A Classic Learns Tap
Most of us won’t know that this isn’t in fact the second version of the DD-3, it’s not even the third. Some would argue there have been many many versions but this is recognized as the fourth incarnation. The Original was actually called the DD-2 (1983) but the DD-3 which followed was changed very little from the original. The DD-3 (A) followed a few years later due to manufacturing savings and now we have the DD-3T which features the greatest update this classic pedal has ever had.
Not truly fully digital, the DD-3 circuit is mostly analog and only the delay chip itself is digital (12 Bit). This results in a sort of hybrid of clean yet organic tone which has been popular with multiple artists and even those who are extremely picky about their vintage tones such as the mighty Yngwie Malmsteen who famously only uses classic Strats and Marshalls.
So what’s different here, well not the tones that’s for sure! We have the stereo port (Direct Out) on the correct side now with the Mono out jack (Thank you Boss) and we have an additional jack as an input to control the new tap tempo feature from a remote switch or appropriately equipped loop switcher.
The addition of tap tempo gives users the ease and accuracy of syncing the delay time to the song you’re playing and what’s more, with the new subdivisions settings we can create Edge like patterns by simply tapping in time with the song on the dotted eighths setting and much much more.
Still, the pedal retains the simplistic beauty that made it the classic it is today, and in no way do the new features detract from this, Boss really has thought this one out as they do with all their releases.
|Jacks mounted on||Sides|
|Weight (in kg)||0.42|
|Based on famous model?||DD-3|
|Famous Users||Yngwie Malmsteen|
|Special Features||Tap Tempo|
|Width (in cm)||7.3|
|Height (in cm)||5.9|
|Depth (in cm)||12.9|
|GTIN 14||00761294515068, 04957054515065|