Rotosound The Aftermath Analog Delay review

Not your everyday delay

  • £199
  • $299
At 254mm (10 inches), The Aftermath flies in the face of the recent trend for miniaturised effects pedals

MusicRadar Verdict

Give it a go if you like your delay dirty.


  • +

    Lo-fi, retro-vibe delay tone. Decent variety on offer.


  • -

    Just the prohibitive pricing.

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The veteran British string company, Rotosound, has a new line of retro-vibed pedals, including an analogue delay pedal, dubbed The Aftermath.

"The repeats here are lo-fi and very dark compared with the dry sound"

Plenty of guitarists pick analogue delay pedals over digital ones because the repeats aren't squeaky clean, which means they blend in as an integral part of your tone.

The Aftermath seems designed for just that purpose - the repeats here are lo-fi and very dark compared with the dry sound.

There's plenty of variation, from a short slap up to much longer delays, and the feedback knob can also get endless self-oscillation going, if you fancy some sci-fi or dub effects.

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.