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The DD-6 Digital Delay is the first BOSS delay pedal to offer true stereo delay and panning effects. Features include built-in tap tempo capability and a delay/hold time of over 5 seconds (5,200ms). A new Reverse mode makes it easy to get trippy ‘...
In an interview with Russell Lissack, when asked "And what gear do you use in order to conjure up the Bloc Party sound?", Lissack mentions the Boss DD-6 and responds: "My guitars are all Fender Telecasters, and Kele and I use Fender Deluxe amps both in the studio and on stage. Pedal-wise, it’s pretty much a Boss-fest. I’ve got a TR-2 Tremolo, DS-1 Distortion, a new PW-10 Wah, the DD-5 and **DD-6 Delays** and the PS-5 Supershifter. For a long time, all we had was a distortion, a delay and an old wah pedal and we really got the most out of them. The DD-5 was always my best friend because there were so many different types of delay, but it was always really flexible. I really like to push my effects to see what sounds I can achieve when I get new stuff, but it’s been ages since I’ve had time to really experiment with things." (original interview [here](http://www.roland.co.uk/blog/bloc-party/)). At 9:46 minute mark of the [Premier Guitar's rig rundown](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVqaFU3y-Jo), Lissack showed his DD-6 pedals. One of the pedals is being used for loops and one is being used like the regular delay pedal.more
"The DD-6 is set for the cascading repeats and the hold. So if he keeps his foot on it it will just build and build and build. So he'll flip between the DD-6 and Freeze and sometimes go one foot on each, and be sort of tap dancing between the two," says Josh Klinghoffer's guitar tech.more
"One I really fell in love with and use all the time is the white one: the [DD-6] digital delay. When I worked with Glen Ballard on “Taste of India” [from Aerosmith’s Nine Lives CD], that was the pedal I wrote with, and the one I used for the backward effect. For me, writing has a lot to do with picking up a guitar and getting a sound. So sometimes it’s an amp, a tuning, or, in this case, a pedal that stimulates and inspires me to think in a different musical sense. Sometimes I’ll just fall into an unusual sound, and that’ll be my inspiration to write a song. Pedals play a big part in that creative process for me, and BOSS has such a great pile of pedals."more
Walsh mentions many pedals in this interview for Boss, including the Boss DD-6: "What BOSS pedals get the most mileage onstage?" "The delay [DD-3] is a favorite, the overdrive [OS-2], and more and more the pitch shifter [PS-5]. I prefer the DD-3 onstage, but for recording I use the DD-6."more
The "Equipment" section of this article sourced by the World Heritage Encyclopedia™ states that "Simpson's pedal-board consists of a Boss DD7, a Morley Bad Horsie Wah, a Dunlop Dime Signature Wah, an Ibanez TS9, an MXR Noise Gate, a Boss TU2, as well as a Boss BF3 and a Boss DD-6 delay pedal."more
The DD-6 Digital Delay is the first BOSS delay pedal to offer true stereo delay and panning effects. Features include built-in tap tempo capability and a delay/hold time of over 5 seconds (5,200ms). A new Reverse mode makes it easy to get trippy ‘60s and ‘70s-style effects, while the newly designed Warp mode creates radical delay effects on the fly.
It's not as savy as the DDR-7 which lets you plug a tempo switch in an extra input, but still has the same funtionallity by long-holding the pedal down. It's a boss delay too, it's worth your money.
my playing style is very disjointed & it takes me a sec or two when changing chords because i'm heavy handed & rough, so i use subtle delay to mask any chord change breaks & it helps fill out the sound when i'm just strummin
Not the best delay on the market and not the best of the Boss delays but it does get the job done. I rarely turn it off. I use it exclusively for the dotted eighth note setting. Wish it has the option for an external tamp tempo switch like the dd5 and the dd7.
This used to be my main delay pedal, until I got a carbon copy. The repeats sound nice, though very digital (Digital Delay, duh) and I've come to prefer a more natural sounding tone. There's a cool "reverse" function that's fun to play with. Mostly I use the "Hold" function which allows you to create a short loop and keep layering on top of it, probably infinitely. I like to let a loop go and use it as a backing track to jam over.