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Line6 FBV Express Mk II and POD HD question
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Hi, guys -

Does anyone here try to use these two products together? They don't seem to work very well - the FBV will change the POD's programs...but nothing else seems to work.

Both are current with all updates, and the FBV Express does what it'a supposed to with my Spider. Checked both product's manuals, set the POD to it's special FBV EXPRESS mode ...nothing changes. idk

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Dave Bryce #3041430 04/30/20 07:07 PM
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I know nothing!

1. Contact Line 6 support and ask them?
2. Enter the two products, add the words "problem" and "forum" - do a search and see if anybody else has figured it out.

I've solved all sorts of problems adding "forum" to a search, from fixing a car to audio stuffs.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KZke8w00Rc

+1 I know nothing! There are some demos on YouTube. I found this one that may or may not help...but good luck with solving the problems! cool


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Thanks, guys!

I've been all over the place. This one's a bit difficult to pinpoint.

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Dave Bryce #3041530 05/01/20 07:40 AM
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I have a first generation Pod and know it won't work - has to be the next gen POD XT.


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I found this by adding "compatibility" to "Line6 FBV Express Mk II and POD HD" -

NOT compatible with Ax212, Flextone I, II or HD, POD® Pro, Bass POD®, Bass POD® Pro and Spider 1, POD HD Series, Lowdown, AMPLIFi series, ... **FBV Express MKII is only compatible with POD 2.0 units with pedal jacks labelled "FBV Pedal." It is not compatible with older units which have pedal jacks labelled simply "Pedal."Sep 27, 2016

This info seems at odds with the thought that your unit has an FBV Express Mode? Digging further into the Line 6 site, it DOES show that the FBV Express MkII should work with the POD HD series. One exception seems to be the early POD HD (Bean)?

I have to agree with previous Forum members, this may require going into the Line 6 User Forums, to see what others have done. Good Luck!


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I found out what the problem is. The Express MkII does have limited functionality with the POD HD. Time for an FBV 3, I think.

Why is a new piece of gear so often the answer? idk facepalm

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Originally Posted by Dave Bryce
I found out what the problem is. The Express MkII does have limited functionality with the POD HD. Time for an FBV 3, I think.

Why is a new piece of gear so often the answer? idk facepalm

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@Dave Bryce - Sorry you ran into this issue. One of the things I look for in any piece of new gear, or newly-purchased used gear, is backwards compatibility with gear I already have. If it doesn't play well with others, I probably don't want it.


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Winston Psmith #3041813 05/03/20 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Winston Psmith
@Dave Bryce - Sorry you ran into this issue. One of the things I look for in any piece of new gear, or newly-purchased used gear, is backwards compatibility with gear I already have. If it doesn't play well with others, I probably don't want it.
I hear ya, and am totally with you.

Luckily, I also have a Spider III, and the Express works perfectly with that. I actually bought the Express to mainly control the Spider...but it turns out that my wife has an easier time listening to me play through the POD than the Spider - something about the punch and presence of the amp combined with my lame-ass playing - so I tried moving the Express also...but without the volume control/wah, it's not as much fun. idk

I'm actually psyched to get the FBV 3 - it'll give me way more control over both the Spider and POD HD than the Express. thu

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