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Line 6 FBV Shortboard MKII Guitar Footswitch Black

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Line 6 FBV Shortboard MKII Footswitch isn't your average footcontroller. It's a full-on remote control that keeps you at the foot of the stage instead of tied to the front of your Line 6 amp or POD pr... Click To Read More About This Product

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Line 6 FBV Shortboard MKII Footswitch isn't your average footcontroller. It's a full-on remote control that keeps you at the foot of the stage instead of tied to the front of your Line 6 amp or POD processor. It offers all the classic advantages you expect from a Line 6 foot controller, including rock-solid channel switches, a rugged wah/volume pedal and an oversized backlit display, but it's also full of surprises.

The steel footswitches give you total control over your tone. Dedicated footswitches let you change, scroll and select presets with uncompromised speed, add or remove effects in an instant, synchronize all your time-based effects with Tap Tempo, and more.

Load up to 64 presets in the 4 banks. Adding individual or simultaneous effects on top of each preset allows for on-the-fly colorization and customization of your tones. An added bonus: the well-spaced guitar footswitches are conveniently laid out so that you're not stepping on two at once (unless you want to).

Click the toe to volley back and forth between volume and wah-wah control. (Adding an expression pedal provides dedicated volume control.) Oversized and backlit, the LCD is big, bright and easy to read. It shows you everything you need to know including preset name chromatic tuner display.

Line 6 FBV Shortboard MKII is compatible with and connects to your Line 6 amp or POD processors via the included locking RJ-45 cable. The FBV footswitch also features a USB jack that can be used for upgrading the firmware of Spider IV and Spider Valve MKII amplifiers.

Perfectly paired with Spider IV and Spider Valve MKII amplifiers, this FBV Shortboard footswitch provides complete, handsfree control of the looper, pitch-shifter and other on-board effects.

Features
  • Total floor control of your Line 6 amp and POD
  • Reliable steel footswitches
  • Dedicated footswitches for preset bank select, bank scroll, effect select, tuner, tap tempo, and more
  • Burly, full-sized volume/wah pedal with plenty of grip
  • Oversized and bright LCD displays chromatic presets and tuner
  • RJ-45 cable included
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Line 6FBV Shortboard MKII Guitar Footswitch
 
4.5

(based on 41 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Excellent sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Performances (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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My amp is a Line-6 Spider 3 150w 2x12. I started with the Express pedal, but quickly found a need for the Shortboard. This is definitely a worthy addition to my live...Read complete review

My amp is a Line-6 Spider 3 150w 2x12. I started with the Express pedal, but quickly found a need for the Shortboard. This is definitely a worthy addition to my live rig and has become my little "command center". I don't know what I'd do without it! If you own a Spider 3-4, you NEED this for your setup. Your amp has a lot of functions and sounds and this pedal gives you the control that you need. PROS: 1. Instant, and I mean INSTANT channel switching! (A-D buttons) This is essential for playing live. No noisy beeps, clicks or delays. 2. Software available gives you total control. You have the option to customize every aspect of the unit. For example, I am going to disable the volume portion of the expression pedal as I don't use it. No fear of accidentally moving it and driving our sound guy nuts! 3. Well built, solid construction. This thing is setup to take a real-world beating. 4. Plug and play. No muss, no fuss. Super easy to use right out of the box. CONS: 1. I wish the bank up/down switches were side-by-side rather than above/below. When I click the "up" I have to be cautious not to hit the "down" at the same time. You have to use your toe a little more than I prefer, especially live. To remedy, I found myself revising the order of my presets and banks so that if I need to switch banks mid-song, hitting "down" takes me to where I need to be. 2. While I LOVE having a long cord to the amp, the texture of the cord casing is posing a new issue that is tough to remedy. It's coiled tight for packing and the stiff plastic/rubber has a bit of a "memory" to it. Unwrapping it and grabbing an end resembles a slinky! Obviously, that's natural with many cables. However, I've had the pedal for a couple of weeks now and it still hasn't relaxed flat/straight, even after I've worked it a bit. Not a huge issue, but I have to tape it down live tighter more than usual or someone can trip over it or hook their foot on it and damage the cord. 3. Small issue when connecting to PC to calibrate for first time. The program tells you when to plug in the USB cable. But you need to plug in the PC end FIRST, and then plug in the pedal. I had the USB cord already plugged into the pedal and when prompted, I plugged it into the PC. No dice. PC first, THEN pedal! Small annoyance, but no deal breaker. 4. As with my Express pedal, the Shortboard doesn't make clicking the expression pedal between wah/volume an easy one. The instructions even tell you that the more you do it, the less pressure it will eventually take. I normally use a Morley "Bad Horsie", but will use this one in a pinch. In summary, I'm super-glad I bought this pedal! It gives me the control I need in an sturdy, easy-to-use package. Line-6 amps do a lot of great things, and this pedal helps you maximize your sound options. The cons are minor and a couple are personal preference. The pros outweigh them by far! This has given my live setup new flexibility helps out myself and band sound better.

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I will never buy anything from this company on the internet.

My son will use this for his own use.

My son will use this for his own use.

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1.0

I will never buy anything from this company on the internet.

By Cheryl

from Crofton,Md

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Line 6 FBV Shortboard MKII Guitar Footswitch:

      My son will use this for his own use.

       
      5.0

      Simply Perfect

      By Brandon

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Line 6 FBV Shortboard MKII Guitar Footswitch:

      This shortboard is everything you need to control you Line 6 Spider amplifier.

       
      5.0

      I am very glad I bought it. Easy to update both pedal & amp.

      By Crabfingers

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to update
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Line 6 FBV Shortboard MKII Guitar Footswitch:

        It adds a great deal of functionality to my existing Line 6 Spider 75W amp (bought in 2011). Also was able to update amp from v1.1 to v2.0 via the FBV Shortboard MkII. Love the wah-wah!

         
        4.0

        Not bad at all

        By Rob

        from Bel Air, MD

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Switch Effects
        • Easy To Switch Patches

        Cons

        • Display Could Be Better C
        • Pedal Calibration Needs S

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Line 6 FBV Shortboard MKII Guitar Footswitch:

        I have not use it enough to really get into details.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for Spider 75

        By Terrygh

        from Kansas

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Line 6 FBV Shortboard MKII Guitar Footswitch:

        If you have a Line6 Spider 75 amp please get this add on. This pedal really opens up all the capabilities of this amp and, makes it a lot easier to use. Small and, easy to hookup and, to transport. Gator makes a bag that is perfect to put this pedal in. Enjoy.............

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Works Well with Spider Jam

        By Songwritunfool

        from Reno

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Line 6 FBV Shortboard MKII Guitar Footswitch:

            I bought this to use with my new Spider Jam--together they make a great team. With this board I can control the record function and drum/song tracks on the fly. The wha is awesome. You simply have to learn to put the board in record mode, and then the down side is you have to put it back in the regular mode to switch pedal presets.

            Made with real metal--it seems tuff enough.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Brings the Amplifi to life

            By Joe

            from Cedar Rapids, IA

            Comments about Line 6 FBV Shortboard MKII Guitar Footswitch:

            If you are wondering how to make your Amplifi useful in a live setting, this is the tool. It gives you more complete control over the individual effects and access to a wider bank of tones. It is also ruggedly built and greatly simplifies your setup.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Where was it 15 years ago lol

            By Wes

            from Lucedale, Ms

            Comments about Line 6 FBV Shortboard MKII Guitar Footswitch:

            After 20 years of lugging tons of gear from place to place , Having to spend allot of time resetting each individual effect box before the show, and connecting and disconnecting the pedals with all the chords, This is Heaven for me! My computer sets my specific settings and downloads it straight to my Spider IV 75, then I carry my guitars and one amp and one board. Fast easy to use set up and use.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Prefer Longboard

            By Rev Black

            from Buffalo, New York

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Portable

            Cons

            • Limited Functions
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Line 6 FBV Shortboard MKII Guitar Footswitch:

            I bought this simply to have a lighter alternative to lugging the longboard, however it was not a simple plug and play.
            It seemed to me that the signal is not the same and I would have had to redo all of my presets.
            The biggest drawback for me is that the readout window is much smaller than the longboard, and that was the deal breaker.
            Had the window of been the same size then I would have taken the time to readjust the settings, in order to have a lighter piece of equipment.
            That being said, it is a well made piece of hardware, and an asset to those with better vision than this old timer.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The only way to play Line 6

            By Peter

            from Pearland, TX

            Comments about Line 6 FBV Shortboard MKII Guitar Footswitch:

            This controller is awesome and IMO is the only way to play Line 6 equipment. The editing software is the best feature as the edit functions on (in my case) the Spider IV is a bit challenging. Definitely worth the money and highly recommended if you play live.

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