This is sukuta takafumi(@sukutakafumi).
Today, I would like to introduce the vintage BOSS DD-2 effector. I made a video on YouTube this time as well. I would be happy if you would subscribe to the channel.
The BOSS DD-2, released in 1983, is the world's first compact digital delay. You may be wondering why the DD-2 now.
For digital delays, Strymon Eventide and many other BOSS products make up the latest delays.
However, there is a reason I chose the DD-2 now.
○ Reason for choosing the DD-2
The bottom line is that unlike the digital delays of recent years, the DD-2 has the warmth of analog, even though it's digital, and it's also clear, making it a very musical delay.
Rather than using a delay to adjust the tempo and expand the space for clarity, I often use it personally with the intention of adding atmosphere.
Perhaps some players are digital, and you have a clearer one or the latest one, so you may think that you don't need to use an older model.
However, when used in combination with an analog delay, it is quite convenient because it can achieve just the right amount of spread.
The analog delay isn't enough, but it's not fun to apply two at the same time with the latest delay.
If you feel that way, I think there is room here for consideration.
Also, as a DD-2 user, Eric Johnson has one on his board.
Eric Johnson also used the BOSS DD-2 together with the Electro-Harmonix's Deluxe Memory Man.
○ Features of DD-2
- A warm digital delay sound that is different from analog
- A clear sound that is different from the so-called latest digital delays.
- Slight fluctuation of sound
- The delay sound is thicker than a normal digital delay.
○ Disadvantages of DD-2
- Since it does not have a tap tempo, the delay time cannot be set on time.
- It's basically a simple, quirky sound that is now all too normal.
○ Comparison with DD-3
The DD-3 also reigned as a famous delay, and in recent years it has become possible to input tap tempo as with the DD-3T.
I can't make a comparison video because I let go of my DD-3, but the DD-3 is a little clearer, and the delay sound feels thin and cold (except for the early DD-3)
○ Author's general comment
The BOSS DD-2 is a delay that you would want to use when you want to create an atmosphere while using multiple delays. Of course, it is a delay that can be used on its own, but if you plan to use it for live performances, you may want to use a more convenient and better delay.
However, since there are few digital delays with good atmosphere, it is also attractive when used on its own.
It's also vintage, but it's often traded cheaply, so it might be interesting to try it out now.
▼ The following equipment is used in the review video.
Guitar: Kanji Guitar Strat type(https://twitter.com/KanjiKawabata)
Effector: Boss DD-2
Amp: Two Rock Studio Pro Plus
In addition, I, Takafumi Sukuta, am looking for manufacturers and individual builders who can loan me equipment for review videos and creating articles.