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DL4, Delay/Echo/Phrase Sampler for Guitar from Line 6 in the Stompboxes Modeler series.


27 user reviews
Prices starting at $250 average price: $250
Find it in the classifieds starting at $180 avg used price: $159

Line 6 DL4 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Line 6
  • Model:DL4
  • Series:Stompboxes Modeler
  • Category:Delays/Echos/Phrase Samplers for Guitar
  • Added in our database on:04/18/2004

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User Reviews Line 6 DL4

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 27 reviews )
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MGR/Billy02/20/2011

MGR/Billy's review"Line 6 DL4 Delay Mod"

Line 6 DL4
This is the long neon green cinder block sized pedal that everyone has had on their board at least once.

16 different types of delay models on the rotary knob on the far left.

The other knobs are are from left to right: Delay Time, Repeats, Tweak, Tweez and Mix.

This isn't only a delay pedal you can build loops up to 14 seconds long, store I think 3 presets as well as there is a handy tap tempo switch all the way to the right.

I lucked into one of these used for a great deal. Brand new they run $250. I purchased it because I messed around with it and loved the Reverse effect on it.

The reverse effect! I'm a big fan of The Beatles and wanted to nail some of the reverse guitar licks. Hendrix also used some reverse guitar effects. Well there aren't many pedals that do this and you can't really gig with an old tape deck now can you?

There are pleny of options like stereo outs and an input jack for an expression pedal. I feel I haven't come close to tapping into all of what this pedal can do.

Some of the effects are a bit over the top, but I can always tame them a bit. Rather too much than too little I guess?

The pedal can be noisy at times. If you are recording and not using the pedal do yourself a favor and take it out of your signal. It is a mild tone sucker.

You don't want to drop this on your big toe! Well built, metal box, nice easy switching. The knobs are inset from the pedal so they won't snap off in your gig bag.

Plenty of vintage and modern delays all in one box. If you want to experiment with looping and delay, this pedal is well worth checking out.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Scott Pal05/06/2005

MGR/Scott Pal's review"Line 6 DL4 Delay Mod"

Line 6 DL4
I bought this pedal at MusicansFriend.com, for $249 (plus shipping). I worked all summer mowing lawns to get this pedal. The reason I bought this was I saw Howie Day Live at the House of Blues and he looped his voice useing this and it sounded amazing!!! He had like to of these but all tou need to record is one.

I love this pedal because I can use it with my bass is my rock band, I can use it to loop(14 seconds) and delay my vocals, and I can make it sound like there are like 20 gutairs when its really just me. But what love most about this pedal is that I can play a simple chord progression and i can just solo over it for hours, my soloing has enproved SO much since i bought this both with my bass and my acustic gutair.

The two things I dont like about this pedal is that the battery is pretty short (and with it taking 4C batterys can really burn a hole in your pocket)so I highly sugjest spening the extra 25 dollars on the power sorce. And when your in the loop mode you can't loop the different delays. That is the only two bad things about this no joke.

This petal is made to last, with a rubber bottom it wont slide on the hard wood floors at all, made completly of metal along with the bottons on it. You dont have to worrie about dropping it because i dropped mine twice on concret and it didn't even dent and it still worked perfectly.

If you want to improve your soloing derasticly, this is a must need, I mean if you don't have a rythem gutairst than this is perfect with 14 seconds of looping time and it was cheaper and easier to use than the Boss one and it came with effects. I love it I plan on getting another one for my vocials.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Matt Allen02/21/2005

MGR/Matt Allen's review"Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler"

Line 6 DL4
Bought it at my local music shop early 2004. I really bought it for the looping capability, and after some shopping decided it was the best for my money. I ended up paying about $250, and they gave me the power supply.

Like I said, I bought it because I wanted to practice soloing and harmonies and stuff like that. The pedal has exceded my needs in that department, especially the reverse and 1/2 speed overdubbing. The delays sound great, are fully customizable, and really easy to create and save.

The 14-second loop comes up short on some of the slower, longer riffs I use, but those suck anyway so I don't mind. Also, it's tough to get timing down on some of the rhythmic delays. My main problem is with myself- I can't ever play at the same tempo twice, so I'm always off when I load up the saved delay.

Nevermind what anyone else says about cheap knobs, this thing is a tank. I can't see it ever breaking. All metal except for the knobs, which I turn with my fingers anyway. People who break them have got to be using their feet or turning them too far or something...

It's great. The looping capability is underrated and often overlooked. Younger players who want to practice any kind of improvisation should get one. All I ever hear people talk about is how vintage pedals are so much better than these "cheap digital rip-offs." This unit will put nostalgic old people and their pedals in their place.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Alexander Hermann10/21/2004

MGR/Alexander Hermann's review"Line 6 DL4"

Line 6 DL4
I bought this pedal at Long and Mcquade in Langley, BC for $320.

I was going between the Boss Gigadelay and the DL4, but chose the DL4 because i find it is easier to use. The tab tempo is easier to use than the Giga, and the channel switching can be done much faster. Also the looping effect is much better on the DL4.

You have to buy the Line 6 adaptor to use the unit, which is another 25 dollars. Also there is only 3 channels instead of four like the Giga, and the loop time is 9 seconds less than the Giga.

The unit is very durable and I haven't had any problems with it. The screws in the bottom are weak, and one of the heads broke off one when i was screwing it in, but all in all I love how it is put together.

Great delay processor. There is no other multi-delay system that i've come across as better. I love it.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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