Install a smart switch that doubles as a double preset switch when held down for 1-2 secs adding a second setting to each switch, and use the same switch to tap DOTTED EIGHTH NOTES with any delay preset on your DL4. Yes, really. You can still use the DL4 tap tempo switch like normal too. Add the tap tempo and toggle sync control to this mod for only $40 extra.
Do you notice a volume drop when you engage your DL4? It’s a known problem with the circuit. We simply fix that! However, we suggest getting this “whole” mod for perfect adjustment. Depending on your setup, the “simple” volume fix still may not be a perfect unity match. For $55 total, we can add a master volume control so you can fix the volume drop, and tweek exactly how much output volume you need- maybe you want a slight increase in volume when engaged. This control is not to be confused with the “Mix” knob on the DL4. The mix knob controls a blend of your dry guitar signal with the wet delay effect- this isn’t volume. Our volume amount control is controlling the overall output level of the DL4 when it’s engaged.
Engage the looper/recorder on-the-fly! No more bending down and turning the knob to engage the looper. Simply hit the looper switch that will be installed and start recording.
The DL4 is actually built very well. But if you’ve had one long enough, and use it a lot, you already know the switches will wear out where it’s no longer useable. Switch Replacement consists of changing out all of the factory switches with heavy duty “soft-touch” switches that will make your life a lot easier, especially for that tap tempo switch. This mod will also work with the MM4, DM4, and FM4.
More expensive yes, and most difficult to install, but probably the most important mod of all. When a pot starts to wobble and go bad, then the whole DL4 can start going crazy- constantly changing values, settings, etc. This mod replaces all of the cheap, plastic shaft pots with much better quality metal shaft pots. New colored knobs added as well.
A very unique and fun mod. This adds a stomp switch that will engage your feedback to 100% instantly. The Mix Max 100% Toggle adds the option for the mix to also max out when the Feedback Hot Switch is engaged. For players who love creating sound effects, ambiance, swells, etc., this is the mod for you. These two mods also act different depending on what type of delay is used. Some get crazy quick, others are lighter and produce beautiful soundscaping ambiance. This sounds are also impacted by how soft or hard you play the instrument. For nice, warm sounding pads and swells, use your volume controls and play soft. For harder out of control feedback effects, use an analog delay, engage, and play hard. We can also change up this mod. Note: in the video, this mod is shown without an LED, but we DO install an LED indicating when the switch is on- this is shown in other images in the gallery.
A preset switch will allow you to select a second setting for each delay preset on the DL4. Different than the expression control, the switch will select quickly back and forth between two settings. The LED indicator for the switch will turn on with your second setting is engaged. Easy to use. Save your first setting by dialing in your sound and holding down the A, B, or C switch until it’s saved. Then engaged the mod switch, make a new setting with that first delay and hold the A, B, or C switch to save again. This mod will also work with the MM4, DM4, and FM4.
Similar to the preset switch mod, the expression knob will switch between two settings, but will also mix between then. So if you want to morph from one delay setting to the next setting instead of quickly switching, this is the mod you’ll want. This acts just like an external expression pedal will act, just installed inside the DL4. Also easy to use. Save your first setting by dialing in your sound and holding down the A, B, or C switch until it’s saved. Then turn the knob all the way to the right, make a new setting with that first delay and hold the A, B, or C switch to save again. Then morph between the two. This mod will also work with the MM4, DM4, and FM4.
This adds a tap tempo out connection. Do you have on of our Multi Tap Tempo pedals? This mod is useful if you have other delay pedals on your board with tap tempo connections and want to link up your DL4 with. Connect to the sync out jack with our Multi Tap Tempo pedal to sync your delay pedals together.
When ordering the .8th note and dual preset mod, this toggle allows you to control which type of rhythmic signal is sent to your Tap Tempo Sync output jack. You can choose between sending the standard DL4 tap tempo signal, or sending the .8th mod signal. Once an external tap tempo pedal is connected, that pedal will tap whichever signal is being sent.
Get a custom look. Do all multi LED colors (standard mod), or replace all the standard red with a different color. This mod will also work with the MM4, DM4, and FM4.
Really make your modded pedal stand out aesthetically! Custom paint jobs start out at $50. We can paint your pedal just about any color you want. We remove all labeling plates, clean the pedal, and then go through the painting process. We can match the paint jobs with knobs, or do a cool color theme with the LEDs, knobs, and paint job.
With great sounds, lots of presets, and a cheap price, the Line 6 DL4 has become a “new classic” among guitarist. But there’s more you can do with your old friend. Read to learn about the different mods available for the DL4. If you’ll shoot us an email before you order, we can even do some custom paint work to it. Many of these mods will also work for the other pedals in the Stompbox Moddler series like the MM4, DM4, and FM4.
Once checkout for your mod/mods is complete you’ll receive a return shipping invoice to pay based on your location with our shipping address, also on your invoice, to ship your pedal to. International rates will apply as well. Make sure to include the invoice in the box with your pedal. Domestic return shipping cost is included in the cost of the mod. Usually USPS Priority large flat rate or regional flat rates are the cheapest. We will use these shipping methods for returning. Please pack your pedal well. We’re located in Nashville, TN. You can use the USPS.com shipping calculator to get an estimate of how much your return shipping will be.
Like most, you’ll probably want more than just one DL4 mod installed. We can install multiple mods all at once, but some will conflict like the Preset Switch and Expression Knob. While it’s possible to have both, it would be a custom job. To add multiple mods, simply select the mod you want, add to cart, then do it again.
Save money by getting your pedal decked out all at one time. To order, contact us, providing your shipping address, and you’ll be invoiced.
This package includes 1) Volume Drop Fix (+20 for extra amount control knob) 2) Multi-Colored LEDs 3) Switch Replacement 4) Pots & Knob Replacement 5) Double Preset Switch 6) Loop Engage Switch 7) Tap Tempo Sync Out Jack (would total $305 separately)
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8) Add the Dotted Eighth Mod for a total of $325 and add 9) the corresponding .8th|1/4 Note Toggle Mod for the Tap Tempo Sync jack for only $25 extra ($30 regular price) 10 & 11) Add the “Feedback Hot Switch w/ Mix Max 100% Toggle” for only $40 extra ($50 regular)
(all mods 1-11 listed above)
*This price does not include extra volume amount control knob for the volume fix or a custom paint job.
Substitutions: If your pots are in perfect condition and new pots and knobs are not needed, you can substitute the “Pots & Knob Replacement” mod for the “Tap Tempo Sync Out” (when ordering the .8th mod) and the “Feedback Hot Switch w/ Mix Max 100% Toggle” for the same price.
Recommended: We highly recommend getting the full Volume Fix w/ Amount Control Knob. Most all DL4s we encounter have a volume level, or unity, problem when engaged. This full mod will allow you to adjust the perfect amount of unity when engaging your DL4, or you can even use it as a boost.
Please know that many of our mods may fix some of the issues with your DL4- because the parts we replace were the parts causing the problems. Also, many problems are fixed by simple factory resets and readjusting the main chip. However, we cannot perform miracles. Issues that are digitally related and/or power related, we do not fix. If your DL4 has issues coming in, it’s possible there will be issues coming out of the mod process. We can give you our professional opinion- but it’s only an opinion. If you’d like to start out with a problem free DL4, we suggest starting out by letting us replacing the main PCB first, then installing mods. This will basically make your DL4 brand new again. This route is also much cheaper than buying a new DL4 and we will install the new PCB for free with a minimum mod package of $275.