Hello Effects Fans!

It has been pretty quiet here since my last update, as expected, but not silent!  Earlier today we announced our new 3U Pedal Rack and our new Double Looper configurations.  These two offerings are designed to make migrations to our rack solutions easier, providing more and better ways to continue using your third party rack effects and pedals in an all-rack solution. 

Our status hasn’t really changed much.  You are probably aware that there are some serious supply chain problems in the electronics world.  Those shortages are affecting the availability of many end products from appliances to automobiles, to, yes, Gerlt Technologies rack effects.  We are simply unable to get some critical parts right now.  Projected back order dates come and go with no new parts becoming available.  For us, these are simple, but critical parts used in our circuits.  They haven’t stopped making them or anything like that.  It’s just that they aren’t able to make enough of them fast enough with staff, facilities, and transportation that continue to be impacted by COVID all over the world.  Of course, the small supplies that are made are going to The Big Guys first.  It will be a while before availability trickles down to smaller companies.  That’s just the laws of supply and demand in action.  It will eventually get sorted out, but in the meantime small manufacturers like Gerlt Technologies will just have to wait.  That’s why we stopped taking orders earlier this year.  We plan to be a survivor, not a casualty, of the COVID aftermath.  I still don’t know when we’ll be able to restart, but some of our latest backorder dates for parts will almost certainly push a restart into early next year.

The best news is that live music is back!  Every day I see more and more info about tours and local shows.  I hope that all you professional and gigging musicians are getting more bookings – we’ve missed you!  For all of us that don’t play publicly, COVID has been a nasty reminder about taking our lifestyles for granted, as has been the passing of some great musicians like Dusty Hill and Charlie Watts.  Enjoy your favorite music live (and safely) when you can!

We appreciate your patience with us during our temporary shutdown.  Once things are back to “normal enough”, we’ll be ready to do what we can to earn your business and get you into some excellent rack effects.

Cheers,

Bill Gerlt

President, Gerlt Technologies

Dallas, Texas

26 August, 2021

 


 

Gerlt Technologies makes hundreds of customizable rack effects, at prices comparable to regular guitar pedals.  It's time to dump that pedal board and get Your Tone off the floor!

 

 What We Do

You know them as guitar pedals

We build them as rack effect modules you can customize to get Your Tone

Put several rack effect modules into a 3U rack enclosure

Connect power and audio on the back like guitar pedals, adding connections for remote switching

Add a remote footswitch unit to turn rack effects on and off

Add as many rack effect modules, enclosures, and third party products as you like. Plug in your guitar and amp. Rock it! It's that simple.

 

Quick Hits:

  • Check out our GT Effects Overview to see why we do this

  • Check out our Compares To charts to see the full list of effects we offer

  • Follow the menus from Products, to Modules, to Modules By Type to get a list of our effect types.  Select any effect type to get a list of all our effects of that type.  Select any effect to get full information including pricing.

 


You know how sometimes you plan something for a long time and when it finally happens, it doesn’t really live up to expectations?  Well, sometimes when you plan something for a long time and it finally happens it can be even better than you ever expected!  That happened here at Gerlt Technologies this week when busy schedules aligned and Texas guitar-slinger Hunter Howell stopped by for a sound check.  Hunter is a talented player, and he is particular about his tone.  Like most of us, he enjoys hearing and experimenting with a range of effects.  But in the end, it comes down to what is useful, whether it is an “always on” component of his base sound, some juice for a solo, or just a brief flash of a little something extra to put smiles on our faces.  When he is playing, you can tell the music comes from his heart to his fingertips, and from there passes through some “other stuff” before it finds our welcoming ears.  It is a humbling experience when our effects can be that “other stuff”, providing him with tools he could use to craft his tone during his visit.

Many thanks to Hunter for making time to stop by and sound check our gear, even though he and his Shaker Hymns bandmates are making a record, gigging, and managing the 101 things bands have to manage so that the rest of us can just show up and hear live music.  We’re already incorporating his thoughts and feedback into our products, so we’re extra-stoked to be able to share the results with everyone at the Ft Worth guitar show in early October.  If you have time, come out and bend a string at our booth!

You can find Hunter and Shaker Hymns on Facebook.  Check it out:  https://www.facebook.com/shakerhymns/