Distortion might come out a bit with the gain adjustment too but feedback might suffer. I recently asked for a schematic of this and Stephen Giles provided me with one, there are 3 BBDs to Bias, if I find time I can trace it a little to tell you which trim is which. The pink stuff around the trimmers is the stuff that techs use to secure the trimpot to the position it was set to. ONE of the trimmers – at least from the pic – appears to have considerably less of the stuff. This suggests that it might have chipped off and that particular trimmer drifted from its original setting.

EHX Electro Harmonix Nano Deluxe Memory Man Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

Another change is the variable Depth control—turn it to the left and modulation is increased with a triangle waveform, while on the right is a square wave. Modulation Rate gets its own dedicated knob on the pedal, making it much more flexible as a self-contained unit. Speaking of chorus and vibrato, a three-position switch on the right defines the rate of modulation. In Chorus mode, the LFO will be rather slow, while Vibrato mode is faster. Expression mode puts the modulation time under variable control, provided a compatible expression pedal is used.

Or if you want the whistling feedback you can dial some in. Of course, these days the Electro-Harmonix line includes more than just the Memory Man delays, like the Grand Canyon. But people keep coming back to the classic analog delays, and for good reason.

We replace the wires and jacks on the mod, and usually replace the pots too. We keep the same great sound when ON, but it will sound MUCH better when off, the stock pedals really suck your tone when they are off. It had first been sold in 1976 and was by that the first flanger in pedal format. The Deluxe version has been reissued and is still in production, although in 2015, a new Deluxe Electric Mistress was introduced in the company’s smaller “XO” casing. As well, there are two digital recreations called NEO Mistress and Stereo Electric Mistress.

More surreal textures, like the wiggly vibrato and chorus delays at high depth levels, will entice players that love the Cure, Slowdive, and Ride, as well as ambient players and composers. EH Deluxe memory man with modulation, This is one of the best sounding ANALOG DELAYS available. If you blend in a TOUCH of the chorus along with the delay, you get a natural modulation of the delay, which sounds just like an echoplex or echorec delay. New in box We sell these with TRUE BYPASS. Without it, they are a bit DULL sounding when off, and even a little when ON. True bypass completely removes the effect from your circuit when the effect is OFF. With true bypass, the volume level may change when you switch the pedal ON, unless you set the LEVEL knob to match the off level.

Ibanez ES3 Echo Shifter $200 – The new version of this echo + pitch shifting modulation pedal adds a digital mode for crisper repeats and an Oscillation mode if the tap tempo footswitch is held. The effect’s modulation can now be controlled more in depth thanks to the new Speed knob. A stereo BBD full analog audio delay, featuring six different individual modes, tape-like modulation, tap-tempo functionality and up to 550ms delay time.

These improvements don’t affect the circuit’s tone, loved by many guitarists and based on a faithful reproduction of the Panasonic MN3205 chip. The delay’s repetitions can go up to 600ms, while the modulation can deliver chorus or flanger effects. Maestro Discoverer Delay $149 | An intuitive analog Fling delay reissue of the Maestro pedal from the early ’60s, with controls for Delay, Sustain and Mix. The modulation section, activated via a toggle switch, features internal trim pots for Rate and Width and can produce from tape-like wow and flutter to more pronounced pitch-shifting effects.

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man 550-TT Delay Pedal with Tap Tempo

Electro-Harmonix has found a chip that accurately replicates the performance of the Panasonic Bucket Brigade chips found in the original Memory Man pedals. Not only does this chip, the Xvive MN3005, sound like the older chips, but its supply ensures the survival of one of the most coveted delay pedals in history. Every MN3005 chip is thoroughly tested by EHX to ensure it’s 100% equal in performance to the Panasonics. With the Deluxe Memory Man 550-TT, you get everything that’s great about the older pedals in a more reliable package. Classic echoes, tails , and both rate and depth knobs come standard in the new shrunken version of the legendary bucket-brigade delay. On the earliest MM models, there was a simple ‘boost’ switch, but this morphed into the ‘level’ control, for finer tuning.

I have compared this pedal to the newer model Memory Man with longer delay and Memory Boy’s etc But I think this Pedal sounds better than either of those for what it’s worth. Other notable appointments include high-input impedance to preserve the tone the pedal is being fed, as well as a regular nine-volt power supply input. Included for enhanced modulation control, Rate controls the effect speed, while Depth determines how much modulation is added to the delay sound. By the way, the Deluxe Memory Man internally runs on 15V and therefore has a bigger headroom than delay pedals that run on 9V and internally mostly use 4.5 to 9V. Optically, it is pretty easy to distinguish the “big box” version from the XO version. The enclosure of the old DMM is made of a folded metal sheed and has bigger pots, while all pedals of the XO series use a modern enclosure made of extruded aluminum with small pots.

To my ears, the DMM-TT is brighter than the DMB, making it more immediately useful for instruments beyond the guitar, though they’re both certainly variations upon the same flavor of delay. While classic Panasonic chips aren’t readily available anymore, the current Deluxe Memory Man keeps things as authentic as possible by utilizing Xvive Audio’s recreation of the MN3005. The only other notable difference is the modern addition of true bypass switching, meaning that unlike the original, the entire effect is bypassed instead of just the delay section. This means that the preamp gain and drive can’t be used as a permanent boost in your signal chain. In this category, you’ll find some of the best boutique delay pedals on the market in compact format. Features two smaller knobs for Repeat and Blend, and a significantly larger Delay Time knob in the middle.

Electro-Harmonix also added a send and return loop, allowing additional effects to be placed within the delay’s feedback path. As with most of the members of its family, the delay times range from about 30 to 550ms, suitable for everything from chorus and slapback echoes up to quarter note delays at moderate tempos. Internally, the Memory Toy uses four BL3208A chips as the BBD element, which is a clone of the original Panasonic MN3208.

There is a bit of hiss on long delay times and high gain, but it is really, really good. I would love a 1100TT, but I could probably pick up a secondhand Casino for the price. I emailed Howard Davis I was surprised he responded back within a few minutes. The W3 was designed with the mod he used to do on the DMMs modulation circuit when he was still doing modifications for people. I asked him about adding a tap tempo but that isn’t a simple mod, its a different circuit, but he said there are no plans for production of that currently. EHX is still making DMMs, along with memory boys, toys, etc.

TAKE OFF mode gives you a special increased feedback momentary swell. Economical controls make this DSP-driven homage to the DMM an affordable, clever, and compact compromise. This delay is perfect for a range of uses, from short slap back to long ethereal repeats that are awesome for solos. I love EH pedals there is something about them,some Mojo they have that help them to stand out in the crowd. You’re currently missing out on our lovely designed product gallery and its useful features .