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.

 


Hello, Effects Fans!

Today we announce the availability of our Naked Pedals.  Naked Pedals are pedals we sometimes build when we are researching a new effect.  They are usually built on third-party boards, using third-party designs and instructions.  Sometimes we modify their designs, try new options or mods, try different components, or anything else that comes to mind.  Sometimes that results in kludgy, hacked-up circuits we would never use or offer to anyone.  Those end up as scrap, and are not offered for sale.  Most of the time, however, they are good pedals of quality that compares to or even exceeds what you may be able to purchase from the big pedal companies or boutique builders.  They are not built to the same standards or with the same design principles as our own products.  That does not mean that they are inferior or "second rate".  It just means they are different from what we normally do.  We've accumulated quite a pile of these pedals over the years.  They have been lightly played and tested during our R&D, but have mostly been in storage once we finish building them because we have no further need for them.  We are now making them available for about the cost of the parts used to build them.

They are "naked".  A small number of them have nice gloss paint finishes, but nearly all are bare aluminum enclosures with hand-written labels, or no labels at all.  They work fine as-is, or you can finish them however you like.  The pictures below show a couple of typical examples.  If these pedals had finishes, they would be comparable to the thousands of lightly used commercial pedals you can find for sale every day.

Just for convenience, we lumped them into four categories:  Boost, Drive (overdrive, distortion), Fuzz, and Other (flanger, phaser, routing, reverb, etc).

These are offered first come, first served.  Since they are not really products, they come with no warranties or guarantees of any type, and there are no returns, refunds, or exchanges available.  All sales are final

For more details about Naked Pedals, just look for Naked Pedals in our Product menu.  From there, you'll also be able to browse them by category and see details, pictures, and prices for all of the individual pedals.  For questions or purchases, just drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  While we are on pause we're still here, but we may be a little slow with responses and shipping.