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.

 


It’s official – we’re headed back to Ft Worth!

Come visit us at the 2019 Amigo International Guitar Show in Ft Worth, Texas on Oct 5 – 6, 10am – 5pm, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Come for the show and afterwards head to Sundance Square, The Stockyards, Billy Bob’s, or other happenin’ spots in Ft Worth and make a day of it!

We’ll be there with our Big Stack of over 200 rack effects that you can try out. Don’t let the Big Stack scare you, though. We bring around 200 effects, which is about 10 to 30 times larger than a “normal” setup.

For those of you unfamiliar with Gerlt Technologies, we are a small Dallas-based company that builds customized rack effects. We do that in a unique way that takes up less space and costs far less than normal rack effects. We try to keep the cost of getting into a rack effects comparable to the cost of a good pedal board, power supply, pedals, and pedal switching system. Our rack “modules” are the counterpart of normal pedals. Our module prices are comparable to the hand-built boutique pedal prices. We want them to be within the reach of all players, not just superstars.

Since we design all of our own boards, and we have more space for circuitry in a rack format, we can offer up many options and mods that allow you to customize your modules the way you want them. Our modules compare to popular and well-known pedals, as well as many lesser-known, uber-expensive pedals that most players will never be able to try, much less purchase. Our modules cover a wide range of effect types – boost, chorus, delay, distortion, flanger, fuzz, overdrive, phaser, signal routing, switching, vibrato, and others. However, if we don’t have something you need, no problem. Our solution is completely compatible with normal guitar pedals and third-party rack effects.

But the main reason to use our effects is because they sound great! Come visit our booth at the Ft Worth show and we’ll explain how it works (which takes about 1-2 minutes) and let you play them. Of course, they are all made in Dallas by hand “old school style”, with no disposable, mass produced, surface mount technologies. You can pass these effects down to your grandkids!

To see more info, look under the Products -> Modules -> Compares To menus to find a list of over 200 well-known effects that our modules “compare to”. There should be some new ones announced between now and the show, so follow us on Facebook to get occasional news and product updates.

The website for the show is: www.amigoguitarshows.com

See y’all in Ft Worth!