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Line 6 FBV Shortboard Footswitch

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The backlit display on the Line 6 FBV Shortboard Footcontroller shows where you are. The rugged steel stomp switches and pedal give you complete cont...Click To Read More About This Product

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The backlit display on the Line 6 FBV Shortboard Footcontroller shows where you are. The rugged steel stomp switches and pedal give you complete control of where you're going. With wah/volume pedal, chromatic tuner, access to 36 presets on duoVerb, dedicated channel switches, dedicated effect and FX loop on/off switches, large naming display, expression pedal input for dedicated volume control, and tap tempo switch, it's way more than just a footswitch. Cable included.

Compatible Products:

  • Spider III*

  • Spider II 112, 210, 212 & HD

  • 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

  • *FBV Shortboard is not compatible with Spider III 15.

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

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

    • Backlit display
    • Rugged steel stomp switches and pedal
    • Dedicated channel switches
    • Dedicated effect and FX loop on/off switches
    • Large naming display
    • Wah/volume pedal
    • Expression pedal input for dedicated volume control
    • Chromatic tuner
    • Tap tempo switch

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    A must have

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    This pedal is a must have for anyone who has a compatible Line 6 amp. You can save many more amp settings and name them. Its perfect for playing out. No external power source needed. Very rugged.


    Expensive, but a must-have for Line 6 amps

    By YerdenFleurden

    from St. Augustine, FL

    See all my reviews

    I use this with my Spider II 112. It really should come standard with the amp (or MF should offer the two as a discounted combo). The controller uses the base models on the Spider and tweeks the EQs and effects to get additional tones. There are some great sounds available on the board, but most are rock/metal. Any of the sounds can be modified or overwritten if you just don't like it. The built-in wah is a sweet feature. It's not particularly extreme in it's tone - it's more like a standard CryBaby than a Q. It'd be nice if you could alter the depth of the wah to get more of a Hendrix sound. The bonus being the board attaches to the amp via ethernet cable, so it doesn't add additional noise to the signal like a stompbox or wah, it just controls the amp. That means the wah feature is already built into the amp, but you need to buy this to access it. Weak.My biggest gripe with the controller is that it doesn't contain or access the amp's original 12 sounds, so if you like those you have to either overwrite a sound on the controller or go back to turning the selection knob on the amp itself. I like the Spider's stock Van Halen and Mesa models, so I had to replace sounds on the controller. Luckily the controller comes with a few lame sounds that won't break your heart to replace.All in all, I'd say this is a must-have for the Spider series.


    It rules

    By Alex-PUuBy

    from reno,nv

    I love my shortboard, I use it constantly with my many bands all of which are different. From math metal, to jazz it rules and it gives me the direction I demand.



    By arachnamaia

    from wa

    I love the FVB short board, It gives me everything I need to keep on playing. My only gripe is, line should have made 2 pedals instead of one and the price is a little steep. But thats life. All and All, this product is a must have for your 2x12 spider amp.



    By sgcrazy91

    from nrh tehas

    I use this to play for the junior high youth services at church, its great. it provides easy transistion from distortion to clean to jazz sound or whatever you want, and with a gibson and a line 6 pod on the other end, great sound for the money. the reason for the eight on quality is because the wah stopped working, either from long use or from one of the crazy junior high kids jumping on it, either way, it broke.



    By Golgothan44

    from Buffalo NY

    I just got this board a couple of days ago and man it is sweet. This is a must have with any one with a line 6 amp. You get total control with your feet so you can spend more time making music. The wah is a bit shallow, but I have a Cry Baby to take care of the wah. This unit is awesome.


    great gear

    By line6man

    from torrance

    See all my reviews

    ok first off im a hardcore diehard fan of Line 6.this is a great footcontroler, unlike other companies Line6 (the best company in the world) makes real footcontrolers, not 1 button plastic pedals that break easily. this thing gives you wah/volume pedal and program naming as well as channel switching and fx on/off. it is VERY rugged. it is hard to turn on/off wah at first (but after a while you "work in" the switch so it gets easy to switch) but that shows how rugged it is. i mean like standing on the pedal, wow, it doesnt hurt it at all the price is very steep (in my opinion) but very well worth it.w/ it you get access to all of the 36 presets (up from 4 w/o it) and you can even name themoh man time to tune up. never fear FBVSB is here it has a tuner. even in a dark closet w/ no windows its easy to see because it has a lighted screen. it can tune any tunings (not just standard) drop d, half step, whatever you want


    Not for big feet

    By Jeffro B

    from Sonoma, CA

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    I used the short board that a friend loaned me tonight for a gig. Overall, I found it pretty good. My only complaint is that they should stagger the on/off switches because it is a little hard not to hit the switches on the bottom row when you are trying for a switch on the top row - especially in dimly lit clubs. I think if they corrected that, it would be an awesome controller.


    Good stuff

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Have a few friends with this thing running to their line 6 spider 212 combo's and it makes all the difference, so much esier with it than without. If only it wasn't to pricy.


    Pricey, but cool.

    By I_am_Ned

    from Findlay, OH

    See all my reviews

    Seems to cost more than it should, but this controller really unlocks my Spider II 112. I didn't know my amp had these sounds. Fits in the back of the amp for carrying (wrap a towel around the controller to prevent scratches against the magnet). I love this thing.


    Good Pedal

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I purchased a line 6 Flextone III a while ago, and you can't really use the amp to its full potential without getting either the shortboard or the FBV. Once I got it, it's the only piece of gear I use now, the amp and pedal combined. I do sort of miss the feel of individual pedals, but this is so much more practical and less noisy. Also very simple to use. However for the price it should grow legs and dance on a table and cook me up a steak or something.


    all you need

    By justapoorboy

    from CA

    This footswitch along with the line 6 flextone III are all you need to get almost any tone you need. also great for playing gigs. Programing is very user friendly. All the convienence and quality you need in a footswitch.


    3rd floor jam

    By 3rdfloorjam

    from montgomery, al

    See all my reviews

    I got the FBV shortboard about six months ago. It makes playing shows much easier with the 36 presets and I love the wah/volume pedal. You get a better feel when writing a song because you dont have to fumble around with the amp. Over all I'm not sure how I got by without this, its the last pedal you will have to buy if you use line 6... what are you waiting for?


    Excellent product...

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    This product is great, I used in junction with the Line 6 Spider III head. It's easier to tweak the sounds I like, then store them using the board. Definite buy. I might to sell all my pedals now.


    Must have if you own a Line 6 amp

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I bought this to go with a Flextone III, and it is the best thing ever. Very well built, can easily be gigged for years. Single cable hookup. Very flexable for any sound. I have had many other pedals and amps and I can easily say Line 6 is one of the best.



    By Uncle Fester 69

    from New England

    See all my reviews

    Having purchased the Flextone III recently, I found myself fumbling with knobs at my gigs before I came to the conclusion that there is no way to change amp models on the fly, unless you are satisfied with the 4 presets that the amp itself allows. The FBV is the solution, and it is now unimaginable using this amp without it.This beast is built like a Sherman tank, and it is very easy to start filling up the 36 presets with a variety of great tones.The amp and the FBV shortboard were made for each other, and should be a package, but clever Line 6 keeps you coming back to spend more jack!Nevertheless, this combination is a bargain for the assortment of quality tones one can acheive at the click of a switch. I found the majority of the presets didn't suit my taste, but that only allows more personalized settings to be created by the user.If you own a compatible Line 6 amp, this item is a must have, and the enjoyment outweighs the pricetag once you fire it up and discover it's charms.


    Line 6 FBV Shortboard

    By JD0539

    from Northford, CT

    This, unlike other guitar equipment I have purchased, was built to last. Sturdy and tough, it can withstand all of the torture I dish out upon it both on stage and off. Being both easy to use and control, with a tuner, stomp feature, dedicated and non-dedicated volume control, wah, and tap tempo, it is everything you could need and then some. It even allows you to save more than the four channels provided, giving you nine banks to choose from. I rate this product an overal ten!


    Bluestone Review

    By Bluestone

    from Dallas Area

    Line 6 is the top of the 5 major companies I do business with...The support forum and staff is the best period....I own several pieces of Line 6 gear....including the Spider 150 Combo, the Spider Valve 1X12, POD X3, Express Pedal, Original POD, Spider 3 30, and now the Shortboard....Line 6 Rocks!!!The Shortboard is a great tool with the Spider 3 amps....and puts the amp or the POD "at yout feet"Very easy to set up..a single Cat5 cable..and easy to operate....Next to the Express is the next step for the Spider's and POD's...and makes my live set-up simple and sweet!


    FBV Shortboard Rants & Raves

    By Mmmark

    from Dallas Texas

    See all my reviews

    Overall very pleased. I use w/PodXT, & really need the foot controller to play live.Raves:- Very solid?important for anything underfoot.- One cable powers & caries control signals.- Functions are well thought out & let me do lots of useful performance things, depending on how I program my Pod.Rants:- If you want to use an external expression pedal, you really need the cheesy Line6 pedal?regular volume pedals will NOT work right, in spite of what the manual says.- Due to the way Pod's Delay Mix parameter works, the tweak pedal goes from 0% to 100% delay mix, but who has any use for more than 50% ? No way to limit the tweak range & tedious to adjust playing live.- Buttons click LOUDLY. It might be an issue if recording w/live mics. I wish it used momentary switches. It's hard to tap tempo accurately with that click/resistance.- Toe switch for the wah pedal is hard to press. I have to STAND on the pedal.- Lots of noise if guitar input cable comes close to Cat-5 cable.



    By fuNL8d9.9

    from MURRIETA, CA

    only gripe, can't adjust the volume pedal to use as a boost feature.

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