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Problem with HX Stomp and BOSS FS-7 footswitch

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I'm trying to get a BOSS FS-7 footswitch to work with my HX Stomp, Firmware 2.82. I'm using a TRS cable, FS-7 running passive set to momentary mode.

 

When I hit either switch on the FS-7, the preset changes correctly at first and stays there for about a second, then it starts scrolling quickly through the presets. I am just expecting it to scroll one preset per footswitch press. Any ideas on there about what I could be doing wrong? Are BOSS footswitches not compatible? AFAIK the FS-7 is the same internally as the FS-6, but in a vertical (rather than horizontal) form factor.

 

In HX Edit I set the following in Preferences > Device Settings:

 

EXP/FS Tip: FS4

EXP/FS Ring: FS5

FS4 Function: Preset Up

FS5 Function: Preset Down

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Press and hold scrolls. Either you're holding the switch down too long, or the switch is sticking, or the BOSS switch is not really compatible.

I have a tiny little MOSKY "Dual Switch" ($20 on Amazon) that works great.

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I've seen this before with the FS-7 on my board.

Cycle the momentary/latch switch again.

It should settle in.  

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I had the same problem with a new FS-6 switch. I can't remember how I solved I just know the settings I used on the FS-6 at the end were completely 'wrong' when it worked. I think, I set it to latch instead of momentary.

It's worth to ingnore the labels on the Boss and just try what works. The possibilities are not endless.

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The polarity values must match to get it working correctly.

 

FS-6 settings:

Polarity:RIGHT, Mode:LEFT (momentary). This goes for both A&B switches.

 

HX Stomp  settings:

Global settings/Preferences/  EXP/FS Tip:FS4, EXP/FS5 Ring:FS5, Tip Polarity:Normal

Global settings/Footswitches/  FS4 function:PresetUp, FS5 function:PresetDn

 

 

Configured in this way, the FS-6 never becomes unresponsive. 

It still does scroll when hold, but in a controlled way.

Any other settings may cause unexpected behaviors.

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I know the post is a couple months old, but that's sounds like a wrong setting on the FS-7. There isn't much to those, they are just basic operation - providing you have the options set properly. 

 

Both switches must be set for momentary. If set to latch... it would be the same as pushing and holding it down. 

If they still scroll - reverse the polarity. Do this on both switches and make sure both switches are set to the same polarity!

 

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Hi,

 

     I had exactly the same problem with my FS7 foot switch. But I think I've just fixed the issue.

 

     Apart from setting the EXP/FS to FS4 and FS5, I changed the 'TIP POLARITY' to 'Inverted' and the 'RING POLARITY' to 'Inverted'. They were both previously set to 'Normal'.

 

     Just to clarify, this is in 'Global Setting' under 'Preferences'.

 

     As far as the foot switch, it seems to work if the polarity is set to l or ll. And of course it's set to Momentary. 

 

     Now my FS7 is working fine.

 

    Hope that helps!

 

    

  

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On 12/12/2019 at 5:39 AM, dodec1212 said:

Hi,

 

     I had exactly the same problem with my FS7 foot switch. But I think I've just fixed the issue.

 

     Apart from setting the EXP/FS to FS4 and FS5, I changed the 'TIP POLARITY' to 'Inverted' and the 'RING POLARITY' to 'Inverted'. They were both previously set to 'Normal'.

 

     Just to clarify, this is in 'Global Setting' under 'Preferences'.

 

     As far as the foot switch, it seems to work if the polarity is set to l or ll. And of course it's set to Momentary. 

 

     Now my FS7 is working fine.

 

    Hope that helps!

 

    

  

 

Huge thanks! Now it's working!

Note that the FS-7 needs to be connected using jack B, and its polarity switch setting doesn't matter.

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I have the Moskey dual switch and had a short TRS cable to connect it to the Stomp , worked fine for a couple of weeks and then started doing the scrolling thing you mentioned, replaced the TRS cable with a longer one and it’s been 100% fine since 

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On 12/12/2019 at 1:39 PM, dodec1212 said:

Hi,

 

     I had exactly the same problem with my FS7 foot switch. But I think I've just fixed the issue.

 

     Apart from setting the EXP/FS to FS4 and FS5, I changed the 'TIP POLARITY' to 'Inverted' and the 'RING POLARITY' to 'Inverted'. They were both previously set to 'Normal'.

 

     Just to clarify, this is in 'Global Setting' under 'Preferences'.

 

     As far as the foot switch, it seems to work if the polarity is set to l or ll. And of course it's set to Momentary. 

 

     Now my FS7 is working fine.

 

    Hope that helps!

 

    

  

This is the solution, thank you. Bought an FS-7 today and it just kept scrolling even though it was set to momentary. Inverting the tip and ring polarity in the settings is the trick.

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