Memory toy VS DD-3

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by SGbassist, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. SGbassist


    Jan 3, 2012
    Hi guys, need some comparison between these 2 pedals.
    I like to put a delay at the end of my PT nano, such that I can set a v short delay to fatten up my tone. Currently, I'm using a dd3 for that which i like for it sterile sound. However, being the fact that I'm using a nano, I wanna squeeze everything in just a few pedals. If I get a memory toy, the modulation switch means I can have a chorus effects with that same space also.
    However, I have never tried the MT. Is there any who have used both? Which one would u prefer and why?

  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    TC Electronic Flashback. Trust me. With the Toneprint, you can make it sound about any way you want. Want it sound chorusy? Download it. Want it to sound warbly? Download it.
  3. SGbassist


    Jan 3, 2012
    Ya. U just reminded of that. Sigh. Need. More. Money...
  4. I have a Memory Toy. I don't think the mod switch can work as a standalone chorus effect. It's there, but you can't really modify the modulation speed or depth.

    The TCE mmbongo reccomended is a good choice. Also try looking at the Malekko Ekko. The modulation has a few pots for adjustment as well, so it could probably work as a standalone chorus as well.
  5. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    Pretty sure there's an internal trim pot on the MT to adjust the modulation depth. I have one, but I've never looked.

    Anyway, I like the MT, it's really similar to the MXR Carbon Copy, but about half the price. Not really hi-fi though, it's analog and by nature a little dark. Also no tap tempo, so maybe a little limited.

    The best delay pedal I've owned was the Line 6 Echo Park, which I foolishly gave to a friend when I wasn't using delay for a while. Tap tempo, different tones available, a bunch of different delay modes including reverse. Not small though, slightly bigger than a boss pedal.
  6. SGbassist


    Jan 3, 2012
    Haha. Thanks for the input guys. Appreciated. :)
  7. crapusername


    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    As far as these two pedals go, apples and oranges really.
    The mt is lovely, but in a different class to the cc- the cc is perfect to me!
    The dd3 is nice, but I really think the cc might be a better option for your needs