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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 whi... Read More

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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.

  • 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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Deluxe Memory Boy

By Nick Perry-Guetti

from Portland, OR

I did a lot of research to find a delay that did a lot of really trippy psychedelic things, that had lots of remote control (expression pedal) options, and that was around two hundred or less. I have had this pedal now for a couple weeks and have not yet had time to sample all that it can do, if that gives you an idea. I'm in love with it. One thing ALL USERS OF ANALOG DELAY PEDALS NEED TO KNOW, especially the guy who wrote the 3-star review. All analog delay pedals, when pushed to longer delay times, exhibit some lo-fi decay on the repeats. ALL of them. If that bothers you, set the delay time lower. If you want longer with no buzz, get a digital delay, but then you don't get the true analog darkening of the repeats which no digital delay can really do right. It's a trade off. Although I don't usually like the lo-fi sound, sometimes it can be used to nice effect, kinda like wind chimes. Anyway, this is my favorite delay short of the Pigtronix Echolution, which I can't afford.

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Electro-Harmonix Memory boy

By David Taylor

from lakeland florida

This pedal is great. Its delays are perfect. The mod effect is fantastic and can really make your sound grow 10 times from what it was. The tap divide switch does everything you can need. Get this pedal if you really want an awesome delay that can do it all.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Analog addict

By Javier Rosero

from Cali, Colombia

Honestly say that if you're an addict of vintage analog sounds like me and this pedal will help you enrich your pedalboard, giving you a unique color to your riffs.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing analogue delay that goes above and beyond the call of duty

By Nick

from Harrisonburg, VA

To preface this review, I had the basic Memory Boy delay pedal before buying this one. I liked it a good bit- the modulation and analogue qualities were new and a lot of fun to me. There were some gripes I had with it of course. But this new and improved version not only fixed my gripes, but even added more features to love. First and foremost, tap delay. Not a common feature in analogue delays, this is a very welcome feature. On top of the tap delay are rhythmic subdivision options, which are always useful. Next, the modulation has many more controllable parameters, creating some crazy sounds available to employ. Then there's the FX Loop that allows you to put any pedal(s) in its loop and have every repeat get "effect"ed. And last, there are now knobs to adjust the blend and gain, which can be invaluable depending on your rig. Make sure to research the easter egg! This pedal has become a staple for my rig now. The possibilities go from simple atmospheric reverb-esque touches to crazy pitch-modulating journeys through space. I can't recommend this enough!

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(6 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


Not Really Impressed

By Eric

from Dallas, TX

I was a little let down when I got this delay. I ordered it online, so I hadn't gotten a chance to use it in store or anything like that. I liked the sounds I heard on the demo videos online. The delay tone in the unit itself sounded great. When I set the delay time to longer settings (with the knob or the tap tempo), the signal started to distort. I'm not talking about "good" analog overdrive, but unpleasant and nasty distorted sounds. The modulation on the pedal seemed overall unusable in my opinion. And overall, the pedal didn't really feel like a unit that would last me a long time--mostly the knobs and switches here--the metal casing would definitely stand up to abuse. If only the other aspects were as good as the sound of the delay itself... Perhaps I got a dud. I won't be buying another one though. I returned it and I'm still looking for a nice delay.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


dubhead's delight


from NYC, NY

I have had this box for about 2 weeks and am 100% loving it. If it does not have mechanical failure for many years, I'll continue to love it. It is intuitive and musical in it's design, the features make sense, there are no booby traps. Adding tap tempo to a dirty analog delay with mathematically musical subdivisions is great. Get an expression pedal, you'll love it even more. It does a very particular thing very well: if you're have dub aspirations you will love this as I do.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


awesome delay

By Tony

from Manhattan Beach, CA

The Deluxe Memory Boy was my first delay, and i'm so glad i choose it. It has everything u would need in a delay. It has subdivisions, tap tempo, and its all analog. It's a very warm and dark sounding delay with fairly clear repeats. Very good for U2-esque delays. Goes well with many rigs. But be warned, there is a slight hiss when u hold your notes out. Other than that, its the perfect delay. Great sounding and easy to use. It's a keeper!

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Heck of a delay for the $$'s

By Matt

from St. Louis, Missouri

This is a killer analog delay for the money. Its a bit on the dark side but can be brightened up somewhat with the High Pass Filter. The variety of sounds available is astounding with 2 different types of modulation. Having a depth and rate control keeps it from getting out of control so quickly like on the Toy or regular Boy. Tap Tempo and subdivide are fantastic to have. Side note, there are a couple additional subdivide's available on this pedal than any other i've seen. Also, the added gain control addresses the volume boost some complained about with the regular boy. Also the easter egg feature is quite fun to play around with.

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