The DD-5 offers four switchable delay ranges and 11 modes that give access to delays from 1ms all the way up to a walloping 2000ms. Delay time can also be set in real time using the Tap Tempo function and an optional FS-5U footswitch. With the Hol...
In an interview with Russell Lissack, when asked "And what gear do you use in order to conjure up the Bloc Party sound?", Lissack 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. I like the way new pedals can open up different ideas. Pedals can inspire new parts or songs by giving you access to new sounds. And the way you can hook them up in a different order as you get more of them can be really interesting too. Unfortunately, the only time I get my hands on my gear now, except for during a gig, is when we’re sound checking. And people don’t tend to appreciate you trying out weird sounds when they’re setting the rest of the PA and monitors up. So I’m a bit frustrated at the moment, because I’ve got all of this new stuff and I haven’t begun to explore its potential yet!" (original interview [here](http://www.roland.co.uk/blog/bloc-party/)). In the [Premier Guitar's rig rundown](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVqaFU3y-Jo), at 10:11 minute mark, he says he uses this pedal especially because of the reverse effect it has, because other Boss delays don't have that feature. The reverse delay effect from this pedal has been used by Lissack for "Like Eating Glass" intro, in conjunction with another Boss delay (possibly DD-5 or DD-6).more
"And then, for me, another cornerstone is the Digital Delay, the DD-5, had that since I can remember, since it came out... the most common setting for me is the effect all the way up, if you can imagine that, the 3 setting, and then I have the feedback at about 2 o'clock, and the delay time at about 10 o'clock... I could use that for almost anything, so I really love that... I started writing with a delay pedal a lot, just for the simple reason that 'Oh, it sounds like way more notes than I'm actually playing, I sound pretty good right now.'" – Omar Rodríguez-López on the Boss DD-5 Digital Delay Pedal, 1:33more
In this screenshot from an article, Daniel Kessler can be seen talking about how the signal of his guitars is weak, and he needs to dress the sound up with effects: "But I’m also very lazy with effects. I use a couple of overdrives, a Boss DD-5 and an Eventide Space pedal, which is a new thing that I like. It's better than any analogue." (original source [here](http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/rig-tour-interpol-618675), article dated March 31, 2015)more
"Through the effects loop I run chorus and a Boss DD-5 delay together, kind of a Satriani lead tone which goes out to the channel switch that I have on my [pedal]board…," says Phil Demmel, in [this interview](http://www.musicradar.com/totalguitar/steal-their-sound-phil-demmel-machine-head-275286).more
Jones is also a glutten for effects. On the intro to “Reflection” and “The Grudge,” both from Lateralus, he employs a vintage Moog Taurus bass pedal system. But aside from the Heil Talk Box on 10,000 Days, run through a Roland JC-120 and juiced up by a dynamic compressor, Jones’ choices of effects is less esoteric. His wah-wah pedal is a dependable Cry Baby, and his stable of other sound generators includes Boss DD3 and DD5 digital delays, a BF-2 flanger, a Line 6 Delay modeler (which also samples on the fly), a Strobostomp tuner, a tremolo pedal, chorus, and an array of distortion boxes. During experimental phases, Jones has taken the stage with multiple pedal boards at his feet. The irony of this rundown is that Jones has gone on record saying he doesn’t like to use pedals.more
On his web site Bortnick details the collection of foot pedals that he uses for his guitar, such as the Electro-Harmonix Frequency Analyzer ring modulator, Univox Super Fuzz, Boss DD5 Digital Delay, DOD FX17 wah pedal, Boss Phase Shifter, Boss Blues Driver, and Ibanez AF9 Autofilter.more
"[Guitarist] Eddie Turner, when he was in my band, told me, “Oh, you should try delay.” So I got a Boss DD-5 and the first time I put it in this setting, the sound blew me away. The setting is 12 o’clock, 2 o’clock, 12 o’clock, and 5 o’clock. And I can’t get that thing on other delays—only on a DD-5. I have a really good sense of timing. I control the accents and intensity with my right hand."more
The final delay unit in the signal chain is a Boss DD-6 Digital Delay. The stereo in and out without a tap tempo input are available on the DD-6. The tap tempo coupled with stereo inputs and outputs are featured only on the later DD-7. This is likely the effect used on the Some Boots record and in particular the first track: Original Spies. During the breakdown in the middle section, Geoff kicks on a delay for some spaced out chords and self-oscillation.more
Sorry it’s a tad blurry! The new pedals are the 3 at the bottom right. The Louder, Scream, and Scruzz are the “always on” versions of the More Louder, Screamer, and Screamer Fuzz. At the bottom is the Pedal Board Tamer which adds true bypass and noiseless switching. The big white pedal is the old Route 66 in the metal chassis. Sounds better than the newer Visual Sound stuff, IMO. And the big black thing is a Line 6 M9. I use it for most mod and delay effects, with the Tap a Whirl and DD5 filling in the gaps. Lastly, this is the first time in 11 years I’ve done a show without a Fulldrive 2 overdrive. That’s how highly I think of the new Cusack distortions!more
My guitar goes into a Lehle D.Loop SgoS Effect Looper/Switcher, which has two loops. Loop A contains a Prescription Electronics Experience Octave/Fuzz, a Dunlop wah, a Boss OD- 2 Turbo OverDrive, and a Rat distortion. Loop B contains a Boss DD-5 Digital Delay, an Alesis Bitrman ModFX multi-effects processor, a Z.Vex Fuzz Factory, and an Electro- Harmonix Micro Synthesizer.more
Premier Guitar takes a turn with Guthrie Trapp with a detailed Rig Rundown of all his gear. The following photo was taken from the article this particular Rig Rundown. After the Flint, Guthrie's signal hits the second-to-last pedal, the Boss DD-5. This pedal was set on the reverse setting at the time.more
The following is his signal path, as explained by Andy Othling to Strymon: this1smyne buffer Walrus Audio Deep Six Electro Harmonix Micro POG Walrus Audio Mayflower Earthquaker Devices Bit Commander Xotic EP Booster Ernie Ball MVP (with Boss TU-3 on tuner output) Electro Harmonix Superego Malekko Ekko 616 Dr. Scientist Tremolessence Strymon El Capistan Boss DD-5 (in hold mode for stutter/glitch effects) ZVex Instant Lo-fi Junky Strymon TimeLine Strymon BigSky Disaster Area DMC-3 XL controller is connected to both the Timeline and BigSky via MIDI Two this1smyne mini expression knobs are also controlling different parameters on the Timeline and Bigskymore
In [this November 2017 interview with Guitars Exchange](http://guitarsexchange.com/en/unplugged/431/david-potts/), Pottsy explains his pedal setup. "I just use a very simple set of seven pedals in a chain." He says, "There is a tuner, a Sparkle Drive (Voodoo Lab), and then I’ve got this round (laughs) …this round thing… Exporia it’s called; a RAT ProCo, a chorus (Marshall Supervibe) and two delays (Boss DD-5 and a Shadow Echo by Dr. J.) – one for really going a bit daft and sound-effectsy, which is made by a company called Joyo based in Manchester, and then a short delay for the slapback stuff, because a lot of the Joy Division stuff had been put through a simulator."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
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Moog Slim Phatty, Boss Octave pedal (either OC-2 or OC-3), TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer, Moog Lowpass Filter, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Boss DD-5 Digital Delay, Avalon U5 for DI output, Eden Traveler 400-watt head (sounds much better than 800-watt versions in my opinion), 1×15 Ampeg cabinet, 4×10 Gallien-Krueger cabinet.more
The DD-5 offers four switchable delay ranges and 11 modes that give access to delays from 1ms all the way up to a walloping 2000ms. Delay time can also be set in real time using the Tap Tempo function and an optional FS-5U footswitch. With the Hold mode you can sample a passage simply by pressing and releasing the pedal.
What more can I say? Classic digital delay. Crisp, clear, and more features then you'll ever need. Nearly every guitarist uses delay these days, but the most noteworthy is probably "the Edge" from U2. I've played plenty of gigs where I needed that sound, and was able to deliver thanks to my DD-5 and a tap tempo switch (with an analog delay in series).
I love my DD-3. This one adds a few more options to that, along with a tap tempo switch in. My only real gripe with this pedal is that the reverse feature, which is a great idea, mixes the current note with the reverse option. I would've like to have just the wet reverse sound, but it's a minor gripe for what is otherwise a good pedal.