DD-20 Giga Delay review by Boss

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.8 (44 votes)
Boss: DD-20 Giga Delay

Price paid: $ 230

Purchased from: Musiciansfriend.com

Sound — 8
Right now I use it with a Gibson SG Special, a Boss ME-50 multi-effects board, and a Fender 212R amplifier. You can get some pretty awesome sounds with it either alone or in conjunction with another delay pedal or other effects. You can get pretty much any sound you'd want from a delay pedal, including a 23 second sound-on-sound option.

Overall Impression — 9
I play experimental, post-rock music and with its massive 23 second memory, it can be a lot of fun to mess around with to see what kind of loops or sounds you can get with it. If it were stolen or lost, I'd buy it again if I had the money for it.

Reliability & Durability — 9
I haven't had it for very long, but it looks sturdy and I haven't had any serious problems with it yet.

Ease of Use — 8
Since the pedal has so many features on it, it can be pretty difficult to get around without reading the manual. That said, the manual is very comprehensive and easy to understand; a few minutes with it should be enough to learn how to extract whatever sound you want from it. You should make sure to buy an adapter for it if you're serious about using it because it eats up the batteries pretty quick.

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    This is really a great pedal for improving skills and putting your lead and rythem down
    you'd expect it to be a phrase looper, it being a half decent delay pedal and all that
    This is something that I really want to get, and judging by this review, it sounds like a good idea.