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Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview
  • Expanded delay time, up to 6.4 seconds
  • Modulation Delay mode offers natural, chorus-type sounds
  • Analog Delay mode models the classic warm BOSS DM-2 analog delay sound
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The next step in compact delay.

The BOSS DD-7 Digital Delay is a guitar effects pedal that takes the best features from its predecessors and expands their creative potential. You get Modulation Delay mode, classic modeled Analog Delay mode, External pedal control options, longer delay time, and more. Even with the best-selling delays in compact-pedal history, BOSS continues to push the envelope and innovate.

Expanded Delay Time

Up to 6.4 seconds of delay time are available with the DD-7, a marked increase from its predecessor. In addition, Hold mode allows up to 40 seconds of input to be recorded for creating "sound on sound" performances.

Delay Modes

The BOSS DD-7 pedal is equipped with two innovative and advanced delay modes. Modulation Delay provides chorus-flavored sounds. Analog Delay offers a modeled simulation of the classic BOSS DM-2, beloved for its characteristic warmth.

External Control

For handsfree control of the DD-7 pedal, an external footswitch and Expression pedal (sold separately) can be used. Tap tempo can be controlled from an external footswitch, while delay time, feedback, and effect level can be changed on the fly via Expression pedal.

Stereo Output

Create amazing effects with the BOSS DD-7 pedal's stereo output, such as spatial audio sweeps via true stereo panning. You can also use the stereo outputs to create separate dry and wet signal paths -- handy for recording and live-performance control.

Features
  • Expanded delay time, up to 6.4 seconds
  • Modulation Delay mode offers natural, chorus-type sounds
  • Analog Delay mode models the classic warm BOSS DM-2 analog delay sound
  • Tap tempo controllable via external footswitch
  • Delay time, feedback, and effect level can be controlled via external Expression pedal (sold separately)

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DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • Controls: E.LEVEL, F.BACK, D.TIME, MODE, Pedal switch
  • Indicator: CHECK (Used for indication of TEMPO, HOLD, and to check battery)
  • Connectors: INPUT-A (MONO) jack, INPUT-B jack, OUTPUT-A (MONO) jack, OUTPUT-B jack, TEMPO/EXP jack, AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
  • Delay Time: 1 ms to 6400 ms*, Maximum recording time: 40 sec (in Hold mode) *Values may vary according to the mode and connections.
  • Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1 M ohm
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 ohms or greater
  • Power Supply: DC 9 V, Dry battery, 9 V type (6F22/carbon, 6LR61/alkaline) AC Adaptor (PSA-series: optional), DC 9 V: Dry battery 6F22 (9 V) type (carbon)/ Dry battery 6LR61 (9 V) type (alkaline), AC Adaptor (PSA-series: optional)
  • Current Draw: 55 mA (DC 9 V)
  • * Expected battery life under continuous use: Carbon: 1.5 hours, Alkaline: 6 hours. These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
  • Accessories: Owner's Manual, Mode Sticker, Application Sticker, Leaflets ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information"), Dry battery (9 V type, 6LR61) *1
  • Options: AC adaptor (PSA-series), Footswitch: FS-5U, Expression pedal: Roland EV-5
  • Size and Weight
  • Width: 73 mm (2-7/8 inches)
  • Depth: 129 mm (5-1/8 inches)
  • Height: 59 mm (2-3/8 inches)
  • Weight: 0.4 kg (1 lb.)
  • * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
  • *1 The battery that is supplied with the unit is for temporary use, intended primarily for testing the unit's operation. Alkaline battery recommended when replacing the battery.
  • *The specifications are subject to change without notice.
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BossDD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 65 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Good selection of effects (5)
  • Responsive (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Pedal.

    I had tried this pedal after getting an exceptional deal on one after my vintage Memory Man collapsed on me, and I needed a second delay on my board with go with my Memory...Read complete review

    I had tried this pedal after getting an exceptional deal on one after my vintage Memory Man collapsed on me, and I needed a second delay on my board with go with my Memory Lane. The only reason I picked it up was because I got a fantastic deal on it (after playing it however, I would gladly pay full price).
    I just wanted a minor delay, but was very surprised by the array of sounds, and the quality of the sounds this digital delay could provide.

    I remember having a laugh at when reading the "Analog" function on this digital delay. Surely how could a digital product have an even comparable delay to my glorious analog Deluxe Memory Man or my analog Memory Lane (both of which are more prohibitively expensive)? Ha!

    Well, it surprised me good. Although it's an imitation of those sorts of boutique tape-delay simulating pedals... it's actually quite a clever imitation. It's not perfect, but it's really, really good.

    The basic delay function is rock solid and very clear. Nothing to say other then it's a beautiful crystal-clear digital delay with varying degrees of control ranging from 50ms to 3200ms.

    The reverse is pretty good. It's probably the neatest-sounding feature of the pedal, but can be tricky to use since the volume swells actually delay your dry signal if your mix is turned all the way up (which is where you want it to get that reversed-playing sound). This function is a very good little flourish for certain leads and solos once you get the hang of it.

    There's a great little 40 second Hold/Freeze function that you can use as a defacto loop station or to freeze a chord. Great little practice tool frankly, and can allow you to do some interesting live sounds or simulate 2 guitars. This feels like cake icing.

    The modulation mode is the only lackluster part of this pedal. It gives you a very middling modulative effect... and although you can produce a neat array of stereo sounds with it, it feels sort of out-of-place and a wee-bit slapped on. It's not bad by any means... but just compared to the sound quality of the rest of this pedal it feels incredibly weak.

    The best (albeit unnamed) feature of the pedal is hooking up an expression pedal to this thing as a time control. You can get all sorts of Sonic Youth-y type time-based pitch bends and weird screeches with an expression pedal. Fantastic unsung feature. If you have a tooth for those noisy-type solos and feedback loops, I strongly recommend buying an expression pedal for this unit.

    Features typical simple Boss-level indestructibility and the fantastic Boss non-latching foot-switch that operates on the downbeat.

    Overall this pedal is worth it for the basic digital and analog delay functions. The digital delay is simple but fantastic-sounding. The analog is very strong for an imitation (take it from the guy who's owned a few of these incredibly expensive analog delays).
    The reverse, loop station, and it's sound-crafting ability with an expression pedal make it incredibly diverse. It's the most diverse delay I've ever tried and can achieve an extensive array of sounds.
    Aside from the poor modulation function (which is subjectively bad in my opinion, other's may enjoy it), if you want an all-in-one sort of delay that's a bargain and great in almost every conceivable way, this thing is hard to beat. Far exceeded my expectations.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Changes my tone!

    I built a new rig - Fender Super Reverb RI, Fulltone FullDrive2 and OCD, TS-9, etc...And the DD-7. I don't notice it so much on the lower drive pedals...Read complete review

    I built a new rig - Fender Super Reverb RI, Fulltone FullDrive2 and OCD, TS-9, etc...And the DD-7. I don't notice it so much on the lower drive pedals (TS-9 and FD2) but on the OCD pedal, the DD-7 is adding a brittle high end, and about a 7db volume increase, even with the delay effect all the way down. I've got all my pedals going through the Voodoo Labs pedal switcher, so everything is truly bypassed unless I include it in the circuit. There's a noticeable and unpleasant difference when the DD-7 is in the circuit.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Delay, Very Simple To Use

    By Srikrishna T A

    from Chennai, India

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Slightly Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I've been using this for the last two years now and I must say I'm quite pleased.

      I do not gig much. I mostly just jam, unwind and play my own compositions, record and teach guitar.

      The looper on this is extremely fun, boosts creativity and helps demonstrate things like how a melody would sound with entirely different harmonizations etc. (At least that's what I end up using this mode for most)

      I don't have much other equipment.

      A 2012 American Standard Strat, a Line 6 15 W amp and a Fender 15W amp. (I know, the guitar needs a better amp to extract it's full tonal potential)

      The strat runs into this unit which outputs one channel into each amp. (And the Stereo delay sounds fantastic with the delayed signal bouncing between the two amps)

      Great sounding pedal. Sometimes the strat can sound a little thin especially on the bridge PU. Turning on the delay and tweaking the settings for it makes it sound just a bit fuller on such occasions. Very useful.

      I love the modulate delay mode. It's a very useful chorus+delay which has made me indefinitely postpone buying a chorus.

      The reverse delay is great too. Very cool to engage in the middle of a solo.

      My bandmate owns a Strymon Timeline. While infinitely more versatile and with limitless potential, that product, I find this more fun to use considering the hours needed to be spent figuring out how to operate the timeline. (It does have a learning curve, the timeline, but I'm sure I might enjoy that far more provided I figure out how to get the best of it)

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Pedal.

      By EWGF

      from Halifax, NS

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Mod Function Is Middling

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I had tried this pedal after getting an exceptional deal on one after my vintage Memory Man collapsed on me, and I needed a second delay on my board with go with my Memory Lane. The only reason I picked it up was because I got a fantastic deal on it (after playing it however, I would gladly pay full price).
      I just wanted a minor delay, but was very surprised by the array of sounds, and the quality of the sounds this digital delay could provide.

      I remember having a laugh at when reading the "Analog" function on this digital delay. Surely how could a digital product have an even comparable delay to my glorious analog Deluxe Memory Man or my analog Memory Lane (both of which are more prohibitively expensive)? Ha!

      Well, it surprised me good. Although it's an imitation of those sorts of boutique tape-delay simulating pedals... it's actually quite a clever imitation. It's not perfect, but it's really, really good.

      The basic delay function is rock solid and very clear. Nothing to say other then it's a beautiful crystal-clear digital delay with varying degrees of control ranging from 50ms to 3200ms.

      The reverse is pretty good. It's probably the neatest-sounding feature of the pedal, but can be tricky to use since the volume swells actually delay your dry signal if your mix is turned all the way up (which is where you want it to get that reversed-playing sound). This function is a very good little flourish for certain leads and solos once you get the hang of it.

      There's a great little 40 second Hold/Freeze function that you can use as a defacto loop station or to freeze a chord. Great little practice tool frankly, and can allow you to do some interesting live sounds or simulate 2 guitars. This feels like cake icing.

      The modulation mode is the only lackluster part of this pedal. It gives you a very middling modulative effect... and although you can produce a neat array of stereo sounds with it, it feels sort of out-of-place and a wee-bit slapped on. It's not bad by any means... but just compared to the sound quality of the rest of this pedal it feels incredibly weak.

      The best (albeit unnamed) feature of the pedal is hooking up an expression pedal to this thing as a time control. You can get all sorts of Sonic Youth-y type time-based pitch bends and weird screeches with an expression pedal. Fantastic unsung feature. If you have a tooth for those noisy-type solos and feedback loops, I strongly recommend buying an expression pedal for this unit.

      Features typical simple Boss-level indestructibility and the fantastic Boss non-latching foot-switch that operates on the downbeat.

      Overall this pedal is worth it for the basic digital and analog delay functions. The digital delay is simple but fantastic-sounding. The analog is very strong for an imitation (take it from the guy who's owned a few of these incredibly expensive analog delays).
      The reverse, loop station, and it's sound-crafting ability with an expression pedal make it incredibly diverse. It's the most diverse delay I've ever tried and can achieve an extensive array of sounds.
      Aside from the poor modulation function (which is subjectively bad in my opinion, other's may enjoy it), if you want an all-in-one sort of delay that's a bargain and great in almost every conceivable way, this thing is hard to beat. Far exceeded my expectations.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Delay

      By lesc01

      from springdale,ar

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Great For Church
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Love this unit and with the External foot switch(boss fs-5u)your able to use the tap/tempo function . strong sturdy construction. many uses for any type of performance your playing. you will have to play around with it to find that sweet sound but once you get it your in there. you cant go wrong with this unit

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Decent but not great

        By Adam Ertsey

        from Denver

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Limited Selection Of Effects

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

        The range of the dials is messed up. Nothing past 12 o'clock is usable.

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        5.0

        Can't go wrong

        By John Pelle

        from DE

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        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Did some research,knew what I was getting and not disappointed.In my opinion you can't go wrong with Boss.The 40 second looper is a great practice tool.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        What a great tool.

        By Doogie

        from Hampton VA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This is a great addition that should have been added a long time ago. Slips right into the array of effects tools on the board with room for another instrument. Great!

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awsome Delay!

          By Donald Kinney

          from High Point, NC

          Comments about Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I love this pedal! It is part of my personal favorite sound! When I hook the DD-7 up with a good compressor and plug in on a clean channel amp...I can get everything from a "Chet Atkins" type sound to a Pink Floyd "Run Like Hell" sound! I highly recommend this delay unit!
          This pedal is awesome! I have had so many fellow guitarists ask me what kind of delay I'm using and I tell 'em it's a Boss DD-7 (sometimes I use a Boss DD-3). The DD-7 has SO many variations of delay that it's hard to choose which one you want to use! I love this pedal and own two of them!
          Great quality! Durable! No hiss! Nice color!
          In the past I have purchased SEVERAL other delay boxes and paid MORE than what the DD-7 costs! Even the more expensive ones (to me) do not have the beautifully rich delays that I get out of the DD-7!

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Blown Away!

          By Drummerboy12092

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal rocks! It adds so much! It's one of those pedals that has that perfect tone. I would recommend getting one of these for your collection!

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Like a BOSS

          By Michael Kern

          from NW. U.S.A

          Comments about Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal is well built, easy to use, and really delivers when I want to add a delay into any music live or in house. I don't think there is a better made delay on the market. Little on the spendy side, for most hobbyists, but you won't be disappointed and you'll have a great peddal for the rest of your career, whereever it takes you. I recommend a pedalboard if you're going for multiple effects. It's just more convenient.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Mr G

          Comments about Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

          nice but wish it would be less money
          Solid built nice sounding delay.I like tap option.I have g dec 3 its digital amp .I hate is amp so much cause it is have built in effects.
          boss is the best
          a little over price

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