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Phase Right with Pan Signal Chain

  • Ibanez S470
  • GHS Progressives, 9-42
  • Dunlop Manufacturing Tortex 1mm Blue
  • Ibanez FP-777 Flying Pan - Vintage
  • Line 6 DL4
  • Radial SGI
  • Roland JC-120
  • Shure SM57
  • Avid Digi 002
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad Core

Phase with Pan and Delay Signal Chain

  • Ibanez S470
  • GHS Progressives, 9-42
  • Dunlop Manufacturing Tortex 1mm Blue
  • Ibanez FP-777 Flying Pan - Vintage
  • Line 6 DL4
  • Radial SGI
  • Roland JC-120
  • Shure SM57
  • Avid Digi 002
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad Core

DL4

This is it, folks; the fabled “green box” that’s been igniting creativity, passion and sheer awe since Line 6 first released its digitally modeled marvels on the world in 2000. Containing 16 models based* on legendary echo and delay boxes from the storied Maestro® EP-1 Echoplex to the awesome T.C. Electronic® 2290, the DL4 has in turn become a classic in its own right, as popular with guitarists as it is with singers, drummers, bassists, keyboardists, and anyone who wants a pure 24-bit true stereo signal path in the service of delays that run the gamut from gritty and psychedelic to pristine and heavenly.


You’d be insane to pack an original Roland® RE-101 Space Echo or Electro-Harmonix® Deluxe Memory Man into the back of your van for a club tour, but the DL4 packs models of those sounds and many more into a rugged, road-tested steel housing that can run for up to 30 hours on four “C” batteries or with the optional PX-2G power adaptor. Models of classic delay boxes—and the sweet choruses and vibratos that accompany many of them—are just the beginning; the DL4 also boasts innovative sounds like its “Auto-Volume Echo,” which combines a volume swell with a tweakable tape-style echo; or the outstanding “Reverse Delay,” which allows you to play stunning backwards guitar solos on the fly.

You also get those U2-style “Rhythmic Delays” in several metric flavors, super-cool “Ping-Pong Delay” effects, and outrageous stereo panned repeats. Look, if it ain’t in the DL4, it probably doesn’t exist . . . until you create it. What’s more, with its onboard 14-second looper, the DL4 is both the perfect practice tool and the ultimate creative canvas for crafting overdubs and creating textures, with its ½ speed and reverse modes ideal for sonic adventurers and arrangement-minded recordists alike.

Like all Line 6 stompbox Modelers, the DL4 boasts a simple and sturdy front panel design, with four footswitches for saving and recalling your sounds, and six knobs for selecting models and tweaking parameters, with distinct assignments for each knob depending on the delay model you’ve chosen. Paired with the optional EX-1 expression pedal, which lets you morph between two radically different settings for each of your sounds, the DL4 is truly the ultimate delay pedal, making the history of echo and delay available to your creative future.

Available Models:
• 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
• Loop Sampler

DL4 Specifications

Digital Effects 16
Factory Presets 18
User Programmable Channels 3
Controls Effect Selector, Delay Time, Repeats, Tweak, Tweez, Mix
Additional Controls Tap Tempo (included), EX-1 Expression Pedal (optional)
Mono/ Stereo Stereo in, Stereo out (Loop Sampler sums signal to mono)
Chassis Color Green
Dimensions Length: 10-inches/25.4 cm; Width/Depth: 6-inches/15.24 cm; Height: 2.5-inches; Weight: 3.1 lbs

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For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.

For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.

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