Boss DD-3 Digital Delay
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Boss DD-3 Digital Delay
Mythrandir1 04/04/2015

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay : Mythrandir1's user review

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Value For Money : Correct Audience: Anyone
Being a fan of Tool and other such progressive metal bands, I needed to look for a good quality delay pedal which offered me all the functionalities that I require, while also being at an affordable price.
After spending weeks of doing research and watching a lot of review videos, I decided to stick with the Boss brand.
I am not saying they are the best, but to me personally, they offer high quality, reliable products at affordable prices, without braking the bank.

Features

The DD3 delay pedal, like many Boss pedals, is very user-friendly and simply easy to adjust to your liking.
It has 4 knobs, for effect level, feedback time, delay time and delay mode. You can replicate any delay effect to match your favorite songs, whether you're an Adam Jones or Tom Morello fan or if you simply want to play the intro to 'Tears don't fall'.
It takes a bit of practice to get to understand how to tweak the settings finely, in order to get the proper effect you require, but all in all it is easy to use.

Sound/quality of effect

Great sound quality, the echo is clear and sharp, not muddy and you can get any desired type of delay from it. I have tested this pedal with both a tube amp and a solid state amp and even though a lot of people will say you can't get a quality effect when used with a solid state amp, especially a practice amp, they are quite wrong. Yes, the quality isn't the same like when used with a tube amp, but it is still well worth it, the effect is clear and precise and you can get the desired effect.

Reliability

It's a Boss pedal, and if you aren't familiar with this brand, you should know that they build their pedals to survive an apocalypse. I have personally, dropped a Boss pedal (not this one, but the casing is usually the same) from the second floor of a building, on concrete (long story...). Not even a single dent on it, just scratched a bit of paint, and it continued to work perfectly like nothing happened.
If you want it for gigs, it's great that you don't have to worry about stomping it to pieces when you are "in the zone", you can just step on it with a lot of force and the pedal won't even "feel" it.

Overall opinion

I would highly recommend this pedal to anyone. It is simple to use, the digital delay is more than good enough to use for gigs or recording, you get a good value for its price, it's indestructible and I simply can't find anything wrong with it. I am more than happy with my DD3.