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Line 6 FBV Express Footswitch   

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The Line 6 FBV Express Footcontroller instantly recalls an entire rig via 4 gig-ready footswitches built into a road-rugged steel enclosure. It deliv...Click To Read More About This Product

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Compact footcontroller with powerful features that won't break the bank.

The Line 6 FBV Express Footcontroller instantly recalls an entire rig via 4 gig-ready footswitches built into a road-rugged steel enclosure. It delivers tap tempo effects, a chromatic tuner interface* for quick and accurate tuning, and a full-size heavy-duty volume/wah pedal.

Compatible Products:
Spider Valve
Spider III**
Spider II**
Flextone III
Vetta
Vetta II
HD147
POD 2.0***
POD xt
POD XT Pro
POD X3
POD X3 Pro
Bass POD xt
Bass POD XT Pro
LowDown


*The chromatic tuner interface only works with Line 6 amps that have built in chromatic tuners, and does not work with Spider II 15, 30, or HD75.

**FBV Express is not compatible with with Spider II 15 or Spider III 15.

***FBV Express is only compatible with POD 2.0 units with pedal jacks labeled "FBV Pedal." It is not compatible with older units which have pedal jacks labeled simply "Pedal."

NOTE: FBV Express is NOT compatible with Ax212, Flextone I, II or HD, POD Pro, Bass POD, Bass POD Pro and Spider.

FEATURES
  • Switches for Channels A, B, C, and D
  • Tap on the current channel for Tap Tempo
  • Wah/Volume pedal
  • Chromatic tuner interface
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by PowerReviews
 
4.4

(based on 52 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love it except for a glitch I'm having.

I'm a gigging musician. I've used the longboard with my Vetta head for the past year. When I saw the express I was pretty excited since the past year demonstrated to me that I...Read complete review

I'm a gigging musician. I've used the longboard with my Vetta head for the past year. When I saw the express I was pretty excited since the past year demonstrated to me that I really only use 4 patches and the volume/wah, so the extra space that the longboard took up on stage was mostly a waste, and I think that the tap delay switch on the longboard is mostly unusable because of it's position on the board. The express uses all the switches for tap delay. Whatever patch you're on, you just keep tapping that switch to set your delay time. Good going Line 6. Although the upper switches are not easy to use for that function, because of the chance of hitting the lower buttons and changing your patch when you don't want to, the lower two buttons are easy to use for tapping in a delay time. I used the Express with great success for three straight gigs, and it's exactly what I need. I had a gig last night and things were not the same. The Express went to tuner mode, muting my sound, three separate times when I switched patches. It's only supposed to engage the tuner when you press and hold both of the bottom switches. Well, there is NO way that I pressed and held both switches three times last night while trying to switch from patch 1 to patch 2. If this happens again I guess I'll return the Express and hope that another one won't have the same issue. I'll be disappointed if I have to go back to my longboard.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Junk.

It is for the most part solidly built. However, the plastic switches MUST go. I think they stick if you step on them too hard, because I did indeed experience the tuner turn-on...Read complete review

It is for the most part solidly built. However, the plastic switches MUST go. I think they stick if you step on them too hard, because I did indeed experience the tuner turn-on problem. Also, it didn't change channels on the first push a couple times. I used it at 2 practices and sent it back. One thing I don't like about the wah/volume is I turned off my volume when I went for switch D. My fault? I don't know why they quit making the FBV4 as it is the ideal set-up in my opinion.

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5.0

A must have

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This foot pedal is an absolute must have for anyone with a Line 6 amplifier. Some other reviews call this a cheap piece of junk, but it's not. I can really stomp on it, and have yet to have any problems. The tuner works great, and it's just simple to use. My 2 complaints are the Wah pedal is not as good as a Cry Baby, but I didn't buy this thing for the Wah. And, the chord is also a little cheap, but I still haven't had any problems with it. If you don't have this pedal yet, you need to buy it.

 
5.0

excellent pedal for an excellent amp!

By slysendice

from Kingston, ON

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I got my Spider III a couple of years ago, and later decided i needed a pedal to switch the channels. this pedal is exactly what I need. I (mainly) use 2 of my four tones, which i conveniently placed on channels C and D (the 2 top ones). The only problem I have is that I can't seem to hit the correct button while I'm singing (i play guitar and sing), so often my bass player comes up and hits the right channel for me. Overall, a great pedal. (the amp is excellent too).

 
5.0

NICE PEDAL

By Joness182

from Louisville, KY

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This pedal is great especially if you only use a few FX. On mine I use two different settings of distortion, clean, and phaser and its great. The wah is really the only part that I dont like because its really overpowering when you have it engaged. but other than the wah, its a great pedal. LOVE Line 6!!

 
4.0

Too stripped down?

By Aleister Crowley

from Chicago, IL

Nice, small board but really needs bank up/down button. Sure, access to 4 patches is nice, but wouldn't you rather have access to 64? In keeping with the "express" mentality - instead of having dedicated pedals for the A,B,C,D channels two pedals should be bank up/down and the other two should be channel up/down. Then I'd have given it a 5 across the board.

 
4.0

FBV Express

By The Fury

from Los Angeles

I bought this pedal board for it's compactness since I don't use more than 4 "tones" anyway. It's great for this purpose plus very light; however, I personally had a difficult time switching channels which I do not experience with the FBV Shortboard equipped with the standard chrome button switches. I didn't find channel switching easy as many other reviewers have claimed and the stacking of the channel switches is awful. I gave it up and started using my shortboard again. Lugging it around sucks but using it is great.

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2.0

Bad

By Blackmetalfan

from Ann Arbor,MI

I have tried many times to try to get this peice of crap to work. I have used all the instructions the manual gives and still it will not work. DO NOT BUY THIS PIECE OF CRAP!!!!

 
5.0

Great Controller

By WaterCoolerLeadGuitar

from Tustin, CA

If you're using a Line 6, you need this pedal. It makes it so much easier to switch between your settings, and trust me, this is is crucial on stage. All of the settings are responsive as far as I have experienced, and the wah pedal works nicely. The only reson I wouldn't give it a 5 in quality is because the wah pedal could be a bit better, particularly with distortion on; but, you can't expect too much out of a multi-purpose pedal and amp, so I'm not complaining.

 
5.0

Great Pedal

By Black&BlueJake

from Wisconsin

This pedal works great with my Flextone III. Although my amp doesn't feature a built-in tuner, the tuner on the FBV Express works perfectly, much like the Boss pedal tuner, and for the same price. The wah pedal is a little tough to engage, but it's a good thing. That way you can't accidentally turn it on or off. I've found that this wah sounds good with a clean channel and leaves much to be desired with distortion. Although I might just need to tweak my sound some. The pedal is very well built and looks way better than ordinary selector switches that come with other amps. The four switches require little pressure to engage, but can take a stomping when you're carried away on stage. The bottom is lined with non-skid rubber strips to keep the pedal in place. It's Line 6 through and through.

 
5.0

Enough

By The_True_Morning_Star

from Pagosa Springs, CO

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When I first got this pedal, it kept switching on it's own. I fixed it myself because I ddn't have time to wait for another. All I did was take off the bottom and put it back on and it's worked fine ever since. When you first get it, the wah is alittle tough to engage, but ofr the unorthodox sound I look for, it's perfect. And I only realy have 3 channels I use. This thing was perfect. Just with the buttons were metal instead of plastic.

 
5.0

Stomp Box!

By UFO

from Saucier, Ms.

I have had a Line 6 Spider II for about 4 yrs.,and decided to buy the FBV foot pedal.I want to buy the new Spider Valve tube amp and this pedal works with it also! The system is well made and works fine ,the tuner is great but sensitive! The Wah is hard to engage because the contact point is designed to fall short, so you need extra foot pressure to avoid making a mistake! The 4 channel pads are very light touch, and four different settings that you can edit any time you wish are enough for most any situation!

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