Line 6 DL4 MkII Delay Pedal

A faithful recreation and improvement on the classic Line 6 DL4, this MKII pedal can do lush tape echo sounds, crisp digital delay, and even looping!


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Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler Pedal

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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.

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 read more 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.


- 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
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- 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

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 818-575-3600

Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler Pedal

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.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (121 ratings)
Submitted May 16, 2006 by a customer from

"Very good product..."

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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It's all good!
The sound is superb. I mainly use it for the Loop Sampler. I use it with my electric violin. As a violinist, I am very picky about sound. This unit does great soundwise, but does dull the sound of my violin a bit, but that can be made up for. Add some reverb, and it sounds great again. The delays are great, I especially like the rhythmic delay, and the reverse setting is a hoot! I give sound a 9 because it is great, but dulls the sound of my instrument a tiny bit.
Ease of Use
Everything is quite clear, and it's very easy to learn how to use. I was using almost perfectly in the first day, so there's not a problem here.
It's great... that's all I can really say to describe it. It's well built, very sturdy. The main problem that I have is that the volume knob keeps sticking, but I did get it from B stock, so it's used. GREAT!
Great value.
Manufacturer Support
Haven't had to deal with them.
The Wow Factor
People like it, but "sex appeal"? Not sure, I'll have to go find out!

Musical Background:

Hobbyist, soon to be active.

Musical Style:

Classically trained violinist going into rock.
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