Boss DD-20 Giga Delay

Single-Effect Floor Unit

Made by Boss

Description One of the new Boss double pedals. 11 delay types including 23 seconds of sound on sound recording
Posted By Matt Wood (2844)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (of 5)
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On 12/1/2004, Richard Miller (103) posted:
Overall Rating:
Overall this is a very good well made pedal. Tones are rich and can be quite chimey on clean settings. If I could make one change I would make it capable of stopping and then RESTARTING the same loop. As it is now once you silence a running loop it's gone unless you rerecord it.This is available on my Line6 so I know it's possible. Still, as for as floor effects go I would rank this as one of the two best delays avaiable.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $250.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
This is a versatile digital delay pedal with 4 presets and an onboard looper for laying down a rythym to play over. It can be run stereo or mono and has very wide perameters for each delay type.
Sound Quality:
I run this through different tube amps(the main 2 are Mesa Boogie F series amps) and play Ibanez and Fender guitars. I use it for all styles and it works well on all. While it adds some low level noise it is not really a problem.
Ease of Use:
Most good sounds are readily available but setting up your own custom sounds will take a little learning. The manual is quite good. Its more complicated than the average small stompbox but not as difficult as a Line6 DL4. I own both and they work well together or apart. The DL4 has slightly better sounds but is harder to learn and has a shorter loop.
Durability:
I've used it mainly in studio but I've had it for 2 years and its never failed on me yet. Standard Boss construction.
On 4/27/2004, Matt Wood (2844) posted:
Overall Rating:
I bought this because I needed a tap delay for the stuff I'm doing. Just too much a pain to be fiddling with knobs trying to dial in a good tempo on the fly . I was going to get either the DD6 or the digitech one. But the dd6 needs a special footswitch to do tap delay times (that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard, shame on you boss) and I read some dodgey reviews of the digitech . Ends up for $80 more I could buy the DD20 and all the extra features. I use delay alot in this project and this pedal is going to make a world of difference .The tap delay alone is worth the price and the sound on sound is a great bonus I didnt expect . If I had to pick a fault it would be that sound on sound cant save. once you turn off your loop it's gone. But hey It's an awesome pedal anyway. ........................I'm adding this bit later. I've had a week to play with it now and I love it more now then before. I used it in a jam the other day and walked out wondering how i lived without it. If your into making music with guitar that's different from the generic "guitar" sound then this pedal is made for you .
Model Year: 2003
Price: $400.00 AUSD (new)
Where Obtained: Venue Music( Sydney Australia)
Features:
Boss double pedal . Usual delay pedal controls effect level,feedback,tone but the delay rate can be set with a special knob or by tapping the tempo on the right footswitch.LCD screen to see what setting your at .11 delay types. You can preprogramm 4 patches in the memory .Stero output. I wont list all the delay's it's on their website but I will say most of them are great . The tape delay isnt great ,I doubt I will use it . The warp delay is like using the hold function on a dd3 ,Its ok I'm sure I'll find a use for it sometime and the twist is pretty useless even for me and I love weird sounds . It's kind of like turning down the delay time to zero on an infinate delay .A spaceship whoosh . But it's gets way louder than the original note . The reverse is cool . You can turn the effect level all the way up and only hear the reverse note which is cool . The sound on sound is a great feature that hopefully when I get in with the band I'll be able to use well in realtime . All the others are good , even the analogue , and I will use them all .
Sound Quality:
The sound is the same as all boss digital delay's . Nice sounds , digital but nice in that digital way .
Ease of Use:
A little more to learn than other Boss pedal but for once I actually had to read the manual and half an hour later I had it all sorted . Preprogramming is straight forward . Sound on sound is easy too. All the other things are standard no brainers if you've used DD pedals before.
Durability:
It's boss so we all know it's strong. LCD screen could be the only weak spot , but time will tell