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Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The Line 6 DL4 Delay Stompbox Modeler is the first stompbox to give you digitally modeled effects. Includes 16 vintage delay and echo effects includi...Read More

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The Line 6 DL4 Delay Stompbox Modeler is the first stompbox to give you digitally modeled effects. Includes 16 vintage delay and echo effects including Tube Echoplex, Space Echo, Deluxe Memory Man, Analog Delay, Reverse, and many more. It also provides for 3 programmable presets and an onboard Tap Tempo control, 14 seconds of sample-loop memory, true bypass switching, an expression-pedal input for realtime control of all effects settings, and stereo inputs and outputs. Runs for up to 30 hours on four "C" batteries or with the optional PX-2G power adaptor.
Add the optional EX-1 Expression Pedal to your Line 6 gear to modify the length of your delay time as you play.

Digital models of 16 vintage delays, plus a 14-second loop sampler.

FEATURES
  • 16 vintage delay and echo effects including Tube Echoplex, Space Echo, Deluxe Memory Man, and more
  • Provides for 3 programmable presets
  • Tap tempo control
  • 14 seconds of sample-loop memory
  • True bypass switching
  • Expression pedal input

Like buying a bunch of classic delays in one. Order today.

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Line 6DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 141 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (95)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (10)
  • Excellent sound quality (9)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Responsive (5)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Not durable (4)

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Professional recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cheating on My Tape Delay! Shhhh!

Let's face it, if the God's on Mount Olympus wanted delay, they would have used a tape delay. But as someone who has used tape delays live and in the studio, I have...Read complete review

Let's face it, if the God's on Mount Olympus wanted delay, they would have used a tape delay. But as someone who has used tape delays live and in the studio, I have learned one very important thing in my years of experience, don't use tape delay's live unless you like living on the edge (not in a good way).

I'm not one of those purists who thinks that digital killed the audio star and that tape was the best format or any of that other nonsense, but tape delays have those remarkable imperfections that create spontaneous sonic magic so I have been chasing that tone in a more relaible format for years. I have a tape delay unit as well as other analog and digital delays (including the Reel Echo) and each has their own unique cool, but my search is pretty much over. I don't think I'm going to get much closer sonically and simply put, I love this pedal. It can re-create pretty much any delay sound I want including my coveted tape delay sound, without worrying if my tape unit made the journey safely. It's durable, the switches are smooth and the unit is big enough to adequately see the controls when playing live. If you write songs, this has the power to inspire some really creative ideas.

There is one legitimate con, which is that it takes up a lot of pedal board space. The unit does sound a bit processed at times and not as natural, but I like that, so if you are a purist, you may find this a problem. Also, if you need exact setting references, there are no LED read outs to guide you (like the new Vox delay, which also sounds more transparent). I've tried the new Vox unit (big Vox fan one of my favorite amps), but, for a delay effect, I am looking for that smooth reliable sound, giving up on the tape benefits live and in certain studio situations.

This unit needs a lot of time to play with and I suggest that you read the manual first like other Line 6 products to really get a full idea of the unit's potential. All in all, this is now the best non-tape delay unit that I own.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bottom line: So frustrating that a great device has such inconsistent durability

It has great delay features. The are all really warm and can fill a room really well with some rich delays. It's easy to use and the tap tempo makes delay time shifts easy...Read complete review

It has great delay features. The are all really warm and can fill a room really well with some rich delays. It's easy to use and the tap tempo makes delay time shifts easy on the fly. But I have to knock it for it's durablility. I have had a Ibanez DE7 echo/delay for 3 years and I have had not a single problem with it. All the features are not worth this repeated crap out. Bottom line, it's so frustrating that this thing is such a great pedal and it will just die on you with no warning. I won't be replacing this
Good variety of delays. Looping is easy to use while playing and the 1/2 speed and reverse are nice extras. You can only recall 3 presets at a time but I had the analog, auto volue, and reverse preset in and that covered pretty much everything that I needed. In all honesty I didn't use all of the different types in any practical situation but the ones I had preset were go to, especially the auto volume.
Mine was a refurbished unit bought on discount from the site and it's broken down 2 times in the 5 months I've had it. The first time it got repaired on warranty, but this time it just shot out on me without any incite as to why. It's a sturdy box but the footswitches are kinda fragile and it wouldnt take much to break one. I've heard of these things breaking down easy even if they're brand new, so something to consider.
I enjoyed every second of playing with this unit but I hated everysecond it wasn't working.

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5.0

Delay unit

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from Portsmouth Va

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Just got this and still playing around with it but line equipment I've had in the past hasn't let me down.

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    5.0

    Good for Mike Campbell leads.

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    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I am a big Tom Petty fan, and I have noticed that both Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench use the DL4. After experimenting with other delays, I realized that I should just try to get a DL4 and see how much it helps achieve the Mike Campbell sound. I think it makes a big difference!

        I appreciate all of the different sounds available, and I'm honestly still discovering more as time goes along.

        I haven't noticed any problems with volume drop or anything like that. I bought my pedal in September 2014 in a Labor Day sale here at MF.

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        5.0

        Best combination of delay effects!

        By 

        from Santiago, CH

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Great sound quality, love every delay effect it has! using the DL4 in combination with another reverb pedal can make a really good sound for your guitar tone! for this price I dont think you could get any daley pedal better than the DL4!

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        2.0

        Second one Broken

        By 

        from New York.New york

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Good Selection Of Effects

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily
        • Not Responsive

        Best Uses

          Comments about Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Second time this thing broke, i would highly suggest going for another pedal. look at the videos online of how many people have problems with this as well. to high of cost to fix. Tech support has not helped at all, for the price its a great pedal but you have to understand it will only last you around a year to two years until it fails

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great versatile delay pedal!

          By 

          from Lorain OH

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This is a great delay pedal. Very versatile and can achieve a lot of different sounds using this. Very easy to dial in a sound you like and it is responsive to the way you play. Have had mine for a couple of years and it can take a lot of abuse. Probably the only thing made by Line 6 that I've liked. Only have two complaints. One, the power supply is ridiculously big and a pain to deal with if you already have a ton of cables to dodge. Second is the delay looper is somewhat confusing and would love to learn how to utilize it but in the two years I've had it I still can't get it to work well. Digital delay setting is mainly what I use and it sounds pretty close to my old Boss DD-3. Anyways, I love mine and will probably never use any other delay again unless I'm recording and want to play around. Great pedal overall, buy it!

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The peddle of the Pros

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            from from Chicago

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            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I see why many Pros have this peddle included with there peddle board. It has many effects that sound great. You have to take some time to learn how to use it but once you do it is simple, you can learn in a few hours and have a ball with it. Great Tip check out You Tube and watch some demos.

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              4.0

              My Grandson just loves his new G.E.P.

              By 

              from Annapolis Maryland

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

              It's a great pedal for the price.

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              2.0

              Too Complex

              By 

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Breaks Easily
              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

                Comments about Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Just too complex for this guy...I want a great versatile delay without all the 'tweez' and 'tweak'. It seemed like a joke when I tried to figure out how to store all of these presets, then I turned the thing off and they either didn't save or I lost them either way not worth all the trouble. I sold mine and I am in the market for a new delay. Also, the buttons are hit and miss on mine, seems like they shift and don't make a good connection... I read a lot of other reviews saying more of the same. Bottom line; don't buy this pedal if you want a reliable product.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The best delay pedal money can buy!

                By 

                from Cleveland, Ohio

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  This is probably the best delay pedal on the market. I'm not a fan of Line 6 and pretty much hate all of their digitally based amps and pedals but this one is pure awesome! It has a lot of different delays to choose from and all of them can be modified to your liking. 3 presets and tap tempo plus a looping effect. I've owned mine for over a year and still can't really figure out how to do good loops, but besides that, it can come up with any delay sound that pops into your head. I've also found that using this pedal opens up alot of creativity and ideas for writing. Sound quality is very very good. So good that I run it in front of my amp, I don't even bother with the FX loop. Although the digital delay on this pedal isn't quite as good as the boss dd-3, the fact that you can boost the delay volume and add more presence when entered as a preset makes up for this. The only beef I have with this product is the ridiculously large power supply. Had to buy a smaller one. It does get in the way and can come out easy if you don't pay attention and trip on it. Oh by the way, this thing is built like a tank. Overall, if you want pro quality and top of the line delay, the DL4 is the best option out there.

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                  (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Breaks Easily

                  By 

                  from São Paulo - Brazil

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality

                  Cons

                  • Breaks Easily

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I bought less than one year ago and broke easily and not it does not have assistance technique in Brazil.
                  so much frustrated.

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