Since its foundation in the early 1980s, Schertler SA has launched a programme of passionate research that aims to achieve the highest levels of accuracy in the reproduction of acoustic stringed instrument sound. Led by bassist and founder Stephan Schertler, the research and development company initially began to focus on producing high quality tools and innovative technology to replace the technology and imperfections of piezo pickups. Over the years, Schertler’s original approach to harnessing acoustic vibrations has resulted in a number of fundamental innovations, some of which have gained international patents, such as the STAT Series of contact microphones.

In 2003, Schertler launched an original series of compact amplifiers – the Classic Series. Since then, the 3-channel UNICO and 2-channel DAVID have provided musicians with high quality portable solutions for stringed instrument amplification. Suited to virtually any live performance situation, these amplifiers have received unanimous feedback from users around the world, helping to build the reputation that Schertler has gained in the field of acoustic amplification.

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TOM at Roots and Boots

A Schertler TOM PA system was used at the recent Roots and Boots festival in Dedemsvaart, Netherlands. Roots and Boots is an initiative of The Fellowship of Acoustics (TFOA), Promotiestichting Dedemsvaart and Theater de Gashouder.

This year was the festival’s premiere: Held in one of the town’s park areas (the “backyard” of TFOA), the combination of ancient trees, good food and live music proved to be the perfect mix. Around 2000 visitors enjoyed live music from a dozen bands appearing on three different stages. The TOM PA (with an appropriate wood finish) was used on the Bostheater (Forest Theatre) stage.

With the event completely sold out, organisers rated it a resounding success.