For anyone who’s tried to fit the absolute maximum number of stompboxes on their pedalboard – and we’ll assume that’s most of you – the size of patch cable connectors is a genuine concern. It can make the difference between squeezing one more pedal in your rig or sidelining that particular tone – and Boss has taken note with the launch of its new BPC patch cables.
The pancake jack design has been a perennial favorite of canny ’boarders, but Boss’s custom-housed take on the format trims down the connectors to allow for side-by-side connections, even with tight jack spacing.
Of course, the cables are designed to fit in with Boss’s own tight-jacked products, such as the 200 and 500 series, but they’ll work with any combination of pedals, as well as various loop switchers.
The cables themselves feature 24K gold-plated connectors, low-capacitance studio-grade cable, and oxygen-free copper wire.
Sizes include 4 in./10 cm (BPC-4), 8 in./20 cm (BPC-8), and 18 in./45 cm (BPC-18) lengths, plus a BPC-4 value three-pack.
The BPC cable range is available now, starting at $9.99, while that three-pack’ll set you back $24.99.
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In other Boss news, the company also launched the latest in its line of boutique-styled Nextone amps today, the feature-rich Nextone Special.