"Yeah. I think I’ve only saved two, though. One is like an eighth-note delay, and during the latter part of the solo on “Eyes Without a Face,” we had reversed the guitar, so that [pedal’s reverse function] comes in really handy with that. It sounds great," Steve Stevens says, in [this interview](http://www.bossus.com/community/boss_users_group/1111), about his DD-20 Giga Delay pedal.more
In [this](http://www.metalsucks.net/2013/02/21/rigged-testament-guitarist-alex-skolnick/) rig rundown article, Alex Skolnick lists his pedals, which include a Boss DD-20.
In > Boss RE-20 Space Echo (A/Mono In > B Out) > Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner > Moog MF Boost > MXR Distortion + > Fulltone OCD > Maxon OD808 ReIssue > MXR Blue Box Octave Fuzz > Flux Liquid Ambience > Morley ABC IN > Morley A and B out > Boss DD-20 Giga Delay > Red Custom Box Signal Kill Switch > Stereo Out to Ampsmore
"So I have a DD-20 delay with infinite sustain since I’m the only guitar play I really need a sustainer or I need something to keep me in the mix but not really me playing parts, so I can step on that pedal and kind of fill in parts I just need to be in the mix. So I use that pedal a lot…" Quinn Allman says, in [this interview](http://orangeampsblog.com/?p=108) with Orange Amplifiers.more
In this Music Radar [article](http://www.musicradar.com/guitarist/guitarist-photo-diaries-the-butterfly-effect-@-bristol-academy-2-11-5-2009-244314/) about The Butterfly Effect's live performance at the Bristol Academy in 2009, a photo of Kurt Goedhart's pedal board shows his Boss DD-20 Giga Delay pedal.more
“I’ve got a few other delays back home, but the main reason I use this is the modulation setting. It’s got a really distinctive characteristic to it – a bit of a chorus wobble that slowly opens up as it goes and it just creates an atmosphere that’s essential to a lot of Karnivool songs. Only four presets spots, though – that’s the only bad thing about that pedal.”more
“It’s one of my favourite delays. I went between this, a [MXR] Carbon Copy and a TC Nova Delay. I love the Carbon Copy for what it does, and the Nova Delay is great, Eric runs that. But the DD-20 is just easy and user-friendly. It’s the iPhone of pedals. “I keep that pretty standard, and on this tour, I’ve kept it on the tap tempo. There have been times before when I’d go through and bank everything, adjusting the effects levels, but I find it varies according to the rooms we’re playing sometimes. It can be subjective to what sounds good in our practice space, and whatever venue we’re playing. “There’s leads I’ll use it on, but on the new record there’s lots of pretty swells, lots of parts to complement our sound so it’s not so dry. Even when we do our older songs, I try to put it on when I’m playing things like octaves, so it’s not so abrasive. That’s why we use passive pickups, too.”more
"Yeah, the Giga Delay. I’ll tell you what. With that delay unit, the analog delay sounds very analog, and the tape delay feature is just a killer, because you can get that little echo slap, and I just really dig that. I’ve used the DD-3 and DD-5 in the past, but the Giga Delay just offers so much more. I love the tap tempo feature, having the preset modes…"more
"Aron’s Disco Biscuits Rig Clockwise from top: Roland V-Synth GT with Boss DD-20 delay pedal above Moog Little Phatty and Novation X-Station; Apple MacBook Pro running Ableton Live; Akai APC40 and Access Virus TI Polar above KeyB Solo organ above Yamaha Motif ES8; Boss DD-5 delay pedal; Roland JP-8000; Mackie VLZ3 mixer. " - however, no photo of the rig is found.more
my (cams) rig is a fender musicman 65 through an avatar 212, I play a squier cyclone and my typical pedal chain is: tuner —-> fulldrive 2 (JHS mod) —-> Boss DD-20——> T.C. Electronic Hall of Fame just picked up a Dirty Little Secret MK1 and a Smart People Factory Ego Booster that may replace the fulldrive but we’ll see!!more
Great, varied delay pedal which can get me long, spacey delays with short analog delays and everything in between. I personally love to use the reverse delay and the analog delay, plus the "twist" effect for big rock endings and snazzy interludes
having tried many delays, this one still comes out as a great tone for the stage and studio. Having a BPM is so useful when recording and having a record mode is so useful for practicing. It can be programmed and whilst its a little complicated to get to know, it delivers the most precision repeats and versatile options of any I've tried.
If you're a delay fanatic as I am, you'll fall in love with this. This is the perfect Medium between a DD-7 and the DD-500. If you're looking to expand your different options with such as experimenting with delay sounds, you're good with this. So many different options. I love it. You can choose to set it to the BPM of any song you're playing, and you can choose to have the delay be either an eighth note... eight dotted, half, and so much more. Get it.
Quite simply, this thing is a powerhouse. As long as you stay in the realm of normal delay sounds (and even some out there ones), this thing can get the job done. LED display is incredibly useful. I just wish it had some more controls over the sound, but this has been my main delay for the last several years and I don't plan on changing soon.
Best delay pedal I have ever heard! And I heard a lot of them. In my opinion it's even better than the line 6 delay. The sound of the line 6 one may be slightly better. But when you turn it off, you turn it off. With this one when you 'bypass' your signal the delay will fade out beautifully.
tough built and so many features in this delay (including the loop features), i use it as my 2nd delay for various type of delay, my 1st delay i use for solo and lead.
but the delay isnt clear as like mxr Carbon Copy i had
At first, these multi-functional delays may seem intimidating, however within an hour or two of sitting down with this pedal, you'll be an expert and ambient master in no time. This pedal has an amazing selection of delay styles, tuning features, and overall amazing sound!
Nice combination between best boss delays. Easy to control and perfect because you´ll have 4 fast options of using+lil sampler (use carefully). You can use it in stereo and with control pedal. Nice one...
There's a reason why so many professional musician has this pedal!
-It give you many options and types of delay you want
-Easily adjustable (Delay time)
-Saving it in the memory bank helps a lot when you're playing live.
Endlessly versatile pedal, if you're a delay nut you'll probably never put this thing down. I got one thinking it was going to fill a hole in my sound that ultimately had a lot more to do with needed good reverb, and I could have gotten by with a simpler delay unit in the same product line. It's also a tank, as Boss pedals always are, and will take any beating you can throw at it. I used to carry my pedalboard in a suitcase because I thought i was clever, and it survived years of more abuse than actual use.
Now I have used pedals such as the timeline and the new dd-500 but this thing just beats them both. I actually sold my dd-20 to get a dd-500 when it came out but ended up buying back my dd-20 and selling the dd-500 cause it was just too much. This pedals gives you exactly what you want/need whilst delivering very high quality tones, nothing more, nothing less.