Roland RE-20 vs Line 6 DL4

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Roland RE-20 vs Line 6 DL4

Post by tallowwaters » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:52 pm

thats right, i made a versus thread.

I dont know which one I am leaning towards, though the Line 6 would actually look cooler propped on a synth.

Help me out.
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Post by esqoner » Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:09 pm

what about dd-20? is it not more like the line-6?

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Post by wiss » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:38 pm

the line 6 gives you more....








* I think both sound like shite.
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Post by premieklovn » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:52 pm

the Juno 106-dude in my band use a RE-20 and it's really sweet. Works amazingly well with a synth. Especially if you can put the pedal on top of the synth and use the RE-20 as an instrumet add-on (space echoes are more than delay machines).

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Post by space6oy » Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:43 am

xibalba and i have been ranting about delays lately...looking forward to what he thinks of his incoming echo pro.

never used the RE-20, but have had a ton of delays (104z, RE-201, vortex, MO-FX, DD-5, etc etc) and my DL-4 is one i'll never want to take out of my guitar rig. its looping and morphing from one delay to another via expression pedal is awesome. plus it's got the best tap tempo i've experienced.

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:55 am

The RE-20 only does one thing, but it does it really well. I love mine, and like premieklovn said it's great to have sitting on yop of your synth to tweak while you play.

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Post by monolith » Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:37 am

The line-6 is far more versatile, but for the space-echo sound the RE-20 destroys it.. Some of the settings on the line-6 are pretty cool though, like the reverse delay, Lo-Res , Rhythmic & the Sweep Echo.

My line 6 has kinda died recently after 2 years of heavy gigging, (the mix knob controls the speed now (?) and it changes speed automatically.) but the loop function still works and its really handy too.
So its no longer useable as a delay pedal really, but I'm gonna replace it, so that must say something about how good it is.
I've heard mixed reports about them dying at a young age, so my next one isnt going to be for the band, just for the synth and drum machines, away from from drunken punters and kurt cobain wannabes. (but thats another story...:roll:)
try them both out if you can, best of luck with it..
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Post by justinjbrown » Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:56 pm

I have had my eye on the RE-20, but then I found this one instead.

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Here is a demo video...
www.opticecho.com/lostChord.html
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Post by OriginalJambo » Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:31 pm

That new Memory Man looks awesome!

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Post by justinjbrown » Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:51 pm

OriginalJambo wrote:That new Memory Man looks awesome!
Indeed. I was looking for a good/reliable looper and all the reviews I read of of the 2880, the jamman, and the RC-20 sited many errors that although weren't that common still worried me enough to look elsewhere.

Then I saw this. A looper with built in delay, and a delay that actually sounds good.
www.opticecho.com/lostChord.html
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Post by tallowwaters » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:04 am

no thanks, EH sucks a*s. I like pedals that still work after a few years without any effort from me.
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Post by space6oy » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:15 am

tallowwaters wrote:no thanks, EH sucks a*s. I like pedals that still work after a few years without any effort from me.
EH does make some classics, but i'm not sure about their new stuff. picked up a holy stain, very cool idea for a pedal and the reverb's great, but the setup for switching between its other effects sucks, plus there's a damn time gap in its signal processing when you use its pitch shifter...
the stereo memory man might be neat, but i'm not sure about it.
plus nothing tops the DL-4's halfing or doubling loop speeds and/or reversing them. well...actually the repeater kind of tops that since it can adjust to any speed, reverse, or pitch shift, but it's not a pedal.

anyway...sucks that yours haven't held up, i've had my Q-tron for 9 years now and the tank still works just fine.

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Post by OriginalJambo » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:43 am

Well at least the Memory Man sounds good - to my ears anyway. That reverse delay in particular looks right on the money.

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Post by justinjbrown » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:52 am

tallowwaters wrote:no thanks, EH sucks a*s. I like pedals that still work after a few years without any effort from me.
Couldn't you say that about nearly every manufacturer of pedals? Part of the life span is related to how one cares for thier pedals...so far, in my review process I haven't seen any great difference in the reliability of EH products VS any of the other comparative pedals.
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Post by justinjbrown » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:46 am

I would also like to add that if anyone can point me to some reasonable reviews regarding EH products and their reliability issues I would sure appreciate it before I get to invested in this particular one.

I see the DL4 also has a looper built in....hmmm

Reading, the reviews the the DL4 appears to be atrocious in the reliability department...

http://reviews.harmony-central.com/revi ... deler/10/1
www.opticecho.com/lostChord.html
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