Electro hamonix deluxe memory boy - new vs.old

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  1. lior

    lior Member

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    Hi guys,
    I am interested in buying a Deluxe memory boy from Electro Harmonix but I don't
    know if I want the Old version (bigger) or the new one (smaller).
    I know that the new version is more a pedal board friendly, but I read somewhere the the new version is not as near the old one in terms of sound.
    Is there anybody who could tell the diffrence if there is one?
    thanks,
    Lior
     
  2. FLYING V 83

    FLYING V 83 Pedal Trading Guru Silver Supporting Member

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    They're two different pedals.
    Memory BOY is the larger of the two.
    Memory TOY is the smaller MXR-sized one with less features, I believe.

    For the $20 difference go with the BOY, although mine had a volume jump I just couldn't live with so I sold it.
    Don't know if the smaller TOY has that problem.
     
  3. aaronweits

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    I have a Memory Boy I got in a trade,

    It's pretty cool for your weird Memory Man sounds, but not quite as lush. A great pedal nonetheless.

    Another thing that's weird to me is the... start up... time?

    It takes about 20 seconds to "warm up" and get the full delay time. Weird!
     
  4. elicious

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    If I'm reading the OP's post correctly, he has the Deluxe Memory Man and the Memory Boy confused. The Deluxe Memory Man (DMM) has been around for 30 years or so, used to come in a much larger enclosure, as of this year that enclosure is in their "XO"-sized box which is noticeably smaller, some folks say the old ones sound different and others don't. The Memory Boy was released in either Spring or Summer of this year and to the best of my knowledge has had no revision of enclosure. The Deluxe Memory Boy is a Memory Boy which has a "tap tempo" feature and has not yet been released.

    Hope that helps:).
     
  5. lior

    lior Member

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    I meant the Deluxe memory man big version vs the Deluxe memory man smaller version.
    The Big version is discontinued!!! that's why I'm asking...
     
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    lior Member

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    Thanks for the link.
    :)
     
  8. brianeharmonjr

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    The Deluxe Memory Boy doesn't come out until NAMM time, but you can't go wrong with a DMM. I prefer the aesthetics of the big-box ones, but I couldn't notice any difference when A/Bing. Here's the Deluxe Memory Boy:
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  9. Tibbonds

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    Anyone know what the new Deluxe Memory Boy might cost? I'm guessing the same as the SMMH and Cathedral?
     
  10. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    PGS has the deluxe Memory Boy listed on their site right now at $179.25

    Very tempting for an analog delay with tap tempo and a tone in the same ballpark as a DMM!
     
  11. themadcaplaughs

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    You are welcome. I finally bit the bullet and found a used big box DMM for under 200. Once I play around with it, see if I want to send it to Howard Davis to mod it for Delay Time. The consensus seems to be that the big box 2 chip DMM is the best, with the MN3005 chip. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but an easy way to identify those models is they have an attached power cord. Though some of the detachable power adapter models do have MN3005 chips in them. Good luck.
     
  12. MotorCityMatamp

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    i have owned a hand full of DMM and the one with the attached power cord bringz teh mojo's for sure...:banana
     

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