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Owner’s Manual
AC
DC
AC & BATTERY
POWERED
FET
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Thank you, and congratulations on your choice of BOSS DD-6 Digital Delay.
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” and
“IMPORTANT NOTES” (separate sheet). These sections provide important information concerning the proper operation of the unit.
Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every feature provided by your new unit, this manual should be read in its entirety. The manual should be
saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference.
A battery is supplied with the unit. The life of this battery may be limited, however, since
its primary purpose was to enable testing.
Copyright © 2002 BOSS CORPORATION
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the
written permission of BOSS CORPORATION.
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Features
● Amazing delay times, even allowing long delays of up to 5.2 seconds (*1).
Even in HOLD mode, there is plenty of room for loop play and sound on sound.
● Includes the world’s first “warp” function, which allows you to use the pedal to shift
from the most popular, standard delays to some out-of-this-world spaces, with fantastic delays.
● This 2-in/2-out full stereo delay puts out a delay sound with a big, solid sound.
● Provides stereo effects like panning and “direct + effect.”
● The delay time can be set in real time by pressing the pedal to input the tempo.
(*1) Some of the effects can be set to a maximum of 2.6 seconds when used in stereo.
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Panel Description
1. AC Adaptor Jack
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1 2
3
Accepts connection of an AC Adaptor (optionally available BOSS PSA-Series). By using an AC Adaptor, you can play without
being concerned about how much battery
power you have left.
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* As soon as you connect the AC adaptor, the unit
is turned on.
* If there are batteries in the unit while an AC
adaptor is being used, normal operation will
continue should the line voltage be interrupted
(power blackout or power cord disconnection).
* Use only the specified AC adaptor (PSA-Series).
2. CHECK Indicator
5
6
4
This is a combination indicator, which indicates whether the effect is on or off, indicates
the various functions (p. 12–15), and functions as the battery check indicator.
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Panel Description
The indicator lights when an effect is ON.
* If this indicator goes dim or no longer lights
while an effect is ON, or when the functions are
indicated, the battery is near exhaustion and
should be replaced immediately. For instructions
on changing the batteries, refer to “Changing
the Battery” (p. 19).
* The CHECK indicator shows whether the effect
is on or off, and indicates the different functions.
It does not indicate whether the power to the
device is on or not.
3. OUTPUT-A (MONO) Jack
OUTPUT-B Jack
The output jacks are used to connect the unit
to an amplifier or another effects unit.
* The unit’s functions differ according to how it is
connected. Refer to “Setting the Output
Method” (p. 16).
4. INPUT-A (MONO) Jack
INPUT-B Jack
These jacks accept input signals (coming
from a guitar, some other musical instrument, or another effects unit).
* The unit’s functions differ according to how it is
connected. Refer to “Setting the Output
Method” (p. 16).
* When running the unit on battery power, the
INPUT-A (MONO) and INPUT-B jacks double
as power switches. Power to the unit is turned
on when you plug into the INPUT-A (MONO)
or INPUT-B jack; the power is turned off when
the cable is unplugged. Be sure to disconnect
any cord plugged into the INPUT-A (MONO)
or INPUT-B jack when not using this effects
device. When the AC adaptor is used, the power
remains on at all times, and this function is
disabled.
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Panel Description
5. Pedal Switch
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This is used for switching the effect on and
off, and for switching between the different
functions (p. 12–15).
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9
10
6. Thumbscrew
When this screw is loosened, the pedal will
open, allowing you to change the battery.
* For instructions on changing the battery, refer
to “Changing the Battery” (p. 19).
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7. E.LEVEL (effect level) Knob
This adjusts the volume of the effect sound.
Turn the knob to the right (clockwise) to increase the effect sound. When set to MAX,
the effect is played at the same volume as the
direct sound.
* Only the effect sound is output when the E.LEVEL
knob is set to MAX while in REVERSE mode.
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Panel Description
8. F.BACK (feedback) Knob
10. MODE Knob
This adjusts the feedback level. The number
of times the delay sound is repeated increases as the knob is turned to the right.
This switches the delay effect and pedal
mode.
* This cannot be used in HOLD mode.
* Oscillation may occur when the knob is set at
certain positions.
● Ordinary Delay
MODE
Switch
Delay
Time
Tempo
Setting
9. D.TIME (delay time) Knob
This is a fine adjustment for the delay time.
The delay time can be changed within the allowable range.
* This cannot be used in HOLD mode.
* When inputting the tempo, refer to “Using the
Tempo Delay” (p. 12).
* When using long delay or other output, refer to
“Setting the Output Method” (p. 16).
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Panel Description
● Specialized Delays
MODE
Switch
Delay
Time
Tempo
Setting
only,” depending on the position of the
E.LEVEL knob. When the E.LEVEL knob
is turned up, so it’s near MAX, the unit
switches to “effect sound only.”
HOLD (5.2 s):
Up to 5.2 seconds of performance content
is recorded, then played back repeatedly.
* For details, refer to “Using the HOLD
(Overdubbing) Function” (p. 14).
* When inputting the tempo, refer to “Using the
Tempo Delay” (p. 12).
* When using long delay or other output, refer to
“Setting the Output Method” (p. 16).
REVERSE:
This produces an effect where the sound
is played back in reverse.
You can get two different effects, “direct
sound + effect sound,” or “effect sound
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WARP:
As the pedal is depressed, the amount of
feedback and the effect level increase
above the levels determined by the knob
positions.
* For details, refer to “Using the WARP Function”
(p. 15).
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Connections
AC adaptor
BOSS PSA-series (option)
Keyboard
OUT DC 9V/200mA
Electric
Guitar
Guitar Amplifier
* Be sure to lower the output level of any device being connected.
* The unit’s functions differ according to how it is connected. Refer to “Setting the Output Method” (p. 16).
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Connections
* When running the unit on battery power, inserting a plug into the INPUT-A (MONO) or INPUT-B Jack
will automatically switch the unit on.
* The use of an AC adaptor is recommended as the unit’s power consumption is relatively high. Should you
prefer to use batteries, please use the alkaline type.
* To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other devices, always turn down the volume, and
turn off the power on all devices before making any connections.
* If there are batteries in the unit while an AC adaptor is being used, normal operation will continue should
the line voltage be interrupted (power blackout or power cord disconnection).
* Once the connections have been completed (p. 9), turn on power to your various devices in the order
specified. By turning on devices in the wrong order, you risk causing malfunction and/or damage to
speakers and other devices.
When powering up:
Turn on the power to your guitar amp last.
When powering down: Turn off the power to your guitar amp first.
* Always make sure to have the volume level turned down before switching on power. Even with the volume
all the way down, you may still hear some sound when the power is switched on, but this is normal, and
does not indicate a malfunction.
* When operating on battery power only, the unit’s indicator will become dim when battery power gets too
low. Replace the battery as soon as possible.
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Operating the Unit
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5
4
3
2
2. Select the mode
Use the MODE switch to select the mode
to be used.
* Operations vary according to the mode. Refer to
each operation.
3. Adjust the delay time
Fine tune the delay time with the D.TIME
knob.
1. Turn on the effect
After you have finished making the connections (p. 9), press the pedal switch to turn
the effect on (CHECK indicator lights red).
* This operation cannot be performed in HOLD mode.
* The unit functions differently depending on how
you have it hooked up. Refer to “Setting the
Output Method” (p. 16).
4. Adjust the feedback level
Use the F.BACK knob to adjust the feedback level (or how much the sound is repeated).
* Oscillation may occur with certain input
sounds, or when the knob is set at certain
positions.
5. Adjust the volume
Adjust the volume level of the effect
sound with the E.LEVEL knob.
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Using the Tempo Delay
You can set the delay time to match the tempo by pressing the pedal switch to the tempo
of the song being played. You can also
change the delay time as you perform.
Using tempo input, the delay time can be set
within the range of 0.2–2.6 seconds.
* With long delay, the maximum setting is 5.2 seconds.
You can set this regardless of whether the effect is on or off.
1. Select the mode
Use the MODE switch to select the mode
to be used.
* Tempo input cannot be used in HOLD and
WARP modes.
2. Switch to TEMPO mode
Hold down the pedal switch for at least
two seconds (the CHECK indicator alternately flashes red and green).
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* When the basic tempo has not been determined,
then even if you switch to TEMPO mode, the
delay time switches to the setting mode (the
position of the D.TIME knob).
3. Begin inputting the tempo
Press the pedal switch in time with the
song tempo (converted to quarter notes as
the basic tempo).
4. Finish inputting the tempo
Hold down the pedal switch for at least
two seconds to complete the setting (the
CHECK indicator lights red).
* The tempo may become confused momentarily
when you go from Step 3 to Step 4.
* If you move the D.TIME knob after finishing
this setting, the delay time corresponding to the
knob position takes effect.
* The basic tempo is preserved even when the
mode is switched.
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Using the Tempo Delay
The delay sound produced is as shown in the figure.
* The input range varies according to the mode used as well as the connections.
* The CHECK indicator flashes red in time with the tempo being played.
Rhythm Used in
Pressing the Pedal
MODE: 2600 ms
MODE: 800 ms
MODE: 300 ms
MODE: 80 ms
MODE: REVERSE
The CHECK indicator’s red flashing is indicated by “
.”
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Using the HOLD (Overdubbing) Function
With the HOLD function, you can record up to
5.2 seconds of your performance, and then
have that content played back repeatedly. You
can also layer this as you perform something
else, then record these together (overdub).
You can keep the recorded content playing
continuously as backing and produce other
special effects.
1. Select HOLD
Set the MODE switch to HOLD (the
CHECK indicator goes out).
2. Begin recording
Recording starts when you press the pedal switch. Hold down the pedal switch for
the duration of the recording (the CHECK
indicator flashes).
3. When recording is finished, playback starts
Release the pedal switch to stop recording. Playback of the recorded content be-
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gins simultaneously (the CHECK indicator
remains lit).
* The maximum recording time is 5.2 seconds. If
the pedal switch is held down for more than 5.2
seconds, the recording stops automatically, and
the recorded content is then played back.
* An oscillating sound may be audible with
extremely short recording times.
4. Overdubbing
When layering recordings, repeat Steps 2 and 3.
5. Adjust the volume
Adjust the volume of the playback sound
with the E.LEVEL knob.
6. Finish playback
Press the pedal switch to stop the playback (the CHECK indicator goes out).
* When playback is stopped, the recorded content is erased.
* The recorded content is erased when the mode is
switched, or when the power is turned off.
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Using the WARP Function
The WARP function continues increasing the
feedback on top of regular delay effects to
produce an extraordinary effect. You can also
repeat the warped delay sound to produce an
effect similar to layering sounds on top of
this.
1. Select WARP
Set the MODE switch to WARP.
2. Switch the effect on
Press the pedal switch to turn on the effect
(the CHECK indicator lights up).
3. Adjust the delay time
Fine tune the delay time with the D.TIME
knob.
4. Adjust the feedback level
Use the F.BACK knob to adjust the feedback
level (how much the sound is repeated).
5. Adjust the volume
Adjust the volume level of the effect
sound with the E.LEVEL knob.
6. Using WARP
As you hold down the pedal, the feedback
and volume continue to increase. When
you release the pedal switch, the levels return to the settings corresponding to the
knob positions.
* Oscillation may occur when the knobs are set at
certain positions.
* You can use the pedal merely to switch the effect
on and off by quickly pressing and releasing the
pedal switch, rather than continuing to hold it
down.
* You may be unable to achieve the WARP effect
with the E.LEVEL and F.BACK knob settings
near maximum.
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Setting the Output Method
Panning
B
A
Guitar Amplifier
* The panning function is not available
in HOLD mode.
A
DD-6
Electric
Guitar
Effect + Direct
B
B
A
(Direct sound) (Effect sound)
Guitar Amplifier
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DD-6
Electric
Guitar
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Setting the Output Method
Long Delay
MODE
2600ms
800ms
300ms
80ms
REVERSE
HOLD
WARP
B
A
Guitar Amplifier
DD-6
Electric
Guitar
Normal Delay Long Delay
(MAX)
(MAX)
2600 ms
5200 ms
800 ms
1600 ms
300 ms
600 ms
80 ms
160 ms
2600 ms
5200 ms
5200 ms
5200 ms
800 ms
1600 ms
Stereo
Keyboard
Guitar Amplifier
B
B
A
A
DD-6
Effector
(chorus, flanger etc.)
Electric
Guitar
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Attaching the Included Sticker
This device comes with a “mode sticker” and an “application sticker.”
Apply these to the DD-6 as shown in the figure.
Mode Sticker
Application Sticker
This allows you to check the function of each
mode.
This allows you to check the difference in
functions according to the input and output
connections.
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Changing the Battery
When the indicator goes dim or no longer
lights while an effect is on, it means that the
battery is nearly dead and must be replaced.
Replace the battery following the steps below.
* The use of an AC adaptor is recommended as the
unit’s power consumption is relatively high. Should
you prefer to use batteries, please use the alkaline type.
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Thumbscrew
Pedal
Spring Base
Battery Snap
Cord
* The thumbscrew can be left in the pedal while
changing the battery.
2. Remove the old battery from the battery
housing, and remove the snap cord connected to it.
3. Connect the snap cord to the new battery,
and place the battery inside the battery
housing.
Coil Spring
* Be sure to carefully observe the battery’s polarity
(+ versus –).
Guide Bush
Hole
4. Slip the coil spring onto the spring base on
the back of the pedal, then close the pedal.
* Carefully avoid getting the snap cord caught in
the pedal, coil spring and battery housing.
Battery
Snap
Battery Housing
9V Battery
1. Loosen the thumbscrew at the front of
the pedal, then lift the pedal upwards to
open the unit.
5. Finally, insert the thumbscrew into the
guide bush hole and fasten it securely.
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Troubleshooting
Power won’t come on / CHECK indicator doesn’t light:
● Is the specified adaptor (PSA-series;
sold separately) properly connected?
Check the connection once more (p. 9).
* Never use any AC adapter other than one
specified for use with the DD-6.
● Is the guitar connected properly to the
INPUT-A (MONO) or INPUT-B jack?
Check the connection once more (p. 9).
* To prevent excess battery drainage, turn the
power on without the plug inserted in the
INPUT-A (MONO) or INPUT-B jack.
* The CHECK indicator shows whether the effect
is being applied or not, and is used to indicate
other effects. It does not indicate whether the
power to the device is on or not.
● Is the battery low or dead?
Replace with a new battery (p. 19).
* The battery that was supplied with the unit is
for temporary use, intended primarily for testing
its operation. For extended use, we suggest
replacing this with an alkaline battery.
● Is the MODE knob set to HOLD?
In HOLD mode, the CHECK indicator is
normally off (the effect is off). This flashes
while the pedal is held down (HOLD).
The CHECK indicator lights for several
seconds immediately after the power is
turned on, then goes out.
● Are you in TEMPO mode?
In TEMPO mode, the CHECK indicator
flashes alternately in red and green.
* For details, refer to “Using the Tempo Delay” (p. 12).
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Troubleshooting
No sound / Low volume:
Sound is distorted:
● Is the DD-6 properly connected to your
instrument?
Check the connection once more (p. 9, 16–
17).With certain kinds of connections, the
direct sound won’t be output.
● Is the battery low?
As the battery is drained, the CHECK indicator dims, and the DD-6 may start to
function incorrectly. Replace with a new
battery (p. 19).
● Is the volume turned down on any guitar
amp or effects device you have connected?
Check the settings of the connected device
(p. 9, 16–17).
* The battery that was supplied with the unit is
for temporary use, intended primarily for testing
its operation. For extended use, we suggest
replacing it with an alkaline battery.
● Do you have a stereo plug connected?
This device will not operate properly with
stereo plugs. Please use mono plugs.
● Do you have the E.LEVEL knob turned
to MAX in REVERSE mode?
The direct sound is not output when the
E.LEVEL knob is set to MAX.
● Could the level of the sound being input
be excessive?
With some guitars, distortion may be produced. Be careful of your guitar’s output level.
When sounds are layered in WARP
mode, the input volume levels may result
in distortion.
Oscillation may occur with certain
F.BACK knob settings.
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Setting Samples
Solo Play
Hard Riff Sound
This sound is perfect for playing guitar solos.
This is a hard distortion sound that is perfect for
playing riffs.
Doubling
Reverse Playback Delay
This provides an effect similar to the sound of two
guitars layered together.
This delay gives an effect somewhat similar to reverse
playback. It's a sound that's just a little out of the ordinary.
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Setting Samples
Warp
Room Ambience Sound
When applying vibrato or bending strings, you can
press the pedal to add expansiveness to the sound.
This delay simulates the sound that would be picked up
by an ambience mic located on a stand within the room.
Arpeggio
Employs repetitions of delayed sound to create an
oscillating sound. Unique effects can be obtained by
adjusting the D.TIME knob.
* Care should be taken, since this effect tends to
increase the volume.
Excellent for playing arpeggios. An even more expansive sound is created by matching the tempo of
songs in TEMPO mode.
Trick Sound
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Setting Memo
(
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(
)
(
)
(
)
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Specifications
DD-6: Digital Delay
Nominal Input Level ...................... -20 dBu
Input Impedance ............................. 1 MΩ
Nominal Output Level ................... -20 dBu
Output Impedance.......................... 1 kΩ
Recommended Load Impedance ..... 10 Ω or greater
Delay Time ....................................... 1 ms–5.2 s
* Values may vary according to the mode and connections.
Residual Noise................................. -90 dBu (IHF-A, Typ.): All knobs at center position
Controls ............................................ Pedal Switch, E.LEVEL knob, F.BACK knob, D.TIME knob,
MODE Switch
Indicator ........................................... CHECK Indicator
(Used for indication of TEMPO, HOLD, and WARP, and to check battery)
Connectors ....................................... INPUT-A (MONO) jack, INPUT-B jack,
OUTPUT-A (MONO) jack, OUTPUT-B jack,
AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
Power Supply .................................. DC 9 V: Dry battery (9 V type) S-006P/9 V (6F22/9 V)
Dry battery (9 V type) 6AM6/9 V (alkaline)
AC Adaptor
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Specifications
Current Draw .................................. 55 mA (DC 9 V)
* Expected battery life under continuous use:
Carbon: 2 hours, Alkaline: 6 hours
These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Dimensions ...................................... 73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm
2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches
Weight. ............................................. 440 g / 1 lb (including Battery)
Accessories ....................................... Owner’s Manual
Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” “IMPORTANT NOTES,” and “Information”)
Dry battery (9 V type) S-006P/9 V (6F22/9 V)
Mode Sticker
Application Sticker
* The battery that was supplied with the unit is for temporary useintended primarily for testing its operation.
We also suggest replacing this with an alkaline dry cell.
Options ............................................. AC Adaptor PSA-Series
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
* In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to
change without prior notice.
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For EU Countries
This product complies with the requirements of European Directive 89/336/EEC.
For the USA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void the users authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B Limit.
For Canada
NOTICE
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
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