Line 6 FBV Shortboard MkII

Shortboard Foot Control for Line 6 Amps and PODs
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Line 6 FBV Shortboard MkII
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The next generation of FBV controllers!

The Line 6 FBV Shortboard MkII is like having a crew of roadies ready to wheel out an entirely new collection of gear and hook it all up — in time for your next note. The FBV Shortboard's backlit display that shows where you are, and rugged steel stomp switches and pedal to give you complete control of where you're going. FBV Shortboard MkII isn't your average foot controller. A full-on remote control that keeps you untethered to your Line 6 amp or POD — that's the FBV Shortboard MkII.

Line 6 FBV Shortboard MkII Foot Controller at a Glance:
  • Ready to go right out of the box
  • FBV Control Software

Ready to go right out of the box
FBV Shortboard MkII delivers out-of-the box, plug-n-play connectivity. Stomp the 13 steel footswitches to quickly scroll and select channel presets, synchronize your time-based effects with Tap Tempo, activate effects, the chromatic tuner, and more. When paired with Spider IV guitar amplifiers, the footswitches can activate many onboard amp effects including Quick Loop, Pitch Glide, and Smart Harmony, and provide up to 128 user-created presets. The 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 is big, bright and easy to read. It displays the active preset name and number, and the chromatic tuner (when activated).

FBV Control Software
Take full advantage of FBV Shortboard MkII with free, 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 Pro Tools, Propellerhead Reason 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.

Compatible Models:
  • AMPLIFi 75 and 150
  • Spider IV (not Spider IV 15 and 30)
  • Spider Jam
  • Spider Valve
  • Flextone III
  • HD147
  • Vetta II
  • LowDown (not LowDown 110)
  • POD X3
  • POD X3 Pro
  • PODxt
  • POD 2.0
  • Spider III (Not Spider III 15 and 30)
  • Spider II (Not Spider II 15)
  • Vetta
  • PODxt Pro
  • Bass PODxt
  • Bass PODxt Pro
Line 6 FBV Shortboard MkII Foot Controller 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
Take control of your Line 6 POD or amp wit the FBV Shortboard MkII foot controller!

Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide
Expression Pedal for Line 6 Devices

Tech Specs

Type Footswitch
Number of Footswitch Buttons 13
Manufacturer Part Number 99-040-0902

Customer Reviews

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This thing is awesome, I love the versatility with my spider iv 75. The ability to go in a change the presets on all your songs through the monkey software. It has truly got me playing again. I've been playing with a guy that's played for around 40 years and he is thoroughly impressed by all this gear. For the price you cannot beat it. The short board has the versatility to do practically anything that you want it to do and is very easy to set up. Would recommend to anybody.
Music background: 5 years off and on

A Must Have

If you own a Line 6 amp and perform live this control board is a must have. Complete control of your amplifier at your feet. From volume, presets, effects and an awesome expression pedal. Well built and solid.
Music background: Pro Musician/Songwriter

Perfect match for my perfect amp!

I use the FBV Shortboard MKII with my SpiderValve MKII 2x12. The integration is perfect! At first I had thought that I wished for it to have two expression pedals, but it's fine with just one (plus you can add one if you like). The coolest thing is that it serves as a midi controller for your computer. Line 6 is pretty reliable with their software so you can perform updates and program your amp and pedal board via usb.
Music background: Guitarist, Vocalist, Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Music Producer and Songwriter

Awesome !!

This is an awesome tool to have and very versatile. My only complaint is that it only works for Line 6 products.
Music background: Hobbyist

Line 6 FBV Shortboard MkII Is AWESOME!!!!!

I love the way that the pedal needs no electrical adapter just plug it in via the CAT5 cable (Included) and your off to the races. It's also laid out very well and gives me instant control. I am especially blown away at how rugged it is. This board is a Brick S@#T House. Solid as a rock. I love the controller as well.
Music background: Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter ETC.
See also: Line 6, Line 6 Guitar Amp Pedals