I love it and enjoy using it. I own programmable units as well but you do have to sit and program with them. With the Memory Man, it is plug and play!
Model Year: 2008
Price: $230.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam Ash
The unit is AC powered. It maybe bulky in size as compared to other units on the market. The unit does provide a direct out and an effect out.
The unit has great range for an a delay unit. With a maximum of 500ms, that should give most parties the necessary delay that they need. The overload goes on to quickly if you are hard strummer so be careful. If you are using a clean sound, try the memory man with a compressor set at 12 o'clock. You will get some great chime and for swelling effects when used with a volume pedal.
Very easy to use and edit. However you can only use one effect at a times so you will need to fiddle if 1) you are using different delay times; 2) You want vibrato 3) You want chorus.
No programability but you the unit can be a set it and forget it unit. Once it is set and you use the same texture all the time, only the on/off button will be used.
For me, so far so good. It is your typical Electro Harmonics housing.
I liked this pedal so much I want to buy the entire electroharmonix range! go and get one.
This pedal has delay time, delay feedback, effect blend, chorus/vibrato level, chorus to vibrato switch, seperate echo and direct outputs. the unit is powered by the included adaptor.
I use this unit with my fender stratocaster, ibanez starfield and my fender hot rod deluxe amp. it sounds wicked along with other effecys such as my seperate vibrato, stereo phase and violining on my pre-chain volume pedal. stylistically the unit is very versatile from hip-hop grooves to pink floyd riffs to alternative noises to eddie van halen style shred!!
the warmth of analogue is so nice compared to cold digital units and this unit really is the pen-ultimate of delay.
Such a wide range of uses needs a little bit of time to understand. delay is a little bit more technical than a lot of other pedals so you need to understand what it is doing. I would rather sacrifice the unit being programable for analogue sound than hyave any onboard computer system.
the unit is a bit of an intermediate to advanced tool. to get the most put of it you need to hve good rhythm (if you mess up it repaets the blunder!!) a little knowledge of pedals is usefull. having said that using the unit can teach you the inportance of such things and allow you to play in new ways e.g. creating multilayered soundscapes to fill you sonic space.
The unit is large and robust (being made of brished aluminium). the knobs are chunky and secure - the whole thing is like a miniture tank!