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Boss FS-6 Footswitch   

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With 2 switches conveniently housed side-by-side, the Boss FS-6 Footswitch allows each switch to be set for latch or momentary operation. Pick the co...Read More

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Simultaneous latch- and momentary-type switching in one unit.

With 2 switches conveniently housed side-by-side, the Boss FS-6 Footswitch allows each switch to be set for latch or momentary operation. Pick the configuration that best suits your playing style and setup. Stereo input jack for single stereo cable connection, or connect it to other footswitches (FS-5L/FS-5U/FS-6/AB-2). The Boss FS-6 Footswitch can be used with a wide variety of instruments, rhythm machines, guitar amps, etc.

FEATURES
  • Each footswitch can be assigned to latch or momentary operation
  • Stereo input jack
  • Connects to other footswitches
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BossFS-6 Footswitch
 
4.5

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (12)
  • Compact (9)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (15)
  • Home studio (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (10), Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Needs a power switch

This is a very nice switch. It is well constructed and durable. I've used this switch for about a year. It is irritating to have to take off the back cover and...Read complete review

This is a very nice switch. It is well constructed and durable. I've used this switch for about a year. It is irritating to have to take off the back cover and connect/disconnect the battery after each use. Through practice, it only takes me about 10 seconds, however, I worry about the battery connector becoming worn out. Contrary to other reviews, the battery IS required for the switch to function. Other than the battery issue, this is a top quality switch.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works good

I use this with my Boss RC-2 loop station. I kept thinking it would be good to have more foot-switchable controls and tap tempo. All of this works great. Now for the...Read complete review

I use this with my Boss RC-2 loop station. I kept thinking it would be good to have more foot-switchable controls and tap tempo. All of this works great. Now for the problem; it needs a 9 volt power source and doesn't have a DC input most boss pedals come with. This can be fixed if you have a Godlyke battery clip cable which will allow you to connect your power source to the 9-volt battery connection underneath. But this means having a cable running underneath your pedal and removing the battery casing permanently. If you have a pedal board this is great you probably velcro your pedals to the board like I do and this isn't a problem. If not, you'll have to spend a lot of money on batteries.

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5.0

Great Product

By Bill

from undisclosed

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable

Cons

  • Battery Operated

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Boss FS-6 Footswitch:

I purchased this to use with my Fishman Loudbox Artist Amp. It performs as expected. Has solid construction. Ways approx. 5 lbs which is good so it stays put during performance. Like the fact that it has a combo connection or individual connections with mode and polarity options. Very Well Designed Product.

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4.0

Works well!

By Wildmann

from Cocoa Beach Fl.

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Boss FS-6 Footswitch:

    I have used this switch on an OLD Roland Drum Machine. I have used it on a Roland Cube 30X, for channel switching and Effects on/off. Works well on both units! you can snap a "pigtail 9V connector to the battery clip in the unit, but you have to leave it Outside the case.!

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    5.0

    1st time buyer used from MF. Ex/mint cond as advertised.

    By PRJ of MusicMill Prod. LLC

    from Michigan

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Boss FS-6 Footswitch:

      I will be using this with a Boss RC3 looper.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Needs a power switch

      By Steve

      from Becker, MN

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Boss FS-6 Footswitch:

          This is a very nice switch. It is well constructed and durable. I've used this switch for about a year. It is irritating to have to take off the back cover and connect/disconnect the battery after each use. Through practice, it only takes me about 10 seconds, however, I worry about the battery connector becoming worn out. Contrary to other reviews, the battery IS required for the switch to function. Other than the battery issue, this is a top quality switch.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent but things you should know

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          By Rfurtkamp

          from Potato, Idaho

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          Pros

          • Leds Very Visible
          • Solid Battery Life
          • Solid Build
          • Switches Onoff Smoothly

          Cons

          • Cable Not Included
          • Expensive For What It Is
          • No Ac Power Options

          Best Uses

            Comments about Boss FS-6 Footswitch:

            Solidly built. Requires 9v battery for any use, no matter what - it's not just for the LED lights. Unplug cable when not in use.

            It also requires a TRS cable to be used with the various Roland stuff that requires the FS_6. You probably don't have one laying around as an average guitarist or musician with an extended length that will make this useful (6' to 10'). If you require something that works without a battery, use a pair of FS-5. That said, life appears to be in excess of 100 hours with a good 9V.

            It is also exceedingly expensive for what it is - two boring momentary switches, even well-made ones.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works great but poor power design

            By gravydb

            from PA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Ergonomic
            • Excellent Build Quality
            • Responsive

            Cons

            • Poor Power Design

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Boss FS-6 Footswitch:

            This footswitch is well made, easy to use, and very ergonomic. Takes up a bit more room than the DIY style footswitches. Overall I'm really happy with it except - it requires a battery to function and it does not have a jack for an ac adapter. I bought it hoping that the battery is only needed to light the LEDs (which I could care less about) but nope, without a battery the unit does not function at all. IMO this is a bad design, as there are lots of footswitches out there that do not require a battery. Oh well. I can live with it, and I hope that it has a long battery life (I imagine it will, because I don't think the battery is doing much?).

            Note to a previous poster: You don't have to remove the battery to turn off the power. But you do need to disconnect your 1/4" cable, otherwise the unit will stay on.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect footswitch

            By Wait for What?!

            from New Mexico

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Exactly What We Needed
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances
              • Triggers Drum Machine

              Comments about Boss FS-6 Footswitch:

              We needed a way to trigger two different functions on the drum machine during live shows and this foot switch is exactly what we needed.

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              5.0

              Exactly what I wanted.

              By StratMan2012

              from Redmond, OR

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive
              • Well constructed

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Boss FS-6 Footswitch:

                I purchased the dual footswitch to work with my Boss RC-30 looper. It did exactly what I was hoping it would, adding control and versatility to using the looper.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT PEDAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                By Boogie Bob

                from Rockwell, NC

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Compact Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Boss FS-6 Footswitch:

                  I got tired of bending over to scroll to different presets on my RC-3 Loop Pedal. Now I can bank up or down without hitting my Cole Clark headstock on everything close to me. Also, a big plus it that I don't have to tap the RC-3 twice to stop the loop, just tap "B" button once and it stops immediately! I like that! Also, the 9 volt lasts forever and I'm told you don't even need a battery for it to work, but you won't have an LED function.

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                  4.0

                  good switch

                  By NAGpastor

                  from Naalehu, Hawaii

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Responsive
                  • Works As Expected

                  Cons

                  • No Power Switch

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording
                  • Recording Live Performan

                  Comments about Boss FS-6 Footswitch:

                  I was aware that the switch was batery operated. What i didn't know was the only way to turn it off was to remove the batery. A power switch could have made a good product a great product.

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