November 24th, 2003, 08:27 PM
I was wondering if anyone has any opinions on the Memoryman delay/chorus vibrato pedal..
Im thinking bout' picking one up fairly cheap and just wonder'd if any of you folk's could give me the skinny on the thing...
November 25th, 2003, 06:11 PM
I have an older EH Deluxe Memory Man echo/chorus that I bought new in the late 70's. I like it and it's still going strong after all these years. It has always been a little noisy at longer and deeper delay settings, but I guess that's true of most echo units. I have noticed that the buffering provided by my Visual Sounds Route 66 actually seems to clean it up nicely. I have been using it lately with relatively short delays to provide a bit of depth and ambience with amps that lack built-in reverb. I haven't compared it to a lot of other echo units, but those who have generally agree that it's one of the best out there.
November 25th, 2003, 10:27 PM
Thanx for the reply.
Does the box you have,have the chorus&vibrato stuff??
If it does,how do they work for you???.......
November 26th, 2003, 10:28 AM
I've got one and I do like it very much, nice slap back delay and good useable chorus and vibrato (not the greatest ever invented, but not bad. Like any other pedal, you've got to tweak to get your "favorite" settings. I don't use the vibrato or chorus except to just add a little flavor, though you can get some really spacey textural gilmouresque stuff going on.
I mostly use mine for the delay and love a the slapback I can get from it. One of my favorite features on it is the level (I think that's what the knob is called) setting. I can, and do, use it to hit the front end of my amp a little harder, so it gives me kind of a boost.
Hope this helps
November 27th, 2003, 09:01 PM
...by turning the regeneration knob all the way up and playing with the delay time. This is not true bypass and it's impossible to determine unity gain as the level knob controls overall volume whether the echo is on or off. I tend to set the level high, as there's quite a bit of floor noise. The echoes are dark and noisy too, surrounded by hiss at longer settings. The chorus-vibrato is controlled by a small switch on the back of the unit and an intensity knob on top. The chorus and vibrato modes are only applied to the delayed sound. This kinda bugs me even at the shortest slapback setting but at the longest setting (not very long by today's standards) you get your dry note followed by increasingly wobbly seasick detuned repeats - a real special "special effect". Adrian Belew used to tape one to his mic stand so he could tweak all those knobs on the fly. When them bucket brigade chips really get going you could blow out your amp & eardrums so you've got to have fast easy access to the blend and repeat knobs. The reason I got this pedal (it's a reissue, but I still haven't had any problems with reliabiliy) was the sound clip of the Aqua Puss delay on the Way Huge website. I had to have those UFO sounds!! By the time I found a distributor up here, Way Huge was history so I got the EH. I use it to create rumbling ambient background noises on loops. I rarely use it as a delay alone and almost never use the so-called "chorus" mode.
December 1st, 2003, 01:26 PM
This is not true bypass and it's impossible to determine unity gain as the level knob controls overall volume whether the echo is on or off. I tend to set the level high, as there's quite a bit of floor noise. The echoes are dark and noisy too, surrounded by hiss at longer settings.
ditto, I got rid of mine because of the level issue. The volume level on the effect is applied to your signal when the effect is off. You can't actually control the delay volume at all. Never seen that one before or since. I used it for a while and it was really fun for freak out stuff, but you can get tired out on freaking out after a few good freak outs.