Updated May. 9, 2022

Flattley Nirvana Analog Delay

The Flattley Nirvana Analog Delay is a pedal built by hand by a family-run business based in Gloucestershire, England, with all processes and manufacturing assembly done within a 30-mile radius in Gloucestershire, with the aim to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible.

Featuring top-notch components and, needless to say, the Bucket Brigade Device chip found in all analog delays, the Nirvana produces warm repeats ranging from 50ms to 620ms, with a feedback knob that goes from zero to infinite.

The tone control allows tailoring the EQ of the repeats to taste, while the large aluminum foot topper comes standard, giving you more real estate for contact when switching the pedal on and off.

We added the Flattley Nirvana to our article about the best analog delay pedals.

Flattley Nirvana Analog Delay, Builder’s Notes

This pedal has a warm tone and a deep rich sound which is great for the guitar. There are four control knobs allowing you to set your perfect tone, level, delay and repeats. The Nirvana can give you up to 620ms of delay, minimum delay is approximately 50ms. The amount of feedback has been chosen to just allow the delay to go into infinite repeats to give the pedal the ability to produce spacey abstract effects as well as normal delay effects.

The purple halo light ring installed diffuses the light when playing live, avoiding being blinded by the standard LEDs just as you are about to go into that all important solo thus giving a larger area to see where the pedal is located easily on the pedal board on darkened stages. The addition of the large aluminium foot topper gives you more real estate for contact when switching the pedal on and off during quick changes when playing live.

All Flattley “Silver Range” pedals are hand processed in our Flattley paint shop. They are etch primed first to ensure that the primer bonds to the aluminium enclosure which also provides an anti-corrosive protection layer. Multiple coats of base coat primer applied, the silver base coat colour is then applied and topped off with several coats of lacquer. Once the lacquer is hardened, it is then hand polished to achieve the smooth deep lustre finish that is inherent in all Flattley Guitar and Bass effects pedals. The graphics designed in house by our graphics designer Phoebe Flattley are applied to “Silver Range” effects pedals by UV direct printing in our printing shop.