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Can I use a friend's shortboard to update my Spider IV?
by jjack972 on 2012-02-03 23:17:43

I recently bought a Spider IV HD150 and would like to update it. Unfortunately, I do not have any MKII fotswitches that are required to do this. A friend of mine does have an FBV shortboard MKII with USB. Can I just borrow his and update my amp?

Along the same lines, a general comment; I love Line6 amps and own three Spiders...a Spider II 150, a Spider III HD75 and a Spider IV HD150 Half Stack. It really urks me that Line6 would make a product that requires you to spend an additional $200 to get a footswitch that has the capability to update the amps. Would it really have been that difficult or cost prohibitive to add a friggin USB port to the amp itself?! After all, it is used to update the AMP, not the PEDAL, so why put the only way to update the amp on a footswitch/pedal board that is not included when you buy the amp?



Re: Can I use a friend's shortboard to update my Spider IV?
by Nick_Mattocks on 2012-02-04 03:19:42

Yes - any FBV MkII Shortboard or Express will work



Re: Can I use a friend's shortboard to update my Spider IV?
by jjack972 on 2012-02-04 16:37:47

Worked like a charm! Thanks Nick!




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