When the original Memory Lane first hit the pedal market it was an almost instant success. Perhaps the most famous pedal Diamond ever produced, the Memory Lane was the first ever true analogue delay to offer tap tempo. Not only was it an incredible effect, but it helped make a name for the company and, to this day, many guitarists still have fond memories of this pedal.
That being said, if the classic Memory Lane was so perfect, why build the Memory Lane Junior?
It’s hard to understate just how beloved this pedal was but, despite its popularity, it did have one major problem. Immaculate though it sounded, the Memory Lane was subject to the same problem as all other analogue delay pedals – it was limited to a maximum delay of 550ms.
That got the people at Diamond Pedals thinking. Could they build a better version of their most popular pedal? Sure, the classic version was a fantastic pedal, but Diamond knew there was something even better hiding within.
It took a few years to perfect, but eventually, they came out with the Memory Lane Jr and it was a real game-changer. The MLNJr combined the immaculate sound of its predecessor with a gorgeous digital sampling engine to create an analogue/digital hybrid. The result is a delay pedal that sounds a lot like the classic, but with an extended frequency range and over twice the delay time.
Unfortunately, Diamond have closed down for the foreseeable future so if you’re wanting to hear the sound of the MLNJr you’ll have to start scouring the second-hand pedal markets. That, or you could try it (and other pedals) out right here on TonePedia for a truly unbiased sound review!
|Jacks mounted on||Sides|
|Weight (in kg)||0.42|
|Special Features||Tap tempo|
|Width (in cm)||11.9|
|Height (in cm)||5.1|
|Depth (in cm)||9.3|