Dr Green The Waiting Room review

Delay pedal doseage

  • £149
The Waiting Room strips the delay pedal concept down to its basics

MusicRadar Verdict

An easily dialled-in analogue- style delay.


  • +

    Solid build. Repeats blend nicely. Great sound.


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    No control of the tone of the repeats.

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One endearing thing about Dr Green pedals (built in the UK by amp-maker Hayden) is their simplicity, with minimal switching and knobbage. We might be used to delay pedals with a range of types, but sometimes you need just one good sound.

"The Waiting Room's sound is akin to the analogue delays of old"

The Waiting Room is a single-sound delay with controls for the delay volume, delay time and repeats, with a max delay time of up to half a second (500ms).


While digital at its heart, the Waiting Room's sound is more akin to the analogue delays of old, with successive repeats having a bit of an edge to them - degrading rather than staying pristine, and blending well into your signal.

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.