Again, continuing the discussion from the “Best delay pedal available today?” I wanted to look further into the Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler. I personally own this pedal, and do like it. It’s delay modeler which has 16 delay ‘sounds’ (LO Res Delay, Analog w/Mod, Digital w/Mod, Reverse, Ping Pong, etc). Each setting has optional ‘Tweak’ and ‘Tweez’ settings with are additional and optional settings to control the effect. You of course of delay and repeats.
Let me explain the tweak and tweez setting some more. Let’s say you set the delay to use Tube Echo, Tweak controls ‘wow & flutter’ while the Tweez controls the ‘drive’. If change it to Ping Pong, Tweak controls ‘delay time offset’ and Tweez controls ‘Stereo Spread’.
With these settings, you can then model popular delay pedals by adjusting settings to recommend values in the manual. You can model Maestro EP-1, Maestro EP-3 , Roland RE-101 Space Echo, Boss DM-2 and Deluxe Memoryman.
The pedal allows you to have 3 stored presets (that you programmed) and the 4th stwitch is for tap/tempo. You can also attach a expression pedal to control some of the settings (I have not played with this).
The Good – The pedal sounds great and works great. It’s well built and the options are very diverse. The modeling is very accurate to my opinion.
The Bad – I’m not too psyched on the programming side of it. Maybe it’s my brain, but it seems slightly awkward to me, and you need to make sure you keep the manual with you (in my case any way).
With that said, I would buy this pedal all over again if I had to. No questions asked there.
Here is the official factory description:
Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal 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
- Stereo inputs and outputs
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.
Here is a good video demo of the Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler:
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