The Vox VFS5 5-Button Footswitch is an essential accessory for the Vox Valvetronix VT15 and VT30 amps. Use the VFS5 to switch programs, turn reverb or other effects on and off, or make speed/tap setti... Read More
The Vox VFS5 5-Button Footswitch is an essential accessory for the Vox Valvetronix VT15 and VT30 amps. Use the VFS5 to switch programs, turn reverb or other effects on and off, or make speed/tap settings using your foot. This flexibility is a great advantage when you're creating sounds or performing live. The VFS5 footswitch employs a tough steel design with traditional mechanical foot switches and an extra-long 5-meter integral jack lead. The Vox VFS5 footswitch currently works only with the following Vox Valvetronix amplifiers: VT15, VT30, VT50, and VT100.
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I can live with the cheap feet, the funny feel of the switches and the extra size. But, switching intermittently without me even touching the unit is a problem. It seems to work alright in less electrically noisy environments. But, get a few pedals with power supplies, a dodgy ground and crank it up, and you may end up on a different channel suddenly.... To add insult to injury, there isn't even any good info out there about the recieve end of the switch (inside the amp). I was able to find info about the VFS5 itself that someone back-engineered. From this, I think I know what the issue is, but it's not a simple fix. Midi or the interface from the old ADA multi-button switches would have been a much better design choice. So, if you aren't going to gig with it, it'll work when it works. But, this thing is far from reliable...
The footswitch is great. I'm glad that it has 8 programable sound options, and it's very durable. I really don't have anything bad to say about it, the only reason I didn't give this five stars is because it should come with the amps. You honestly don't want to get one of the amps and not get this footswitch, and at the price of the amps, I think it should be included. That's on Vox to fix, but otherwise, the amp w/ switch rock the walls down. I'm very pleased with the sounds and performance, just feel like it should be packaged differently.
If you want to use any of the Vox VT+ series amps, you really need this. I only gave it a four star raiting because a) it really should come with the amp. And b) there is only a light on the footswitch for the bank (green or red)and not for the individual channels. Even though there are lights for this on the amp, it would be nice to have them on the footswitch as well. All in all however, it's a necessity if you have a VT+ amp.
If you're familiar with the amps with which this footswitch is designed to interoperate, one glance at the switch itself will reveal the totality of its purpose and functionality. The switch buttons align conceptually with the preset selection buttons on the amp itself. As such, there's a near-zero learning curve: if you can figure out how to work the VOX amp preset buttons, you can use this footswitch. The switch itself is well built, and I fully expect it to last a good long time. I especially like that the switches themselves are easily depressed, lacking the "snapping" click threshold found in similar footswitches. The only thing that this device lacks is LED notification. I naturally assumed that the switch would "tell me" which bank/channel combination was currently selected, but it doesn't -- you get nothing by way of state feedback. On reflection, I couldn't really convince myself of the necessity of such a thing, and much prefer the lower cost over this extended functionality (which couldn't behave in isolation, given that preset selection can also happen on the amp itself).
There are no instructions in the box, but if you open the instructions on your amp (or look on the net) they are right there. Even so, there is one plug and the switch is pretty straight forward. It feels solid and reliable, its about the same size as any other four channel foot switch. While it doesn't say so, its compatible with the VT40+ model. Because the VT40+ is smaller I use an amp stand so the sound is directed right at me. Changing the channels using the amp's buttons is a pain because the buttons are angled away from me. The switcher makes things a lot easier. My only issue is that are no indicator lights for the separate channels. There is only one indicator light which tells you what bank you have selected (red/green light). The only way you can tell what channel you are on is by looking at the amp. Because the channel lights are on the top of the amp, it may be hard to see. Its not a huge problem as you will just end up remember what each channel sounds like if you play enough. Overall, the switcher works well and is worth a purchase.
So I just received this footswitch less than a week ago and when I picked it up it seemed quite sturdy (like a BOSS pedal, that type of sturdy). No directions or anything; take the (rather long) cord, plug it in, save a few programs you like, and you're good to go without having to change everything by hand on the amp. The only downside was that the 3rd channel button (2nd button from the right) didn't work. I can see on the amp when the lights change from green to red (for the banks) and from channel to channel, but the 3rd one is busted. I'll be replacing it immediately because I'm happy with it and Vox hasn't steered me wrong with the VT15 yet. A must buy if you have the VT15, VT30, VT50, or VT100.
This pedal is definitely what i was looking for. It's very sturdy, and i can stomp away without being worried that it could wear away. It gives you the option to switch between 8 different channels, 4 in each bank, and it's perfect for some bedroom jamming, or even small gigs. I recommend you give it a try.
This foot switch is large and heavy, maybe overly so. The switches themselves don't feel "right" under-foot, such that I'm anticipating early failure. The little rubber feet on the base of the switch housing are a joke. They are only "Stick-ons", and three of them were off of the housing upon opening the box. There are also no instructions or documentation at all with this item. While I'm enjoying my Vox VT50 amplifier, I would not buy this footswitch again.
The VFS5 footswitch is of the highest quality and I am very glad that I purchased this to go with my Vox VT50 amp. The footswitch completes the amp package making it easy to change amp settings without getting up from playing and searching for your next desired sound. This is an essential item if you want to get the most out of your Vox VT amp purchase. I feel this is probably the best set up for the hobbyist or the small gig player, as I researched equipment for several months before purchasing. One beautiful amp with the tool to get the sounds you want at the touch of the footswitch. Highly recommend.
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