Boss SDE-3000EVH EVH Dual Digital Delay
BOSS and EVH Unite to Bring You the Legendary Eddie Van Halen Dual Delay Sound
EVH and BOSS join forces to bring you the SDE-3000EVH Dual Digital Delay, an authentic recreation of the stereo delays at the heart of Eddie Van Halen’s massive three-cabinet live stage guitar sound. Based on the vintage Roland SDE-3000 rackmount delay, this powerhouse processor puts two fully featured SDE-3000s in one floor-based pedal, coupled with extensive connectivity to build a wet/dry/wet rig just like Eddie’s. You also get eight presets curated by EVH with the exact settings from his actual delay units, allowing you to experience the master’s expansive spatial delay tone in your own setup.
Special edition dual delay pedal jointly developed by EVH and BOSS
Based on the legendary Roland SDE-3000 rackmount digital delay from the 1980s
Eight EVH presets with the exact settings from the two SDE-3000 delays in Eddie Van Halen’s live rig (the EVH presets are locked internally but allow for output level adjustments)
Versatile connectivity for creating an EVH wet/dry/wet rig and integrating with various mono and stereo setups
Classic appearance with the signature EVH logo and stripes
Warm vintage digital delay sound with extended features for modern rigs
Distinctive retro display and panel controls based on the original SDE-3000
Includes two full-featured delays, each with independent parameters, mono/stereo modulation, and panning
Widely adjustable delay time with two range settings: 0–1500 ms and 0–3000 ms
Characterful modulation inspired by the original circuit design
Phase switches for the primary delay and delay feedback loop
Adjustable low-cut and high-cut filters for shaping delay feedback sounds
Send/return functionality for patching in an effect pedal or using the four-cable method
Selectable impedance on the effect return for optimizing tone with different amplifiers
Selectable series or parallel operation for the two delays
Save and recall sounds with 92 user memories
Adjustable noise suppressor
Assignable onboard footswitch control for tap tempo, hold, and more
Jacks for extended operation with up to four footswitches, two expression pedals, or the GA-FC/GA-FC EX foot controller
MIDI I/O on space-saving mini TRS jacks
Includes three ground-lift cables for eliminating hum with multi-amplifier setups
For optimal performance, stay up to date with the current SDE-3000EVH system software.
Eddie Van Halen and the SDE-3000
Eddie Van Halen is one of the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time, and his effortless musicality, spirited performances, and otherworldly techniques will continue to inspire players for generations to come. Eddie’s amazing tone is equally legendary, and he continually refined his amplifier and effect choices throughout his career to achieve the very best sound possible.
The Roland SDE-3000 delays were perfect for his unique wet/dry/wet live rig approach, providing rich, high-quality tone and special delay parameters that allowed him to perfectly tweak the sound to his exacting preferences. After years of using the SDE-3000s, the ever-ambitious and competitive Eddie tried to see if he could improve his sound with a rival product. But he never found another delay that worked better, and his two SDE-3000s remained core components of his stage rig throughout his long career.
Reproducing the Eddie Van Halen Delay Setup
The original SDE-3000 was a mono delay, and Eddie used two units with unique settings on each to achieve his sound. The SDE-3000EVH combines two SDE-3000s in one pedal, along with an EVH preset bank that allows you to load all the settings for the dual delays with a touch.
Wet/Dry/Wet Configuration Made Easy
Eddie pioneered his three-cabinet wet/dry/wet setup in the early 1990s, using a dry path from a single amplifier in the center cab and left and right cabs amplified with wet-only delay effects for a wide, multi-dimensional soundstage. With the multiple outputs and versatile routing modes in the SDE-3000EVH, it’s possible to recreate this setup with your own amps.
One-Touch EVH Presets
The SDE-3000EVH features eight EVH presets accessed via a dedicated panel switch. The first four presets are designed for a wet/dry/wet setup, and they represent the actual presets Eddie used in his live rig. The next four presets provide the same sounds, adapted for a standard stereo amplifier setup.
Two SDE-3000s in One Pedal
The SDE-3000EVH provides two discrete delays with independent parameters and mono or stereo modulation on each. Run the delays in parallel and pan them for ever-evolving stereo colors. Or chain them in series to create complex rhythms and reverb-like depth. And along with the EVH wet/dry/wet configuration, the flexible I/O supports a variety of mono and stereo setups. There’s an external loop as well, allowing you to insert external pedals or interface with an amplifier’s effects loop via the four-cable method, complete with selectable impedance for optimum tone.