Boss DD-20 Giga Delay  

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You'll find the Boss DD-20 Giga Delay awesomely powerful yet easy to use. 11 delay modes include up to 23 seconds of classic tape delay. Sound-on-sound recording makes it as fun as it is flexible. New... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

You'll find the Boss DD-20 Giga Delay awesomely powerful yet easy to use. 11 delay modes include up to 23 seconds of classic tape delay. Sound-on-sound recording makes it as fun as it is flexible. New Smooth and Twist modes add subtle or radical effects while a memory function provides seamless transitions. Push-button knob lets you make fine or coarse adjustments to delay time.

Features
  • Up to 23 seconds of delay
  • 11 delay modes including classic tape delay and sound-on-sound recording
  • New Smooth and Twist modes for subtle or radical delay effects
  • Memory function for changing delay modes seamlessly
  • New push-button knob for setting delay time in fine or coarse adjustments
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Boss pedals - 5 year parts warranty
90 day labor warranty.
1 year warranty - Multitracks, Jamstations, etc.
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BossDD-20 Giga Delay
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT delay pedal, decent looping pedal.

This pedal has so many great delays it it. You can get any type of delay you want out of it. I would recommend buying a tap tempo for it, I just bought...Read complete review

This pedal has so many great delays it it. You can get any type of delay you want out of it. I would recommend buying a tap tempo for it, I just bought an M-Audio keyboard sustain pedal, and it works great for it. You can also use the right pedal for tap, but it toggles in between memory and tap, so its best to not have to hold the pedal down for 2 seconds to switch it. That is probably the worst part about the pedal, is the holding down part. A sustain pedal fixes that. As for the looping SOS mode, it works well, but I tried this and a Line 6 DL4, and the DL4 was a lot easier to use for looping, and had a few extra looping features, like the option to turn of your loop and save it to play later in the song. The delay features were very inferior to the Giga Delay. So here's my advice: If you're mainly looking for a delay pedal, buy this. If you're mainly looking for a looping pedal, buy the Line 6.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not my Favorite

I have used my friends' DD20 quite frequently over the past 2 years or so. I love it and love the delays that it gives you, but it is not very user-friendly when...Read complete review

I have used my friends' DD20 quite frequently over the past 2 years or so. I love it and love the delays that it gives you, but it is not very user-friendly when it comes to playing with it live on stage. It's a pain switching from one preset to a different one mid-song, which I tend to do a lot. This pedal was not for me. After playing with this and using a DL4 for a couple of years I decided neither of those were for me. If you want a great pedal I recommend the Eventide Timefactor.

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(9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sexy Delay

By pmm86

from Mt. Vernon, OH

Comments about Boss DD-20 Giga Delay:

Yeah So I bought this pedal a while back and did not have much money and basically had to cut back on eating to buy this pedal. I know now I made a wise sacrifice. This pedal is such a sexy pedal. It will fatten up your tone a ton! It is a warmer sound than the DD5 or Line 6 and has more options the other Boss delays. It is definately stage friendly with its 4 preset capabilities. It gives you control over the sound to which is nice. I feel naked playing without it. I am looking into running another delay pedal through it to get some really insane Delay. Also the tap tempo in it is good but I am thinking abou using a FS-5U or a FS-5L through the external tap tempo because you have to wait a couple of seconds for the tap tempo on it so I will just run the optional foot control through it to be a bit faster on stage. Overall Buy this pedal! You wont regret it!

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT delay pedal, decent looping pedal.

By Sam

from Buffalo, MN

Comments about Boss DD-20 Giga Delay:

This pedal has so many great delays it it. You can get any type of delay you want out of it. I would recommend buying a tap tempo for it, I just bought an M-Audio keyboard sustain pedal, and it works great for it. You can also use the right pedal for tap, but it toggles in between memory and tap, so its best to not have to hold the pedal down for 2 seconds to switch it. That is probably the worst part about the pedal, is the holding down part. A sustain pedal fixes that. As for the looping SOS mode, it works well, but I tried this and a Line 6 DL4, and the DL4 was a lot easier to use for looping, and had a few extra looping features, like the option to turn of your loop and save it to play later in the song. The delay features were very inferior to the Giga Delay. So here's my advice: If you're mainly looking for a delay pedal, buy this. If you're mainly looking for a looping pedal, buy the Line 6.

(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great pedal or pedals?

By tietjen

from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about Boss DD-20 Giga Delay:

Boss DD-20 Giga Delay. Sweet pedal, solid as a rock. Sounds great but not as good as the dl4 (by a small margin). If you are worried about the reliability issues of the DL4 then buy the DD-20... you won't regret it.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Boss DD-20 Giga Delay

By jimmy-blue

from West Valley, UT

Comments about Boss DD-20 Giga Delay:

My experience with this pedal has been extremely pleasant! I have used this pedal for several months now, and have found it to be the best delay pedal out of the many I have tried over the past few years. With control over note (whole note, half note, etc), tempo, and type of delay settings, you can accomplish vitually any delay sound and enhance any genre of music. Using the tap function, you can adjust instantly to the tempo of the song being played or those around you smoothly and seamlessly. The SOS (Sound On Sound) feature is EXCELLENT for developing second or even third guitar parts, as you can actually use multiple shorts loops to play over. Once you record a loop, hold down the pedal again while playing another guitar part and it will loop over the last riff/chord progression played. You can repeat this as many times as you want! I recommend this pedal to ANY guitarist. It would even benefit a bassist. The Edge from U2 in fact has a custom made rackmount version of this very pedal. Don't waste time going through lesser pedals like I did - start with one that you can stick with for good. For the quality and features of this pedal, it really is a screaming deal.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best delay pedal

By Darren

from Undisclosed

Comments about Boss DD-20 Giga Delay:

In my search for delays, I chose this mostly because of its functionality. Other delays were either too limited in the sounds they produced, or they weren't so user-friendly. I really stay away from the Boss pedal thing, but these double pedals are in a different class. Here you get any delay sound you want and then some extra sounds. The delay time is as long as you need it, and they all sound very good. The analog delays are good emulations and you also get some extras, like Warp, Twist, ad SOS. The first two you won't use much, but they're there. SOS is very cool when you get the hang of it. I've found that this is very easy to use in the middle of performances. Tap tempo works well, and you have 3 settings on how you want the two pedals to function. Once you're locked into tempo, you can switch note value of the delay, say from quarter notes to whole notes. When you switch between programs, there is no noise and your delay tails aren't chopped off. This also has all the ins and outs you need. Basic operation makes sense, and some of the subtle things are easy to figure out. I would add just a few things to this to make it perfect. The ability to use a delay in SOS mode, because if you want to loop a delayed sound, you need another delay pedal. Also with the LEDs that show you which preset is active it is hard to tell which one is lit up in relation to the others. Lastly, MIDI would be nice. Otherwise, I have been very happy with this on my pedal board (last in the chain) and it has become a big part of my guitar sound.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best yet

By v man

from paris,ky

Comments about Boss DD-20 Giga Delay:

I have tried several delay pedals and none of them comes close to the Boss DD-20. You won't find a delay pedal out there that has the features and craftsmanship of this one. The possibilities are endless with this pedal. With 11 different delay modes and memory capability you owe it to yourself to check this pedal out.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Props to Boss

By Levi

from Georgetown, Ky

Comments about Boss DD-20 Giga Delay:

This is a cool delay pedal that should be on any person's rig who requires delay. I'll start with the small amount of bad. It is a larger pedal, so it takes about the space of 2 1/2 regular boss pedals, but the sacrifice it worth it. I am not sure, but I do not believe it is true bypass if that is an issue for you. It also takes 6 AA batteries to power it. Now for the awesomeness of the pedal. It has 40 seconds of looping time. It is great for the little I IV V chord songs that are repetitive. It has 11 delay types that are pretty cool. I was able to figure out everything pretty quick, and I have never owned a delay. It is built like a tank. The knobs feel solid and the pedals themselves feel sturdy. I should also mention that it doesn't change the pitch when you move the buttons while sustaining a note. The many different kinds of delay are fun to mess around with. Twist makes a note sound like an engine. The warp does some sort of a volume swell thingy that is hard to describe. Tape, analog, and standard delays are "copies" of other Boss delays that were once sold. Dual and Pan modes are kinda interesting. Dual allow you to use "two" delays at once. It allows you to set "one delay" to 300 milliseconds and the "other delay" to 500 milliseconds. Smooth kinda sound like it would be used in funk music. It is like a standard delay with some slight oomf. Modulate is pretty cool sounding, especially for country (when played with compression) or rock (when played with distortion). Reverse is a cool mode because it sound like something "techno" when you play it with the right notes. Overall, it is one cool pedal. I highly recommend it to anyone that has the cash to buy it and really likes delay.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great delay

By Jgolden

from Harrisburg

Comments about Boss DD-20 Giga Delay:

this pedal is amazing with many possibilities from a standard delay to twist,warp and reverse also has a Sound on Sound feature to record and overdub short riffs around 23 seconds of recording time i believe it also features a memory function for saving delay settings you can save up to 4 and for those songs with a delay u can't figure out u can use the tap tempo feature to set the delay time also

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So much delay that it should be a crime!

By JET

from Greenville, SC

Comments about Boss DD-20 Giga Delay:

This has so much delay that it should be Illegal! Boss makes the best digital delay on the market. The DD20 is PACKED with settings (from warp, tape, analog, etc) This will be the last delay pedal that i buy. Its very clean, straight up delay. I can't say enough about it. THE best digital delay on the market. if it has so much delay that it should be illegal then itd be a felony not to pick one up.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice bang for your buck

By RochesterLoner

from Upstate NY

Comments about Boss DD-20 Giga Delay:

$180 is a lot of cash, but this is a lot of pedal. I have a few nice analog delays, and the analog emulation settings on this unit compare favorably to those pedals. The delays aren't quite as rich and complex, but then again, you can do ten things with this pedal that you can't do with a real analog delay. I wish it had true bypass, and I wish it did the "spaceship" thing. Also, I really don't like how the blinking light won't turn off unless you unplug it! These are minor complaints, though. I tried several analog emulating digital delays, and this is the one to get.

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