Electro-Harmonix Nano Deluxe Memory Man review

EHX shrinks the iconic analog delay pedal – with spectacular results

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Nano
(Image: © Future)

Guitar World Verdict

The DMM's definitive analog delay tones are all present and correct in this downsized incarnation, which adds additional features and even runs off a regular 9V power supply.


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    Smaller format, same great tones.

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    More control over modulation.

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    Organic BBD repeats.

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    Great value.


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When Electro-Harmonix melded modulation with analog delay in a single pedal back in the late 1970s, they were definitely on to something. The resulting Deluxe Memory Man, as used by the Edge to craft the early U2 sound and by many other players since, has to be one of the most revered of all delay pedals.

Now, while the DMM and various derivatives have long been in the EHX roster, this latest version may be the most radical revision of it yet as the company has managed to shoehorn its essence into one of their nano enclosures. What’s more, they’ve even expanded its facilities to include separate rate and depth knobs for the modulation.

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.