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DigiTech FS3X 3-Button Footswitch 

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The DigiTech FS3X is a welcomed addition to several DigiTech products; Vocal LiveFX, The JamMan and RP1000 to name a few. The FS3X provides increased...Click To Read More About This Product

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Get the most out of your DigiTech pedals while performing or during practice.

The DigiTech FS3X is a welcomed addition to several DigiTech products; Vocal LiveFX, The JamMan and RP1000 to name a few. The FS3X provides increased functionality and convenient hands-free control over UP/DOWN selection of Models, Mode changes, Loop selection, auto START/STOPS and arms auto record where applicable. Compact and portable its small foot-print takes very little space on stage or in your gig bag. Durable 3 button metal chassis construction. A 10' stereo TRS cable is included with each unit.


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DigiTechFS3X 3-Button Footswitch
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Portable (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (15)
  • Performances (15)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Professional recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Handy, very Handy...

I have 3 loopers, the Boss RC300, RC3 and now the Digitech JamMan SoloXT. By far, in my humble opinion, the best live performance looper is the Digitech. With this switch you...Read complete review

I have 3 loopers, the Boss RC300, RC3 and now the Digitech JamMan SoloXT. By far, in my humble opinion, the best live performance looper is the Digitech. With this switch you can set up loops for the various parts of a song and switch live with NO delay or pause in a live setup. The Boss loopers can't do this. I still like my RC 300 for the studio and I like the RC3 for it's battery operation, but by far with this switch in a live situation the Jamman Solo XT really is the best. The only problem I have is that the switch is a little over priced in my opinion, but it is a MUST for live looping with the JamMan

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK Does what it is supposed to do

Bought this to make Digitech Trio changes easier for recording. Does make changes easier, however, don't plan on any live or recording applications! I question a company that puts out a cord with...Read complete review

Bought this to make Digitech Trio changes easier for recording. Does make changes easier, however, don't plan on any live or recording applications! I question a company that puts out a cord with the product that doesn't insert fully into their own recommended product application! When using it with the Trio, the controller cable only goes about 4/5 of the way in. It is a cable design error and should not be.Beacuse of the lack of any guidance as far as instructions, cost, and cable design problem, I would not feel comfortable recommending this to a friend. If you want to make the changes easier, unfortunately, they got you. A typical cable will not work for the connection.

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(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

price is an issue

By Dave - SonicOrbStudios

from NJ

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Comments about DigiTech FS3X 3-Button Footswitch:

I used one of these pedals at the store with an EX7 which I own and it is a great pedal with nice look but I just could not get myself to spend $40 on a pedal with just a few parts.SI I went an spent $10 at the local electronic shop and made my own.This unit is nothing more than a few single poll, momentary switches, a few diodes, wires, and a stereo panel mount phone jack.If you have the skill to make one look up plans around the DIY stomp box site and make one yourself to save some money for the more important gear.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

OK Does what it is supposed to do

By Anthem

from Omaha, NE

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Pros

  • Makes Trio changes easier
  • Portable

Cons

  • Cable design flaw
  • No instructions!

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about DigiTech FS3X 3-Button Footswitch:

Bought this to make Digitech Trio changes easier for recording. Does make changes easier, however, don't plan on any live or recording applications! I question a company that puts out a cord with the product that doesn't insert fully into their own recommended product application! When using it with the Trio, the controller cable only goes about 4/5 of the way in. It is a cable design error and should not be.Beacuse of the lack of any guidance as far as instructions, cost, and cable design problem, I would not feel comfortable recommending this to a friend. If you want to make the changes easier, unfortunately, they got you. A typical cable will not work for the connection.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Handy, very Handy...

By Biker Bob

from Sherwood, AR.

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Pros

  • A must with the Jamman
  • Easy To Use
  • Portable

Cons

  • Pricey

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about DigiTech FS3X 3-Button Footswitch:

I have 3 loopers, the Boss RC300, RC3 and now the Digitech JamMan SoloXT. By far, in my humble opinion, the best live performance looper is the Digitech. With this switch you can set up loops for the various parts of a song and switch live with NO delay or pause in a live setup. The Boss loopers can't do this. I still like my RC 300 for the studio and I like the RC3 for it's battery operation, but by far with this switch in a live situation the Jamman Solo XT really is the best. The only problem I have is that the switch is a little over priced in my opinion, but it is a MUST for live looping with the JamMan

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for Timefactor

By chance

from Palm Harbor, FL

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Comments about DigiTech FS3X 3-Button Footswitch:

Overall, excellent pedal. Does exactly what it should.
Using this as aux pedal for Eventide Timefactor and it works perfectly. Built very well and comes with a nice long cable that can detach from the pedal.
Build is very good and durable metal housing.
Seems like a fair price for a triple function pedal.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Definately A Must For Live Gigging and Self-Instruction

By RJ

from Austin, Tx

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Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about DigiTech FS3X 3-Button Footswitch:

    It's a must have for use with the new Digitech Trio Plus. Unlike a looper that require hitting the stomp switch in perfect timing, once you've set up your Trio Plus song sequencer, simply tap the "advance to next part" in the sequence any time, and the Trio Plus is prompted to go to the next part with a flashing indicator as soon as the previous loop ends. Since the Trio is well programmed with the desired timing, there's no delay. Infact, the Trio automatically provides a drum roll change for transition - just the same as Band in a Box. Trio Plus with the FS3X is really designed for the intermediate to advanced player. Although it can be used by beginners, they may require some demonstration training in how to set it up.

    I can't comment on its performance with other Digitech gear, but for the Trio Plus I think they should offer a package bundle that includes the FS3X. I can't imagine not having it - especially for live gigs.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    VERY CONVENIENT!

    By BeeZee

    from Chesapeake, VA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Needs no Outside Power
    • Not Expensive
    • Portable
    • Solid but Smooth
    • Super Convenient
    • Versatile
    • Very Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All my Digitech Gadgets
      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Practicing
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about DigiTech FS3X 3-Button Footswitch:

      I liked it so much, I got a second one. Let me start by saying that I am a BIG fan of DigiTech products since 1995, back when they had the RP10 (Guitar pedal-board effects). Now, several years later -- that I've retaken music for my personal sanity, DigiTech products have been there for me to elevate my performance abilities. I got originally this device to pair my Trio, it made is so much more convenient to practice and to control the device without having to bend in mid song to do changes. I tried it on my JMSXT JamMan Solo XT and I knew I getting a second one was a no-brainier. That -- and the fact that I am not a big fan of plugging and unplugging stuff on my rig, I decided to buy a second one. The pedal is quite inexpensive, so that's a big plus -- especially when you consider the big return on investment. I know it can work with my vocalist and with my RP1000 but I haven't tried it yet.. who knows, I might end up getting another one. Even if you forget anything that I said so far, please consider that this little inexpensive piece of equipment helps you maximize BIG TIME your other DigiTech products. No, I do not work for Digitech, but I do like their stuff because so far in the last decades anything I got from them has been awesome. It's small, light and very sturdy... this feels a lot more solid than I thought, however the buttons feel nice and smooth. Very responsive, and overall great product!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bought this pedal to use with my digitech trio band creator

      By Rick

      from Anaheim ca

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DigiTech FS3X 3-Button Footswitch:

          Use with digitech trio for practice and song writing

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Required to get most out of JamMan Solo

          By BBinKC

          from Shawnee, KS

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Silent Erase On Jm Solo

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DigiTech FS3X 3-Button Footswitch:

              If you have a JamMan Solo this pedal is really required not optional. Without this pedal erasing the current loop requires stepping on the built in pedal and holding it which triggers the loop to start for a few seconds. With this pedal you get a dedicated stop switch that you can press and hold to erase without triggering playback.

              With this pedal you can also change loop banks which is all but impossible to do smoothly using the built in buttons on the pedal itself. Certainly not doable in a live situation but also not practical even playing at home. You paid for the extra banks so why not make them easily usable?

              If you don't care about being able to save loops to your computer then I think the Solo Express is a much better option for a single button operation pedal than the regular Solo just for the silent erase capability. Plus without this pedal you are paying for a lot of functionality on the Solo that you can't make use of so why even have it? If you invested in a Solo bite the bullet and get this pedal. You won't regret it.

              The Solo without this pedal is like having a car with a manual transmission that has 5 gears but a shifter that is blocked from going into anything but first and that makes you go in reverse three feet every time you shift into park.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exactly What You Need

              By TheJaplace

              from Tucson, AZ

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • High Endurance Quality

              Cons

              • Bulky
              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Worship team

              Comments about DigiTech FS3X 3-Button Footswitch:

              It has everything you're looking for, in a box bigger than necessary.

              Simple as that!

              If that fits your criteria, BUY NOW. I don't regret it at all.

               
              5.0

              Great addition to the Digitech family.

              By Guitar p

              from Meridian, MS

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about DigiTech FS3X 3-Button Footswitch:

                this pedal makes using your main Digitech device easier.

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