Amped: Line 6 Spider IV and FBV Shortboard

75 watts of pure fun   16-Oct-09

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Our resident axeman Rob Chappers aka The Monkey Lord is a bit of a purist when it comes to amplification, being immersed in the world of Rock., Metal and Blues as he is. So when the opportunity came to to pair him up with the brand new Line 6 Spider IV 75 combo with  the "most advanced Line 6 amp modeling to date" 16 models to be exact, and 500 tone and effects presets to choose from - we couldn't resist. So, first thing he does? Turn off all the effects and see what kind of classic tones he could eek out of it, to complement his excellent playing ability.

 Also featured in this review is the FBV Shortboard MKII , which adds comprehensive floor control to compliment the Spider IV.

Spider IV 75

    • 300+ presets hand-crafted by 50 world-famous bands and guitarists
    • Almost 200 song-based presets from the 50's to today, plus pitch-based presets
    • 4 channels, 64 user-created presets
    • 16 of the latest, most advanced Line 6 amp models
    • 20 Smart FX (up to 4 at once)
    • Quick Loop 14-second looper
    • Tap Tempo
    • Bass, Mid and Treble knobs
    • Drive knob
    • Channel volume
    • Master volume
    • Manual button


    • 75 watts (mono)
    • 12-inch custom Celestion® speaker
    • Built-in tuner


    • 1/4-inch guitar input
    • 1/4-inch headphone out/direct out
    • 1/8-inch CD/MP3 input
    • FBV™ foot controller jack


• 20.75"W x 19.25"H x 11"D
• 36 lbs

FBV Shortboard MKII

  • Total floor control of your Line 6 amp and POD
  • Reliable steel footswitches
  • Dedicated footswitches for preset bank select, bank scroll, effect select, tuner, tap tempo, and more
  • Burly, full-sized volume/wah pedal with plenty of grip
  • Oversized and bright LCD displays chromatic presets and tuner
  • RJ-45 cable included
  • Back panel: USB jack, RJ-45 jack, 1/4-inch expression pedal jack

Available now

Spider IV 75 
    £274.85    Street £239 (source
    $419.99    Street £299 (source

FBV Shortboard MKII
£195        Street £179 (source
    $279.99   Street $199 (source



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