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Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy Delay Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • Tap Tempo
  • Tap Divide timing subdivisions
  • Expression pedal input for flexible control
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With tap tempo and an outboard expression pedal input, this could be the most versatile analog delay ever made.

The Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy delay pedal is a member of the Memory Man family of guitar effects. The Deluxe Memory Boy's quality internal circuitry delivers warm and organic analog tones while Tap Tempo allows you to always be in sync with the groove. Choose 5 note divisions for metronomic variances. Sweet modulations can be set while the expression pedal input gives you external control. The Deluxe Memory Boy is the most flexible analog delay Electro-Harmonix has ever designed.

Features

  • Tap Tempo
  • Tap Divide timing subdivisions
  • Expression pedal input for flexible control
  • Triangle and square wave modulation with adjustable rate and depth for superior chorus, vibratos and sweeps
  • Total analog bucket brigade design

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Electro-HarmonixDeluxe Memory Boy Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (3)

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    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Best featured delay in this price range

      It was between this and the TC Electronic Nova Delay. I finally landed on the DMB. Admittedly, when I first plugged it in, the sounds I was getting out of it gave me...Read complete review

      It was between this and the TC Electronic Nova Delay. I finally landed on the DMB. Admittedly, when I first plugged it in, the sounds I was getting out of it gave me instant buyer's remorse. I gave myself a headache worrying I'd bought the wrong pedal. The next day, I sat down and started playing guitar and turning knobs. Within an hour, I'd found half a dozen sounds that were not only useable, but were downright great sounding. Within a week, I'd worked out more than a dozen different sounds/functions for this pedal. That's actually quite a lot for any single effect. Not to mention the fact that I still have some ground to cover--I don't have any other cool effects to run through the built in effects loop.(see EHX's site for ideas) and I don't own an expression pedal yet. However, one of the best parts is this: after experimenting, I realized I had a box that could offer at least five different types of effects. Not just five effects settings, but five different effects: delay, reverb, chorus, vibrato, and boost/overdrive. Delay is obvious--that's the purpose of this pedal. With some tweaking, you can also get a good faux reverb out of it. Using the modulation and minimizing the delay time, you can use it for a dedicated chorus or vibrato effect. And, perhaps the most surprising discovery of all: if you turn the gain all the way up and the blend all the way dry, you have a very powerful and low-noise boost/overdrive pedal. Obviously not why you buy a pedal like this, but it's a nice bonus. This feature in conjunction with my MXR Micro Amp makes my blues-flavored tube head sound like a hard-rock/heavy metal machine. Now, about a month later, I'm absolutely stoked that I put out the cash for this delay. It probably won't leave my pedalboard until it dies. With any effect, you've got to be willing to put in the study time to learn what it does and how to tweak it. This one is no different. If you're looking for a perfectly clean delay that faithfully recreates the tone of your guitar, this isn't the one for you. If you're looking for a versatile pedal whose delays have dark, vintage mojo and that can do other mainstay effects in a pinch too--get this one!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Horrible white noise!

      I sold a boss dd7 in the search of a true analog sound. I ordered this online (bad idea) because of the amazing versatility that offered and because of the price. Out of...Read complete review

      I sold a boss dd7 in the search of a true analog sound. I ordered this online (bad idea) because of the amazing versatility that offered and because of the price. Out of the box and plugged, it dissapointed me totally. Yes, the analog sound was there, but completely masked by a horrible white noise over every repeat. It's more noticeable when I turn the effect blend (and feedback) knob up. So, if you wanna use it just like an adding colour to your tone thing, buy it. But if you want a hearable DELAY, don't even think about it. The on/off switch is also annoyingly LOUD. This thing really sucks. It has all the potential to be the best delay in the market (for the price), but honestly, just another EHX failure. I'm pretty mad with them not also because of the delay, but also because of their bad client service. I live outside USA, so I asked them if they could send me some online instructions or some kind of help. First time, they said that I could send the pedal to the fabric (so they didn't even read my mail completely), so I wrote another e-mail wich they never answered. Save your money for something better!!!!

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best featured delay in this price range

      By BlueTuxedoStrat

      from Lexington, SC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Classic Analog Delay Tone
      • Excellent Price
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Lots Of Features
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Bigger Footprint
      • Bit Of A Learning Curve
      • Long Delays Can Sound Bad

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      It was between this and the TC Electronic Nova Delay. I finally landed on the DMB. Admittedly, when I first plugged it in, the sounds I was getting out of it gave me instant buyer's remorse. I gave myself a headache worrying I'd bought the wrong pedal. The next day, I sat down and started playing guitar and turning knobs. Within an hour, I'd found half a dozen sounds that were not only useable, but were downright great sounding. Within a week, I'd worked out more than a dozen different sounds/functions for this pedal. That's actually quite a lot for any single effect. Not to mention the fact that I still have some ground to cover--I don't have any other cool effects to run through the built in effects loop.(see EHX's site for ideas) and I don't own an expression pedal yet. However, one of the best parts is this: after experimenting, I realized I had a box that could offer at least five different types of effects. Not just five effects settings, but five different effects: delay, reverb, chorus, vibrato, and boost/overdrive. Delay is obvious--that's the purpose of this pedal. With some tweaking, you can also get a good faux reverb out of it. Using the modulation and minimizing the delay time, you can use it for a dedicated chorus or vibrato effect. And, perhaps the most surprising discovery of all: if you turn the gain all the way up and the blend all the way dry, you have a very powerful and low-noise boost/overdrive pedal. Obviously not why you buy a pedal like this, but it's a nice bonus. This feature in conjunction with my MXR Micro Amp makes my blues-flavored tube head sound like a hard-rock/heavy metal machine. Now, about a month later, I'm absolutely stoked that I put out the cash for this delay. It probably won't leave my pedalboard until it dies. With any effect, you've got to be willing to put in the study time to learn what it does and how to tweak it. This one is no different. If you're looking for a perfectly clean delay that faithfully recreates the tone of your guitar, this isn't the one for you. If you're looking for a versatile pedal whose delays have dark, vintage mojo and that can do other mainstay effects in a pinch too--get this one!

      Comment on this review

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Horrible white noise!

      By Sando

      from Bogotá, Colombia

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I sold a boss dd7 in the search of a true analog sound. I ordered this online (bad idea) because of the amazing versatility that offered and because of the price. Out of the box and plugged, it dissapointed me totally. Yes, the analog sound was there, but completely masked by a horrible white noise over every repeat. It's more noticeable when I turn the effect blend (and feedback) knob up. So, if you wanna use it just like an adding colour to your tone thing, buy it. But if you want a hearable DELAY, don't even think about it. The on/off switch is also annoyingly LOUD. This thing really sucks. It has all the potential to be the best delay in the market (for the price), but honestly, just another EHX failure. I'm pretty mad with them not also because of the delay, but also because of their bad client service. I live outside USA, so I asked them if they could send me some online instructions or some kind of help. First time, they said that I could send the pedal to the fabric (so they didn't even read my mail completely), so I wrote another e-mail wich they never answered. Save your money for something better!!!!

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Full Featured Analog Goodness!

        By wrightdude

        from Jefferson, MD

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Full Featured

        Cons

        • Some Audible White Noise

        Best Uses

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Tap tempo, tempo divide, effects loop, exp pedal control... Hard to find those features in a "true" analog delay, much less for this price point! (although the soon to be released Way Huge Supa will be worth a look at ~$60 extra) "Gain" control is also great for matching your uneffected volume. I wish more delays (hint:Memory Man w/Haz) had that feature!

          The sound is classic analog goodness. Darkish repeats that eventually smear into a near infinite ambient wash... or with a tweak of the feedback control (or better yet, expression pedal) take it to full-on oscillation or dial it back to a great slap back.

          You can get some very useable lush modulation on the sine wave side. The sqaure wave side can get pretty whacky quick but offers some fun!

          Only nit is with clean guitar and low ambient conditions, a small amount of white noise is observed while the repeats are in the buffer.

          For live use it is great! And easily dialed in so the repeats sit well in the mix. I have not tried the Memory Boy in the studio yet... But all indications are it's a keeper for me!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Feature rich, but noisy

          By GeoffDuJour

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Ok, I get it. It's an analog delay with bucket brigade technology. There is inherently going to be some noise as the delays degenerate. The experience that I had with this pedal was beyond acceptable analog noise. Even with short delay times and minimal feedback, there was an unmistakable and bothersome "white noise" accompanying each repeat. It was very disheartening as online video demos made it seem warm and delicious, and certainly not noisy. Did I have a defective unit? Perhaps. Regardless, back in the box it went and back to MF I sent it with no desire to try another unit. The other aspects were cool: send and return lines for inserting other effects on the delayed signal, tap tempo, tempo divide, expression pedal input, etc. The square wave modulation effect is basically a gimmick. Not usable for most styles of playing. Would sound awesome on a synth or drum machine, but not guitar. Triangle modulation was nice, but only to a certain point, after which it also became more novelty than usable. I sold my Line6 Echo Park looking for something "real," but this certainly wasn't the answer.

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            5.0

            Works great the second time!

            By Brandon Borchert

            from Minnesota

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I give it a 9 because of the first pedal I recieved. I looked online and noticed others had this same issue but the second pedal just knocks it out of the park.
            Features? This thing is LOADED with features. With the FX loop, EXP capability, Depth and rate switch, you can get so much more than delay sounds with this. This has to be one of the most feature-packed analog delay out there (for the price).
            The only reason I give it a 7 is because when I recieved it, even when using the included power supply, there just wasn't enough feedback/output. It was really weak sounding. I couldn't get it to self-oscillate which is a major reason I bought analog instead of digital. But I contacted customer service which was VERY helpful and they let me exchange it with no problems.
            Like I meantioned in features, there's so much to this little thing that it's ridiculous. I was originally going to buy a Carbon Copy by MXR but with all of these extra features in the DMB, I had no problem shelling out an extra $36.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best on the Market

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I saw some strange complaints about this pedal. I've had no problems out of mine. I used it through an entire performance today and heard no extra noise or whistling. I did notice a change in tone ...but that was corrected by turning the gain knob on the pedal up. I found this very useful to switch to a cleaner delay signal during my performance. I also fell in love with the easter egg mode that goes through the note cycle. The tap tempo and tone of this pedal basically make it priceless to me. I've had tap tempo digital delays and they never pleased my ears or my pedal board. The Line 6 DL4 is junk for those seeking real tone. You can find your sound here with this amazing pedal. It tops every memory man I've used minus a little modulation. I miss that, but it was a great trade off for the addition of tap tempo, and amazing loop to run gain or other effects through, and an expression pedal input that can vary every knob on the pedal. Amazing feature if you have a spare volume/expression around. My only quarrel is with the buttons that change modes and notation...they are kind of flimsy feeling. I'd really recommend this over any delay out there. It wont repeat infinitely or turn into a looper but it will do great delay sounds with the addition of leaving your tone genuine and realistic.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            All the greatness of Analog w/ tap

            By likezguitar

            from Sanger, TX

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

            The Deluxe Memory Boy is a top of the line analog delay with features not normally on an analog delay. Having tap tempo and subdivisions available is great to have live and having a loop available gives you some unique tones to play with. The tone is VERY warm, warm by analog standards even. However, the texture you can achieve by using this pedal is phenomenal! Is this a memory man...No. Can I get great analog memory man like tones...yes. The only "complaint" I have is not necessarily a Memory Boy issue, but analog delays. The delay time is very short. If you need more, than you should look elsewhere. However, combining the price with the tone of this thing....it's a no brainer.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best thing under 300$

            By gto5203

            from Rockford

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Bought this right when it came out. The tap tempo was what sold me at first since it is absolutely essential in a live setting. Got the pedal plugged it in, was very pleased. The analog tone is so nice and warm. Even using telecaster single coils it comes through very rich and flowing. My only complaint with the delay section is that the feed back begins to selfoscillate a little too quickly, only around 12 or 1 o clock where as i hoped that i could dial in feed back up to maybe 3 or so before i had to worry about SO. as for the other features, the square and sine waves are very interesting but not a whole lot of use aside from maybe use with synthesizers? the sine is nice to add a little flow to the delaysmy biggest grip how every is that with the features there is no reverse delay, which i was hoping foreither way i Love this pedal, nit picky things aside this is a great pedal. analog tone with all the tools to control it accurately and quickly. perfect for working with a live drummer.

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            4.0

            Fun noisemaker but noisy

            By Kp-QlqMH

            from Los Angeles

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This pedal is awesome but the longer you leave it on, the noisier it gets. It makes a "whistling" sound after you turn the feedback up and down a few times. Also the pedal alters the tone of your guitar considerably, even when the mix is all the way dry. I love the efx loop and tap tempo, but the sound quality and noise of this pedal caused me to return it. Also the tap tempo switch feels like an on/off button which is a little weird but not a huge issue.

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good analog delay tone, but died quickly.

            By Stevo vs Gravtiy

            from Columbus, MS

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I don't hate this pedal, but it's left a bad taste. I got this delay about 5 or 6 months ago and it died at practice. Luckily the pedal is wired for true by-pass so it didn't really kill me in the middle of a song. I hit the switch and no wet signal, all dry. I can't take away from the actually delay sounds because that it did very well. The tap tempo was a plus and the fact that an expression pedal could be to control various setting was also very nice. The reason I knocked it on its features was simply because of the modulation built in. They really aren't that usable. For the money I'd buy a MXR Carbon Copy and save room on the board. It's a mid size pedal so it does take up some room. I was willing to live with it, but now I guess it's off to the scrap pile.

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