DOD Digital Delay DFX9

DOD Digital Delay DFX9

DOD Digital Delay DFX9 Pedal. With three delay-time modes, Features delay times that range from 12.5ms to 800ms. Produces endless repeats on demand in Hold mode.

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User Reviews of the DOD Digital Delay DFX9

  • Submitted by project_ozma from Chapel Hill, NC (64 points) on Nov 10, 2011
  • An oldie but a goodie, this delay is absolutely great for generating tweaky, fast, speed glitches or long quavering drones. Capture a loop with the infinite delay, then speed it up or slow it down with the rate knobs. The level and repeat knobs are also useful, though their effect is more subtle.
  • Good Points: Great range of delay times/speeds/depths, infinite loop mode for creating glitches and drones, cheap for a delay pedal.
  • Bad Points: Old and likely well loved. Repeat knob not as useful as it could be. Lacks some depth that would make this a real sound killer.
  • Price Paid: US$45.00
  • Purchased At: eBay
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  • Submitted by apewrist from Kielce (294 points) on Sep 27, 2009
  • Really gritty, dirty and evil delay pedal. Got it only for the infinite repeat (which is not infinite at all as the signal fades away after a while!) function. Great for fast cut-up noise.
  • Good Points: - Infinite repeat function. - Poor sound quality.
  • Bad Points: - Poor sound quality. - Power switch.
  • Price Paid: US$70.00
  • Purchased At: allegro.pl
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  • Submitted by Johnny from New York, NY (42 points) on Apr 24, 2009
  • I was going to sell this thing for MAD CHEAP on Craigslist because I thought the infinite repeat was broken. Thanks to reviews on this site about the tweakable trim pots inside, I can now get slightly more delay time, feedback regeneration and the infinite repeat is now working! Perfect delay pedal for the experimental, noise and drone stuff that I do.
  • Good Points: Tweakable trim pots Dirty gritty sound Infinite repeat for capturing short noise bursts and dropping the pitch with the delay time.
  • Bad Points: None that I can think of right now.
  • Price Paid: US$0.00
  • Purchased At: accidentally stolen from a pal.
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  • Submitted by Monotron from burg (30 points) on Mar 30, 2009
  • Just got this delay for 20 euro's. The seller told me the infinite repeat didnt work anymore. I read some reviews of other people who had the same problem. ITS VERY EASY TO FIX! I opened up the pedal to tweak the trimpots and one (of three) calibrates the delay range. Adjusting this pot fixes the hold function. The other two are for feedback and overall range. Nice little pedal, good for noizes. Put on hold and down
  • Good Points: Tweakable because of trimpots Cheap ass! Feedback can be cranked up into spacedust
  • Bad Points: None at this point
  • Price Paid: US$20.00
  • Purchased At: 2nd hand
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  • Submitted by Belial from Chicago, IL (102 points) on Feb 13, 2009
  • Excellent. I love this thing. Just a bare-bones short delay. Great for vocals. Works incredibly well for making short loops. An invaluable piece of my electronics set-up.
  • Good Points: -INFINITE REPEAT MODE! (can be engaged, either with the knob, or by pressing the switch!) -Nice and gritty short delay. -Durable construction. -Awesome sounds when you mess with the delay time (especially when you've made a sweet loop.)
  • Bad Points: None, really...
  • Price Paid: US$10.00
  • Purchased At: from a friend
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  • Submitted by michael from Upland, CA (98 points) on Jul 23, 2008
  • this is a great delay pedal. sure, it may be quite simplistic, but that's because it's an old pedal. up to 1 second of delay time. you choose the delay time out of one of six modes, then you can adjust the delay time more and choose the number of repeats. i would say this pedal has a little bit more of a gritty old-school sound than newer Boss or Digitech delays. this pedal also includes a looping mode, but this feature doesn't function on my pedal. that's okay, i use my boss dd-6 or boss rc-2 for that.
  • Good Points: + great sounding delay, 1 second is enough for most applications + perfect for using with other delays and reverbs in your setup for rhythmic loops
  • Bad Points: - doesn't have features of newer digital delays, such as longer delay times, reverse delay, etc.
  • Price Paid: US$0.00
  • Purchased At: trade with a friend
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  • Submitted by mthead from Seattle, WA (38 points) on Jul 9, 2007
  • This delay is gritty. The 8 bit samples that I create with the infinite repeat sound great for noise. I like putting it in a loop to grab short bursts of noise. This is tough old DOD construction. I have had this pedal for 15 years and it is still going strong.
  • Good Points: Good delay sound. Grit. Tough.
  • Bad Points: Infinite repeat only 1 sec.
  • Price Paid: US$45.00
  • Purchased At: Music 6000
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  • Submitted by sclr from Portland, OR (220 points) on Jun 29, 2005
  • i remember this was the first delay pedal i got. it was great for my drum machine and messing with the pitch on the inf. repeat mode. i had alot of fun with this thing. now that i know about the trim pots i think i will try and find it again. you can never have too much delay.
  • Good Points: sturdy simple delay w/infinite repeat mode. one second delay time when this was released was great.
  • Bad Points: none
  • Price Paid: US$50.00
  • Purchased At: music store
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  • Submitted by spit + smudge from Savannah, GA (214 points) on May 21, 2002
  • This pedal is fantastic. Having owned one for many years, the DFX9 has endless possibilities. Not to mention the trim pots that are located inside the pedal can provide slightly more delay time as well as regeneration tweaking (can get some really INSANE creeping feedback this way) Great for noise or those "soundscape" projects out there.
  • Good Points: Best part is using the Infinite repeat with the delay knob all the way to the "0" position, catch a sound, then increase the delay time max, it drops the pitch of the sample, generally giving you nice LOW rumbling walls of noise.
  • Bad Points: There is nothing bad to say about this pedal at all!
  • Price Paid: US$40.00
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  • Submitted by gr-eh? from Detroit, MI (390 points) on Mar 23, 2002
  • this is a really nice digital delay - easy to use and it sounds good. hold is only good on the longest delay setting and realtime "delay time" tweaking adjusts pitch accordingly. i've taken the trimpots on the PCB and replaced 'em with normal knobbed pots - makes repeats and delay time far more tweakable. as previous reviewer suggested, a low power mod would also be nice but its already a tight fit to add two more pots into this case. for sampling i prefer the two-button style of the digitech pedals but this has its own purpose.
  • Good Points: sampling capability, nice smooth sound. easy to modify.
  • Bad Points: eats batteries.
  • Price Paid: US$45.00
  • Purchased At: eBay
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  • Submitted by Ben from United States (250 points) on Mar 9, 2002
  • this has been an essential part of my noise set-up for at least 5 years. i really like delays combined with a distortion that works well with it (and any other effects) in self-oscillating loops. for the longest time, this was the only delay i would use in that set-up. changing the "delay" knob creates great flanging sounds, but also colors the rest of the sound quite a lot. my favorite part of this effect is the "range/mode" knob, which adjusts from a max 16 ms, mas 63 ms, max 250 ms, max 1 sec or infinite repeat. with the inf repeat, pressing the pedal locks it into infinite from an otherwise 1 sec max delay. when locked in inf repeat, adjusting the "delay" knob changes the speed and pitch of the loop. the "level" knob adjusts the level of the effect over the dry signal. only complaint about the performance and options is that there is no mix--the dry signal is fixed, the wet is controlled with the "level" knob. this thing sucks batteries like crazy. sometimes that's a good thing--it makes distorted sounds when the batteries are low. one day i'll pick up an extra one to bend/modify, and add in a low power mod.
  • Good Points: see review
  • Bad Points: runs through batteries quickly. no dry level adjustments.
  • Price Paid: US$0.00
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