Questions about Boss Delays

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by auffredou, May 22, 2008.

  1. auffredou

    auffredou Member

    Messages:
    251
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Im not very good with delay as just adding a touch to your sound. I have a dd20 and its just a bit much for me right now. Im looking for one of the smaller pedals that takes up less space, and stays simple for doing what I need. Ill really only be using it for that david gilmour, coldplay-ish, etc. delay, nothing too extreme. Should I be looking at the DD3? DD7 or whatever the newer one is? What were the advantages of the old DD5? Just looking for help getting started here, hope I explained what Im looking for. Thanks.
     
  2. jonlarsen002

    jonlarsen002 Member

    Messages:
    633
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Given what you've said, I still think the DD-20 is the best bet for you. If you want more subtle delay, turn down the delay effect level and/or roll down the tone to get rid of some highs. If the issue is wanting more pedalboard space, then that's another issue, after getting a tap tempo, it might not make much of a difference.
     
  3. Moe45673

    Moe45673 Member

    Messages:
    5,562
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    The DD-3 is not good for delays that depend on tempo (Run Like Hell, for example).

    The DD-7 would be better. I don't think the DD-5 has anything over the DD-7, though some folks prefer the 5 to the DD-6.

    Having said that, really get to know your DD-20. Check out this link:
    http://forum.thestompbox.net/showthread.php?t=4630
     
  4. SkipTracer

    SkipTracer Member

    Messages:
    416
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    If you want to stick to the smaller Boss digital delays, I'd go with the old DD-2. IMO, it sounds a lot better than its younger brothers. I haven't tried the new DD-7 yet though.
     
  5. Don L

    Don L Member

    Messages:
    1,741
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2004
    Location:
    Maryland
    You'd like the new DD-7.
     
  6. NyteOwl

    NyteOwl Member

    Messages:
    2,649
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2003
    Location:
    Sunny South Florida - Hurricane Central
    I prefer the 5 over the 6 because it has a separate jack for an external Tap Tempo switch and I like being able to "cue" up the delay rate before actually kicking the pedal in. I use a second pedal for short delay, so that base is covered. May have to try the 7 though...
     
  7. Waxhead

    Waxhead Member

    Messages:
    5,588
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Location:
    Surfin at Merewether Point, NSW Australia
    If you want small, good and cheap get a used DD-5 or DD-6 off Ebay.
    These delays do all the basic stuff well and are not tone suckers.
    The DD-5 is only better if you wanna set up a separate on/off pedal for the tap tempo but you've alrready said you only want a simple one.

    The new DD-7 is probably the best one now but will cost you more.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice