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BOSS FS-5U Best Foot Switch Pedal Momentary Unlatch-type Footswitch


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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.




1. Can I use the BOSS FS-5U for tap tempo?

  • Yes. The BOSS FS-5U is an unlatched footswitch that is great for tap tempo.

2. Can I use the BOSS FS-5U with the BOSS RC-3 loop pedal?

  • Yes. The BOSS FS-5U makes it easier to time loops with the pedal.

3. Where is the BOSS FS-5U made from?

  • Japan

4. Will the BOSS FS-5U work with an orange amplifier?

  • Yes, but the BOSS FS-5U is not a channel changer for the amp.

5. Can I use the BOSS FS-5U with the DD-5 for tap tempo?

  • Yes. The BOSS FS-5U will work the BOSS DD-5 tap tempo feature.

6. Will the BOSS FS-5U work with the cube 80gx?

  • Yes.

7. What does the polarity switch on the BOSS FS-5U do?

  • The polarity switch sets the BOSS FS-5U switch without pressing it.

8. Can I use the BOSS FS-5U with the VE-8 looper?

  • Yes. You can start/stop the loop with the momentary switch.

9. Will the BOSS FS-5U work with the Roland AC-60 amp?

  • Yes.

10. Can I connect the BOSS FS-5U via USB?

  • No.

11. Can I reduce the sensitivity of the BOSS FS-5U?

  • You can try opening the BOSS FS-5U and stretching the spring to make it firmer. Be careful not to break it!

12. Can I use the BOSS FS-5U with EHX Oceans 11?

  • Yes. You can plug the BOSS FS-5U into the Oceans 11 with a TRS cable.

13. Can you split the signal on the BOSS FS-5U into two pedals?

  • Yes. You can use a Y cable to split the signal from the BOSS FS-5U to the two pedals. You can then control both pedals at the same time.

14. What is the difference between the BOSS FS-5L and the BOSS FS-5U?

  • The BOSS FS-5L is a latching-type footswitch that works by pressing it once. The BOSS FS-5U is an unlatching type footswitch that only works when you hold it down and stops when you release it.


  • Connectors: 1/4" phone type
  • Power Supply (FS-5L only): Dry Batteries (R03/LR03(AAA) type) x 2

Size & Weight

  • Width: 96 mm 3-13/16 inches
  • Depth: 90 mm 3-9/16 inches
  • Height: 43 mm 1-3/4 inches
  • Weight: 240 g 0 lbs. 9 oz.

*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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