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Boss Fs-5U Nonlatching Footswitch

4.7 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
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  • Unlatching for momentary switching
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  • reversible polarity
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Product Description

Roland/BOSS offers two types of sturdy metal footswitches 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 footswitches can be connected using ordinary guitar cables. Please consult your owner's manual for compatibility.

Product Information

Item Weight 9 ounces
Product Dimensions 4 x 4 x 2 inches
Shipping Weight 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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ASIN B0002D01PY
Item model number FS-5U
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4.7 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,925 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#464 in Musical Instruments > Instrument Accessories > Guitar & Bass Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com July 17, 2007

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By R. Andrew Smith on April 16, 2011
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I got this to use as a tap tempo switch for a Boss DD-7 delay pedal (recommended for that purpose by Boss). The footswitch is very durable and stable on the floor. It can also be used as a momentary switch for any application (mute, keyboard sustain, etc...) BUT DON'T TRY TO USE IT TO SWITCH AMP CHANNELS. For that purpose you need a latching toggle switch that opens/closes each time it's depressed. This one is designed only to stay switched as long as your foot's on it.
Also, if you'd prefer a cheaper, less bulky momentary pedal, shop around for a keyboard sustain pedal. They perform the same function for a much lower price and have a smaller/lower profile. Be sure you get one that has switchable polarity. Also, a keyboard sustain pedal usually comes with a permanently attatched cable which might be more clutter than you care for. This pedal can use whatever length of 1/4" patch cable or pedal jumper you have on hand.
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The polarity switching makes this the most versatile footswitch around. However, it would have been great if it could also function as a latching footswitch. Instead you have to purchase a FS-5L to do that. All of these FS footswitches interconnect, which is very cool. However, the cords cannot be bussed so you will have a separate cord for each switch. Also, the aluminum edges are sharp and will make quick work of your gig bag if you travel with it. Additionally, the pedal surface itself is slippery and a relatively small area. This makes it better as a on-off or tap tempo pedal than a sustain pedal.
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I have been using this pedal for a few months along with my Boss DD-7 pedal. This was one of the recommended pedals by Boss for the tap feature on my delay and it works great! It's very sturdy and has held up without any issues in my live gear. I've been carrying it around with my pedal board the whole time and it doesn't even have a scratch. For the functionality it couldn't be easier. With a DD-7 you just plug it into the "Tempo/Exp" jack and tap in time with the beat you wish the delay to follow and it adjusts the DD-7 to match. This pedal feels very responsive, and does what it's supposed to, no sense of it lagging or being behind the beat. If you like dotted 8th delay (used often by The Edge from U2 for example), this makes dialing in the tempo a breeze, no guessing if you've set the knobs right to be locked into the beat!

There are cheaper pedals out there, but if you gig live a lot this pedal is pretty hard to beat. Works great and you won't have to worry about it breaking down from road wear!
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I used this footswitch along with the below to turn my Nikon D7000 into a great photo booth along with 2 Alien Bees B400 Strobe lights and a white muslin background. I also use the cybersync transmitter and receivers.
* I have read that this switch is very durable and stands up to allot of abuse. Plus it's easy to unplug for packing, etc.

Allows guest to walk into the photo booth (It's just a mini studio) which I can setup in the corner at wedding receptions, etc. The foot pedal along with the pre-trigger cable allow the subjects to snap their own pictures and be as funny as they want. Seems having a photographer behind the camera makes people not come out and be as funny as they are when they know no one's behind the camera. I have an assistant had out props such as hats and mustaches on sticks along with chalk boards, etc. for guest to write whatever they want.
(I have the camera set to manual focus along with a high f-stop so there's no issues with users being blurry. Camera is set with a 50mm prime lens and covers the entire backdrop)

The wifi card allows users to view their images on my ipad and the otterbox case protect it from kids/rough guest. (also another reason to have an assistant).
I tried the Eye-Fi Card along with Nikons USB Wifi card, and for the money, the transcend card was the best bang for the buck. I leave the camera in live view mode, so it never looses a connection to the ipad by turning off the wifi card. Also that's why I needed the ac power cord for my camera. The ipad is also plugged into power.

Hope this helps someone else setup an awesome photo booth as well!
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This is a great switch, and works very well. It is solidly constructed and versatile. It does not come with a cable, so make sure you have one ready!

My only wish is that the switch "clicked" when it was pressed - there is a lot of throw to this switch (the distance you can push the button up/down) and I am not sure where in the throw it actually triggers. A nice satisfying click would be nice.
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This footswitch was a great addition to my BOSS ME-50. I needed to be able to switch between regular guitar tone to an acoustic simulation for a couple of songs I was doing with my band, and this enables me to do that. I only wish the ME-50 would have had a better way of doing this without my having to buy an additional footswitch, but this did the trick for me.
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About the oly product o the market that lets you turn pages without using your hands. I still had a problem with timing the turns, since there's a half-second delay. Not a perfect solution but it gets the job done.
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