Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy Analog Delay

The Memory Boy is one of the more classic and well known delays on the market. For years this pedal has shown longevity and utility on the boards of many. This not-so-straightforward delay pedal packs in a few off-beat, but surprising fun features that you may find unique and useful.

External Control: EXP
Cost: $


HornFX Review

Interface:  3.5/5
While this pedal is certainly simple and straightforward, there are a couple of little touches that enhance its utility. The switches for the various modulation settings and waveforms make selecting the more strange sounds incredibly easy. Although the expression pedal jack will not accept an external tap, you can control the speed of the delay with the sweep of an expression pedal.

Versatility: 2/5
As with most analog delay pedals, there are not many choices when it comes to changing your delay sounds. Luckily this gives a little more versatility with its waveform and chorus/vibrato settings.

Tonal Reproduction: 3.5/5
The analog circuitry does darken up your sound some, but the representation you get with this pedal is fairly accurate and pretty. You can go way off the rails with the various mod options if you wish.

Complexity: Simple

Complexity: Simple

Live application: 3/5
A lot of the crazier settings on this pedal (with the depth control set high) are only useful in a live setting if you are looking for very unique and wonky delay sounds. The wave forms allow you to make sounds that you can’t find on very many other delay pedals.

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Product Information

  • All analog delay with Feedback

  • Up to 550 ms 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

  • Dimensions in inches: 4.0 (w) x 4.75 (l) x 2.25 (h)

  • Dimensions in mm: 102 (w) x 121 (l) x 89 (h)

Product info from the Electro-Harmonix Website