If you went "back" to a Boss DD-20...

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  1. sambodious

    sambodious Member

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    I want to know why.

    There's a ton of great digital delays with preset functionality out there today. I keep seeing the DD-20 on pedalboard after pedalboard. I've even seen some players with two!

    What is it about the DD-20 Giga delay?


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  2. papersun

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    Timeline had too many banks and presets and too many weird sounds I didn't use or need. DD-20 is easier to dial in, use, and power. And it sounds great in its own right.
     
  3. K.E.P.

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    While I love my timeline, I have looked at going back to a dd20 because it sounded awesome and was super easy to use. Wish bose would make a smaller version, but it sounds great.
     
  4. thecornman

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    Probably for the same reason you see lots of Boss pedals on pro's boards, because they are not second rate to anything out there!
     
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    Boss is a classic.
     
  6. Coldacre

    Coldacre Supporting Member

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    ease of use, reliability, good tone.

    that ticks the 3 boxes of a touring musician.
     
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  7. Resonate01

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    Sold my DD20 last summer, and lately I've been missing it. Sounded great, reliable, but the best part was how easy that thing was to use.

    It will never return to my main board (since I'm running MIDI now) but I can see it making its way onto a smaller board soon.
     
  8. Simon

    Simon Supporting Member

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    DD is still one of the best values used out there!
     
  9. witafro2

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    I loved my DD20 and would easily go back to it if I didn't have space issues. The analog mode sounds so good and sat well in the mix. The options are limitless which I love. Overall great delay for the price.
     
  10. ldizzle

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    I went dl4 to dd20 to timefactor to timeline with many other heavy hitters like super delay/memory lane/etc thrown in.. It is just so stupid easy to get a decent sound out of the dd20. It's very easy to just grab a knob, turn it, get near instant gratification. I'd gig it in a heartbeat.
     
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    easy to use, great sounds, really super great stereo image. Love mine
     
  12. Stratburst70

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    Also, super-easy to replace if your DD20 goes down in deepest, darkest Iowa. A very important consideration if you're a touring musician.

    I've been tempted by the Timeline, but my DD20 gives me 80% of what I need. And it's dead simple to use.
     
  13. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009

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    they sound great are easy to use and do not break

    the dd-20 sounds fantastic to my ears

    in my mind boss delays are top shelf
     
  14. 7thString

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    As others have said, sturdy footswitches, all the sounds you need, presets, great buffer, analog dry, headphone out, looper, tone knob that is labelled 'tone' rather than 'tape age' etc
    Love my dd20
     
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  15. Telecasteur

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    :facepalm
     
  16. 7thString

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    Didn't mean to offend man... I own and use an el cap but adjusting the secondary functions etc gets kinda annoying. Not trying to knock strymon as I love everything they produce but yeah, really don't think I deserved the facepalm! ;)
     
  17. Leif Johan

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    I went from a stock DL4 to DD-20 and then to a keeley DL4 mod which is never ever going of my board. Don't really miss the DD-20 but it looked kinda cool.
     
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  18. LordRiffenstein

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    I have been using the DD20 for years and never felt the need to 'upgrade'.
    It is rock solid, easy to use and program, it has presets and I think the analog/vintage sounding delays are excellent. I have used it in the loop and in front of amps and it always performs well.
     
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  20. Bucksears

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    Personally, I love the ability to dial in the ms of delay that I want. I got that with the Line6 M9.
    I only use the standard, modulated and analog modes. Like others have said: great sound, dead-easy to use, nice buffer, easy to power.
     

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