Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
iamqman 07/13/2011

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay : iamqman's user review

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This is Boss's fifth and best offering to the digital delay world. They have taken the great platforms of the boss DD-5 and the Boss DD-7 and expanded on that technology. On this pedal you have an input for an expression pedal for either ordering up tap tempos or even changing the modulation of the delays. You also get longer delay times and the ability to record up to 40 seconds of playing time. That is an incredible feature in this simple little compact pedal.



Controls: E.Level, F.Back, D.Time, 8-way Mode Switch
Connectors: INPUT A (mono), INPUT B, OUTPUT A (MONO), OUTPUT B, Tempo/Exp, AC Adaptor (DC 9V)
Current Draw: 55 mA
Weight: 400g / 1lbs (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 - 6.4s
Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series


The tone of this one shifted only slight in certain modes. Like the analog delay which was modeled off of the Boss DM-2. This function or mode was added to the repertoire of the Boss DD-7. You also get a modulation feature on this pedal. This comes in handy with the use of an external expression pedal. This will add a bunch of depth to your delay repeats. One of my favorite delays that has ever been created.

I prefer this one over the boss DD-6. There are much more features and options with the same great digital delay tone. the tone hasn't really changed and without A/B ing them you cannot tell any difference, even if there was one.


At new these units come in at around $160, which isn't a bad price for a very high quality and functional digital delay pedal. To me it is much more simpler that an Eventide Timefactor or a Diamond pedal. This pedal is small and compact and does a lot for the money.