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Overview

  • Great looks
  • Small size
  • Tough construction
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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, 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!

       

      FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch Specifications:

      • 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
       
      4.4

      (based on 12 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (9)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

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      • 2 Stars

         

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      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Compact (3)
      • Responsive (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

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            • Experienced (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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          4.0

          Does the job I need it to do

          By Nashville Bob

          from Nashville, Tennessee

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          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 GuitarSpanky

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            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

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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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                  (1 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Boss NS-5U Non-Latching Footswitch

                  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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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works great with ME-50

                  By DeaconBlue

                  from Clifton Park, NY

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                  Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

                  Very simple product, no bells and whistles.. The manual in the packaging really doesn't provide much guidance, but you know what you're getting and what you need it for. If you don't then you probably shouldn't be buying it...
                  I purchased this in order to enable/disable the compressor on my Boss ME-50 unit and it works like a charm. I did need to buy a splitter as the footpedal input of the ME-50 is TRS (stereo) and can support two of these pedals to do two different things. Plugging a mono cord into the stereo input and this pedal enabled the wrong functionality, requiring the splitter.
                  Seems to have the same durability as the rest of the unit, which is a good thing.
                  I didn't have to buy a separate compressor, so that's a good thing! Although the cost of this comparable to a cheap compressor...

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The best!

                  Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

                  If you need a non-latching foot switch, just spend the extra few bucks for the Boss FS-5U. It's cheaper than taking someone to the movies next Friday night. I like the switchable polarity for various uses and it's comfy to use without shoes on. It's only sending a simple signal, so I used the crappy cable that came with my first guitar. It's wide and heavy enough to be stable on carpet and can hook right onto the Boss latching foot switch (FS-5L) that you will eventually need. It does have sharp edges , so be careful what it touches during transportation! Too bad it's made in China, but if only everything else in the music world could be made so well!

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is amazing!

                  By Joseph-TxH_M

                  from Norco, Ca

                  Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

                  I recommend this pedal for all electric guitar players that have a boss delay. It's amazing, it can't get any better than this.

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                  (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Good quality but..

                  By Greggor

                  from ORANGE CA

                  Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

                  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 .

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome Momentary Pedal!

                  By Dulcimerist

                  from Billings, MT

                  Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

                  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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