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Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal 

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With three delay-time modes, the Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal can handle all your performance needs. Features delay times that range from 12-1/2 to ...Click To Read More About This Product

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From slapback to oceans of echo.

With three delay-time modes, the Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal can handle all your performance needs. Features delay times that range from 12-1/2 to 800ms. Produces endless repeats on demand in Hold mode. Comes with a 5-year warranty.


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BossDD-3 Digital Delay Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 91 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Responsive (9)
  • Good selection of effects (7)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Trying to find a delay for my guitar

It gives me a pure guitar sound and makes the guitar sound better than ever before
I bought a delay for my guitar 27 years ago, it was a Boss DM-3,...Read complete review

It gives me a pure guitar sound and makes the guitar sound better than ever before
I bought a delay for my guitar 27 years ago, it was a Boss DM-3, it went out on me a couple of months ago and could not be fixed. I tried 3 different ones from Musicians Friend, I tried the DD-3 twice and it came close to being what I was looking for, after working with it a while I started getting the sound I was looking for, It sounded so good I have to set my guitar and amp every day and play it, I am 78 years old and don't play the clubs anymore but this delay gives me a better sound than the DM-3 I had for 27 years,
It is well made and will last from now on.
It is well worth the money I paid

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

BossDD-3

I've owned 2 of these units in as many months. The first one performed flawlessly for approx. 1 week when the level knob decided to quit working properly(i.e. not at all)....Read complete review

I've owned 2 of these units in as many months. The first one performed flawlessly for approx. 1 week when the level knob decided to quit working properly(i.e. not at all). I returned it and was promtly sent a replacement. The second unit performed horribly right out of the box with all sorts of extraneous noises, distortion etc. I tried guitar-->DD-3-->amp, and I also used the effects loop on the amp. This unit was obviously defective as well. I returned it for a refund and am now finished with the BossDD-3. I've purchased the tc electronics Nova Delay but haven't recieved it yet, probably tomorrow. I'll review it when I get it.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Trying to find a delay for my guitar

By Forrest Hargrove

from Texas

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Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

It gives me a pure guitar sound and makes the guitar sound better than ever before
I bought a delay for my guitar 27 years ago, it was a Boss DM-3, it went out on me a couple of months ago and could not be fixed. I tried 3 different ones from Musicians Friend, I tried the DD-3 twice and it came close to being what I was looking for, after working with it a while I started getting the sound I was looking for, It sounded so good I have to set my guitar and amp every day and play it, I am 78 years old and don't play the clubs anymore but this delay gives me a better sound than the DM-3 I had for 27 years,
It is well made and will last from now on.
It is well worth the money I paid

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

stop chasing windmills and spending extra

By dax peterson

from cali

Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

do yourself a favor and get the boss dd you can spend more on delay that wither next to the tonal integrity of this stomper; also dont forget getting the 9v adapter or another power source as these seem to gobble up 9 volt batteries
i wont bore you with the features as the rest of the reviewers have done this already.
the reason for this dealy is simple; your guitar tone does not get sterilized through the effect

i tried a more expensive delay and my guitar tone (fender strat through a vox ac15c1) dissappeared-- sounded like i was back on my crappy solid state and cheap guitar-- no thank you
switched back to the boss dd3 and i'm back aboard the tonic gravy train

just get this delay and forget about it for the next 20 years
rugged, simple, and compact
the fact that guitar and amp tone dont get compromised makes this a steal- i would pay 2 times as much without hesitating

also; the direct out feature can be used in some creative ways as well so this might just be the greatest effect bargain in the history of music

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Boss DD3: my personal SETTINGS /SAMPLES

By LeloCraveiro

from São Paulo, SP - Brazil

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

    This is a great delay pedal. To help those who have some initial doubts, I have created videos that go straight to the point and demonstrate adjustments to familiar songs and creative ways to use this pedal and thereby enable them to learn how best to apply this effect.
    My personal settings and samples for use this delay:

    enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QspYe6pJ7WM

    and

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8-yo8fhFno

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BOSS DD-3 Delay Pedal -- Great for Blues Harp!

    By Dan Tracy

    from Iowa

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    Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

    If a great delay pedal is what you need --- get this one! You will never regret the extra money spent. You can pick up an AC adapter for $7.00 from another source so you don't feel the pinch of buying the $30 BOSS adapter.
    I got the BOSS DD-3 Delay Pedal for exclusive use while playing Blues Harmonica. I had previously tried a multi effects pedal from another manufacturer that had lots and lots of effects that could be programmed. What I discovered, is that almost all of the effects available are totally useless for amplified harmonica use. Also, I found that even though the multi effects unit had a lot of options --- it did not do any of them very well.

    Tha BOSS DD-3 does only one thing -- it's a Delay Pedal -- but it does this function very, very well! That was the only effect I really wanted, so I exchanged the multi effects unit for the DD-3. I would much rather have a pedal that done only one thing -- but does that one thing well -- than to have a choice of dozens of effects which are only done -- sort of OK --.

    There are less expensive delay pedals out there (yes, I also have one of those gathering dust), but this is definitly a case of "You get what you pay for".

    I am rating the DD-3 as a 9 out of 10 because the unit DOES NOT come with an AC adapter. A 9 volt battery does not last all that long, and is a bit of a hassle to change (especially if you're playing somewhere). What you want is a nice fresh battery, and then use an AC adapter. That way you're covered no matter what!

    I would suggest to BOSS that they include the AC adapter. This will make the unit a 10 out of 10 and keep customers from getting irritated with having to spend more money on an AC adapter.
    Built like a tank -- metal -- not plastic.
    A little pricey, considering that it does not include the AC adapter.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Definately Not "Trash"

    By Tubehed

    from Westminster, CA

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

        In response to another review here, all the "Mode" function on this pedal does is select the length of the delay times. If you don't care for the sound of the DD-3 that's one thing. But, if that's the case, it isn't because of the Mode knob.

        Call me crazy, but I actually like to have some options when it comes to delay times. This is especially true with digital delays, which typically offer longer repeats than analog units.

        I love tape and old-school BBD analog delay tones, but when I want more clarity, precision and less coloration, I stomp on my DD-3. It ain't for everyone, but it ain't trash, either.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very good

        By Sahit Felix

        from Arizona

        Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

        Overall this is a great pedal. It's not too expensive, it's sturdy durable material, and perhaps most importantly, it provides great natural sounding delay. You can tweak it to your liking and produce different sounds and styles. I'd buy this pedal again if I ever lost it.
        It does what it's meant to. Create beautiful delay. I use it the most on the middle and long settings and it's just plain amazing. Couple that with the knobs for feedback, time, and echo(delay volume) and you get a huge variety of sounds. The hold mode is pretty neat as well. You can use it as a mini 1 sec looper.
        This thing feels extremely durable. I have not thrown it or beaten it or even droped it but I can bet the full price of this thing, that it would still work. The sound is top notch as well. Very good natural delay.
        This is just a bit on the expensive side, but if you're planning on getting serious about your music, it's a steal. I'd recommend this pedal to anyone.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        This is one very Sterile delay

        By Voodoo Drive In

        from Narragansett, RI

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

            I have a Boss DD2 from the early 80's and thought maybe they improved on it. I could not be more wrong. For starters unlike the DD2, this one kills the tone in your chain. In addition the actual delay is extremely sterile and lifeless, I actually cringed when I A/B them. Find a DD2 if you can!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice little delay

            By sdf

            from Rockford, IL

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Clear Repeats
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Precise Delays
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

              This is a classic digital delay from Boss that gives clear and precise repeats if that is what you are looking for. I have an analog delay as well, and use that for certain things. But for some music, the clarity of a digital delay can't be beat.

              (2 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Trash

              By Two Foot Daddy

              from Southern Oregon

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Limited Selection Of Effects
                • Not Responsive
                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

                  A delay needs three controls, delay volume, delay time and number of repeats. That's it. This pedal has those three controls but unfortunately it also has a "mode" control which destroys any hope of getting a clean delay sound. My Epiphone Joe Pass guitar sounded like it was in a tin can. There seems to be a maddening preoccupation by manufacturers with modeling sound.

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Reliable Boss Product

                  By Patt

                  from Ocala, Fl.

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                  Pros

                  • All Good
                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

                  This is my second Boss delay, the first one died on me after 23 years of constant use. So I would say that these Boss products are not bad. It is a digital delay that can give you pretty much any amount of time that you need & no noise. I like equipment that I can use & not have to outwit, so I went for the DD-3. It does what it is supposed to & that is what I need. 5 Stars

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