I recently put together a small pedalboard with some of my favorite pedals in it (you can read more about it HERE.) One of those pedals is the Boss DD-20. Since I put the board together, I have spent some time tweaking the DD-20, and I found that there's tons of interesting, lesser-known sounds and features in this little box. So I made some clips! NOTE: The individual files don't seem to be available for download yet at Soundclick. If the links don't work, all the soundfiles are HERE. CLEAN PAD: I found out that tweaking the TAPE mode you can get a great clear reverb/ambiance, that doesn't muddy up the tone too much. LEAD PAD: By changing the settings a bit from the previous sound, you can get a great, "poor man's Michael Thompson" type of ambiance, great for slow, sustained leads. The distortion comes from the RC, 808 and AC pedals, all on at the same time, with all knobs around 5. VIBRATO: The MOD DELAY mode has a vibrato applied to the repeats. So I figured out, if you set the delay time to 1ms, and the level at 100%, you can get a pure vibrato sound... well, almost. You have to kill the dry sound first (which I found out a great way to alternate between normal and KILL DRY by using an AB pedal between both outputs, which gives you twice as many presets... but I digress...). I tested it against my original VB-2, and guess what, it's really, really close... so much that my VB-2 may be leaving the board... In the clip you can hear both pedals, the first half is the DD-20 set to vibrato mode, and the second half is the VB-2. CE-1 CHORUS: If you run the vibrato preset in normal output mode (not "Kill Dry"), you het the vibrato mixed with the dry sound, and guess what that sounds like? Chorus! I adjusted the Rate and Depth in the DD-20 to match my Retrosonic CE-1 as closely as possible. It gets kind of close! In the clip, you can hear the DD-20 first, and the CE-1 second. After this recording, I got them to sound even closer just by turning down the tone knob in my guitar. The Retrosonic still sounds a lot richer, which is good, considering that it costs more than the DD20 and only does chorus :wink: CE-1 VIBRATO: By this point, I was already pretty surprised of all the stuff you can do with this delay pedal! So I tried to match the "vibrato" mode of my retrosonic CE-1. Adjusted Rate and Depth again, and here it is (DD-20 first, CE-1 second) MOD DELAY 1: Wow, so all that stuff is great, but can it do delays? Yeah, and really nicely too! Here's a delay with a subtle modulation, dialed in a little dark. One of my favorite features of the DD-20 is the tone knob, it can get the repeats very sweet, analog-y sounding. MOD DELAY 2: Another modulated delay, with a bit more bite and volume than the previous. ANALOG: The analog mode is my favorite for traditional delay sounds. It sounds very warm and clear, and even if the repeats are mixed loud, it doesn't muddy up too much. For recording the clips, the signal path was: Suhr standard -> Little Board -> Luisman amp -> Bogner Cube (w/V30) -> SM-57 -> M-Audio mic pre/interface -> CPU. No EQing or post processing. And the amp's volume was set at 1 (the joys of apartment life). Let me know what you think!!