Boss DD-6 Digital Delay
Boss DD-6 Digital Delay
iamqman 07/13/2011

Boss DD-6 Digital Delay : iamqman's user review

« Too mcuh of a good thing »

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This pedal was the expansion of the Boss DD-5 pedal. They started making these back in 2002. These units had a ton of features in a small compact pedal. Sometimes too much which make Boss rethink their strategy on these pedals. Later Boss would simplify the modes operation from 11 modes to 6 modes in the newer Boss DD-7 installment.



Stereo input/output for true stereo delay and panning effects
Over 5 seconds of delay time (5,200ms)
Tempo mode permits tap tempo without external footswitch
First-of-its-kind Warp mode generates radical delay effects instantly
Reverse mode creates cool backwards effects


Controls: E.Level, F.Back, D.Time, 6-way Mode Switch
Connectors: INPUT A (mono), INPUT B, OUTPUT A (MONO), OUTPUT B, AC Adaptor (DC 9V)
Current Draw: 55 mA
Weight: 420g / 15 oz (including battery)
Nominal Input Level: -20dBu
Input Impedance: 1MOhm
Nominal Output Level: -20dBu
Output Impedance: 1kOhm
Residual Noise Level: -90dBu (IHF-A, typ)
Recommended Load Impedance: Over 10kOhm
Delay Time: 1ms - 5.2s
Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series


On this installment of the delay family from Boss, they have increased the delay time by double, bringing it up to 5200 ms of repeats time. They also update some of the options to include better performing reverse mode. Not much else change as far as tone wise for the delays. Still a great sounding digital delay like the DD-3.

This also features a double input for running other effects in the pedal for stereo usage. You can also press and hold the footswitch for 2 seconds and get a tap tempo setting. this was great update because the last installment of the boss DD-5, you had to hook up a separate foot controller to tap in the tempo. This simplified things to one pedal and save time and money and also foot room on your pedal board.


Boss finished manufacturing of this pedal back in 2008. You can find these pedals in the classifieds and on ebay all day long. I have seen new ones fetch about $170 on ebay and used ones go for right around 4120. not a bad rice for a great sounding and over designed digital delay pedal.