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OVERVIEW

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.

The next step in compact delay.

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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SPECIFICATIONS

DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

  • 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 72 reviews)

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    (57)

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    (7)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (12)
  • Good selection of effects (12)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Responsive (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Performances (9)
  • Professional recording (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
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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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great but very hissy

Very nice features. I especially like the 40 second loop function, however, it's very noisy, more hiss than my fuzz face. Even when it's off it adds hiss. I tried battery power...Read complete review

Very nice features. I especially like the 40 second loop function, however, it's very noisy, more hiss than my fuzz face. Even when it's off it adds hiss. I tried battery power and different adapters. Why can't Boss build a decent effect that's relatively quiet (and dead quiet when off)? I'll keep it to use at home when goofing around, but it's much too noisy to be a part of my normal rig.

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5.0

Fun little gadget

By Jay

from Las Vegas, NV

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

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

    Basically one of the best delay pedals on the market since it emulates an analog delay, on top of everything else it does, so yeah, it's worth it.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    So many features!

    By skasnotdead

    from Worcester. MA

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Can Color Tone
    • Unwanted Volume Boost

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

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

    Got this a couple months ago. Picked over the other DD's for the added features, which I'm still figuring out how to utilize. For instance the 50ms setting, with the feedback at about 1-2 O'clock and the delay time at 10-11 o'clock and the level at 2 o'clock can get almost a modulated tone. which is pretty funky. but anyway, the analogue setting is probably my favorite, modulate is pretty cool too. I like reverse, but i have another pedal that reverses, so I rarely use this pedal for reversal. My main problem with this pedal is it seems to add a volume boost to my signal. I've tried turning the Level knob down, but at that point the delay signals are almost inaudible. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. but in any case it is usable as I'm not wicked picky about my tone. But I could see how some people could be really put off by that.
    And as usual the Boss metal case can take a beating.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Boss is the Best.

    By Donald

    from undisclosed

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      Compared to other compact delays, this is the best.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      powerfull delay

      By Giovanni

      from indonesia

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Exp Pedal
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Size
      • Stereo
      • Stereo Input
      • Tap Tempo
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Delay On Mini Pedalboard
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

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

        DD7 is a compact sized delay with a huge delay feature in it. i really like input and output features in it. it has a stereo delay (panning, independent delay left right, and the other one i forget what it is). it has a traditional looper to in hold mode.

        the stereo input in this pedal is really important because it gives you a chance to use a stereo modulation effect before the delay. it also can be used for the live situation, where we only have one guitar player in a band, but you want your guitar sound wide. you can use a trick to split the left and right sound.

        the other thing that i like so much is it has a built in tap tempo, which is very usefull.

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        5.0

        Best Pedal in My Kit

        By Screech

        from London

        About Me Experienced

        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-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I bought this pedal primarily for it tap tempo feature. (Using the Boss FS-5U for external foot switch) I've got to say this pedal is amazing with or without the foot switch. The different delay setting are fun to mess around with, I've wasted entire days with it. You can do it all from reverb-like slap back to endless repeats with long swooshing delay. I would dare say that the Boss DD-7 has set the standard for all digital delays to follow it.

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          5.0

          So it shall be written

          By Bright Eyes

          from Oahu, HI

          About Me Experienced

          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-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I could probably shoot a video for YouTube, but, what hasn't been said? I plain love what it does! Expected thrills and frills! 'Nuff said.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Feels good.

            By tlink211

            from Linesville, PA

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            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                This unit has a really nice sound to it. I had a DD3 years ago and it sounded digital and cold. This DD7 has the right sound. I like the modulation effect too, has that nice chorus feel to it.

                An outboard tap/tempo pedal adds a lot to the useability of this pedal.

                I haven't had it too long but right out of the box, instant gratification. Sweet!

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                (4 of 4 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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                  (7 of 7 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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