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Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal  

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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 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Good selection of effects (5)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6)

    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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    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.

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        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.

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            5.0

            Still one of the best delay pedals

            By GuitarJem

            from Pa

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

              I have this pedal now for ten years and it has never failed me. It's built like a brick and does everything from reverb like fx to U2 style delay. I use some delay to boost my leads and it sounds great clean or dirty. Many pros still use the dd-3 on their boards and for good reason... it's reliable and sounds great. One of boss best pedals!

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Reliable Boss Product

              By patt murphy

              from Florida

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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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The only Delay I need.

              By Phoenix Guitar Dude

              from Phoenix, AZ

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

                My DD-3 has had a permanent place on my pedal board since I first bought it ten years ago. It has stood up and performed flawlessly from the get go. Versatile and sounds great. You'll also find that it is the delay pedal of choice for many touring pros. Joe Bonamassa and John 5 are just a couple that come to mind. If you're looking for a quality delay pedal, I suggest you try the Boss DD-3.

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                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Buy the DD-20 instead.

                By Jordan

                from Pittsburgh, PA

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                      Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

                      Do yourself a favor and just buy the DD-20... or any other delay pedal with display screen and a tap tempo. Call me lazy, but constantly turning the knobs to find your sound gets annoying and irritating, especially if you're a first time delay user.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Many uses

                      By GuitarBud

                      from South Carolina

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                      Pros

                      • Good Range Of Effects
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

                        I'm still learning all of the sounds I can get out of this DD-3. It is extremely versatile. But, what I have able to learn so far invokes beautiful tones and effects. I had been using a Chorus, but the DD-3 goes way beyond in doubling my guitar. Be prepared to spend some time tweeking it to sound just right, and to explore its many uses.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great Pedal for Delay Only (No Sampling)

                        By endlrls

                        from milwaukee, Wi

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

                          I'm using this pedal in a chain of about 5 boss pedals total for my Bass Rig. I use a Jeckyl/Hyde Distortion and a Bass Odrive as well. The tone I get from this thing is great for the aspect that it doens't change your sound. AT ALL. I can also easily jump from a long,feedback delay to a quick "extra edge" mini delay for thickening up my distiortions and it works in a matter of a dial turn. Keep up the Good Work Boss and thank you Muisicians Friend for the Timely Delivery.

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                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Great but...

                          By Stanley Bridges

                          from Exeter, CA

                          Comments about Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal:

                          Stopped working shortly after the expiration of the warranty
                          Worked as expected
                          Lasted one year plus...Boss you can do better now I am leary of buying any more of your pedals.
                          Was a good value until it stopped working

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

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

                          By Dan Tracy

                          from Iowa

                          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.

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