Boss has revealed a new and updated version of its hugely popular DD-3 delay pedal, alongside the latest evolution of the Japanese company’s influential compact delay pedal range – the DD-3T and the DD-8.
Both retain the core functionality of their predecessors, the DD-3 and DD-7 respectively, but add some useful features designed with modern guitar players in mind.
The original DD-3 is one of Boss’s most beloved pedals ever, and so it’s no surprise that the DD-3T retains the same sound circuitry and core controls as the DD-3. What’s new is the notable addition of tap-tempo, accessed with either the on-board switch or an external footswitch module. The split wet/dry output from the DD-3 has been retained, with both outputs now on the same side of the pedal for more intuitive pedalboard organisation.
The DD-8 is a more dramatic upgrade to its predecessor in terms of sound. While it features the digital, analogue, modulated and reverse delay modes familiar to users of the DD-7, it also introduces the Warm, +RV (reverb), Warp and GLT modes. An external tap-tempo or expression pedal can be connected for in-depth manipulation of various parameters, depending on the current delay mode. A looper function also offers 40 seconds of looping time and unlimited overdubs.
The DD-8 is equipped with full stereo capability, and the option for ping-pong and panning stereo effects. A carryover switch also lets trails continue after the pedal has been disengaged.
No pricing information is available for the DD-3T and DD8 at present. More information at Boss.info.