A true artist by nature, is constantly looking for ways to expand creatively. For musicians, it's often that creative 'edge' that separates the mundane from the original; the merely functional from the exceptionally unique.
To 'challenge oneself' is the artist's credo. Adding a complement of cutting edge tools can take one's creativity to the next level. The 'Line 6 DL4 Delay Pedal' is precisely such a tool.
Transforming Kent Into The Big 'S'
The 'Line 6 DL4 Delay Pedal' will allow you to enhance an otherwise clean-sound by adding a limitless array of effects. Bends, riffs, slides, dive-bombs, etc. all suddenly take on new meaning.
Your axe is immediately transformed into a guitar 'hero' (apologies for the pun).
- Built in Loop Sampler (with 14 seconds memory) can store up to 3 presets
- 800ms of Pre-delay (further extending delay range... within the initial delay)
- Expression Pedal Input providing real-time control
- Up to 30 hours running time on batteries (quick note: also opt for the optional PX-2G AC Adapter to reduce persistent battery replacement – just a word to the wise)
- Onboard Tap Tempo footswitch adds ability to match delays with tempo of song being played
The Good, The Bad, The Nondescript
The DL4's range of offerings is impressive. Four foot switches and six knobs for loops, delays, reversals, ping pongs, echoes, overdubs and more present endless possibilities. Despite a relative number of complaints about its 'supposed' lack of durability, unless you're the unusually cavalier type, the DL4 is actually quite durable. My own personal complaint is that the unit looks like Lee De Forest built it himself – and the color doesn't exactly help either. Thankfully, its performance more than makes up for its lack of sex appeal.
R U... 'The One'
The DL4 is truly for the bold & brave (at heart). While I certainly would not call myself an ardent fan of Line 6, this product nonetheless is exceptional. In the right (even not so right) hands it's capable of truly amazing feats. Guitarists, vocalists (or both) and everyone in between should appreciate what this pedal has to offer.
Get What You Deserve
The Line 6 DL4 Delay Pedal retails for nearly the same as when it was originally released, although it's quality has since improved. Every sound can be expanded to allow for even greater creative control. As such, regardless of skill level this unit constantly challenges you. It's potential is only limited by your imagination.
“I have 17 years playing guitar, and this is the most amazing delay that I ever used before. I play all kind of music, from pop to black melodic metal”. From: Cesar “Rotten Souls vocals”
“If you are a fan of the delay sound buy this product. 4.5 stars. I've had it for about 2 weeks and its starting to interfere with my personal life. Any free moment I have all I want to do is go play with my new toy.” (amended) From: jef “johnny2boots”