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Fbv Express Mkii Not Working With My Spider Iv 15

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Best Answer fflbrgst , 04 April 2014 - 04:21 AM

That would be my guess.  Hopefully your amp is still under warranty, as the 15 is not servicable.

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#1 tyleraperry

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 12:14 PM

I purchased a FBV Express MKII for my Spider IV 15 so I wouldn't have to go to my amp to change channels. I figured it would be as simple as just using the provided CAT-5 cable to connect the Pedal to the amp. When this didn't work I went through the process of calibrating it at least ten times. The calibration process worked. It went from 1 to 4 and all seven lights lit up. I unplugged it from the amp and reconnected it only to have it do nothing. I spent about an hour trying to find a USB cable to connect it to the computer to use the Line 6 Monkey to update it only to have it be fully updated. I preformed a factory reset just to be safe. I re-calibrated it to the amp and still nothing. So I then used the Line 6 FBV Control to program the pedal only to still have it not function with the amp. Does anybody know how to fix this?


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:36 AM

This sounds like it may be an issue with your amp, but the first thing to do is check the CAT-5 connector jacks for bent pins and then try a different CAT-5 cable.  Note that the connectors for that cable - both to the pedal and the amp - are not very robust and bent connector pins are not unusual.


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:45 AM

This sounds like it may be an issue with your amp, but the first thing to do is check the CAT-5 connector jacks for bent pins and then try a different CAT-5 cable.  Note that the connectors for that cable - both to the pedal and the amp - are not very robust and bent connector pins are not unusual.

After posting this I did try a different CAT 5 cable but it didn't seem to make any difference. So the issue is most likely in the amp and not in the FBV Express? 


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 04:21 AM   Best Answer

That would be my guess.  Hopefully your amp is still under warranty, as the 15 is not servicable.


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:29 AM

That would be my guess.  Hopefully your amp is still under warranty, as the 15 is not servicable.

I believe its still under warranty. Thanks for the help.


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