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Line 6 FBV Shortboard MKII Controller Pedal

This foot controller can do it all: Adjust your Line 6 amp, toggle settings on your POD, and send MIDI commands over USB with the free FBV Control software. (26) Read 16 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Line 6 FBV Shortboard MkII isn't your regular old foot controller. It's a total remote control that allows you to control countless parameters on your Line 6 amp or POD(r), so you can keep your hands where they belong - on the guitar.

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FBV Shortboard MkII offers out-of-the box, plug-n-play connectivity. Hit any of the FBV Shortboard MkII's 13 steel footswitches to quickly scroll through and select channel presets, synch up your time-based effects with Tap Tempo, turn on effects, the chromatic tuner, and much more.

When paired with Spider(r) IV guitar amplifiers, the Line 6 FBV Shortboard MkII can activate many on-board amp effects including Quick Loop, Pitch Glide and Smart Harmony, and provide up to 128 user-created presets.

The FBV Shortboard MkII's burly, full-sized volume/wah pedal feels solid under your foot and features plenty of grip. Clicking the toe-switch toggles between volume and wah control (with an illuminated LED to match).

Oversized and backlit, the LCD on the Line 6 FBV Shortboard MkII is big, bright and easy to read. It displays the active preset name and number, and the chromatic tuner (when activated).

Features

- Total hands-free control of most Line 6 amps and POD processors
- 13 steel channel switches for preset bank select, bank scroll, effect select, tuner, tap tempo & more
- Burly, full-sized volume/wah pedal with plenty of grip
- Bright, oversized LCD shows active preset name/number and chromatic tuner
- FBV Control software allows for easy and unlimited mapping of FBV controls via USB (Mac/PC)
- Self-powered via included locking RJ-45 cable
- Back panel: USB jack, RJ-45 jack, 1/4-inch expression pedal jack

FBV Control Software

Take full advantage of FBV Shortboard MkII with the free and downloadable FBV Control software. The application shows you a graphical representation of your FBV Shortboard MkII and lets you fully customize the footswitch and pedal functions.

Assign each FBV control a MIDI CC, a bank change, a program change or even transport commands to drive many popular audio applications including ProTools(r), Propellerhead Reason(r) and Record, and more!

Create and save endless variations - a few for gigs, a few for the studio - and easily add them to your FBV Shortboard MkII via USB.

Updating and Upgrading

USB connectivity enables the Line 6 FBV Shortboard MkII to receive software and firmware updates.

Express Yourself

Add an EX-1(tm) Expression Pedal to the mix and have separate pedals for volume and wah, or any other controls you can think of. Use the FBV Control software to customize it!

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Line 6 products.
- 13 steel channel switches for preset bank select
- volume/wah pedal
- Oversized LCD shows active preset name/number and chromatic tuner
- FBV Control software
- Self-powered via included locking RJ-45 cable
- Back panel: USB jack, RJ-45 jack, 1/4-inch expression pedal jack
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 12 x 6 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 818-575-3600
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. Line 6 FBV MKII Customer Review
Sound: great features for controlling your line 6 spider amp. i have the spiderIV and this board allows me to change between settings quickly. i can also acces the guitarist presets and reassign them to user patches wich allows me to completely edit those presets the way that i like...i always want to tweak something. the wah pedal is not great i still use my regular wah sometimes it just depends on the song. great for live shows very durable and reasonably priced a must have if you have a spider amp Ease of Use: very simple to use very plug n play oriented Quality: well made nice packaging from the factory QA is great no missing pieces everything worked great straight out of the box Value: worth the money Manufacturer Support: havent used support no problems Overall: i love this because of the spider 4 amp it makes no sense to have one of this amps if you dont have this board it completely opens up everything on the amp and is completely progamable to your desires you can litterally re do all the presets on the amp from the board it rocks
Style of Music: rock, blues, metal
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Sound: N/A Feature: It has switches for controlling the patch banks, channels and you can use it in stomp box mode for more flexibility in the sounds. You also have switch for Tap Tempo (never have used) but if you hold it down you can access the tuner. The tuning shows up on the footswitch screen which is a nice touch. Ease of Use: Very easy to use. I haven't tried doing any MIDI programming with it yet. No need at this point. It does what I want and need it to out of the box. Quality: This is a beast. Made of solid unobtainium or something. All metal chassis and switches. Weighs right at 10 pounds. Seriously. You might be able to break it drop it off a truck and running over it. Durability is not a concern I have with this. Value: A bit pricey for what it is. Around $200 for the unit. The main reason I got it was so that I could connect my amp to my computer. That way I can edit patches and update the firmware. There is no option to do this without a MKII footswitch. Manufacturer Support: Never used the phone support. Online support is great. Plenty of manuals and download stuff. The Wow Factor: No sex appeal here. Just a footswitch controller. Overall: For what it is and what it does I'm pleased with it. If it were crushed by a monster truck I would most likely replace it. If you have a Spider IV amp you really need this. I couldn't imagine standing in front of the amp and trying to get to my patches with the Nintendo controls. Plus the added benefit of using your computer to edit/create patches. This alone makes it almost indispensable.
Style of Music: Hard Rock/Metal
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