For more than 30 years, the DD-3 has been a staple on pedalboards all over the world. From the crystal-clear rippled repeats of Lincoln Brewster to the glitchy, stuttery latch effects (ab)used by Thom Yorke, the classic DD-3 holds a special place in the hearts of players across the map. Today, a new contender enters the ring. Introducing the BOSS DD-3T Digital Delay Pedal — with onboard tap tempo, streamlined loop access, an improved-flow dry output, and up to 800ms of the same mirror-image repeats players have come to rely on. This pedal has everything you loved about the original, and then some.
One of the key additions to the DD-3T is tap tempo. Now you can tap into the exact tempo of your song, dynamically, using the onboard switch or an optional external tap switch. Scrubbing through the Mode knob gives you several subdivision options — quarter note triplets, dotted eighths, or straight quarters — to find the right vibe for your material.
The immersion, vibe, and tone of the classic DD-3 are in full effect in the BOSS DD-3T. Using three ranges and a comprehensive D.Time (delay time) control, players can quickly access rockabilly slapback repeats and chased-delay ambient worship textures in no time at all. Like the DD-3, the sound of the DD-3T is par excellence — clean, bright, shimmery, but never sterile. This pedal is the definition of a great bread-and-butter pedalboard delay.
The original DD-3 is beloved for its Hold feature. Not to worry — this sound is totally preserved in the DD-3T’s renamed Short Loop mode. Just as in the original, players can capture and continuously loop 800ms of sound — be it a pad, riff, or noise — and play over the top to create some exciting stage dynamics.
The DD-3T’s Direct Out (dry output) has been moved to the same side as the wet output for a more intuitive workflow and easier integration with the rest of your stomps. Using the two outs, it’s now possible to have full control over where you send signals: the dry output to the front of your amp’s preamp and, for instance, the wet output to your FX loop.
More than 10,000,000 BOSS guitar and bass effects pedals have been sold to players worldwide, including such top players as Yngie Malmsteen, Dave Navarro, John Petrucci, Marty Friedman, Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani. You've also no doubt heard BOSS pedals recorded and onstage beneath the feet of bands of all genres, including Muse, The Killers, and Silversun Pickups. The reason for the success is clear: not only do BOSS effects pedals sound great - but they're also built like tanks and designed with serious use in mind. Each BOSS pedal is housed in a stomp-ready metal box and features a rubberized stomp area and base, to help safeguard against slipping. So, whether you're a fresh-out-of-the-gate beginner, an axe-veteran designing your dream pedalboard, or anywhere in between, you can depend on BOSS's proven line of pedals to craft your tone.
BOSS’s iconic DD-3 Digital Delay has been a pedalboard staple since 1986, loved everywhere for its great sound and simple operation. With the DD-3T, we’ve updated the classic stomp with enhanced functionality while fully retaining the original’s sound and control layout. It’s now possible to tap in delay tempos using the onboard switch or an external one, with your choice of three beat subdivisions. And the direct output jack has been moved next to the main output, providing easier connectivity for wet/dry setups.
In continuous production for over three decades, the DD-3 has been the go-to delay stomp for countless players. Based on the DD-2—the world’s first digital delay pedal from 1983—the DD-3 is revered for its warm, round delay tone and simple controls that let you dial in sounds fast. The DD-3T’s sound circuitry and controls are identical to the DD-3, delivering every drop of that classic vibe you know and love.
A key addition the DD-3T brings is tap tempo, an essential feature for creating the rhythmic delay effects at the heart of many guitar styles. In delay mode, hold the pedal switch for two seconds to toggle between bypass and tap operation. And for on-demand tap control, simply connect an external footswitch. When the DD-3T receives tap input, up to 800 ms of delay time is available, and the Mode knob sets the tap subdivision (quarter-note triplet, dotted-eighth note, or quarter note).
The DD-3T features a direct output jack like the DD-3, but it’s been moved next to the main output jack to make connections easier. Plugging a cable into the direct out converts the main out to delay only, allowing you to send wet and dry signals to different amps for wide, immersive sounds. And if your amp or switcher has a parallel effects loop, just connect a dummy plug to the direct out to mute the dry sound for effect-only blending.
The original DD-3 (and DD-2 before) included a forward-thinking Hold function, which allowed you to capture a sound up to 800 ms long, play it continuously, and jam over the top. Many years later, BOSS further developed this creative concept with the successful Loop Station products, which helped spawn the new musical style of live looping. The DD-3T includes the same Hold function as the DD-3, but it’s been renamed “Short Loop” to reflect today’s common usage.
The BOSS DD-3T Digital Delay pedal puts rackmount-quality delay effects on your pedalboard at a fraction of the price!
Tap Subdivisions: 50ms, 200ms, 800ms, Hold
|Max Delay Time||
Short Loop Hold function
|Inputs||2 x 1/4" (in, tap tempo)|
|Outputs||2 x 1/4" (wet, direct out)|
|Max Delay Time||Buffered|
|Bypass Switching||9V DC power supply required (sold separately)|
|Batteries||1 x 9V (Alkaline, Zinc-carbon)|
|Manufacturer Part Number||DD3T|