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Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal

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  • BOSS DD-3 Digital Delay Compact Guitar Effects Pedal
  • Compact delay pedal with superb BOSS sound quality
  • Provides 3 delay time modes and delay time control for quick adjustment
  • Hold function repeats delay sound indefinitely for interesting effects
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Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal + Planet Waves 0.5 feet Classic Series Instrument Cable Right Angle - Pack of 3 + Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner Pedal
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Technical Details
Item Weight454 g
Product Dimensions20.3 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm
Batteries:1 9V batteries required. (included)
Item model numberDD-3
SizeBoss DD-3
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 3,117 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2 Kg
Date First Available4 July 2007
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This compact pedal provides a digital delay effect with outstanding quality equivalent to that of a dedicated rackmount delay unit, all with simple stompbox-style control. * Compact delay pedal with superb BOSS sound quality * Provides 3 delay time modes and a Delay Time control for quick adjustment of exact delay time * Input Impedance 1 M ohms * Output Impedance 10 k ohms or greater * Residual Noise Level ?95 dBu (IHF-A, Type) * Connectors INPUT Jack, DIRECT OUTPUT Jack, MAIN OUTPUT Jack AC Adaptor Jack (DC 9V) * Power supply DC 9 V: Dry Battery 9 V type, AC Adaptor * Current Draw 45 to 65 mA (DC 9 V) * Accessories Dry Battery 9 V type (6F22/9 V) * Options AC Adaptor (PSA-Series) * Dimensions 73(W) x 129(D) x 59(H) mm, 2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8(D) x 2-3/8(H) inches * Weight 0.5 kg / 1 lbs 0 oz between 12.5ms - 800ms * Hold function repeats delay sound indefinitely for interesting effects

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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Product as described - does the job 5 Nov 2012
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Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal - pedal steel guitar player recipient friend says the pedal is working well.
He'd certainly say if it wasn't.
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0 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect at all 10 Nov 2012
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I received this pedal from the seller in good time on my way to India where I was hoping to use it. When I tried it several functions were inoperable and after several attempts to make it work the only effect it gives me is when I use the longest de;ay. sadly I will have to buy another one and have wasted my money on this product. Sorry to say but this was sold in a very unsatisfactory condition.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  24 reviews
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Boss DD-3, Why is less features good!? 5 July 2011
By John P. Runnels - Published on Amazon.com
I thought i would write a review for this pedal, and i also thought i would cover why in the world would you want a delay pedal with almost no features!?
So, if you are not a seasoned musician and maybe even if you are, you might be looking at this pedal and scratching your head as to why it is still in production. Well, there is definitively reasons. FIRST; the current pedal market today is practically overflowing with delay pedals, how many? Well, you have the option of analog delay, digital analog emulation delay, looping delay, sampling delay, tape echo delay, tape echo emulation delay, and the list goes on and on. They all have there uses, and the all have there excellent examples, like the EHX Memory Man (analog Delay w/ Modulations) But, there isn't really a huge choice of simple, straight-forward, easy to use Digital Delay pedals out there anymore. Analog delay is excellent, but it isn't all that useful for thickening chords, or adding dimension to leads without adding character as well. There is just some things you can't do with Analog delay, and vice-versa. Maybe you play in a live band, and really don't care for trying to go through 6 knob configurations on a badly lite stage in 60 seconds between a song. Maybe all you want is just a good sounding pedal that is capable of short delay, and long delay, and that is it. This is that pedal, it does two things (3 if you count the weird sample effect, only there to recreate the original setup), and does them well. To my ears the quality of the delay is higher than the DD-6 or 7, maybe it is psychological, and maybe it is subconscious gratitude for the lack of silly settings. There is actually only a few other simple Delay pedals out there right now (if you can actually believe that), and the Boss DD-3 is by far the most durable and best sounding in it's price range. EHX has a pedal called the #1 Echo, it is similar in it's simplicity, but somehow misses the mark, your left saying "why isn't there a short and long switch?! Then there is the Boss DD-7, it is a nightmare of features, enough to where if your on stage not only might you pick the wrong setting, but you might also sound so freaking strange you ruin the song(you start feeling like your in a three bars story just a bit). Then there is the Digidelay by digitech, same story, but sounds like garbage! So, as you search for your delay pedal you will undoubtedly keep finding yourself wondering why there isn't just a freaking short and long setting! Why, must i choose between zero settings, and a zillion! I am guessing this is why Boss keeps this pedal around. Don't get me wrong here, crazy delay pedals are fun. And having tons of features can be fun too, but sometimes it is nice to have just a simple digital delay. Give them all a try if you want, if you are unable to, then i strongly recommend getting the Boss DD-3 if for nothing else but a starter delay. I personally have owned tons of delay pedals, and the Boss DD-3 is one of the best hands down, and sounds much better than most of whats out there now.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect delay pedal at a great price 6 May 2011
By W. Doyle - Published on Amazon.com
Even though Boss has released several digital delays since this one was introduced, for me, the DD-3 all I need. The delay sound is clean and clear. The controls are extremely easy to use, and kept to a minimum.

In my playing, I use it in much the same way as Mike Stern does, which basically uses two settings. A very short delay for a slap-back or doubling sound, and a longer delay to give depth and body to the sound.

Some of the newer Boss delays have more features, but I have found them to be unnecessary for my needs.

At the current price, you certainly cannot go wrong with this pedal!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great great fun fun 5 Mar 2010
By J. Tunison - Published on Amazon.com
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I reviewed many delay effects online before purcahsing. I have a couple other BOSS products and they are easy to use and have lasted years and years of use. The BOSS website makes it easy to review their products and hear some samples. This effect has the right amount of adjustments... does what it needs to in a quick easy to change format. The actual effect is clean and crisp, no overtones, hissing, feedback etc.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boss fails on warranty 6 Dec 2011
By Brian Jacobs - Published on Amazon.com
I bought the DD3 a few months ago. It worked OK for a few months, then the delay section just died. We have been using this unit in studio the whole time with controlled power input, so the only possible cause of failure is an inherent defect in an internal component. The unit comes with a 5 year warranty. I called the Roland / Boss warranty department for an RMA. Here comes the problem. The 5 year warranty is on parts only. You have to pay for labour at 40 dollars an hour plus shipping and handling both ways. So if they take 2 hours to fix the unit and add 20 dollars for shipping both ways, I would be paying 100 dollars under warranty to fix a unit that costs about that new.

If you are contemplating buying a DD3, keep in mind that the supposed 5-year warranty only covers parts after the first 90 days and is in my opinion therefore worthless.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars From Schuldiner to Lifeson, this is an awesome delay. 7 Mar 2013
By Scottro - Published on Amazon.com
I've had this pedal for a few years now and it's great. I've used it in the loop of a 5150 for leads in death metal bands, which worked as well as expected, but most recently I've been using it in a Rush tribute band. I run a stereo (actually, quadraphonic) rig now, utilizing the Direct Out jack for one side and the effected out for the other. I leave it on all the time with a short delay, which gives me an even wider stereo spread than just using stereo modulation effects (my regular delay sounds, ie; Leads, 2112 Overture, etc., come from two DD-6's, which I love even more than this pedal). I can't speak for tone loss because I don't notice or listen for it as much as other people do. I have 18-20 pedals on my board all the time, and I'm happy with my tone. My amps (2 x Fender Ultimate Chorus) sound great with or without outboard effects. I've used all of the modes on this pedal at one time or another and they are all awesome, but I prefer the hold function on the DD-6 over the DD-3 because you don't have to have your foot on the pedal the whole time your "holding", but with the DD-3, you don't have to step down for 2 seconds and release when you've sampled the note you're wanting to hold. They both work well. Just different methods for using the Hold function, which I never thought I'd use until we started playing Limelight (last note of the guitar solo). Overall, it's a great pedal. More than enough delay time for what I use it for. Versatile enough for death metal leads or Alex Lifeson rhythms. I seem to gravitate more towards the DD-6 because of its stereo ins, but if that's not an issue, the DD-3 will get you where you want to go with the option to drive 2 amps if you want to explore the stereo side of things later on. If you're on the fence, I say buy it.
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