Difference between DD5 and DD7?

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  1. brand0nized

    brand0nized Member

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    What's the difference between the DD5 and DD7 delay pedal?
    The videos of DD5 I've seen are all using BOSS FS-5U footswitches. Can you use a homemade switch as tap tempo for DD5?

    Which one do you suggest? Does it make much of a difference?
     
  2. Abandoned

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    The numbers "5" and "7"... Lol. JK.
     
  3. jkokura

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    Some small but significant differences:

    7 = Stereo in and out, 40 seconds of looper, more settings
    5 = Stereo out only, much smaller looper, fewer settings

    Yes you can make a tap tempo switch very, very easily.

    If I'm honest, I really, really liked the DD7 over the DD5. I've had all but the DD2 and DD20 in the series.

    Jacob
     
  4. Fitzer

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    DD7 all the way.
     
  5. Codyh630

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    The DD-5 punches through the mix more, especially for dotted eights. I use mine exclusively for that. If you're looking for that U2/Hillsong tone, the DD5 is better than the DD7 IMO. If you're going for the biggest bang for your buck, it's the DD7.
     
  6. VHS analog

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    In terms of sound? The DD-5 is brighter, the DD-7 has more tonal options: tape, analog, etc.
    I prefer the DD-5 for clean sounds, it's VERY crisp and present. It doesn't try to sound "analog" and that's its strength. The DD-7 is engineered to be more of an all-rounder.
     

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