Looking for a pristine delay that doesn’t rob your guitar of warmth and haunting mids? Look no further than the Diamond Memory Lane jr delay!
Numerous forums have listed the premium qualities of this delay unit. The clear reference to the pedal that the Memory Lane jr pays homage to it justifiable given it’s similar parallel in controls and sounds. Thankful for These Go To 11 for their shop being open one fine day.
The construction of this delay is pristine, as are the sounds. The circuit board does not boast a myriad of wires, but instead keeps all of the surface mounted components easily accessible. A dip switch board is placed in the middle of the pedal to choose true bypass or buffered w/ trails. There are two internal pots that control….something…quite unsure, as the manual didn’t mention these at all. Haven’t fiddled with them either because the sounds are sah-weet.
The knobs give a little resistance as one rotates the pot, which is suitable for keeping an effect from shifting settings while in travel. Not fool proof, but a nice deterrent. A switch is placed in the middle of the pedal to vary between quarter notes, dotted eighths and triplets. Switches are for bypass and tap delay. Modulation can be switched on by holding the switch down while powering on the unit. Holding down the tap switch either way causes the unit to go into double time. Really, the Memory Lane jr delay had much thought put into its design.
The Memory Lane jr is truly a jack-of-all trades pedal. It is meant to be a delay that is highly customizable on the fly. It you are married to bpm with presets and the like, then keep walking. Yet if you are looking for a delay that will sound in and out of season, to experiment with, to turn on and have just sound incredible, then stop and take a listen.
The sound is pristine. It is an exact replica of what you put into the pedal. The modulation is never harsh or overly warbly. In 1999 I began looking at Memory Man Deluxe pedals by EHX. I tried the Strymon Timeline as well. This is where I stop, and listen, and play.
If you consider this pedal, you will have it on your board for a while. Don’t be afraid of picking this up if only for a slapback sound. It does not disappoint!
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Consider picking up the Diamond Memory Lane jr today!