DD-7 vs DD-3?

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  1. Robert Herndon

    Robert Herndon Well-Known Member

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    Wondering if getting a dd-7 to replace my dd3 might open up some sonic opportunities????

    Thoughts??? More versatile????
     
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    You can use an expression pedal with a DD-7, it is stereo, you can also use a 'long delay' feature in mono when you connect the output to Output B (the doubles the delay time for any setting).

    Add a Boss FV-500L or FV-500H as an expression pedal and you have a pretty cool set up. Alternative add a FS-5U, FS-6, or FS-7 for tap tempo





    And, just for fun, here's Johhny Demarco:

     
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    I can't advise on the DD-7 vs. DD-3, but I use the TC Electronics Nova Delay. It is very precise and has studio quality sampling. It is utterly transparent in my signal chain.

    The Nova Delay isn't for everyone, but I like being able to select specific subdivisions (Quarter, dotted-eighth, triplet, etc) and have instantaneously available tap-tempo, without requiring a separate accessory.

    I have my most-used delay settings set in presets. Initial setup can be a learning curve. But, honestly, all I have to do anymore with it is select a delay preset and tap in the tempo.
     
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    Interesting! Never heard of that one!
     
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    I like mine a lot. Here's a link.

    One thing, though - it uses 12 volts. So, it uses a different power supply from most other pedals, and it does not take batteries. But, that's irrelevant to me because of how I have it wired into my board.

    http://www.tcelectronic.com/nd-1-nova-delay/
     
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    I have both. I prefer the DD-7 but the DD-3 is excellent too. The DD-7 just does a lot more and the "Analog" setting is the tie breaker for me. I *love* the sound that setting kicks out. Sounds fantastic through an effects loop.
     
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    I read in the DD-7 manual that it actually has a pan left/right feature???
     
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    Yes I believe it does, when used in stereo mode into two amps

    The PS-6 Harmonist does something similar in its detune (chorus) mode, but the input on that pedal is mono even though it has stereo outputs
     
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