In this 1985 photograph of Eric Clapton playing his "Blackie" Fender Stratocaster on the late-night talk show "Late Night with David Letterman", it can be seen that the british rock musician uses the Boss DD-2 Delay effect (introduced in 1983) as well as a Cry Baby wah wah pedal and the Boss CE-2 Chorus stomp box. This picture by Chuck Pulin of Star File was taken from the 2004 Christie's auction catalogue for the sale "Crossroads Guitar Auction - Eric Clapton and Friends for the Crossroads Centre", page 194.more
Buchanan achieved his sound through minimum means. He played the Telecaster through a Fender Vibrolux amplifier with the volume and tone "full out," and used the guitar's volume and tone controls to control volume and sound (he achieved a wah wah effect using the tone control). To achieve his desired distorted sounds, Buchanan at one point used a razor blade to slit the paper cones of the speakers in his amp, an approach also employed by the Kinks' Dave Davies. Buchanan rarely used effects pedals, though he started using an Echoplex on A Street Called Straight (1976). In his later career he played with a Boss DD-2 delay.more
In an article for Vintage Guitar Magazine in September 2010, Steve states that he uses a Boss DD2 Delay Pedal: "Next is a Boss DD-2 set for when I play “Fly Like an Eagle.” Then there’s a Boss DD-2 set for short delays, a Keeley compressor, a Seymour Duncan SFX-07 Shape Shifter, and a Vox V847 wah."more
I have Boss DD-3 from 1988 with the same "long chip" that DD-2. Yesterday I finally acquired DD-2 from 1984 and what can I say... the best digital delay on this planet, period. Very bright, pristine and warm - kind of perfect potion of digital and analog delay in one box. DD-2 becomes quite pricy these days, so if you are looking for the same circuit but much cheaper, then get Japanese DD-3 / DSD-2 / DSD-3. They all sounds the same.
I came late to digital delay. People were stoked about digital everything back then. This pedal still sounds good today. You know, not TOO hifi.... bright and crispy. I remember being in an indsutrial band with this guy who couldn't play the guitar at all but was a master of playing the DD2 if you know what I mean.
My oldest piece of gear out of everything, hahah. It's an all original vintage 1984 DD-2. Pretty much identical to the DD-3s that are still out there, except DD-2s were made with better components, which is why they still work great despite being >30 years old.