I got a Memory Lane JR today so after being asked to compare it to my Memory Lane 2 I decided to throw up a quick thread for those interested.
The basic difference is what you would expect. The ML2 is more organic in the degradation of the repeats and the repeats blend in with your playing more.
The ML2 has a slight throb to the repeats and the JR has relatively (in relation to digital delay) warm repeats which are more identical to the original signal.
They both have their merits for sure. I'm preferring the Junior for lead because it stands out more at lower mix levels where as the I prefer the ML2 on classical finger style playing and ambient work.
Though both can do either beautifully.
For me both are equal for note work, though in different ways because of how the repeats blend.
As for preference it's obviously subjective to your needs. I'm finding I like the ML2 slightly more but that will more than likely be because I know it so well.
With that in mind I'm keeping the JR on my board for a few weeks minimum and then I will compare the 2 again.
As for recommending one or the other they're both basically equal IMO. Either one would be more than enough for any guitarist IMO.
My perfect delay would be a ML2/JR hybrid. Imagine a ML2 which has 2 delays. I would have delay 1 as the JR and delay 2 as it currently is on the ML2.
Hope this helps.