NPD: Hear that train a’comin’

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by calebaaron666, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I finally broke down and got myself the Keeley Memphis Sun pedal.
    I’ve had my eye on this baby since it first came out, but resisted for some reason.
    I still haven’t figured out all of the spots it can be used in my band’s current set (I’ve only just begun messing with it today). I used it for a couple tunes with the settings pictured after my Mystery Brain. Sounded SLEAZY!

    I’m looking forward to finding all of the usable raunchy old-school rock n’ roll sounds this puppy has to offer.

    Anyone else have one?
    How do you like to set it?

    Our own @TSims1 did the best demo of it available on the youtubes.

    Thanx for looking!
  2. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    Congrats, Looooove this one! Great addition IMO. It's my prime candidate for minimalist pedalboard use as it seems to serve my needs for verb/slap for at least 80% of what I'd use them for in a live setting. This guy, a trem (if not using an amp w/ a good one onboard), a tuner, & a boost & I'm pretty well set w/ the options I really need.

    That being said, the board I've got mine living on is pretty decidedly non-minimalist for me:
    I've generally got the room verb set a bit lower than when using it by itself feeding the Boing (they stack really tastily IMO) on here, but it's generally on the middle setting of the switch w/ the delay living firmly in slap-town. It's just got such a great character to me.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2019
  3. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    I've had one for a couple years and its one of my favorite's. I use it pretty subtly for just a little ADT warble or slap back. It sounds great.
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  4. unknown fan

    unknown fan Gretschie

    Aug 7, 2018
    VERY nice, I'd like to hear you play some tunes through it once you get it dialed in
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  5. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Congrats. I was eyeing this one as well for the longest time too. Even though there’s no need for me with my Mystery Brain. If I had the extra $$ I would likely get an echo pedal collection going. This one would likely make the list of my top five to pick up. Enjoy!
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  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Don't particular care for this pedal. It's like it has a layer of light fuzz on top of it.
    Just wanted to chip in to say awesome demo. I wish Tony would do more of them.
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  7. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Synchromatic

    Dec 15, 2016
    Rochdale, GB
    Oh dear what have you done. I think this is right up my alley. Looks like you’ve just spent £152 for me, although I may trade in my MXR carbon copy which isn’t really doing it for me
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  8. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny got that right my friend . Congrats and enjoy
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  9. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nice, congratulations. I saw that TSims video and was torn between buying the pedal or quitting guitar

    Sent from my SM-T560NU using Tapatalk
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  10. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    There you go!

    Falcon into Nocturne Mystery Brain preamp into memphis sun into deluxe reverb.
  11. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    Oct 10, 2018
    Great talent on here! Tony!!!! My goodness! You should do all pedal reviews as far as I’m concerned!

    Mr. Baaron, great job as well!

    That is one fine sounding pedal.
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  12. NJDevil

    NJDevil Gretschie

    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    Nice!!! Although this does make my decision tougher in that I had my eyes, of course really my ears, set on Tavo's JR Barnyard. I know they are 2 different beasts but both bring out "the raw".

    Very cool calebaaron and nice demo for us to hear.....talent!!!!
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  13. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Are you looking for or are more in need of an echo or a vintage raw 50’s raw sound?

    The Memphis Sun seems like a great echo for the money. If you need or go the JR Barnyard direction, I believe Tavo has some in stock. But if you can wait, might I suggest the El Pescadoro? I recently picked one up and it’s growing to be my favorite pedal. The El P is a streamlined version of the JR Barnyard pre. But it’s got such a great Reverb on there for ambience and only $56 more than the JR B. It’s so good that it’s the first pedal I’ve decided to pick up a second one of (though I really only need one.) I contacted Tavo already and the next batch may not be until December. Well worth it though if you’re leaning toward the JR B over the echo. Just some food for thought.
  14. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
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  15. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
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  16. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I can’t speak to the barnyard preamp cuz I haven’t tried one. I’m pretty hooked on the mystery brain, myself.

    This Memphis Sun pedal is a lo-fi slap back pedal that’s supposed to mimic the sounds of the tape echo Sam Phillips used on the classic sun studio recordings.

    I still mostly rely on the delay feature on the mystery brain. So far I’m just using this new guy to add a little something different to a few tunes.
    I didn’t do this in the video, but having both the echo from the MB and this Sun pedal on at the same time is pretty awesome.
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  17. JCW513

    JCW513 Gretschie

    Sep 21, 2017
    Man two different threads with this pedal, makes me miss mine.
  18. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    My LED went out in mine and they wanted me to send it to way, so they sent me a LED and i fixed it myself.
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  19. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Nice! Was that a complicated task?
  20. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Very easy.
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