Which Boss DD2 has the "Big Chip"

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by -=solewheelin, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. -=solewheelin

    -=solewheelin Member

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    I have a non functioning DD2 that was given to me years ago.
    Due to the fact that I haven't ever played one, I'm wondering if its worth getting repaired and possibly modded.
    Is there a specific year they produced these pedals with a "big chip"?
    What mods can be done to max out this pedal?
    I cant find much info on this so any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. jazzandmetal?

    jazzandmetal? Supporting Member

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    Don't all dd2s have the big chip and some early MIJ dd3s?
     
  3. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    Every last one of them. Its the dd3s that are worth checking. I personally dont think the big chip actually sounds better. Current DD3s are just as nice.
     
  4. -=solewheelin

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    Thanks for the replies.
    Im going to send my DD2 (as well as my Dyna Comp) to JHS for repair/modding.
    If anyone has any recommendations in regards to this, please contact me.
    thx
     
  5. orogeny

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    this is excellent information . . .

    http://analogman.com/dd5.htm

    yes, it says dd5, but it has every darn thing in there.

    fwiw, analogman ran a dm3 and a modded dd3 on his very own board until he introduced the ar20dl xl. the last time i saw a pic of his board, both the dm3 and dd3highcutmod were off. . .

    meanwhile, keeley also does a high cut mod with the option of looping another pedal into the signal. read about it here:

    http://www.robertkeeley.com/product.php?id=41

    i personally have a 'big chip' dd3. . . which is basically just like a dd2. just like it.

    i thought about the mods. . . and was not sure which direction to go, because i loved the idea of 'looping' another effect (modulation: phlange, chorus, phase) into the delayed signal. i figure it is about the closest you can get to a DMM (possibly the coolest sounding delay ever). however, you LOSE the option of running two signals from the pedal. . .

    i ended up with the dd20. i run two amps in stereo. . . . so the dd20 is invaluable in my setup.

    . . . still don't know which way i'd go if i was just going to mod the dd3. meanwhile, it sits on a shelf. can't let go of it. . . it was my first pedal. . .

    best of luck.
     
  6. sandman

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    weird thing is I just took the MIJ big chip DD-3 out of the box today for some fun...got a DD-20 as a multipurpose main delay...but, DD-3 sounds mighty good, giga delay's 'digital' mode can't compare...

    I wouldn't mod it right away, it's a great sounding pedal - warmer than yr regular DD-3s...plus it self oscillates unlike modern DD-3s. In fact I'm gonna be using it as a special effect for stutters and stuff...no trails can be extremely useful for things like that.

    Fix your DD-2 and enjoy.
     

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