Memory Lane Jr but smaller?

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  1. arem

    arem Member

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    I love my MLjr but I need to try and reclaim some space on my board, what do you guys and gals recommend that can deliver similar delay sounds (delay with trails is essential, tap tempo isn't) in a more standard sized box? Preferably with top jacks?
     
  2. Michael_V

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    Sadly, the pedal you seek does not exist.

    I imagine people are going to recommend you try the CC, DBD, DM-2w, and a host of Catalinbread delays, but none of these are a smaller version of the MLJr. Hopefully, Diamond will wake up and release this long overdue single-size version of a classic.

    Alexander Pedals has the Amnesia delay that's supposed to have a DMM feel, and this might get you close, but I haven't tried it.
     
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    @awallace replied from another thread regarding this

     
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    cuseman731 Supporting Member

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    Check out the Subdecay Echobox. I have the original version and also have a Memory Lane Jr. They have a pretty similar sound that sits between analog and digital. The new version is a small box and there is more control over the modulation. Great sounding delay!
     
  5. dhdfoster

    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    I used one of these for years and loved it. If it were in "portrait" orientation with top-jacks, but with the same sound, functions, and controls, it would have never left my board.
     
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  6. cochese

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    Not my board but you get the idea. MLJr's a great pedal.

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  7. flyonthewall150

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    The TC Alter Ego can do it. The echoplex sound and one of the Binson models (the one without the flangey modulation) both do great tape echo sounds. Most of the other models are over the top on that pedal, but those two are great. Line 6 Echo Park is a personal favorite too. Does one of the best tape echo emulations anywhere. And the analog setting does a great DMM emulation.
     
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    I think the only way you could do it better/smaller would be to have an ext tapper switch. Not a bad idea really. The only thing I don't like about the MLJr is that I have to keep it in the "1st tier" of my board just to make it easier to tap. An ext switch could make it so you could put it anywhere...

    Kind of hope they don't do it. I don't want to have to buy one.
     
  9. DonaldDemon

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    That's the combo I use for my cover band, MLJr + DE7. :aok
     
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  10. Jess 1971

    Jess 1971 Supporting Member

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    I think an Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport gets you pretty close. I've been in a similar hunt for a while now, trying to find a good digital delay with modulation like the ML Jr., but with a smaller footprint and top-mounted jacks so it will fit on my PT Mini. Disaster Transport is a pretty solid choice, IMO.
     
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    Maybe check out the Alexander History Lesson?

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    A great blend of analog, tape and digital sounds... with modulation... and you can keep tap tempo. (Plus, the hold-to-change-subdivision option is UBERhandy.)
     
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    jamester Silver Supporting Member

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    I'd be interested in this as well, like many other people...

    Love my Diamond Trem and the ML Jr, but when trying to keep board size to a minimum, together they take up too much real estate.
     
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  13. macmax77

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    i love my MLjr to death. I understand what you need, but to me, the sounds i get with it surpass the size it has by miles.
     
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    Neunaber Echelon is the closest I've seen, and it has a great, logical one button tap.
     
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  15. TheoDog

    TheoDog Silver Supporting Member

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    The MLjr is definitely worth the small but if extra space.
    Have you tried the Keeley Magnetic Echo and Boss DM-2w?
     
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