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.

Whether you power up the DM4 using four “C” batteries (we’ve even included a set) or with the optional PX-2G adaptor, you’ll be getting dirty while staying clean—the 24-bit signal path means every nuance of those grungy classics comes through loud and clear. Wanna take your distortions to the outer limits? Check out the brilliant octave-fuzz of our models based on the Tychobrahe Octavia and PAiA Roctave Divider; hit a perfect swoosh with our Roland® Jet Phaser model, or go completely over the top with our very own Line 6 Distortion, custom-made for mouthy musical mayhem.

In just a single box, you’ll find the torrid timbres that players like Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Lukather and others have made part of our collective consciousness, and the DM4 will give you the means to transform those classic tone recipes into something utterly your own. If distortion is your passion, the DM4 will be love at first bite.

Available Models:
• Boost/Comp
• Tube Drive
• Screamer
• Overdrive
• Classic Distortion
• Heavy Distortion
• Colordrive
• Buzz Saw
• Facial Fuzz
• Jumbo Fuzz
• Fuzz Pi
• Jet Fuzz
• Line 6 Drive
• Line 6 Distortion
• Sub Octave Fuzz
• Octave Fuzz


DM4 Specifications
Digital Effects 16
Factory Presets 18
User Programmable Channels 4
Controls Drive, Bass/Jet Fdbk, Mid/Sub/Comp, Treble/Jet Rate, Volume/Gate
Additional Controls EX-1 Expression Pedal (optional)
Mono/ Stereo Mono in, Mono out
Chassis Color Gold
Dimensions 10-inches/25.4 cm; Width/Depth: 6-inches/15.24 cm; Height: 2.5-inches; Weight: 3.1 lbs

* All product names used in this webpage are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied during Line 6’s sound model development.