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Roland FS-5L Metal Footswitches
- Latch-type footswitch
- LED to indicate status
- Connectors - 1/4" phone type
- Power Supply - Dry Batteries (R03/LR03(AAA) type) x 2
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Roland/BOSS offers two types of sturdy metal Foot switches for different applications. The fs-5u (silver) is a Momentary "unlatch"-type footswitch, and the FS-5L (black) is a latch-type footswitch with an LED to indicate status. Both Foot switches can be connected using ordinary guitar cables. Please consult your owner's manual for compatibility.
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There are several reasons I love these switches. Their extreme flexibility tops the list. Each of the two switches on a single pedal can be hooked up either singly with TS cables, or in tandem with one TRS cable. The switches on the back allow you to change the polarity of each switch, changing it from momentary to latching. When you latch a pedal "on", the LED on that pedal lights. Like most Boss/Roland gear, they're tough and built to last. Finally, the ability to chain them together is fantastic, and makes for a nice, clean setup.
There are a couple of cons worth noting. One, they are a bit expensive. In my humble opinion, they are worth every penny, but they represent a healthy investment for something you drop on the floor and step on. Two, they do each require a 9v battery. The good news is, a fresh 9v lasts a really long time in them, especially if you remember to unplug them when not in use. I use rechargeables for all my gig gear, and recharge them before every show, so I can perform without worrying about batteries going out.
Overall, these are solid little tools that fit a wide range of situations. You'll never be sorry to have one in your gig bag or studio.
Boss should of put more thought into its design, they must know by now that people use pedalboards.
I read a few reviews where people were complaining about batteries...something to complain about. As with most guitar players I don't use batteries in my effects pedals I use an 9 volt AC/DC adapter. Visual Sound offers the "One Spot" AC/DC adapter kit that has a 9 volt battery snap connector adapter. I removed the battery cover, then using a small rat tail file I carefully cut a notch in the battery cover for the snap connector to pass through. I then put rubber feet (purchased at ACE Hardware) on the bottom to allow the snap connector cable...battery problem solved.
I also use the FS-6 as a sustain pedal for my Yamaha YPG 225 portable grand piano and a control for my RC-3 Loop Station simultaneously. The possibilities are limited only to your imagination. It is somewhat expensive but it is a Great Product!! If you need a duel switch then I highly recommend purchasing the FS-6.