BOSS Digital Delay DD-3 vs BOSS/Fender FRV-1
ok.. so some years ago my brother gave me the boss DD-3. Suprisingly (given my occupation) i am not a knob twiddler. I am strictly plug in and go. Thus I have never plugged it in to mess aroudn with it. I have always associated "digital delay" with more of U2/The Edge and that type of sound. While i like that music, i just don't play it.
I am more of Duane Eddy/Eddie Cochran slapbacky "Sittin in the Balcony" sorta player, then extending to surf and "basic rock" where a number or two of reverb is "the norm".
Gathering facts, 1) I don't have enough $ for a Kahuna/outboard tank, 2) I know reverb (not necessarily slapback) is what i want, and 3) I'm not a knob twiddler.. it would seem the simplicity of the FRV-1 is a better fit. I could plug that into my SF Vibro Champ and be playing in minutes.
But interim (until i get money for the FRV-1), can the DD-3 actually be set to a decent reverb-type sound? Or maybe slapback.
If someone has some number settings or ideas, let me know... (if you have a used FRV-1 for sale... )
so1om....here ya go http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Hope this helps
I would go with the boss RV3 or RV5
Thanks! The vid helps a bit. I'll be sure to check out those other pedals as well.
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Why don't you sell the DD-3 and apply the money towards a used FRV-1? They can be had for around $80-$90 bucks used and pretty much nail the Fendery-reverb sound. I have one and it's as good or better than the real spring reverb on my Crate Palomino (with 1970s 17" Accutronics 2-spring tank). A touch of delay before the FRV-1 helps it out quite a bit too (kinda fattens up the 'verb).
There's a picture here that shows Scotty Moore's settings for a DD-3. I use a DD-3 occasionally, but my favorite is a Boss FRV-1 '63 Fender Reverb pedal. The FRV-1 sounds really good through my SF Vibro Champ, Pathfinder 15 and I prefer it over the onboard reverb on my Blues Jr III.
Check this thread for a clip of the FRV-1 with a Gretsch Playboy amp.