Any thing out there like the Line 6 DL4, but better?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by regotheamigo, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. regotheamigo

    regotheamigo Member

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    I've had a couple of those Line 6 delay pedals for a while now, and think they are great and easy to use on stage. The tap tempo function, and the ease of saving delay settings is also a handy tool. Just curious if there's anything out there similiar but better sounding? I know there are delay pedals that probably sound better, but the tap tempo function is HUGE with me, because it doesn't matter how great something sounds if it's off tempo from the song. As far as the delay sound I want. Think E.J, David Gilmour, or the Edge. Thanks for the input.
     
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    Superdelay, Timefactor
     
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    Loving my Timefactor.
     
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    Delays with memory settings and tap tempo? Boss DD-20, Timefactor, Nova Delay
     
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    Does the TimeFactor sound better than the Line 6 in your opinion if you've tried both? Thanks
     
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    this.
     
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    ((TechnicolorSkyline)) Supporting Member

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    I've had everything listed above except for the Superdelay and I went back to the DL4 :dunno
     
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    timeline from damage control.
     
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    The DL4 is almost the PERFECT pedal. It has great delay models, savable presets, tap, ease of use, looper, ease of use, ease of use!
    There is nothing this simple and well designed.
    Unfortunately it sounds a bit muffled if you really press your ear up to the grill.
    Oh yeah, and sometimes they break. Other than that, it's perfect.
    The NOVA TC Electronic delay is pretty good, but if you are happy using your DL4, more power to you.
     
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    Uh yes...

    I sold my DL4 about 2 weeks after I bought it... its good for a throwaway pedal if you like to beat on your gear..

    The timefactor is in another league in regards to tone compared to the DL4...

    I had my Timefactor for a year or so and then sold it to fund a Superdelay... but you really can not go wrong with either one...

    Although the TF does have the option to run in stereo which the superdelay does not.
     
  12. regotheamigo

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    Cool guys! I'll check em out
     
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    Um..... Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai, I can't believe I'm the first to mention this one. I love mine, better than the DL4 even.
     
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    hmmm.... better than the DL4?
    i'm thinking a keeley DL4 :D thats what i use. i'd like to try a timefactor, but from what i hear it doesn't do the atmospheric stuff the DL4 does.
     
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    Atmospheric is HUGE with me and delay so the timefactor just took a serious nose dive haha. What does the Keeley mod do besides make the infinite repeat louder? Thanks
     
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    I'd think of doing the Keeley mods too. Also think about adding a ClinchFX EP-Pre before it.
     
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    What I couldn't stand about the DL-4 is the way that if you (for example) turn it on to a preset, tap in a tempo, play your merry intro, bypass it, play your verse then chorus, then turn it back on to repeat the intro you have to tap in the tempo again. WTF?
     
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    To get around that you could just hold down the switch and save that tempo to the preset.
     
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    Interesting idea. I always wondered how people lived with that (I didn't play with it long enough to figure out workarounds). Nonetheless, I've been extremely happy with my DD20 over the past 3+ years :)
     

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