Boss DD-7 Effects Pedal : Review

DD-7

Main features

Up to 40 seconds of loop (in Hold Mode). There are 5 different modes, a total flexibility for the connections and the possibility to control parameters using an optional expression pedal (Roland EV-5). More, the possibility to set the Delay Time in realtime using an optional footswitch (FS-5U) or the built-in pedal.

E. Level

The volume of the effect. The original signal must be adjusted directly from the guitar.

Feedback

The number of the repetitions.

D. Time

Simply, the length of the Delay.

Mode

  • Normal
  • You can set 4 values: 3200, 800, 200 and 50 ms.

  • Modulate
  • It produces an effect similar to the Chorus by adding some undulations to the repetitions.

  • Analog
  • Certainly, interesting and valid. My personal opinion is that this is an excellent Delay. Much similar, in the body, to the Boss DM-2 sound.

  • Reverse
  • Much particular. Substantially it is a tape reproduced in reverse.

  • Hold
  • It plays repeatedly a recording up to 40 seconds.

Settings

They are included in the manual of the DD-7.

Room Ambience

Room Ambience

Doubling

Doubling

Solo

Solo

Hard Riff

Hard Riff

Modulate

Modulate

Analog

Analog

Reverse Playback

Reverse Playback

Trick

Trick

Final opinion

Certainly, a good product. The warm tone of the Analog mode is beautiful, but also the digital versions are very valid. A good overall flexibility, also as regards the possible connections, so the DD-7 can be used with many different genres. The price is proportional to the value of the pedal.

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