Boss FS-5U Footswitch with Non-Latching Type and With An LED Indicator
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. Many keyboard players will use it as a sustain pedal, but since most effects pedals these days can be used more effectively when used in conjunction with an additional switch.
Connectors: 1/4" phone type
Power Supply (FS-5L only) : Dry Batteries (R03/LR03(AAA) type) x 2
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.
FS-5U External FS Control Polarity Setting:
- If using an FS-5U connected to the RC-1 make sure to set the POLARITY switch direction toward the cable jack for proper FS functionality.
- If set improperly (away from cable jack), upon pressing FS to STOP, the LOOPER will STOP but the LOOP will be ERASED!
- The POLARITY will also be important when controlling the RC-1 from CTL/CONTROL OUTPUT of a BOSS EFFECTS SWITCHER like the ES-5, ES-8, and MS-3 or a MULTI EFFECT like the GT-1, GT-100, GT-1000, etc.