Boss DD-5 Digital Delay

Single-Effect Pedal

Made by Boss

Description Four switchable delay ranges and 11 modes give access to delays from 1 ms to 2000 ms. Delay time can also be set in realtime using the Tap Tempo function. Hold mode lets you sample a passage simply by pressing and releasing the pedal.
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Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 5.0 (of 5)
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On 5/12/2004, Jeff Alcott (185) posted:
Overall Rating:
This was my fourth delay pedal,, I didnt want to spend the extra 75 bucks or so initially, but in the end spent alot more on pedals that did not cut it. keeps time, this pedal keeps me busy for hours
Price: $185.00 cdn
Where Obtained: used music store
Features:
Easiest to operate
Sound Quality:
Sounds perfect
Ease of Use:
Durability:
On 4/23/2002, Rob Carraher (1756) posted:
Overall Rating:
If you don't own one, you should buy one. I would buy another one in a heartbeat if mine got lost or stolen. I love this thing....the only drawback is that it can run out of batteries FAST if you don't have an adapter.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $150.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mike's Music Shop
Features:
Oh my god....it's a mini-computer. It took me 15 minutes to learn the functions, and i'm still learning.
Sound Quality:
Great sound! Doesn't sound digital at all!
Ease of Use:
Very hard to use at first, but you learn fast.
Durability:
Boss = Mini-Tank.
On 1/10/2001, Huw Murdoch (996) posted:
Overall Rating:
A perfect delay pedal, easily worth the extra money to buy over the also good DD-3. The extra options of the DD-5 make this a versatile unit that is great fun to play.
Price: $400.00 Australian (new)
Where Obtained: Fretted Instruments
Features:
Great, easy to master controls, with an optional footswitch for tap tempo delay, very useful for dialing in delay at live gigs. Delay times from 1ms to 2000ms, a 2000ms sampler, plus a reverse function. Uses batteries fast, but also AC powered. Has more than you could need from a delay, the sampler is a bit short, but it is not the main feature so instead is a great addition. Every delay feature you could need, including a stereo panning option.
Sound Quality:
Great sound quality, great for U2esque delay, but also for subtle delay in any music style you care to play. Reverse feature is great for imitating that Hendrix style backwards guitar, though is not as useful as the simple dealy.
Ease of Use:
Exremely easy to use. Tap tempo function makes this a dream in a live setting.
Durability:
It's a boss effects unit, sturdy, reliable, will certainly outlast my guitar.
On 1/5/2001, Erik Shilling (112) posted:
Overall Rating:
In the stompbox delay market, there really is a small market. there are super expensive rack units and super cheap floor units. the DD-5 is the best unit for the average guitarist. I would buy this effect again if it was lost or stolen. The only manner I could think that it would be better is to increase the quality of the effect itself, but even this is a weak arguement. It is a great unit, I never thought that I would use delay effects. I was thinking of obvious uses, but this pedal has many subtle uses which it is good for.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $135.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musician's Friend
Features:
It's got over 10 different modes and 3 different knobs to control various aspects of the delay. it is both AC and Battery powered, AC by optional adapter. nothing I wish it had, it pretty much has all you can do with a digital delay in one box. it is stereo; it takes your mono input from your guitar and provides a panning out if you have a stereo setup. It also has a tap tempo feature.
Ease of Use:
This unit is very easy to use. Probably as easy to use as digital delay devices go. It has three rotary knobs for the shaping of the sound, and a fourth rotary to choose which mode you would like to be in. Furthermore, it has a sticker which you can afix to the side to further explain the modes to you, and what they do.
Durability:
This is a boss; it is built like a tank and seemingly very reliable and sturdy. it is all-metal. And reliable enough for steady live-playing.
On 6/29/2000, Joe Wall posted:
Overall Rating:
If you're looking for a delay unit this is the one to buy. Hands down my favorite delay out there.
Price: $125.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
Up to 2 seconds of delay, and an almost endless repetition of that delay. Also has the ability for you to plug a footswitch into it and "tap in" the correct delay time with your foot. I can turn the delay time and feedback way down and get almost an electric 12 string effect. My favorite feature is the "reverse mode" that reverses your playing in real time. My band has a few real slow songs in E minor that I play solo's with this effect turned on. It's incredible. Sounds like a wigged out sitar if you play alot of drone notes.
Sound Quality:
Sounds great, very smooth and does NOT sound like a computer. I have the effect turned on almost all the time, I just turn down the overall volume of the effect and it gives me a real spacious sound.
Ease of Use:
Anybody can use it. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because it has 11 modes you can dial in and it will take you about 5 minutes to memorize them
Durability:
It's a boss
On 5/19/2000, Paul Jimenez (4) posted:
Overall Rating:
This pedal is great! It has all that you want in a delay and more. If you're looking for a great delay pedal with almost unlimited settings, this is the one!
Features:
This delay pedal has all the settings a guitarist can ask for. It's almost impossible to run out of settings.
Ease of Use:
The layout of the pedal is clear and easy to figure out.