Overall Rating: best chorus produced today. I would get another if it were stolen and probably before such a thing happens. It is pricey, but you get what you pay for. Sound Quality: I run a two-amp setup b/t an Orange Ad-140tc (or Marshall JMP2203) ...
Overall Rating: best chorus produced today. I would get another if it were stolen and probably before such a thing happens. It is pricey, but you get what you pay for.
Sound Quality: I run a two-amp setup b/t an Orange Ad-140tc (or Marshall JMP2203) and a 66' twin reverb with either a Gibson Sg Standard or 61' reissue. I mainly use this with the twin, but have used it with the Orange for recording and definitely like the results, ao am planning on replacing the ce-2 that is presently used with that amp with another one of these. I also have an original Ce-1. It is presently not working. It is also notoriously noisy, and really degrades the signal in bypass. I was previously using it in a loop seperate from my other effects to battle this. Enter the retro sonic chorus. It solves the noise and bypass problems and sounds great to boot. To be truthful, it doesn't totally capture the "magic" of the original, but it is at least 90-95%% there. Overall, I would say this is the best chorus being produced right now. As far as capturing other artists; I don't like how chorus is typically used in most applications by other artists, so I can't really easily comment. The closest I would say this comes is maybe some of hendrix's leslie moments with the vibrato side. Oh, and also a limp bizkit song I once heard once when trying to make myself sick after eating some puffer-fish. Granted, they are an abomination as far as music goes, but I believe the guitar player used a roland jc-120 that has the ce-1 chorus built in.
Reliability/Durability: sometimes the effect won't engage when first turning on; I have to unplug it and plug it back in. Otherwise. no problems.
Ease of Use: This unit is new. Fairly easy to use/ self explanatory. Manual gives you an overview of the functions and feautures, which is all that is needed. If you are familiar with a Ce-1, you should be able to go right to work.
Customer Support: havent really had to use them yet, but were very helpful before sale.
Line 6 99DL4 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
DL4 Delay Modeler
Overall Rating: I have been playing roughly 12 years. I own an Sg Standard, Sg 61' reissue, Les Paul Special Doublecut w/ P-90s, 66' twin, Bad Cat Black Cat, Orange Ad-140tc, Marshall 4x12, Orange 4x12, Blah Blah Blah. If it were stolen or lost, I'd ...
Overall Rating: I have been playing roughly 12 years. I own an Sg Standard, Sg 61' reissue, Les Paul Special Doublecut w/ P-90s, 66' twin, Bad Cat Black Cat, Orange Ad-140tc, Marshall 4x12, Orange 4x12, Blah Blah Blah. If it were stolen or lost, I'd get mad, get over it, and buy another. I love its ease of use, versatility, and the ability to have 3 different delays readily at hand (or foot). I also like using the expression pedal; it makes it an even more fun unit to use. The only thing I dislike is that there is a slight delay when switching between models. The only other dig are the Tape models, but I understand that it is probably nearly impossible to model digital fatness. To summarize, the DL-4 is an excellent and incredibly versatile unit with superlative sound quality. Perfect for the working guitarist.
Sound Quality: Excellent sounds for being digital. It probably wouldn't fool me on the analog models in a blindfold test, but it gets damned close, and your audience surely won't know the difference. Use a Voodoo Labs pedal power with it. This thing will eat batteries like crazy and really needs full power to work correctly and effeciently. I had one die at a show last week because of batteries (my own fault for not replacing batteries/not buying an adapter for pedal power).
I use two-three amps in my setup with a DL4 in going to each; 66' twin reverb and/or bad cat black cat for clean into a a/b/y box (with loops in which the dl-4's lie) to a Bogner Ecstasy and/or Orange ad-140tc for overdrive/distortion. I can pretty much nail most delay models, except for tape delays, such as Jimmy Page on Led Zep's "I can't quite you baby." Now that is an incredible delay/echo sound, and can only be copped with a real tape delay. That being said, the DL4 does an amazing job of getting close and only discriminating musicians will know the difference. ALl of the models sound very good. I was using a Guyatone Md-3 (a very good delay) previously on my distortion amp and like the DL-4 a lot more, not only for its versatility but the sound quality as well. I especially like the multi-head delay and use it the most. It seems to be the most accurate copy on the unit.
Reliability/Durability: I've never had any problems, but have heard horror stories. I've been using one constantly for about a year with no problems. I would bring a backup if I used batteries.
Ease of Use: This is a very complex unit, and takes some reading to really get the sounds you want out of it. The manual is very comprehensive (probably the best I've seen).