In the age where even analog delays are coming out with new crazy features and there are so many (inexpensive) delays that do amazing things like the boss DD7 or Flashback. as a guy who really only uses a medium-short delay for what is basically the eric johnson thing, and some slapback (i.e. no tap tempo, dotted 1/8ths, or "shimmer" whatever the **** that is) i'm starting to think i want to delve into old boss delays. i've had the DD3, DD6, and DD7 (in addition to the eventide, line 6, maxon, EHX) and god help me i always felt the boss delays just always sounded the best, especially in an actual band context. I have not tried the DD2, MIJ DD3, or the DD5. I understand the 2s and early 3s are the cream of the crop of boss delays, and youtube comparisons definitely skew towards the large chip models sounding better and more natural. I have not tried the DD5 either.... how does the sound compare with the older and newer boss delays?? Also... who has reservations about gigging with a 30 year old boss pedal??