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Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch   

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The Boss FS-5U nonlatching footswitch is designed to meet any need for a footswitch that engages the effect only for the time your foot is on it, lik...Read More

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Rugged reliability and Boss looks.

The Boss FS-5U nonlatching footswitch is designed to meet any need for a footswitch that engages the effect only for the time your foot is on it, like sustain or spot delay. Boss builds the Fs-5U to be compact, lightweight, and tough.

FEATURES
  • Great looks
  • Small size
  • Tough construction

A footswitch option you're not using might as well not be there. Use your equipment the way it's designed, plug it in today!

SPECIFICATIONS

FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch

  • Dimensions: 3-3/8" x 1-11/16" x 3-1/2"
    Weight: 8 oz.
    Jack: 1/4" female
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BossFS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (7)
  • Responsive (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome Momentary Pedal!

I grabbed the Boss FS-5U Footswitch for use with my Boss BR-900CD, and it rocks! The compact metal casing and rubber bottom is very sturdy! The switch itself is made of...Read complete review

I grabbed the Boss FS-5U Footswitch for use with my Boss BR-900CD, and it rocks! The compact metal casing and rubber bottom is very sturdy! The switch itself is made of plastic, but is still better than the Roland DP-2 that I was considering. I had also considered the Boss FS-6 dual pedal, but that model requires batteries or an AC adapter. The FS-5U requires neither, only needing a single 1/4" TS (mono) cable. The various foot switches that Boss makes can attach to the sides of one another, which is very convenient! However, this does create some sharp metal edges that can scratch other gear, so store it carefully. This is an excellent no latching footswitch, and I highly recommend it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good quality but..

I just got this pedal and it works fine,although I did have to find a cable for it.You would think that they would include one with it.I also had to by the power supply...Read complete review

I just got this pedal and it works fine,although I did have to find a cable for it.You would think that they would include one with it.I also had to by the power supply for my BR600 (slso not included), and that has a ground hum.When I contacted Boss they said I may need a Power supply filter.I guess they expect us to make their product work .

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5.0

I would buy is product again

By Edi

from colorado

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

    Best product

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    w/mxr 10 band eq

    By 'Youngie'

    from Rhode Island

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

    Hey This Is Rob,From Rhode Island,
    This basic review as i was asked to write a individual one per every thing(I'm a Blues Guitarist,not a typist) ... So this will be the dealio! not to be redundant, all that was purchased was used on my Acoustic Rig. So My Comments and pix will be ditto as per all,The Adi21 to the MXR 10 Band to my Boss Rc-1 Looper then to the Boss FS5U non latching foot switch for said looper

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    4.0

    Excellent quality

    By Chocolate Bob

    from Yuba City

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

      great quality and durability

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      5.0

      Used with Alesis SR-16

      By Kurzxl

      from Harrisonburg, VA

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Operate
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

        I needed a responsive switch for my Alesis Drum Machine. The one I have would only work if you stepped on it just right. This one works great with the unit.

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        5.0

        Boss pedals/switching tools

        By Uncle Bri

        from Hamilton, New Jersey

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

          I've used several foot switches for the Nord and Roland products I use live and in recording. The Boss FS-5U is well made, durable and clean.

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          4.0

          Does the job I need it to do

          By Nashville Bob

          from Nashville, Tennessee

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

            I have a BOSS RC-3 loop station I use during performances. I needed a switch that allowed me to delete or move through memory clips without having to bend over and hit the controls on the station. This foot switch filled the bill.

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            5.0

            Very Happy - Works Just As Described

            By MattR

            from Chicago, IL

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Responsive
            • Seems To Be Very Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

              I own other Boss products that use this same foot switch assembly, and have used them well for quite some time with no issues. This seems to be just as durable. I have a Line 6 POD HD 500 that I just had modified to run an external TAP tempo and that's what I'm using this for and am very happy with it. The size is perfect - no too small and not too large (probably a little smaller than your average Boss effect pedal), so this fits on my pedal board nicely.

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              5.0

              Nice switch

              By fc95

              from Virginia

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

                The footswitch was bought for use with an RC-2 pedal. The switch is small, and seems pretty sturdy. Works very well with the RC-2.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great footswitch

                By jim

                from nw florida

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Comes In On Down Beat
                • Polarity switch
                • Stays in Place
                • Well Built

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

                  I use these footswitch with an alesis SR 16 drum machine. After trying 3 other footswitches, I finally found one that works great. It starts my drum machine as soon as I touch the switch--no delay. It stays in place and doesn't bounch around on the floor. Seems to be well made. Has a polarity switch to switch from latching to non-latching. Great footswitch.

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                  (2 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Boss NS-5U Non-Latching Footswitch

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                  By Jimbo-NI1G5

                  from In the thumb of a mitten (Michigan)

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                  Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

                  Good quality, reliable and necessary device.
                  Solid aluminum housing. Well built. Polarity Switch. Non-latching Footswitch. It is what it is.
                  Good quality, well built, sturdy aluminum footswitch. It does exactly what it is supposed to do.
                  For a simple on/off type footswitch, I think the price is a little steep. I really could use a few more as I have applications in which these are a necessity, both non-latching and latching types. You could build your own using "Shack" parts quite cheaply, but you would probably "void" your warranty, especially if you are using them on Roland/Boss appliances. It is a lot easier, anyway, to just order them and wait a couple of days for them to show up at your door. It does "sadden" me a little every time that I order one, knowing that there are some "brands" of effects pedals that I could be buying for the same price or even less, but like I said these are a "necessity".

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