Submitted December 17, 2018 by a customer from gmail.com in Redding, CA
"Set and Forget"
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What a pedal. The memory toy is a really great analog delay for the price. It was very easy to find a delay setting that works for the majority of songs I play without much adjustment. At about noon or eleven on the delay control with feedback set to two or three o'clock and blend at about one o'clock you can get That fast Slapback heard on another brick in the wall. It has a bit of chorus built into the mod switch which is also subtle, but very clear when using clean tones. The only problem with this pedal is that it is very quiet. No matter where I place it in my chain it quiets my other effects as soon as it is stomped. It can make some transitions very akward especially when using distortion as it cuts the volume down in a way which you would need a volume pedal to compensate. I have not tried it in an Fx loop however, and feel that put the signal in the pre amp stage would be significantly better. Other then being very quite it is quite a pedal.
It is very lush, and full sounding very simple range of delay only up to 550ms I believe, but very quiet. Most likely needs to be placed into the fx loop of an amp as it drasticaly lowers the volume of your sound when engaged on top of anything else. Overall It is great for Alternative, Mathcore, Psychedelic rock as the feedback knob can create an almost infinite looped layer of delay if fully saturated.
The least, but most desirable feature is the blended chorus mod switch on the pedal. Its too subtle to notice when playing dirty, but when playing clean it gives a good push to the pedal. The toggle for the mod is in A pretty good spot as well as you can easily flip it with the tip of your shoe.
Ease of Use
The learning curve is Intuitive to say the least save for the feedback knob. You can intially dial in a sound, and just leave it there. It is very quiet, and dies not play well with other effects when engaged on top of them. As stated above I reckon it needs to be In an fx loop rather then the front of the amp for maximum clarity.
Very well made American pedal. Its got a metal chassis, and all the washers, and knobs are on very solid. I feel like the only way this pedal will malfunction will be from 20+ years of abuse or some freak power failure that fries it. Or any other volatile use. If used properly this pedal can be given to My great grandchildren some day most likely.
100% other then being a quiet pedal it is a great entry analog for someone building a pedalboard, as well as for experts as it can be dialed in very precisely.
No, but they have a good warranty and a reputatuon of reliability.
The Wow Factor
It is very appealing. I could write music without it, but I would rather not.
10 years guitar, and bass experience currently doing home production and session work
indie, Alternative/New wave, blues, rock, and some metal
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