/DD-20 question.

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by rickenbackerkid, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. rickenbackerkid

    rickenbackerkid Member

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    When bypassed, do these pedals still send your guitar to A/D ---> D/A converters? I'm trying to get back to having a genuine electrical relationship between my guitar and amp, but I really need a tap tempo delay!
     
  2. FloridaSam

    FloridaSam Member

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    I am no expert, I have no proof, but I have read that the bypassed signal is 100% analog, not going through A/D converters. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  3. wopr

    wopr Member

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    Love to know this answer. Bump
     
  4. Claudio74

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    You're right.
    Even the processed signal in the DD20 is not fully converted to digital.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I read as well. The proof is in the pudding, though... if it sounds good to you, who cares if it's analog, digital or coated in plastic, frozen and hit with a hammer?
     
  6. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    DD20 sounds good to me. I sold my Lex MPX-1 in favor of it. :AOK
     
  7. CaseyI

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    There is a thread hanging around here somewhere where someone recorded both a direct signal and signal through the dd20 bypassed, the waveforms were identical....meaning, it doesn't digify the original signal. The same was NOT true for the DL4
     
  8. rickenbackerkid

    rickenbackerkid Member

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    So I'm getting a DD-20 then.
    Thanks guys. I loved my last one, it's the easiest preset delay to use and I love the LCD!
     
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    Bingo - does not touch the analog signal - but to me it sounded like it did - it thinned everything out and added a hiss.
     

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