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Boss Delay Pedals-what's the difference?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jimmy462, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. jimmy462


    Nov 2, 2005
    did a search, but couldn't find much- - - whats the differences in the boss delay peals dd-3, dd-5, dd-6? any help is appreciated
  2. DD-3 max delay time is 800ms. Has hold function.
    DD-5 max delay time is 2000ms (according to the one an ebay). Has tap tempo? when used with an external footswitch?
    DD-6 max delay time is 2600ms. Has reverse setting. Has 'warp' setting. Has hold function

    The DD-5 is only available used.

    UK prices for a DD-3 is £74 and a DD-6 is £104. Those aren't the cheapest prices just the first website I found.
  3. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    Also the DD-3 has tap tempo with an external footswitch while the DD-6 can do tap tempo if you hold down the main stomp for '>2 sec' (this is annoying because you always have to have +2 seconds to switch to tap tempo and +2 seconds to turn off the pedal when using tt, so it's only really useful if you have time/use it for a whole song or have an effects loop). 'Warp' is like a combination of a regular delay and a 'hold' function -- it functions like a delay, but 'holds' when you hold down the stomp (the 'hold' decays when you let off the stomp).

    If you have the cash, go for the DD-20 instead -- 24 sec of delay, dedicated on/off and tap tempo/memory plus oodles more settings.

    Also, the DD-5 is believed to be warmer sounding, which is why it's still sought after.
  4. jakec


    Jan 15, 2011
    my freind has a problem with his delay. think he has the dd3 or dd5 im not sure but the pedal will only work if u hold down the pedal. i dont know if this is a broken pedal or whether its a function on the pedal. please help. thanks
  5. don't leave out the DD-7.
  6. Chrisk-K


    Jan 20, 2010
    AZ, USA
    Since I don't do Brian May stuff on bass, the DD-3 is good for me. I love mine.
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