Located in Anaheim CA., Accel Audio has been founded as a family owned and operated business of modular guitar effects pedal boards and guitar accessories. We have since grown our product line to include a selection of pro and economy level guitar effects power supplies, along with a growing line of effects pedals, switchers and instrument cables. The foundation of Accel rests on standing behind our product and supplying quality product to musicians while being respectful and courteous.
Our exciting line of configurable pedal board modules, adapters, links and rails are quickly gaining a reputation in the market for superior quality, innovative modular designs and a great look! Each pedal board module can be used as a stand alone board or link together to configure your pedal board in a way that best suits your combination of effects pedals. Pedal board modules and accessories can be purchased separately or in combination with our standard cost saving configurations. Each XTA-10, XTA-15 and XTA-25 pedal boards have a universal power supply bay that easily accepts most manufactures power supply's and also has mounting holes to easily install and secure our Accel "FX Power Source 8" power supply.
FX8 Command Center Switcher:
We are excited to add Programmable Switchers / Loopers to Accel's line of product. Beginning with Accel's FX8 Command Center our goal has been to improve the functionality and intuitiveness along with a more compact size in comparison to other products of this type on the market. Goal accomplished!
Our followup switcher product is a real problem solver and winner of "The NAMM Show 2016" Best in Show, Gotta Stock it award! We have several other designs in process.
ACCEL SOLUTIONS: Command Center Pedal Boards
If switchers and pedal boards are an essential part of your gear, we have the solution. All too many times many companies switcher / loopers are too large and bulky to fit on your pedal board. If it does fit, then hooking it up to your pedals can present a real challenge, not to mention power supply mounting and relying solely on adhesive back hook and loop strips to secure your hard earned effects pedals. .
Introducing our "Patent Pending" FX22 Command Center Pedal Board. This Product is now available!
There are almost a couple hundred effects pedal brands that we have been able to identify, with a large spread in quality, price, reputation and exposure in the market place.
Instead of pursuing the path of designing our own effects pedals at this point in time (we do admire the effort of those who have a real passion for it, some are true innovators) we have decided to apply our electrical and mechanical engineering experience along with our experience gained in the business of reselling effects pedals, to begin offering OEM (original equipment manufacturer) pedals from selected manufactures that have been well proven out in tone, quality, price and sales. These pedals a simply a lot of bang for your buck! They are geared towards gigging musicians who cannot justify spending $200.00 for boutique pedals, but still are looking for great sounding, reliable pedals.
So if our “Select Series” of pedals look familiar (except with minor design changes), that's because they are. Our goal is to continually identify, possibly modify to make further improvements, then sell already proven out effects pedal designs tweaked per Accel's spec's, , at a great price with the assurance that if your pedal fails within 5 years, we will either fix it or replace it at no product replacement cost to you.
Sorting through and evaluating these designs to find the gems with the level of tone and quality workmanship we are confident in standing behind, and a price that is much easier on the wallet than the majority of pedals out there, has been a long and interesting journey. We are looking forward to releasing more models in 2015.
While there is still some credibility to the notion that overseas designed and manufactured product in general are inferior to US product. Some common sense should be applied. China for example is no longer considered a 3rd world country and the vast majority of electronics is, and has been manufactured over their for the past 20 - 30 years or so in a very reliable manner. Effects pedals are not exactly rocket science these days in the more developed countries, manufacturing, engineering or otherwise. The more credible overseas company's design and manufacture some very nice pedals. The "crux" is knowing which companies to buy from and models to buy. You want to minimize your chances if something does go wrong, so you don't end up with an overpriced paper weight. Our goal is to offer the best of both worlds; great sounding pedals that have been thoroughly test over a number of years, that you can buy at a very nice price, with a warrantee that is actually practical and useful should you need it.
That said, we have been bit by the DIY effects bug. I have been a mechanical designer in the electronics industry for the past 30+ years and my wife has been an electrical engineer for the past 30+ years. We believe it is reasonable for us to expect that we will have some unique designs of our own in the future. My wife and I are finding many nuances of effects pedal design that are to be appreciated and just down right enjoyable to work with.
FX Power Source 8
The Accel "FX Power Source 8" pro level power supply is a quality built, well thought out design with 8 fully isolated and regulated outputs. While there are 2 adjustable outputs (9V-18V & 5V-9V) and 4 selectable outputs (9V or 12V), 9V's is available on all outputs to work with the majority of the pedals on the market. The FX Power Source 8 also features two 9V @350mA outputs for the higher current 9V effects pedals and switchers out on the market. The "FX Power Source 8" mounts conveniently into the front load bay of all Accel pedal board modules with only 3 screws (supplied).
Compact Power Source 6
The Accel "Compact Power Source 6" economy priced power supply is a quality built, well thought out design also. With 6 fully regulated outputs. Featuring 5 ([email protected]) outputs and 1 ([email protected]) output to work with the majority of the pedals on the market. The 500mA output can be used with the higher current 9V effects pedals and switchers out on the market. Or with a daisychain cable, the 500mA high current output can be used to power several effects pedals. The number of extra pedals would be dependent on each pedals operating current limitations (potentially up to 6 pedals for battery operated pedals).
FX Power Source 10M
The Accel "FX Power Source 10M" also an economy priced power supply is a quality built , well thought out design also. With 10 fully regulated outputs. Featuring 7 ([email protected]) outputs, 1 ([email protected]) output to work with the majority of the pedals on the market. The 500mA output can be used with the higher current 9V effects pedals and switchers out on the market. Or with a daisychain cable, the 500mA high current output can be used to power several effects pedals. The number of extra pedals would be dependent on each pedals operating current limitations (potentially up to 6 pedals for battery operated pedals). Also 1 ([email protected]) and 1 ([email protected]) for the highvoltage pedals on the market.
Our Accel patch cable have been designed with 100% shield coverage using copper woven shielding to keep noise from being injected into the cables. Also a compression gasket on each end of the plug housing to keep both plug ends securely in place. All Accel instrument cables have life time guarantee.