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Spider iv 75 without FVB

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Can you use the Spider editing software without a FVB Shortboard?

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I’m not a Spider owner but I don’t see why not. Download it and try.

 

Bad advice. Sorry. I didn’t realize the amp has no USB.

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Not home to look at the amp but I don't know if there is a usb plug in the back or just a cat5 connection.

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Just a CAT5, RJ45 modular jack.

Didn't start using USB until the Spider V.

 

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To be clear, do not plug the amp directly into your computer using a (what seems to be compatible) ethernet cable!   To load patches to the Spider IV (and also to update the firmware in the amp), you need an FBV MkII pedal.

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I just purchased a shortboard. Works fine changing patches, volume, wah,

but when I plug in the usb and start the editing software the fvb does nothing.

The software says I'm connected, but all it does is display some  cc values.

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To be clear, the FBV  (must be MkII) is plugged into the computer via USB, and the amp to the FBV via the Cat5 cable right?  The FBV just acts like an interface for the computer to talk to the amp.

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Well, the FBV would not 'do anything' when you are using Spider Edit software.  You create/edit/save patches in Spider Edit, then move them into the amp's User Patch locations.

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