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By Before_, 26/10/2014
So there are two inputs and two outputs, one for an expression pedal (which I have not yet tested, looking for a reasonably priced) .It is the digital jack (not Daniels) no midi.
Four switches: three to save your favorite settings, a fourth for the tap tempo.


Very easy to use, turn the knobs test sounds.
That said, we must look for a moment on the documentary to understand the role of Tweez and tweak depending on the type of delay that you use.


The effects are quite successful, the simulations also.
Can reproduce a good dirty echo by adjusting the treble and bass, "usury" bands; slapbacks as the delays are present very convincing.
There is a bypass mode that cuts the delay if you wish when you disengage the effect.
There are only echo the sweep I use less and loop sampler mode.
on the other hand, no digital display to adjust the tempo on a delay, unlike the boss DD20 home for example.
The tap tempo is super convenient direct access, the boss is less accessible. (Must play tap).
3 memory is just a little bit; but adding an expression pedal you can double down (never tried it but it is explained in the manual).


This effect has long intrigued me; ok this is a delay and there are multitude.
I have a boy and a memory DD20 boss.
The DD20 and DL4 in my opinion are very different and not one is "better" than the other.
The DD20 is a delay much cleaner and certainly more surgical and cold but very effective, the DL4 to create more atmosphere, in that it is more than just delay and brings warmth to the sound.
It looks sturdy, yet expensive secondhand (though I got mine for cheap even if it went to war) and despite his age he is still a reference when you know the delay you want.
Most: the sound palettes available
tap tempo directly accessible
Sound heat

Cons: 3 savable presets (it's said that?) (excluding pedal expression)
bitonios the plastic look fragile

I do not regret my purchase carefully considered.

Too fragile!

By lplpo, 16/12/2012
I think everything has already been said.
except maybe the loops of 14 sec max, it's normal speed but slow, time is doubled, 28sec max.


The use is very intuitive, a real treat.


delays realistic enough, I use both mode Delay in loop mode.
Loop mode is super intuitive, with the possibility to change the octave / speed and reverse switch to a single switch.
Used on guitars and basses (strat Us, U.S. Tele, Gibson EB-0), analog synths on (Juno 60, Poly61, SH101) on the song ...


The big downside of this pedal (especially considering the price!) Is reliable! Having killed 2 in 3 years (intensive use, but good nonetheless € 330!) And have been dying 7 or 8 in my entourage during the same period, I have renounced the DL4!
Especially since it seems that over time, life is getting shorter and shorter (the last friend to have bought one began to have trouble after 6 months!)
In short, if you use it as a simple delay that occurs a few times on your set, you can expect to keep it a few years. However, if you are not using the wrong looper (which in itself is really great), it is better to move to other models like Jamman, 2880 EHX, TC Flashback x4 electronics ...
Ah yes! I forgot: In case of failure, Line6 does not provide schematics for repair! So here I say bluntly "boycott"
I certainly would do this choice, it has cost me way too much!

But very versatile ...

By Haarp, 25/10/2012
Lots of different types of delay, pedal digital


very easy to use, less easy to know what to choose from all the possibilities that offers pedal.

there is a mode that does sound great the delay when the phase / stops playing the riff .. I think it is "dynamic delay." He can play long phrases without it is rough play and when the sentence ends the delay effect appears.


The different delay sound good, but they are colorful and not necessarily all of the same colors. It can been an AVENTAGE for those seeking several types of delay.
Deplus the big negative is that the bypass is called "True" did not remove bcp and brilliance to the sound .. this is what I was most disappointed.


I tried it in a store an hour ..
Very versatile and varied coloration depending on the selected mode is interesting ... but the "bypass" is a catamaran to my ears .. so the overall score is not excelente ..

Awesome Pedal with a Ton of Tricks

By Fireguy8402, 19/11/2011
The DL-4 by Line 6 is actually a modeler of several different famous delays of the past, along with a few modern ideas thrown in. The pedal features models of 16 different vintage delays and on top of that they throw in a 14 second looper feature (which can be twice as long if used in half time mode). The pedal has three footswitches for three presets which can have values changed in real-time via an outboard expression pedal, and there is a fourth footswitch for using the tap tempo to change the delay speed. The pedal can be used in “True Bypass” mode for tone purist or it can be used in my favorite setting, “Trails” mode, which allows the delays to fade naturally when the pedal is turned off. Stereo ins and outs are provided for a full stereo sound when using multiple amps. This particular model is a floor based unit, however Line 6 did come out with a rackmounted version. The DL-4 supposedly runs for about 30 hours on four C batteries but is best powered by the Line 6 power adapter or a third party power source.


Hooking up the pedal is fairly simple. For a simple guitar rig most people hook this up at the end of their pedal chain after gain pedals or in the effects loop of their amplifier. There are stereo inputs and outputs so if you’re using it in mono with one guitar and amp be sure to plug into the mono input and output. Editing the sounds can be a little tricky on the DL-4 without the use of the manual, however Line 6 includes two stickers for the pedal to help you along. The pedal has your basic delay knobs, but also includes a Tweek and a Tweez knob that change different parameters depending on what delay you are modeling. If you are on one delay model these two knobs may change the amount of modulation and rate of modulation, while on another delay model these knobs may change the amount of bass and treble in the delay. It’s nice that the pedal is tweakable, but this can get confusing if you don’t use the pedal often, so keep those stickers. In looper mode the pedal works just like you’d expect, no surprises there. Overall, the pedal is pretty well laid out and easy to use. Basically you just tweak the knobs until you find a sound you like, hold down on a preset button for a few seconds until the LED blinks and you’ve stored your sound to that footswitch. Basic usage is simple, but to get into all of what this pedal can do it is best to read the manual, and I’m a guy who rarely does so. The manual is clear and easy to understand, there are just a lot of features packed in this green machine.


If you need the tones of a Tube Echoplex, a Space Echo, and a Deluxe Memory Man but don’t feel like shelling out the big bucks for all these different pedals, this modeler is a good compromise. Does it sound exactly like each one of these pedals? No, but it’s in the ballpark. This pedal does basically everything you’d ever need in a delay, and that’s why it’s so widely used. The looper is great for practicing or performing and it is easy to get clean starts and stops on your loops. The delays can be set to short and subtle or long and super lush and anywhere in between. The “Swell” setting is sort of like a Boss Slow Gear and sounds similar to using a bow from a cello on the strings, fading in the sound and rounding off the initial attack of the notes. I love it. Another one I really like is the “Sweep” delay which puts a phaser type modulation on the delays. The “Reverse” delay when set high can get you those wild Jimi Hendrix sounds that a few years ago you could only acheive in the studio, now these are available for live use. I usually set up a slap back style echo for rhythm guitar on one preset, a longer delay with a few more repeats for solos, and a lush delay with modulation for a third preset. You can make this pedal as subtle or extreme as needed, and the tone is great without killing your signal. I do notice a slight signal drop when it’s used in the loop of certain amps though.


Overall this is a super versatile delay that will do just about anything you can dream up. I love having different delays at the push of button, and with tap tempo I can line them up perfectly with the tempo of the song so the delays line up. While many people use the looper live, (if I were to use one this would be the one due to it’s simple layout) I only use it for practicing leads over chords. The footswitches on these units are known to fail with time, but there are many people out there to replace them with sturdier switches that can take abuse. I’ve done this mod myself and it’s quite simple. It has a ton of features for the price, but I’ve moved on to two separate delays because the pedal has a significant volume drop when I use it in the loop of my Marshall. I probably wouldn’t buy it again myself, but not because the pedal is poorly designed or built, but because it has too many features that I never use and takes up too much space on my pedal board.
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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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