delay pedal

A deep, intuitive, time-mangling, modulating powerhouse that spans whole galaxies of sound color.

Intuitive interface. Several very excellent “organic” presets. Deep tweakability within each preset voice. Fun.

Some more overtly digital tones could benefit from a little more depth.

$599

Meris LVX Modular Delay System
meris.us

4.5
4.5
4.5
4

Because I am a music fan first and foremost, I think it’s cool to see how many artists are using stompboxes beyond the guitar sphere. A lot of musical cross-pollination and happy accidents come from these less-constrained methods. And it’s a good way to make cool sounds on the cheap.

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You could WIN a Discoverer Delay from Maestro Pedals in today's I Love Pedals giveaway! Ends Feb. 21, 2022.

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The king of bucket brigade echoes downsizes and brightens its voice.

Impressive ability to replicate big-box DMM functionality in a compact stomp. Extra toppiness sounds great in slapback settings.

Modulation controls can feel vague. Might be too bright for some DMM traditionalists. Modulation features may not justify extra expense over comparable BBD delays.

$203

Electro-Harmonix Nano Deluxe Memory Man
ehx.com

4.5
4
4
3.5

Any time I go anywhere to record anything, I bring along an old Deluxe Memory Man as insurance. I’m not sure I can say that about any other instrument, pedal, or amplifier. As anyone who has used one knows, it’s a beautifully moody sounding echo. It’s also a brilliant design: an ergonomic, interactive, and handsome pedal that, at times, feels almost alive.

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