How we measure our cables:
Instrument Cables and Europatch Patches are measured from the point at which the connector handle meets the connector plug, so that the cable is the specified length when both ends are plugged in.
Pedalboard Patches are measured from the point at which the cable meets the connector, so that the exposed cable is the specified length.
Pancake Pedalboard Patches can be built in U-shape or Reverse orientation:
When you invest in our cables, you do so knowing that they are built to last. In the unlikely event that you experience a fault or failure due to assembly or components, we are happy to repair or replace your product.
Our cables are built using replaceable components to help us reduce waste. Unlike an inexpensive moulded cable, we are able to replace or repair every element that make our cables what they are. We would kindly encourage you to request this option if you ever need to return a product due to a fault. While we would be happy to replace the entire cable, we ask our customers to get on board with our mission and accept repairs, which would be fully tested and guaranteed as with a new purchase.
If you need to return a failed cable, please get in touch using our Contact form and we will guide you through the process.
Minimal. Contemporary. Classic.
We wanted to keep our designs clean, simple yet reliable. There are hundreds of options out there and we’ve chose to offer what we think strike a good balance between design and functionality.
All our connectors are primarily nickel plated brass or zinc to give a classic feel and to reduce the amount of plastic used.
Rean are a Neutrik brand and are a great option for those who demand high performance at a lower budget. Material specifications:
Contacts: Brass | Shell: Zinc diecast | Shell plating: Nickel
Switchcraft are slightly more heavy duty and you can feel it just in the weight of the plugs. Manufactured in the US, they are a well established and highly regarded brand. Material specifications:
Tip and body: Nickel plated brass | Terminals: Electro tin plated brass | Handle: Nickel plated brass
Tip and body: Nickel plated brass| Tip terminal: Tin plated brass | Sleeve terminal: Tin plated steel | Handle: Copper and nickel plated die cast zinc
Tip and body: Nickel plated brass | Terminals: Electro tin plated brass | Handle: Nickel plated steel
G&H Plugs are unique in that they have a copper core from the contact to the tip. Whilst this in theory provides optimal signal conductivity from the copper cable core, it also provides some level of flexibility. The benefit of this is that should the plug become bent during a performance, it’s likely that it could be gently returned to it’s original shape, allowing you to finish the show and seek repair at a later date.
These plugs offer a nice alternative with differing benefits to the heavier weight Switchcraft plugs.
Tip and body: Copper and nickel plated die cast zinc | Tip terminal: Copper | Sleeve terminal: Copper and zinc | Handle: Nickel plated die cast zinc
Our standard pedalboard patches use a generic brand pancake jack plug. While these are pretty lightweight, they have a very low profile and are perfect for those who generally don’t need to re-patch often. For increased durability we highly recommend upgrading to Switchcraft 228 plugs. While they have a larger profile than the generic brand, they offer a more solid build and would stand up to more frequent re-patching and to the rigour of touring.
We are constantly reviewing the products we use and are always researching new products to add further options in the near future. Keep an eye on our Instagram grid for news and offers.
A flat rate of £3.50 will be applied to orders under £99.00.
All orders over £99.00 are shipped for free. Exceptions may apply for orders over 2kg in weight, where courier delivery may be required. Please get in touch to discuss options for large orders.
We ship as standard using the Royal Mail Standard 2nd Class Signed service and we can ship using DHL Express. Please contact us if you would like a quote to use a different service. Additional fees may apply.
We ship using Royal Mail International Standard or Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed services. Prices can be calculated for your location when viewing your cart.
If you choose not to use Tracked & Signed we cannot take responsibility for parcels lost in transit or process claims that a parcel has not arrived. We obtain proof of postage and once a parcel is in the hands of the postal service, it is out of our control.
We will not take responsibility for any extra taxes or import duties specific to your country and payable on receipt of your order. Please check with your customs office and make sure you are happy with extra fees before placing your order.
For orders over 2kg in weight, we use an alternative courier service.
Please contact us if you would like to use a different service. Additional fees may apply.
We hope our customers are delighted with every cable they order from Loaded for Bear, but if you’re unhappy for any reason, you have 14 working days to return the item(s) to us.
To arrange a return, please use our Contact for detailing the items you’ll be returning and the reason why.
Products must be returned in their original packaging, undamaged and “as new” unless, of course, that damage in transit is the reason for the return (if this is the case, we would appreciate it if you could take photographs of the damage on the items arrival and send them to us along with your returns request).
If the error is ours and you have received the incorrect item, your goods have been damaged in transit, or they are faulty in some way, we can refund postage costs for the return. In all other cases, the customer is liable for all return postage costs, and understand that they return items at their own risk.
We strongly recommend obtaining a proof of postage certificate, and additional insurance, wherever necessary, to cover the value of the goods being returned, as we cannot refund products that have been lost or damaged in transit.
We will process your refund or replacement as soon as possible- usually within 5-7 working days of receipt of the returned item.
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