Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Mk4
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Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Mk4

Deluxe Memory Man Mk4, Delay/Echo/Phrase Sampler for Guitar from Electro-Harmonix in the Memory series.

severinsteel 06/23/2012

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Mk4 : severinsteel's user review

« Amazing analog delay! »
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Well, this is an analog delay pedal. Everything is analog; no digital connections or midi. You basically have analog delay and some modulation that can be added in. Your knobs include delay time, feedback, mix, level, chorus/ vibrato level, a chorus/ vibrato toggle switch, a power switch, stomp switch, and input jack, direct out jack, and echo out jack.

UTILIZATION

Getting good sounds is pretty easy. Without going into the actual sounds, there is a little bit of a learning curve as far as how to set the level and mix knobs. The pedal likes to overload a little, but that is somewhat characteristic of the pedal itself. This can be avoided with less hot pickups. It's a very simple pedal overall.

SOUND QUALITY

Ok, so sound quality! This is where it is at for analog delay. Nobody else does the Memory Man like a real Memory Man. Just lush, organic, clear, warm analog delay. Nothing else comes close. Really what sells this pedal to me is the modulation effect. It sounds so good! You can dial in very subtle chorus or vibrato, or you can take it over the top! Your tone is gonna be affected a little, but in a very musical way. With EH pedals, there is always going to be somewhat of a give and take, but the end result is usually well worth the compromise.

OVERALL OPINION

I love this pedal! My only gripes are that it is sensitive to hot pickups and that it is huge! They have discontinued the model I own, and I doubt the new ones sound the same. But I still love it. If something were to happen to it, I would have to snag another one. This isn't a pedal I use all of the time, but it is one of those pedals that I have grown to need in certain circumstances. I should add that I own lots of other delay pedals, but this one is one that is very special.