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February 11, 2024

Boss DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal

The History of Delay in One Pedal

Boss invented the digital delay pedal with the DD-2 in 1983. A culmination of Boss' delay legacy ever since, the Boss DD-500 is also a huge step forward, giving guitarists unprecedented access to a plethora of delays.

With 12 high-end delay models, each with adjustable parameters, and plenty of room for custom patches, Boss's new DD-500 is a user-friendly yet pro-worthy tool. Every guitarist needs a good delay pedal; why not a dozen in one?
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Digital Delay, Done Right

Boss DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal
As digital delay originators, Boss has a reputation to uphold in the DD-500. Each of the pedal's 12 delay models is brought to life in crystal-clear sound thanks to 96 kHz/32-bit processing power. No matter if you're going for vintage tape echo or modern dotted-eighth-note delay, your repeats will sound accurate and clear through the DD-500.

Parameters for every model are adjustable via five control knobs, and with the DD-500 being a digital pedal, you'll get all the benefits of custom presets with easy navigation via three footswitches. USB output makes backing up your patches to a computer a breeze, while MIDI connectivity gives you a suite of custom control options.
Hear the DD-500's delay tones yourself:

Delay After Delay After Delay After Delay...

Boss DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal mode selector knob
The DD-500 brings back some classic delays from Boss and Roland history, modeling the analog bucket-brigade circuit of the DM-2, the vintage digital character of the DD-2, the ethereal ambience of the Tera Echo, and the versatile tape delay of the Space Echo. In addition to Boss' own classics, you'll get a psychedelic reverse delay, unique "special effects" delay, dual delays that can run in series or parallel, heavenly shimmer, rhythmic patterns, a filtered delay, and swelling slow attack. There's even an on-board phrase looper!

Hunting down these classic and boutique delays could take years and would cost a fortune. Boss' DD-500 covers decades of delay tones in a single, user-friendly pedal. With tons of storage for your own customized patches, you'll never run out of inspiration.

The Boss DD-500 is Perfect For:

Boss DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal
Delay Gurus:
If you lust after The Edge's lush delay runs or crave a psychedelic shimmer, you'll find it all in the DD-500. And although it's novice-friendly, this pedal has a suite of nearly infinite parameters to tweak and features to satisfy the more experienced.

The DD-500 isn't just for guitarists either; with stereo inputs and outputs and MIDI I/O, it makes for a great texture- and space-adding tool for keyboards and synths!

The DD-500 Goes Great With:

Boss DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal
Don't let batteries get in the way of your infinite repeats -- keep your DD-500 powered with the Boss PSA-120S2 power supply. For added control, try adding the FS-6 dual footswitch to your signal chain. And finally, no pedalboard is complete without some solid distortion. Why not go with a Boss classic, like the DS-1 Distortion?
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