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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Responsive (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), 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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4.0

Good, except for one aspect

By Jimbo Fang

from USA

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Pros

  • Jack for cord
  • Solidly built

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

      I've had two of these for years, and they've always worked. It's good that there is no built-in cable to wear out and fail (you just plug in your own cable).

      My only complaint is the size of the footswitch contact is only 3/4" x 1.5". If you think of the size of a shoe, that's rather small (like stepping on the short side of a 9V battery). On the other hand, pedals with surfaces of 3" or 4" square result in much more contact area. Your foot/shoe will be more confident and in control with a larger and more stable surface area. I wish they'd make these as such. Sometimes I feel my foot rocking a bit unsteady on the little plastic surface.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent pedal

      By JTM

      from Northwest Florida

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

        I use this Boss pedal with my Alesis SR-16 drum Machine. Works great as a start and stop pedal. I play 3 to 4 times a week and will press the pedal hundreds of time during 1 week. Pedals are vey durable and last for several years even with the frequent use I give then. Great product by Boss. Great service by Musician's Friends.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy is product again

        By Edison

        from Doral

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

          Best product

          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          w/mxr 10 band eq

          By 'Youngie'

          from Rhode Island

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          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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent quality

          By Chocolate Bob

          from Yuba City

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch:

            great quality and durability

             
            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.

               
              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.

                 
                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.

                   
                  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.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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