While the original Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man can handle up to 550 ms of delay, a few newer versions can go up to 1100 ms, and include a tap tempo switch for delay settings.
The Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man is one of the original heavyweights in the realm of bucket brigade circuit-based analog delays. The Memory Man got started in the early ’80s and it’s still going strong today. The Deluxe Memory Man provides three typical controls to adjust the sound of your delay. A Time knob adjusts the speed, the Feedback knob changes the number of repeating echoes, and a Blend knob adjusts the volume of the repeating signal.
The Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man can also add Chorus and Vibrato to the signal, and more than functioning as stand-alone effects, they seem to be intended to enhance the delay. If you turn the delay and feedback all the way down, however, you can get everything from subtle chorus to over-the-top, wiggly vibrato.
The original Deluxe Memory Man circuit can handle up to 550 ms of delay, but there are a few newer versions that can go up to 1100 ms. The newer versions of the Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man also include a tap tempo switch to input a delay setting in real time. Both the tap tempo and the On/Off have bright LED status displays. Players who use the Memory Man include David Gilmour, The Edge, and Jack White.