Why is it that something considered so undesirable in most contexts is the one thing we guitarists desire most of all? Distortion: It’s the gritty heart of every player’s sound, whether your passion be for mild overdrive, singing sustain, flat-out raunch or precision metal meltdown. What’s that? Your heartstrings pine for all of those flavors? Welcome to the DM4 Distortion Modeler, the first and only pedal that lays virtually every classic distortion pedal at your feet (okay, 16 different models, to be precise!), while throwing in a few forward-thinking Line 6 specials to give you something to lust for down the line.
It’s just not practical to line up an MXR® Micro Amp, a Chandler Tube Driver®, an Ibanez® TS-808 Tube Screamer®, a Boss® Metal Zone and twelve more coveted distortion boxes at a live gig down at Sparky’s Bar & Grill, and even if it was, you’d end up with more noise than a Manhattan traffic jam. No worries: The DM4 lets you dial in models based on* all of these classic boxes—and more, including the Arbiter® Fuzz Face, Big Muff Pi® and ProCo Rat, as well as the more “inside” Colorsound® Overdriver and Vox® Tone Bender—from a simple and rugged steel housing with four metal footswitches that allow you to save and recall four distinct sounds in memory, with six front-panel parameter knobs that give you control over drive, frequency and more.