Boss DM-2 Delay
Boss DM-2 Delay
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iamqman 07/14/2011

Boss DM-2 Delay : iamqman's user review

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One of the most highly sought after used pedals on the market. These pedals made a huge splash back in 1981 when it was first released. A good analog delay pedal can do wonders go a lead guitar player. This isn't going to be a cutting delay like a digital delay but rather a tone enhancement delay that beefy up either your overall tone or helps with solos.

You get three control knobs for adjusting your tone. First there is a repeat rate control knob, which gives you the amount of repeats you hear trailing off from you playing. Net you have an echo and this is how much time you delay the delay to feedback. Finally you have a intensity which give you more of the pedal.



Controls: Repeat Rate, Echo, Intensity
Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
Current Draw: 11 mA (DC 9V)
Weight: 450g.
Input Impedance: 470kOhm
Output Impedance: Over 10kOhm
Residual Noise Level: -100dBm (IHF-A)
Delay Time: 20ms-300ms
Recommended AC Adaptor: ACA Series


This is a fantastic sounding delay. One of the best pedals that Boss ever created. Is has a great analog tone that mixes very well with your current guitar signal. I use analog delay a lot on your tone and this one is one of the best. It can be a bit noisy depending on which edition you got. This pedal had three chip replacements during its life span.

It sounds great for lead playing in my opinion. It really adds a dimension to your tone that allows the guitar to expand more in the mix. It is a subtle tone additive but a great one to have on your rig.


These pedals were discontinued back in 1984 just at the height of metal mania and the start of the chorus effect on the distortion tone rather than the analog delay. These analog delays fetch a nice price today even the ones that look like they have gone through a wood chipper. I have seen them on ebay for anywhere between $250-$300 depending on the condition. My opinion is these are great sounding but obsolete. I like the Wampler analog echo as my all time favorite analog pedal and it is true bypass. Today technology has the upper hand on yesterday's tone.