Free The Tone Free The Tone


The FREE THE TONE EFS-4 is an extension footswitch for ARC-3. By connecting to the E1–E4 terminals on the ARC-3, you can recall program presets PS8, PS9, and PS10 that cannot be recalled from the ARC-3 main unit (initial setting).

By assigning various functions such as switching an effects loop on/off to the E1–E4 terminals, the user can make full use of the features already implemented in the ARC-3 and can construct a more flexible sound system.


  • Preset numbers PS8, PS9, and PS10 can be recalled (initial configuration).
  • By assigning effects loops (L1–L8) to the terminals, individual effects loops can be turned on/off at any time even in Preset mode.
  • Up to four different control signals can be sent by assigning CSW1–8, CTL1–6, MUTE1, and MUTE2.


  • Controls: 4× momentary footswitches
  • Terminals: 4× standard 1/4" phone jacks (for output)
  • Dimensions: 116W × 138D × 69H mm (incl. protuberances such as jacks)
  • Weight: approx. 500 g
  • Accessories: warranty card, manual
    NOTE: No connecting cable is supplied with this product.