Jump to content
wtrawick

Which foot controller

Recommended Posts

Greetings,

 

Recently purchased a Spider V/120.  Immediately I see that I will need a foot controller; I think I knew that but I wanted validation.  My brain (wallet) tell me that the Mk II Shortboard is a good deal now at $149.00 Vs the FBV 3 Pro for $249.00.  Functionally, it seems the Shortboard does everything one would need, well except, of course, for the pretty lights.  I like the pretty lights.

 

Other than the aforementioned pretty lights and the updated buttons/looks, are there any substantive differences?  I'm really tired of wasting my money and if there is no real value I would really prefer to know up front.

 

Thanks for any advice anyone may offer. It is much appreciated.

 

Regards,

wtrawick

North End Studio

Anchorage AK

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are correct in both FBV3 and FBV shortboard MKII offering the same functionality.  Function 1 on the MKII turns the compression on/off, function 2 is for the looper.

 

Since FX1 FX2 and FX3 are all freely adjustable, having the color coded lights on FBV3 lets you know what effect you are stepping on before you press it.  The shortboard MKII won't reflect which effect is tied to which footswitch.  It's a quality of life improvement for sure.  If it's not worth the extra money for you, rest assured the MKII will give you the same functioning control.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest William Trawick

That's exactly as it seemed, and for $100.00 that's a bit of a price penalty for a small "quality of life improvement".    But....the lights are so very pretty.

wtrawick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×