DMM clone?

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  1. Abrasive1

    Abrasive1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Does anyone know of a company making a big box Deluxe Memory Man clone? Currently? In the past?
     
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    Mad bean sells one
     
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    Abrasive1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Any idea how it compares to the real deal?
     
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    Probably not currently unless they have a stash of MN3005 chips. Not sure about accurate past clones.
     
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    Strymon Brigadier
    Diamond MlJR/counterpoint
     
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    Gotcha...any idea where to look for the right chips? Can they be changed out?
     
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    How many do you need to build an accurate clone?
     
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    the Line 6 Echo Park analog mode gets pretty darn close
     
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    I went to Mad Beans website and found the Dirt Baby...I think I may have come across the Dirtbag a while back...I think the Dirtbag was a closer example using MN3005/MN3008 BBds..I'll have to contact them and see if it's still available
     
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    Such an underrated pedal! I love my echo park. I have a real big box DMM, and I she that Echo Park is great for half the price and half the size.
     
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    I think I've heard good things about that pedal. I'm really considering building one myself, as I'd like to replicate it as close as possible. I used to work at an amplifier company in the early 90's (which shall remain nameless), my main job was moding chassis and populating PCBs. While I feel comfortable with a soldering gun in hand, I have little if any knowledge of what makes caps and resistors work together, achieve a desired effect, etc...
     
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    Can you tell me what differences you hear between the two?
     
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    This one is pretty new, and sounds awesome! I would love to pick on up, but I have a timeline already and she emulates all my needs. But if I ever part with her, this is the delay i'd pick up.

    http://www.alexanderpedals.com/shop/amnesia
     
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    Regarding the Behringer, it beat a genuine DMM in a blind audio shootout here on TGP.

    If you value TGP people's opinions on what they think sounds better, then the Behringer is a win.
     
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    Way Huge Echo Puss (not the Supa, totally different pedal) gets pretty close. People who say the repeats are too grainy probably haven't played a DMM in a while.
     
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    Also, the behringer was close enough a clone to get the inventor of the dmm worked up about it - he reckoned that the fact it used different delay chips affected the circuit/sound less than the surrounding circuitry.

    Given that, I wouldn't be too worried by the fact it uses different bucket brigade chips, if you're after the dmm sound.
     
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    Having owned the behringer and a true DMM. The DMM was twice as good in person. The repeats so much cleaner the modulation much more lush.
     
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    Sounded pretty cool ...missing a knob vs. a regular DMM but do dig the size as well...haven't read about the construction vs. DMM yet
     
  20. ERGExplorer

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    That could well be in your case. I don't know how the direct recordings (IIRC) from the blond tests would favor the Behringer VTM1 over the DMM, any more than how "in person" running through a sound reinforcement device like an amp would sweeten the DMM in a blind test. All I know is that people were surprised at how the golden ears chose the Vintage Time machine over the Deluxe Memory Man.

    Of course, I'm never surprised at the after-the-fact rationalizations rolled out after golden ears don't perform, or how some folks don't participate in the first place when given the chance to show their ears off.
     

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