Help- Boss DD-2 & DD-3 Differences?

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  1. Robert123

    Robert123 Member

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    Is there any difference between a Boss DD-2 and early DD-3 in the tone or buffers used between the two pedals?
    I know the early made DD-3 pedals were made using the same big Roland chip as in the DD-2. However, I was still curious if there are any other differences between the two models.
    Thanks
     
  2. Franklin

    Franklin Member

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    The DD2 was able to self-oscillate, Boss saw that as an inferior option and thus the DD3 was born. I think! :)
     
  3. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member

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    The early dd3 with the big chip was exactly the same as the DD2. The dd2 was too expensive (it was the 1st pedal digital delay), so they renamed it DD3 so they could sell it at a lower price.

    See my Boss delay page for what the big chip looked like.

    Have fun!
     
  4. fjs1962

    fjs1962 Silver Supporting Member

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    Let me add that the best thing you can do to a DD2/3 is have Mike put the high cut switch mod on it. I had mine done recently and it sounds great! I use it all the time now.
     
  5. Franklin

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    +1, great mod!
     
  6. smallbutmighty

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    +2

    The DD3 is now actually my favorite delay.

    A
     
  7. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member

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    course it's no echoczar, just a cheap mod by a cloner ;)
     
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    fjs1962 Silver Supporting Member

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    I guess sometimes that's all you need. ;)
     
  9. Robert123

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    Thanks guys for the input. I'm a big fan of the Boss delays. Not sure why something about the 4 knobs and easy layout. I wanted to get another Boss delay and find it hard from the sellers on ebay when they purchased there DD3 and if its the correct early year with the correct chip.
     
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    What happened to "THE LOVE?" :)

    I don't care what you all have against each other. You both make and sell things that sound good. The rest of it can bite me. :)
     
  11. LouRossi

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    My favorite Boss delay is the old Pitch Shifter/PS2 box. It's able to self-oscillate & sounded better then the DD-3 I use to have as well...
     
  12. TheGrooveking

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    The DD-3 came to be when chips dropped in price/size. BOSS felt is wasn't prudent to just lower the price of the DD-2 so they came out with the DD-3, shortly there after they utilized the newer smaller chip, thus the small square chip versus the original large rectangular chip. I do find the DD-2/DD-3 rectangular chip to be a warmer sounding delay. I too have one of Analogman's DD-3 HiCut modded pedals and it is good, but I find the DD-2 to be a little warmer. That is one of the factors for why Pete Cornish uses it as the basis for his $1K TES (Tape Echo Simulator)delay pedal.

    Now the real question how can a man have less than four DD-2's?

    TheGrooveking:NUTS
     
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