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A lot of pedal for a boyish price.

The Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy is a smooth analog delay that takes its heritage from the 1970s Memory Man and the legendary Deluxe Memory Man. The Memory Boy uses the Deluxe Memory Man as a base, expanding upon it with additional modulation features and an optional expression pedal input for external control over delay time or modulation rate.

Memory Boy features a 550ms delay time, allowing you to explore limitless textures. A three-way toggle switch lets you add in vibrato or chorus, or control the delay time with an external expression pedal.

Since the early 1970's, Electro-Harmonix has been designing analog delays featured on some of the greatest recordings and used by iconic musicians throughout the world. From the original Memory Man guitar pedal to the Deluxe Memory Man, still available today, EHX delay pedals are desired instruments for the organic tones that deliver textures that define quality.

FEATURES
  • All analog delay with Feedback
  • Up to 550ms delay time
  • Selectable Chorus or Vibrato modulations rates
  • Choose between triangle or square modulation waveforms
  • Expression pedal control of delay time or modulation rate (expression pedal extends the range of modulation rate)
  • True Bypass
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Electro-HarmonixMemory Boy Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
 
3.9

(based on 21 reviews)

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Someone Else's Trash Is My Treasure!

A buddy gave this to pedal to me, citing "awful and strange delay noises" as the cause for why he was getting rid of it. He said that if I...Read complete review

A buddy gave this to pedal to me, citing "awful and strange delay noises" as the cause for why he was getting rid of it. He said that if I could "fix it", I could have it or offload it, etc.

After testing it out, I think my friend just didn't understand what this pedal does, and that he misunderstood the nature and character of the modulation effects.

I'll start simply with the delay. As others have noted, this pedal sounds dark. Yup. Absolutely. Don't ever change that, because that's a GOOD thing. Actually it's neither good nor bad. It's just the nature of analog delay, and it's what you use it for. It's NOT a digital delay, so it will naturally darken your tone a bit. Dude, a good analog delay is so smooth and dreamy, and naturally un-bright. But if you don't like that, then move along to a digital delay. It's okay to do that...it's your tone and your rig, meant for your needs. But I love it, and it's great in so many applications. So vintage when you need it to be, and so ambient when you need that too...and BOTH, if that's what you're doing.

The delay is only around 500ms or so (I believe), so you need to know that up front. Again, this is neither good nor bad in and of itself. It just IS. But it takes this pedal out of the "jack of all trades" pedal. That's why there are DL-4s, TimeFactors, TimeLines, and a whole plethora of digital multi-delay units. But this is not that. If you want those other things, then you're going to need to spend more money. Bottom line.

As for the modulation. Dude...the Chorus has a lush detuning and tape warble. The Vibrato can give you some Leslie-esque vibe and it can also be subtle. Most of the normal mod sounds you'll want or need are somewhere at or before 9 o'clock on the Rate dial. It's pretty sensitive, IMO. [[I like the triangle/square wave selection, but I'll confess that I haven't dove too much into the major differences in their dynamics and scope beyond just a tertiary glance.]] When you go past a Rate setting of 9 o'clock on the dial (earlier, on the square wave setting with my particular unit), then you start getting into random tone generation territory. Oh, buddy, do you ever! There's a lot of brilliant noise making to be had in that place! Paired with a fuzz set to "destroy" and a loud band mix, it's probably too awesome for mere words lol. It's definitely got "8-bit synth" sounds all over it lol. And I think THAT'S what my buddy encountered and thought was a "broken" pedal. He just didn't know what an analog delay - or even specifically an EHX Memory Man (an iconic delay in it's own right...so iconic, that the DL-4 specifically models it!) - is and does. So he got rid of it.

His trash is DEFINITELY my treasure, though! And I absolutely intend to let him know!

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Feature-packed little pedal

This pedal may not meet all your echo and delay needs, but it does certain effects very well. It has numerous options and controls. It is quite good for short rockabilly/surf echo....Read complete review

This pedal may not meet all your echo and delay needs, but it does certain effects very well. It has numerous options and controls. It is quite good for short rockabilly/surf echo. At the other end of the scale you can get some otherworldly spacey sounds if you crank up the feedback, similar to an old-fashioned tape echo. But for certain longer delays it does not sound so good, causing the sound to deteriorate considerably. You would get a cleaner effect from a digitial delay, I think. The chorus effect is reasonable as long as you don't set it up too high, though not as warm as you may get from a dedicated chorus pedal. The sound gets a little "tinny." The vibrato effect may be fun, but doesn't seem particularly useful in most cases. I'm not sure why the chorus/vibrato effects use either a square or a sawtooth wave -- it seems to me a sine wave would be more useful. Build quality is good. All in all, it is a nice pedal, with limitations.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Delay for Single Note Delays or Ambience

By LesPaulPlaya35

from Kingman, AZ

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

If you use this pedal correctly it can be amazing!! I have read many reviews that rated it poorly and said it doesn't sound good and the modulation is useless etc. It will be useless to anyone who doesnt know how to use it.I wouldnt recommend this pedal as a main delay that you would use any ordinary delay for. This is not an ordinary delay pedal! You can't use it like one for 2 reasons, its delays sound dark and its delay times are short. I recommend you use this pedal for sort of ambience delays (Turning the Blend knob down a bit, and adding chorus with low Depth and long feedback to create a "reverby" delay.) or single note delays, (Turning the feedback knob to where it only creates one delay, which for me is about 11 o' clock). I use this along with the delay on my Vox amp that I use as my main delay because I can tap in the tempo. I only use this pedal on clean because when distorted the sound can be overpowering. Ill end with this, the Modulation is NOT useless, it sounds amazing when its on a low Depth setting on a CLEAN channel, and set in the triangle position. This is my FAVORTIE SETTING, it shows that cranking up the Depth knob can create beautiful delays, not just wacky sounds: Delay- 3 o clock, Depth 12 o clock, Blend- 12 o clock, Feedback 11 o clock, and have the modulation on triangle and on Vibrato. The possibilities are endless with this pedal. Try it out you will be amazed.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Someone Else's Trash Is My Treasure!

By vii

from Toledo, OH

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

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

    A buddy gave this to pedal to me, citing "awful and strange delay noises" as the cause for why he was getting rid of it. He said that if I could "fix it", I could have it or offload it, etc.

    After testing it out, I think my friend just didn't understand what this pedal does, and that he misunderstood the nature and character of the modulation effects.

    I'll start simply with the delay. As others have noted, this pedal sounds dark. Yup. Absolutely. Don't ever change that, because that's a GOOD thing. Actually it's neither good nor bad. It's just the nature of analog delay, and it's what you use it for. It's NOT a digital delay, so it will naturally darken your tone a bit. Dude, a good analog delay is so smooth and dreamy, and naturally un-bright. But if you don't like that, then move along to a digital delay. It's okay to do that...it's your tone and your rig, meant for your needs. But I love it, and it's great in so many applications. So vintage when you need it to be, and so ambient when you need that too...and BOTH, if that's what you're doing.

    The delay is only around 500ms or so (I believe), so you need to know that up front. Again, this is neither good nor bad in and of itself. It just IS. But it takes this pedal out of the "jack of all trades" pedal. That's why there are DL-4s, TimeFactors, TimeLines, and a whole plethora of digital multi-delay units. But this is not that. If you want those other things, then you're going to need to spend more money. Bottom line.

    As for the modulation. Dude...the Chorus has a lush detuning and tape warble. The Vibrato can give you some Leslie-esque vibe and it can also be subtle. Most of the normal mod sounds you'll want or need are somewhere at or before 9 o'clock on the Rate dial. It's pretty sensitive, IMO. [[I like the triangle/square wave selection, but I'll confess that I haven't dove too much into the major differences in their dynamics and scope beyond just a tertiary glance.]] When you go past a Rate setting of 9 o'clock on the dial (earlier, on the square wave setting with my particular unit), then you start getting into random tone generation territory. Oh, buddy, do you ever! There's a lot of brilliant noise making to be had in that place! Paired with a fuzz set to "destroy" and a loud band mix, it's probably too awesome for mere words lol. It's definitely got "8-bit synth" sounds all over it lol. And I think THAT'S what my buddy encountered and thought was a "broken" pedal. He just didn't know what an analog delay - or even specifically an EHX Memory Man (an iconic delay in it's own right...so iconic, that the DL-4 specifically models it!) - is and does. So he got rid of it.

    His trash is DEFINITELY my treasure, though! And I absolutely intend to let him know!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not Quite a Man Yet

    By slappindabassmon

    from Florida

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

    I took this pedal home after comparing it with a carbon copy. I liked the overall warn analog tone of the delays and the modulation made it possible to do all kinds of crazy things. I liked being able to dial in a nice chorus sound, a tape-like warbel, a sort of auto wammy and way beyond. None of that was possible with the fixed mod setting of the carbon copy. Once I took it home though I started noticing the pedal's shortcomings that really limit this pedal's effectiveness.

    The biggest thing for me was it's very short delay time. Anything before 12 o'clock on the delay dial is slap-back style delay and dialing in longer times gets fairly difficult. To have longer delays in time with most music is a turn on the dial between 3 and 4 o'clock, meaning dialing in more precise timing takes miniscule adjustments. It would be fairly difficult to do in a live setting. Plus only 550ms of delay (it may actually be shorter than that) doesn't give much headroom for experimenting. The other turn off was it's blend, which I couldn't seem to get right, especially with longer delays. Instead of adjusting the "level" of the effect like many pedals, the blend knob decreases the dry signal as it increases the wet signal. I can see why this would be useful, but finding a good balance is pretty difficult and you either end up with a quiet wet signal or a weak dry signal paired with an abrupt sounding delay.

    In the end I ended up returning my Memory Boy. If I already had a digital delay to pair with it I would consider keeping it on my pedal board. It's fun to mess around with and I think you could find some cool uses for it. However, I need something a little more versitle and I don't think I could handle it being my sole delay pedal. I might consider getting the deluxe memory boy since it addresses most of my problems (longer delays, tap tempo, note divisions and a gain knob to compensate for the blend knob), but for now I don't think analog delay is for me. I'll most likely be purchasing the Boss dd-7 since its less fluky and more of a basic modern delay.

    If you're looking for an analog delay on a budget and you're style is more along the lines of 50's and 60's rock and blues, this is probably a great bargain. If you want to do anything beyond that this pedal probably isn't for you.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Stripped Down but Useful

    By Mike

    from Portland, OR

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good modulation options
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Limited Selection Of Effects

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

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

    This is the stripped-down version of the larger Memory Boy. I was on a budget, which was why I chose this over the larger version (as well as the full Memory Man). I'm using it as a tertiary delay, strictly for textural uses. What it does, it does very well. The modulation options are really cool, ranging from non-existant to completely absurd, with a lot of control. In conjunction with an expression pedal, you can do some fun stuff with it (which can control delay time as well as modulation amount). I wouldn't recommend this as a primary delay, mostly because it lacks a tap tempo (available on the larger version), but for texture, it does great. My only complaint is that the ring-mod-like sound you get at very slow delay times (on just the repeats) disappears at faster times, which is a bummer as it's a really great effect.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not the greatest

    By cleveragain

    from Charleston, SC

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

    So I bought this pedal a few months ago, have played with all sorts of setting configurations, and done everything imaginable to try and get a nice tone out of this. And I can't. This pedal really destroys your tone. So, I think I'm being quite generous with my ratings. I love EHX but I think they dropped the ball on this one. C'mon guys, do better.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Cool pedal!

    By Joshua Weiner

    from Tucson, AZ

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

    This is a budget conscious version of the Deluxe Memory Man; it has the same features (delay with mondulation), but doesn't sound quite as gooey and warm as the Memory Man (but it's half the size and 1/3 of the price). For the price, it sounds plenty good enough. It actually sounds great. It also has expression pedal capabilities that the Memory Man does not--you can either control the rate of modulation (from slow chorus to fast vibrato, with everything in between) or the delay time with an expression pedal. This is very cool.The modulation starts to become pretty extreme with the depth knob set any higher than 9:00. In the lower ranges it's subtle and very pleasing. Higher depth rates produce very extreme pitch shifting warble that aren't very usable to my ear, but experimental/noise aficionados might like it a lot.One can also select triange wave or square wave modulation. The square wave is to extreme a warble for me. I prefer triange wave modulation with just a little depth--this approximates the warble of a real tape echo and is very pleasing indeed.Great pedal, especially for the price.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Feature-packed little pedal

    By Stratman

    from Birmingham, AL

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

    This pedal may not meet all your echo and delay needs, but it does certain effects very well. It has numerous options and controls. It is quite good for short rockabilly/surf echo. At the other end of the scale you can get some otherworldly spacey sounds if you crank up the feedback, similar to an old-fashioned tape echo. But for certain longer delays it does not sound so good, causing the sound to deteriorate considerably. You would get a cleaner effect from a digitial delay, I think. The chorus effect is reasonable as long as you don't set it up too high, though not as warm as you may get from a dedicated chorus pedal. The sound gets a little "tinny." The vibrato effect may be fun, but doesn't seem particularly useful in most cases. I'm not sure why the chorus/vibrato effects use either a square or a sawtooth wave -- it seems to me a sine wave would be more useful. Build quality is good. All in all, it is a nice pedal, with limitations.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    PRETTY COOL!

    By Ian Y

    from Rockford, Il

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

    This is a very useable delay, with alot of amazing one of a kind sounds. You can get normal sounds out of this also, so in that case it would be pretty much the cheapest analouge delay out there. The only two bad points are that all the knobs go to extreme settings that are occasionally out there (ie; blend knob goes to 100% wet) and it doesn't self osciallte very well.if you canovercome those shortcomings, this is sweet.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Fun

    By OneDrop-LTg7H

    from CA

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

    Just got this pedal & it has some cool features. I think a lot of people who are hating on this didn't take the time to "feel it out". You have to really tweak each thing individually & take some time to understand it & you will get some great vintage chorus,vibrato & echoes. I agree that some features are useless for most applications.The one I've noticed off the bat is the controls are very sensitive & you can't just crank everything way up or you get some useless far out noise. Keep the controls low & go from there.I do like the tone I get from this,nice chunky,dark,warm vintage tone through fender tubes but I am running it in a chain,so I don't know what it sounds like alone.As far as the delay alone,it's not the best or most versatile,but it's not awful either you can get some rockabilly slap to some ambient trippy sounds to some dub stylee echoes,it does have an overall short delay like mentioned around 400ms or so. It's not my main delay,but it's a good value for a few extra effects in your bag.

     
    5.0

    Nice little weirdo

    By Calaverasgrande

    from Oakland Ca

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

    I have to wonder if some folks just received bunk units? I picked this one up a couple days ago along with an LPB-1. It sounds very nice on simple delays. Warm. It is quite easy to get single repeats as well as endless chaotic feedback. The modulation options are pretty neat. I do wish that the square wave modulation was replaced with a sine wave. That would be more useful than square I think. The sound is not trashy or even what I woudl call lo fi. It is darker than the more digital delays. it only seems to sound degraded when you try and run a long delay for long repeats. One complaint I wuold make about it is that the expression pedal/cv input is very touchy. It only seesm to respond well to a very limited range. When using an Maudio expression pedal it seems to live in an area that is only 15% or so of the pedal travel.When using ma Moogerfooger pedal to capture envelope it will go from barely registering CV to overesponding by far with only a slight increase in CV level. After further refinement I was finally able to get a delay that woudl get more modulated the harder I hit the guitar. But this took a lot of tweaking. When I tried this in store next to a Boss-DD7 and a tech21 Boost DLA this pedal was not only cheaper than both, but combined the best as[pects of both, while shedding features I will likely never use.

     
    2.0

    Avoid

    By James Willaman

    from Pittsuburgh, PA

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

    The Memory Boy has a number of nice features for its low price, but its problems are for too serious for it to be used for the professional or the "tone snob." Whenever it is engaged, it boosts a rather nasty section of your upper mids. This makes your overall volume jump up and it also radically reshapes your tone. Also, it has nothing like 550ms of delay. At most, it has 370ms. When contacted about this problem, EHX will demand you ship it to them with a money order for 12 dollars to fix their mistake. Unacceptable. Avoid this pedal. It has an obnoxious sound, does not have the delay time specified, and EHX does not stand behind its products. Consider a used Carbon Copy which will cost just, and is a far superior pedal.

     
    5.0

    Great sounding Analog Delay

    By analog_king

    from L.A.

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

    Unlike some of the other reviewers, i thought it was easy to tweak and find great sounds. Keep the DEPTH knob down, if you don't want lots of modulation!! simple as that!But I love modulation. Sometimes lots of it. If you plug in an expression pedal, you can have even more control over the modulation (rate). The sound quality of this is superb IMO, and people need to just start with knobs very low and go from there - there's a lot of potential power (tweakability) in this box. I keep the depth knob between 8 and 9 o'clock and it adds just a touch of chorus/vibrato (and retro warmness) to the repeats. Analog FTW!

     
    3.0

    Great Pedal, Meh Price

    By Lazydrumhead

    from Wake Forest, NC

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

    I got this pedal as a Christmas present - sort of hoping that its extra 1/4" output was for tap delay...it wasn't. The modulation on this is a pretty crazy effect but not very useful. The delay itself is very warm and does just what you'd want. The feedback gets pretty dirty sounding pretty quickly, but overall this pedal sounds delicious.

     
    2.0

    Bought it, took it back next day

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

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

    I really wanted an analogue delay pedal to help get that lush fat sound so I bought the pedal. I tried for hours to get the pedal tweaked and dialed in to the sound I was looking for. It failed in every attempt. It was frustrating to say the least. I replaced it with a Carbon Copy and it took about 30 seconds of tweaking to hit the bullseye with it. Spend the extra and get a truly effective analogue and get the MXR. It's well worth it.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not very good

    By Ohalerin

    from New York, NY

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

    I went to look at this pedal to replace one of my memory man pedals that was stolen, but after playing it and A/Bing it with Deluxe Memory Man pedals, I realized that there was no comparison. The delay time and feedback knob barely effect the actual delay itself, and the delay sound is trashy and not in a cool way. Spend the extra money, this is not worth it.

     
    5.0

    Review

    By Captain Tele

    from Hungary, Gy&#33r

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

    This pedal knows everything you need, and much more... I oouldn't sleep for days, when i bought it, i had to explore the possibilites, and features... It's a little bit hard to use it, but after some days, you can acclimatized it.

     
    4.0

    Great sound, a bit difficult to tweak

    By FrostBottomBoys

    from Knoxville, TN

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

    UNITY GAIN:My only complaint about this pedal is the slight volume gain that you get when it's engaged. In my case it's slight enough that this pedals on my gigging rig. I have DeltaLab DD1 that was on my board, but I liked the analog modulated delay tone so much better I decided to live with the slight issue.Other reviewers make their gain problems sound completely off the hook bad, which made me wonder if an internal trim pot might control this factor. I opened the unit but didn't see any trim pots apart from one that appeared to be part of the delay processing circuitry, so I didn't turn any of them. I pulled both boards out, and there are NOT any trim pots on the opposite sides - so there's no need to pull ALL the guts out, in case you were wondering as well.There IS a spot on the primary board labeled "Input Gain" but no trim pot there. This board could be a re-used design, or they intended to put a trim pot but decided against it after the fact. If anyone knows how to tweak the input gain, email me!!DEPTH:Otherwise, this pedals sounds great. Very warm, and the modulation REALLY helps make it sound even warmer. Very nice, but like others have said, the depth of the modulation is really extreme past 9 o'clock. If memory serves, that knobs on a 200K pot - therefore you *could* swap it out for a 50K pot and give yourself a bit more adjustable control in the not-from-outer-space range of modulation. That said, the craziness can be really cool on longer delay times.DELAY TIME:Here's the deal folks, without a exp pedal attached, MY delay times seem more like 1000ms. WITH a pedal attached, you can get much longer times. OR, and this is the neat trick, if you just stick a 1/4" plug into the exp pedal jack and don't connect it to anything, it will allow for the absolute max delay time, which seems to be about 1500ms or more. Mind you, at this delay time that analog degradation of the signal is major and the modulation depth is much more apparent. In short, longer delay times means the signal is messed up more when it repeats, regardless of whether anything's in the exp pedal plug.

     
    5.0

    Keep It Warm

    By spoon

    from NY

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

    Give the Manual a good read, this pedal creates a very nice anolog Delay sound, I have it on my board next to an old Ibanez Digital DD10, sounds very warm. According to the Manual Maximum Delay is reached with the expression Pedal. Also: It takes at least 20 seconds to warm up and reach it's maximum delay, if your practice area has a cold floor (like my basement) it may never reach that time, all I got was slapback until I moved it to a warmer location. Also the Vibrato and Chorus (different speed of same effect) are great for making space sounds but not for the normal use. I did purchase it mostly for space sounds, so this makes me happy. As a bonus it will self Oscilate forever, which can be very cool. Awesome pedal, tons of fun, needs tweaking and maybe to be set on a hot plate to be great.

     
    2.0

    Stopped Working

    By MrCannonblue

    from Boston

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

    I was fairly marginally pleased with this pedal until it stopped working after using it about five times. I am a gigging musician and decided to take a chance on this delay. I treat my gear with kid gloves so this was clearly a fault of the product. The case is made of a light sort of die cast metal that doesn't exactly say quality. And since it stopped working with light normal use, obviously the electronics are inferior. I have not owned an electroharmonix product before so I will give them the benefit of the doubt, however, I will not be "taking a chance" on a product like this in the future. Better go with more expensive quality product.

     
    4.0

    Not What They Have Claimed

    By Gomer529

    from Alabama

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

    Ok, here's the deal. The delay time is not what they claim. I was hoping that all of the other negative reviews that I've read on the internet were just isolated cases but now I know how they feel. I was hoping it would be the 550ms claim but it now seems to come short. It's quite frustrating. The square wave function is downright useless except for one cool sound that I've gotten out of it. Also the depth knob is pretty much useless past 9 o'clock because the sounds just go way out there. As a normal delay it sounds pretty good considering that this is my first venture into analog delay. All of the standard delay knobs work such as Delay, Blend, and Feedback. The vibrato mode is fairly difficult to use considering the fact that once you put depth barely past its "0" setting, you'll wish you never had it on. I will be contacting EHX shortly and if they don't have a solution to my delay time issue that many others have had, I will be bringing my analog delay search to something like a Carbon Copy.

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