Boss DD-5 Digital Delay
Boss DD-5 Digital Delay
iamqman 07/13/2011

Boss DD-5 Digital Delay : iamqman's user review

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Boss saw another update to the delay family. The Boss DD-5 came out in 1995 as an update version of the Boss DD-3. They continued to still sell the Boss DD-3 but want ti offer something to the folks who needed to use a few more parameters to their delay tones. On this pedal you got two inputs and two outputs. One input and one output for the instruments sockets, but also another output for stereo panning and also tempo. So you can run the effects in stereo and also hook a footswitch like the FS-5U up to the tempo input and tap in the rhythmic delay time.



Controls: E.Level, F.Back, D.Time, 11-way Mode switch
Connectors: Input, Output (MONO), Panning Out, Tempo, AC Adaptor
Current Draw: 65 mA (DC 9V)
Weight: 420g / 15 oz (including battery)
A/D Conversion: 16-bit linear, 64 times oversampling, using quad:Delta Sigma modulation, AF Method
D/A Conversion: 16-bit linear
Sampling Frequency: 32kHz
Dynamic Range: 110 dB or greater (Direct)100 dB or greater (Effect)
Nominal Input Level: -20dBu
Input Impedance: 1MOhm
Nominal Output Level: -20dBu
Output Impedance: 1kOhm
Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series


Delay Modes

1-50 ms
DELAY 50-200 ms
HOLD Max. 2,000ms
REVERSE 1,000-2,000ms
E/D 1-400ms
Quarter Note
TEMPO Dotted QuarterNote
Eighth Note
Quarter Note Triplet
1ms to 2,000ms delay times

One cool feature to this pedal is the use of reverse delay. This allows the repeats to come backwards giving a very cool sound to your guitar. You can also set the delay to endless repeats. IN the Hold mode you can press the pedal and play for a 2000ms and stop it to keep going. Then you have recorded a patch to continue to play over. Almost like a loop pedal but not quite like one.


These pedals were discontinued back in 2003. You can still find them in the classifieds and always on ebay. I see them on ebay for right around $100. Some people ask more for theirs but they won't get it in this market. $100 is the right price for this pedal in the used market.