"We've got the Line 6 doing the job of all the weird synth experimentation that came from a lot of Chili Pepper songs… This one is for a bunch of the synth sounds, like sequential kind of noises and some really heavily synthed out tremolo sounds," says Josh Klinghoffer's guitar tech about the Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler Guitar Effects Pedal.more
This photo taken by Graeme Flegenheimer of Buckethead and his pedalboard reveals Buckethead uses a Line 6 LM4 Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal (it's the purple pedal, at top of pedals pictured). This photo is from a May 28, 2009 show at [Higher Ground(http://www.highergroundmusic.com/) in Burlington‚ VT.more
Coxon's playing makes significant use of effects pedals such as distortion, delay (a significant example being "Essex Dogs") and flange (as heard in the pre-chorus of Girls & Boys). He uses a custom made Mike Hill pedalboard which over the years has included: Akai Headrush E2, Boss BF-2 Flanger, Boss CS-3 Compressor/Sustainer, Boss DD-3 Digital Delay, Boss DM-2 Analogue Delay, Boss OD-3, Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor, Boss PN-2 Tremolo/Pan, Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb, Boss TR-2 Tremolo, Boss TU-2 Tuner, Boss VB-2 Vibrato, DOD Punkifier, Electro-Harmonix HOG, Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail, Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeller, ProCo RAT, Shin-Ei FY-2 Companion Fuzz, T-Rex Mudhoney Distortion. (Wikipedia)more
Joseph Andreoli posts on his Facebook, "New set up! Boss TU-2 > Digitech Whammy > Zinky True Grit > Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde > Electro-Harmonix Nano Muff Overdrive > Line 6 FM4 >Boss DD3 > Boss TR2 > Ernie Ball VP JR > Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Plus > Akai Headrush > Boss RC-20"more
"This one has been with me since the start, the bottom of it is kinda battered but it still works! It's been all around the world with me countless times. It lived on my live pedalboard for about a decade and has since been retired for studio use. These things are bombproof and I can't say enough good things about them. This and a DL4 were both my pedalboard mainstays seemingly forever; all the weird noises you hear on early Skindred recordings were more than likely made with this very pedal."more
"The guitarist did, however, employ a few pedals. “I used the Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler so much that I broke it,” he says. “Now it makes noises it’s not supposed to.” Davies also used a Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler to create cool, swell-and-recede effects on “How We Roll,” and on “Empire” he used a Digi-Tech Whammy pedal to sustain a note and then “play” the melody by manipulating the pedal with his foot to change the pitch."more
On the forthcoming 2019 Positive Mental Trip albums “Love Never Dies” and the PMT’s 1 st instrumental album titled “Instru-Mental Trip” many envelope filters have been used. Steve Repka as well as Luke Weiler use many digital as well as Analog Envelope filters on the forthcoming 2019 albums. You can clearly hear the use of the Line 6 FM 4 Filter Modeler on “Salsa Dancing With My Confusion”. Since there will be a few instrumental tracks on “Love Never Dies” Vol.1 2019 it’s unsure which album this track will end up on.more
A crazy sounds machine, but has the same trouble of his brothers, the drop down volume, so you have to use a new button mod to make the pedal TBP and adding a new patch... But it is a marvelous pedal but you have to spend some hours to figure how you gonna wisely
I know a ton of professional touring musicians who use this all the time. Usually with some modifications but I have yet to use this guy very often. As you can tell on my board I'm a bit of a pedal hoarder-or more honestly-a gear hoarder but I love the options. Lots of stuff sits dusty only to be that key ingredient for some lil' part. Music is fun.
Nice piece of gear! Useful and funny. I bought this because i was really courious to hear it. Now i love it because you can switch from a simple band pass effect to mutron style envelope filters, to tremorama style effect to oby wha (one of my favs) or string synth effects . They sounds really natural and clear but itsn't really simple and immediate like fm4 or other machines... enjoy
Ok, you'll need a pedalboard almost only for this pedal. And some time home learning how to get decent sounds out of it. And a band who loves you for who you are, that won't bother you with silly questions like "why don't you buy a synth instead?" or "is it supposed to be this horr... ehm, peculiar?". Yes, it's supposed to, bitches! As long as you stay on the left side of the MODE selector, things are going to be easy: you'll get lush filters and very usable sounds, rhythmic tremolos, and oh, the Comet Trails! It will trigger the Omar Rodriguez Lopez within you! Past noon you'll step in a world of synth strings and hilariously bad tracking synths that will keep you both scratching your head in "how am I supposed to use this sound?" and sincerely amused. The possibilities are endless once you plug in an expression pedal, and this way you'll also get a very nice sounding wah, thus freeing up some pedalboard real estate. To cut it short: Omar Rodriguez Lopez uses one. JOHN FRUSCIANTE uses one. Are you better than these two? (No, you're not) Then it can work for you.