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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

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  • *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
    • Self-powered though the locking RJ-45 cable (included)
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    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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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!!

     
    5.0

    Rockin' wah

    By Mr. Scary-q5Iga

    from Spokane, WA

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    I was very impressed with this shortboard, the expression pedal is great. I compared the Wah to a crybaby and it sounded better. The tuner is also very accuurate.

     
    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.

     
    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

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

    By funky

    from Colorado

    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.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

    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!

     
    5.0

    I love this pedal!

    By Kelister

    from Grand Forks, ND

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    I've been playing for 30 years this September. Finally a pedal that you don't need a power source for! The wah is great. I used to build my own wahs, but not anymore. My only gripe is they should have made it of metal. I would have paid the extra $$$$ for that.

     
    5.0

    Does what it's suppose to...

    By Hellebender

    from Sparta, WI

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    I own the PodXT Pro...and although they have other controllers with more features for my product, those controllers are pretty pricey. When I saw they were making the fbv express, I ordered it. For the price, it's a great product. I have owned it now for about 4 months and have used it regularly at my shows, and I haven't had any issues with it. A couple of things I would say could be changed is... the tuner isn't as accurate as the PodXT Pro itself, and I would like to see bank switches, other than that...I'm satisfied.

     
    5.0

    FBV Express

    By IbanezRG_FTW

    from Virginia

    Just bought this pedal and have messin around with it for a few hours. Everything on it works perfect for what I need and the wah pedal was a bonus. Thought the wah isn't a weeping demon, it sounds really good for what you get. My only complaint to this product is that it takes entirely too much pressure to switch from volume control to wah, kind of a pain.

     
    4.0

    Almost perfect

    By Inertia Chris

    from Longview, TX

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    Only 2 complaints: 1.) You can't cycle through all the presets on your amp and 2.) You have press pretty hard to switch from Volume to Wah on the pedal switch, so hard you think you might break it. Other than that it's awesome...

     
    5.0

    A Great Start, but..........

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I bought this stompbox to go with my Line 6 spider III 120 (the amp is heaven on earth), and I'm fairly happy with it. The built in tuner is nice, with an in-line dropout to keep tuning quiet. The wah/volume is awesome, works extremely well. My only real beef is I wish they would've designed it to be able to bank up and down through the presets, instead of just assigning 1 preset to each pedal. The construction/sturdiness is great, should hold up to gigging well. I guess if you've got the cash, upgrade to the shortboard for more features ( I'm going to eventually ). All in all good it's a good deal for the money.

     
    5.0

    Essential For Spider 2

    By Gibsonlover90210

    from Mount Sidney, VA

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    I play through a 75 watt Spider 2 amp. If you own one of these amps, you need to buy this item. I play lead guitar in a band,and I really needed a volume pedal. After looking at a few ernie ball pedals(which are great,too), I decided to get this so I would also have a footswitch for my amp as well. This is a great value, since you get a 4-in-1 deal. The tuner is very bright and great for onstage, and the volume pedal is very easy to use. The switches seem to be very sturdy,too. The wah isn't that great, so if you really need one, buy a seperate one(I own a dunlop crybaby). One of my friends also uses this for his Pod, and says it's great for that, too.

     
    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.

     
    3.0

    not what I thought it would be

    By Areblder

    from NJ

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    Ok lets start off by saying the Line6 products are pretty good. I bought this express pedal to go with my Line6 spider 210. It needs more pedal selectors ie..E,and F. The WAH pedal sucks. The slightest bump on the floor and the pedal drops and the volume is blasting. the pedals are to close together the A and B pedals are dificult to hit without tapping the others. I may return this and go with the old style gang switches and a pedal case. Not to mention a real cry baby pedal.

     
    5.0

    Kick it Snoop Doggy Dogg!

    By Jonathon

    from Lexington, Ohio

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    This is an amazing buy for any Spider owner.All I wanted was a footswitch for channels, and I got so much more. The volume pedal is great, and the wah version is alright [but don't buy this for the wah b/c it's not that great].If you are sticking with Line 6, this is a good buy.

     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By Telecastersrule2010

    from St. Paul, MN

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    I'm going to start out with my only complaint: there are so many sweet tones from Line 6 I can't decide on just four to program in! The wah is great, and I saved with the volume pedal not having to buy an Ernie Ball VPjr. Great Deal!

     
    5.0

    FBV Express

    By Horizon

    from Baxley, GA

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    I got this switch along with a Spider III 150 combo. So far it's a pretty good product for the price. The volume pedal is pretty nice, but I don't like the wah so much. The wah switch is difficult to press on carpet and is basically impossible to press sitting down. Be sure to read the directions about calibrating the pedal though. It makes the wah and volume perform slightly better.It would definitely benefit from a bank switches. I would have sprung for the FBV Shortboard if it wasn't for the price. The tuner is fairly nice. You can't beat the convenience of it. I've found in the middle of jamming sometimes I'll go out of tune a little and have to stop everything and tune up. Now you just press two switches together, tune up, and hit the channel you were on and resume jamming. It's great.I'd say this is best switch to get for your Line 6 amp for the money short of the XT Live. The Shortboard is just too pricey for what it offers. If you really need the bank switches, go for the XT Live because it's not much more than the Shortboard and you get so much more.

     
    3.0

    Watch your RJ45 Cable

    By bcolter

    from Brandon, MB

    The FBV Express is a good footswitch for the pod for the price. My issues are with the volume control, which has very little travel and... BE CAREFUL with the type of network cable you use to connect to your pod. I plugged a "cross over" cable in mine and it fried the board. There is no warning in the manual so be careful with your cables.

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