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The big exception here is - of course - microphones.
I see no problem in that, even if you're trying to get a vintage'ish sound.
Quite on the contrary actually: If it hadn't been for cheap hi-res sound cards, I could never have afforded to experiment and record as much as I have.
Anyway, I AM in good company with the DD-3 as Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley) also is using one nowadays alongside with a chorus (to emulate the frequency impurity of a tape echo). I haven't tried this one myself, but the online sound samples on BOSS' website sound pretty convincing to me.
However, I'd like to mention some alternatives: Other effects : Distortion : The BOSS FBM-1. I still prefer the Sans Amp though, and I think it's more HI-FI than the BOSS (It SHOULD be actually, because it's a studio effect, which is a notch or two above a guitar pedal in sound quality).
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If you're into Surf music it's a whole different ballgame though.