Originally Posted by A LaMere
Agreed, the Delayla just does something fantastic in the 'slapback' mode... I don't love the sound of it's long delays... but it does slapback as well.
I currently have a memory lane and primarily use it for 'slapback' type sounds...
I'd place a second vote for some kind of tape echo...
the nice part of the memory lane is that it sounds a bit like a tape echo without the worry of actual 'tape'...
the real advantage of the memory lane over a tape echo is that
1)it is a bit cheaper (tho far from cheap)
2)it is much smaller and easier to use with a pedal board
3)it will not break/wear out like a tape echo
4)you can manipulate more variables (eq, etc etc) some with an expression pedal while you keep playing the guitar. i get all these insane noises out of my MM2 that you simply cannot do on a tape echo....and certainly cannot get them "hands free"...so that makes the ML2 way way more practical and fun for making live music with.
however the EXACT sound of a tape echo cannot be gotten without an actual tape echo....so if you HAVE to have the exact echoplex sound....you need an echoplex....even tho both tape echo and ML produce a yummy warm organic analog vibe.