Boss wants to help you fit more on your pedalboard with its new slimline pancake patch cables

Boss BPC-4 patch cables
(Image credit: Boss)

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.

Boss BPC-4 patch cables

(Image credit: Boss)

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.

If you want more info, Boss has what you need.

In other Boss news, the company also launched the latest in its line of boutique-styled Nextone amps today, the feature-rich Nextone Special.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.