Boss FS-5L Latching Footswitch

Latching Footswitch Pedal for Remote Amp Channel Switching, etc.
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Boss FS-5L Latching Footswitch image 1
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BOSS offers two types of footswitches to choose from depending on your application. The FS-5U is a momentary-type footswitch and the FS-5L is a latch-type footswitch.

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number FS-5L

Customer Reviews

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Katana amp

I am really enjoying this Katana amp, Sweetwater tech service set me up with the tone studio,I don't get that kind of service from other music sites.The amp came in perfect condition and when the Sweetwater rep said it would.I will be buying all my gear from Sweetwater from now on!!!! thank again.
Music background: I am currently in a working rock/blues band

Solid pedal, odd quirk

So, this is your basic, functional latching footswitch, but with one odd quirk. Instead of using a plug sense 1/4" jack, they seem to have used Ring to sense if a plug was in and enable the pedal. Which means, if you try to connect the pedal to a synth with a TRS cord, the footswitch will not detect that there is a device present and will not work. However, use a standard TS 1/4" cord and it will work just fine. Also note the LED will not illuminate unless a TS plug is in either.
Music background:

Post Production Studio

Size and feel are very positive...excellent! I am using the Boss FS-5L on my Focal sub 6. When I'm mixing, I occasionally need to listen to my mix with-out the sub. The Boss FS-5L Latching Foot switch allows fast and positive switching. The bright red LED light (Powered by Two AA Batteries) allows me to see if I have my sub in...or out. I chose to have the LED light "on" (via the switch in the back) when my sub is switched off, but you can select to have the LED light "off" depending on how you like it...a nice touch! I am also very happy with the quality, it looks and feels very solid. Cheers, Mark Escott
Music background: London College of Music, Piano/Theory

Good Foot Switch

I bought the FS-5L to go along with the FS-5U I already had for my 10-12 year old Roland AC-60 Acoustic amp for the mute function. It works fine and I can share two switches with the single PC-31 cable (separate).
Music background: Amateur, playing folk and Americana since the 60s.

It's got an LED!!

Great pedal. Seems solidly built... It has an LED. The LED turns on or off depending on how you have the polarity switch set. (GREAT idea!!). I haven't looked into how it's powered. I was so excited to hook it up to my stuff, I never checked... I suppose when it doesn't work anymore, I'll be forced... :) I'm always happy with products from Boss and Roland...
Music background: Former Pro Musician, Recording Hobbyist, nice guy... :)
See also: Volume Pedals, Boss, Boss Keyboard Pedals