#1
I'm going to buy a good delay, but atm i'm hesitating between a LINE6 DL4 wich costs 344 euros or a TC ELECTRONIC ND-1 NOVA DELAY wich costs 225 euros

so here's my question: is the DL4 the 120 bucks more worth?
or is there a third option that i need to consider?
Atm i use the (basic) delay provided by my amp, but the unit i'm going to buy needs to answer to all my possible delay-needs in the future, that's why i came up with these 2.

In my opinion (never played with either of them) the dl4 looks more durable then the nova, wich looks like a fragile piece of electronics, but on the other hand i heard the footswitches on the dl4 break easily


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#2
DL4 imo... much more versatile. The footswitches aren't as flimsy as you expect them to be. People who break them do so by either being overweight or stomping on them.
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#3
I've heard great things about the Nova Delay.
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#4
A lot of pros use the DL4. Not saying that's a reason to buy one, but it's something to consider.
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#7
I'd say Nova. Didn't play with it, but I did play with the DL4 and I didn't found it anything special. Heard nothing but good things about the Nova, plus is a lot cheaper so I'd go for that one.
#8
but the nova looks so... fragile
and what about selecting presets

i've heard it's not easy
#9
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but the nova looks so... fragile
and what about selecting presets

i've heard it's not easy


It isn't fragile, it's solid.
#10
Nova, hands down. Beats the DL4 easily. And its cheaper. Dont be afraid, its built very solid.
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#11
all tc electronic stuff is built like a tank. they sound friggin' sweet too.

get the nova delay. theres one pretty much built into my nova system (minus a few features) which craps all over the line 6 echo park i was using.
#13
From an owner of the Nova Delay, I say go for it. It's built like a tank, got a great warranty, great quality, changing presets is as simple as pressing a button (albeit you have to bend over to do it) and its just an all around more versatile pedal I feel.
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#14
I'm looking for a new delay myself at the moment.

Do you want a loop function with the delay? Because the DL-4 has a loop whereas the Nova doesn't.

Another good delay with looper is the Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai, dunno about prices in US but it's around the same price over here.
#15
and what about the usability onstage?
i heard switching patches is hard, but i can deal with something that's difficult, as long as it's possible
#16
Switching patches is not very hard. Yes, it takes a second or two, but having presets is a luxury because most delays don't even have them. I would go for the nova (especially if it is that much cheaper!) out of those two. The nova series is built very solidly and sounds great and I am currently lusting for the modulation pedal. I myself have the EHX SMMH which I love a lot, so you could also check that out if you like.
#17
Having heard the DL-4 again the other week, I have to say, it is capable of some good sounds and I have been a little harsh on it in the past, but as for the Nova Delay, it's just a better pedal all around, and, for a basic delay, it ****s all over a lot of others, including the DL-4.
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so all things considered, i think i'm going for a shiney nova delay


Check ebay first!!! I just saw one there for $213 US. Many of the sellers are very reputable music stores w/ great feedback ratings, & some will ship internationally. Don't spend so much money!!!!
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