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Boss DD-8

Post by tune_link » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:14 am

Wondering if anyone here has the Boss DD-8 yet and what they think of it. I currently have a DD-3 (the old one, had it forever practically) and the Boss Wazacraft DM-2. I don't love either of them (yeah I know I know people love the DM-2). At any rate I'm wondering if maybe the DD-8 would cover both of em really and let me take up less space. I find the DM-2 to generally be a little too dark to the point that unless I have it set very specifically you can't really tell that it's doing much at all except muddying up my effects chain. I loved how the it sounded like a sonar pulse kind of in a lot of the demos I watched but you know how it goes....something in my chain (which I worked hard to make sound good so far) doesn't like it so rather than rearranging my life for one pedal I figured maybe just having a digital delay that can emulate an analog delay would do well enough and I don't really want something with a huge footprint or a ridiculous number of options. The DD-8 seems to have plenty of options but not an overwhelming amount and they seem to be the ones I'm most interested in anyway - reverse, modulated, tape, etc.

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Re: Boss DD-8

Post by parry » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:26 am

I run a DD7 and a DD8 as a pair on my board. The 8 gets used a lot for the shimmer affect. The other new modes are pretty cool, I will use the glitch mode occasionally... I went in to it thinking it'd be my favourite mode hands-down... but meh. It was a tad disappointing. For straight up delay, I prefer the repeats of the DD7. On mine at least, the repeats seem clearer and more present. It does dotted-8ths beautifully.

As a pair they're a great set, but if someone told me I could only keep one, it'd be the DD7. If you end up getting either, do yourself a favour and get an external tap. It makes the tap and the looper functions so much easier to work with.
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Re: Boss DD-8

Post by cestlamort » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:45 am

After being a total analog delay snob for years (AD80, DMM, etc.), I got a DD-2 last year and it has something special that the later digital delays don't seem to have (based on somewhat limited experience with Boss: DD-20 and RV-500).
But if you don't love the DD-3, try out something else. It's amazing how great it is to click with a delay pedal.

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Re: Boss DD-8

Post by Futuron » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:29 am

I got a DD-8 & FS-7 a few months ago. Haven't had a good chance to give them a real go yet. I also have a DD-7 & RC-3, and have the FS-7 connected to all 3. The DD-7 is now glitched and loses the tap-tempo every while, so I have to keep tapping it in (just like Happy Gilmore). Had it for 9 years though.

DD-8 has a lot of cool modes for playing about with, but as I said I haven't been able to search for the settings I want quite yet.

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Re: Boss DD-8

Post by tune_link » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:57 am

The hilarious part of this is that I used to run a Deluxe Memory Man and it is one of my favorite pedals of all time. It took up a lot of board space and my band mates constantly complained that it made my signal muddy. I thought the opposite. It made my tone sparkle more than any drive ever and the volume boost was incredible. I didn't even really use the chorus/vibrato OR the delay on it. I kind of used it as a preamp/last in my chain thing. I will never sell it and currently it's sitting in a box in my spare bedroom at the house waiting on me to tell them "fuck you I'm bringing it back in."

I couldn't convince myself to sell the DM2 either. I posted it for sale on my local CL and took it down within a few hours. Maybe I just haven't spent the time necessary with it. Either way I DO think I should sell the DD3 finally and get either the 7 or 8. I'm very curious how good the tape setting on the DD8 is, isn't that supposed to be kind of like the DD20/Roland Space Echo?

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Re: Boss DD-8

Post by dc » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:35 am

i've been resolved to pick up the new DD-3T the next time i see one, but this has me thinking i'll put a little more money by and try the DD-8 instead. some of the videos are persuasive - 8)
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Re: Boss DD-8

Post by andy » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:44 am

Slightly unrelated but, when the hell are they going to make a Waza Craft version of the GE-7??
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Re: Boss DD-8

Post by tune_link » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:08 am

Waza HM2 and FZ2 are the ones I'm dying for...I'm really kind of astonished that they did the damn Metal Zone and the tuner and not literally any other much much better Boss pedals that people love.

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Re: Boss DD-8

Post by dc » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:04 pm

tune_link wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:08 am
I'm really kind of astonished that they did the damn ... tuner
;D next up: NF-1W
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Re: Boss DD-8

Post by cestlamort » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:18 pm

dc wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:04 pm
tune_link wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:08 am
I'm really kind of astonished that they did the damn ... tuner
;D next up: NF-1W
I’d bet on a SP-1w or slow gear

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Re: Boss DD-8

Post by dc » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:26 am

cestlamort wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:18 pm
dc wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:04 pm
tune_link wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:08 am
I'm really kind of astonished that they did the damn ... tuner
;D next up: NF-1W
I’d bet on a SP-1w or slow gear
surely it will be the LS-2W
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Re: Boss DD-8

Post by cestlamort » Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:05 am

dc wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:26 am
cestlamort wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:18 pm
dc wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:04 pm


;D next up: NF-1W
I’d bet on a SP-1w or slow gear
surely it will be the LS-2W
Or
Boss PSM-5w

(That Said, the LS2 is such a great, if modest, pedal).

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Re: Boss DD-8

Post by soggy mittens » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:00 pm

All jokes aside I like the metal zone and a waza line selector would be right up my alley, not sure what the bonus feature would be but if it was something as simple as a phase switch so you didn't have to run a cable in one of the loops when running certain buffered pedals in the other loop for parallel blends then I'd be happy. Even if they were internal dips and the bonus feature was something else. :O

But more realistically I wouldn't be surprised to see them do a slow gear and hyper fuzz fz-2 at some point. pn-2 or fa-1 in stomp box form even.
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Re: Boss DD-8

Post by ElephantDNA » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:36 pm

Please make a waza fuzz. They can take my money right now.

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Re: Boss DD-8

Post by tune_link » Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:42 pm

Oh absolutely. If I could get a Waza FZ2 I would do it in a heartbeat. I have the Behringer clone and it sounds absolutely amazing. I don’t have it on my board because of how shitty the plastic enclosure is and when I looked into having it rehoused the cost was high enough that I might as well just plunk down the high price of an OG FZ2 and be done.

Bringing this full circle I found a cheap DD-8 today on eBay for $100 so I just went ahead with that (little Fathers Day gift to myself) and also kept both DM2 and the DD3 at least until I get the DD-8 and see how things shake out with it. I could easily see myself still keeping the DM2 but selling my DD3 since the 8 supposedly does all of the things it does plus more/better

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