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Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler Pedal

If you get one delay, make it a DL4! This pedal gives you every echo or delay effect you've ever wanted -- including 14-second looping, reverse, and more. (136) Read 14 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler Pedal offers digital recreations of the most popular traditional and modern delay effect boxes. The DL4 has everything from vintage analog tape delays and echo effects to modern delay and loop-based effects. With 24-bit processing on board and stereo L/R 1/4" outputs, this delay pedal delivers the performance-ready sound that Line 6 is known for.

Guitarist Kevin Dukes demos just two of the many settings that come with the Line 6 DL4:


Vintage and Modern Delay Models

Select from the 16 provided delay programs using the rotary encoder knob. Simulate vintage sounds like the Maestro Echoplex or the Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man. Harness the power of the 14-second looper to layer luscious melodies and harmonies using a single instrument. Half speed and reverse playback modes are provided, as well as beat-based effects, which can be controlled via footswitch or an optional external expression pedal. If you're looking to add a delay effect to your performance, whether it be a classic cover or uncharted territory, there's a good chance the DL4 has the patch to play it.

Ready for the Road

The DL4 is not just a delay modeler, it's an all-in-one delay stompbox. Your three favorite programs can be saved to footswitches for quick and easy access, so your go-to effects are always ready for a show. The unit is packed a robust steel housing and weighs less than five pounds, so it's a heck of lot easier to transport and setup than vintage tape equipment. The unit is also battery powered, and runs for up to 30 hours on four C batteries -- or you can use a traditional external power supply.

Features:

- Digital 24-bit stereo delay modeler with 16 programs
- Four footswitches: three for storing programs and one for tempo tap input
- Delay programs: Tube Echo, Tape Echo, Multi-Head, Sweep Echo, Analog Echo, Analog w/Mod, Lo Res Delay, Digital Delay, Digital w/Mod, Rhythmic Delays, Stereo Delays, Ping Pong, Reverse, Dynamic Delay, Auto-Volume Echo, and Loop Sampler
- Looper offers 14 seconds of onboard memory (loop samples converted to mono)
- Controls for adjusting Delay Time, Repeats, Tweak, Tweez, and Mix
- Roadworthy steel housing
- Stereo 1/4" inputs and outputs
- 1/4" port provided for optional expression pedal
- Powered via battery or external power supply; runs for 30 hours on four C batteries

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Line 6 products.
Digital Effects: 16

Factory Presets: 18

User Programmable Channels: 3

Controls: Effect Selector, Delay Time, Repeats, Tweak, Tweez, Mix

Additional Controls: Tap Tempo (included), Expression Pedal (optional)

Mono/Stereo: Stereo in, Stereo out (Loop Sampler sums signal to mono)

Chassis Color: Green
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 6 x 3 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 818-575-3600

Product Description

The DL-4 Delay Modeler offers you an incredible array of sounds, from a tube driven, tape loop echo (complete with adjustable wow and flutter), through 24-bit squeaky clean digital echo, to real-time reverse delay. Not only that, but you've got complete programmable control over all aspects of the sound in the studio and on the stage. Incredibly simple to use, it's an amazingly powerful tool offering you delay effects never before available in a single box.

The DL-4 offers: Digital modeling based on 15 of those vintage delay and echo effects you've always yearned for. Including: EP-1 Tube Echoplex, EP-3 solidstate Echoplex, Space Echo, Deluxe Memory Man, Reverse delay, Rhythmic delay, Dynamic delay, and many more!

The Loop Sampler includes 14 seconds of memory + 800ms of Pre-delay (sort of a delay within a delay), and features half speed and/or reverse overdubbing, and more!

Line 6 DL4 Features


3 programmable presets and onboard Tap Tempo.

True Bypass switching, so your direct tone is exactly that; direct from your guitar to your amp.

Expression Pedal Input - for real-time control of all effect settings.

DL4 runs in discrete stereo, both inputs and outputs, so Left stays left and Right stays right. (Loop Sampler sums signal to mono.)

Runs from batteries (a set is included) or optional power adapter.
zZounds Expert Review
With features such as tap tempo and a loop sampler, you can't go wrong with this delay pedal. The DL4 basically offers you Line 6's detailed models of every single type of delay pedal you could want -- and even the ability to change the parameters to create some very spacey sounds. For anyone that wants an all-in-one pedal that can help you achieve the delay effect you want, the DL4 is the one to go for. Don't delay (pun intended) -- add one of these to your current rig, and you're sure to expand the palette of sounds you can produce.

- Dan, zZounds Guitar Expert

Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (136 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"great delay, shame about the no of presets"
Sound: This thing sounds great and adds all kinds of effects if used creatively. Loop sampler is good but it would be nice to be able to select whether previous loops fade or not, you can't build forever. In addition to this you get saturation pretty soon with repeats all the way up. All the models are really useable tho. Only real drawback is that it can occasionally repeat the click of the switch when you go from one delay to another. Have also experienced clicks when using short delay times on the reverse setting as well so not 10 out of 10 Feature: only 3 user programs is a big pain in the ass, this could have been solved by the inclusion of a 'manual' switch so kicking it on would let you use the current knob positions so can be a bit of a pain for playing live. Adding the expression pedal is a great feature but the lack of midi connectibility is annoying too. Quality: Built like a tank and a decent power supply for a change. HAve used this unit live, for rehearsals and in the studio for the last 2 years and never had it fail on me. Value: Great sounding unit, has a few drawbacks as detailed above but don't really know of any comparable unit - expensive but imo worth it for the amount i use it (ie all the time). Manufacturer Support: never needed it The Wow Factor: Looks cool (like mission control or something) mines getting a bit scratched but good shape (plety of space between the switches) tweak and tweez as controls cute. Has become an essential part of my guitar set up, although it weighs a ton. Overall: Great at what it does, can't imagine a delay that would give you more features etc for the type of unit it is (stompbox). If it was lost/stolen (not much chance of it breaking!) I would go for another line 6 - might stick with an echo park tho as wysiwyg controls and more compact or an echo pro if i had the cash. Having said that i have used it for everything (synths and vocals as well as guitar) and the sounds are fantastic its all about the interface - the lack of more presets is the biggest drawback as far as i'm concerned so would recommend it - esp if not using many diff settings in a live context.
Style of Music: dreamy post-rock
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Sound: The DL-4 has one of the best tones that you can buy in a delay pedal. and it has so many options. the best part is that it compliments the other pedals on my board so beautifully... i play fender stuff now... a fender tele deluxe through a fender custom vibrolux... so creamy and tasty! with the dl-4 however, cant say enough about it. Feature: Whatever you want your guitar to sound like, you can make it happen with the DL-4... it has all the essentials- Tap Tempo, 3 Channels to save delays... just be sure to get the AC adapter because it eats batteries like a college kid at a buffet. it would be great if it had more banks to save in. but whatever. its greatness drowns that issue. Ease of Use: you cant buy this expecting it to be easy. watch every youtube tutorial and read everything about it because its difficult. im still only grazing the edge of the surface of what its capable of. Quality: ive heard a bunch of stories about how its unreliable and the buttons break. i just cant see it yet. Value: id pay double the cost for it because of how good it is. Manufacturer Support: line 6 was kind of a pain for my old amp. The Wow Factor: seeing it on so many musicians boards, its got serious sex appeal. when you play with the DL, you can skip wearing cololgne. thats how sexy you are. Overall: worth the cost and difficulty of use. SO worth it.
Style of Music: Inspirational Indie
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