« Boss DD-20 Giga Delay »Published on 01/28/10 at 15:00
I looked at many different delay pedals before purchasing this one. I borrowed a friends for a few weeks before deciding. I paid $180 on eBay.
The various types of delay provide many different tones and effects including a nice tape delay and a well done reverse delay. It also has a dual, analog, pan, smooth, and some crazy ones including, twist, warp, and modulation. The SOS setting which is basically a loop, gives up to 23 seconds of delay. You can layer on it as well. The basic controls; feedback, effect level, tone, and delay time are all very straight forward. The tap tempo is nice and absolutely essential in a live setting. My favorite part about this pedal is it has memory banks to set delay to certain tempos and save your settings so they can be recalled with the stomp of a box.
The more advanced controls are not very user friendly. It takes a bit to change settings like display and output mode. But once you learn the functions they are easy to do.
Its a Boss, so it is built like a tank. I haven't had a lick of trouble with it yet.
This is a great delay pedal, it is much smaller and less expensive than the Line-6 delay and has more features than the comparably priced T.C. electronics Nova Delay.
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