Boss DD-3T and DD-200 Digital Delay review

Boss revamps two of the most popular delay pedals on the market - with spectacular results

Boss DD-3T and DD-200 delay pedals
(Image: © Boss)

Guitar World Verdict

Whether you prefer “plug and play” simplicity or a sophisticated delay unit with a vast selection of effects, the DD-3T and DD-200 offer affordable satisfaction with pro-quality sound.


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    DD-3T expands upon the DD-3 with new tap tempo functions.

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    DD-3T’s direct output jack is placed for more convenient wet/dry setups.

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    DD-200 packs the same sounds as the DD-500 in a compact package.


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    An extra $20 gets you access to the DD-8's extra sounds over the DD-3T.

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    Hardcore delay fans might miss the DD-500's screen.

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In late 1983, Boss introduced the very first digital delay pedal, the DD-2. What was truly impressive about the DD-2 is that it featured the exact same IC as the one found in Roland’s flagship (at the time) SDE-3000 digital delay studio rack unit, which means it delivered the same stellar sound quality. 

In fact, the DD-3 (which is identical to the DD-2, and the name was only changed after a drastic price reduction in 1986) sounds so good that it remains a favorite with pro and gigging guitarists to this day.

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.