INTRODUCTION

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.

The latest note from THE DIARY

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New ARTHUR Spring reverb on test at Little Big Beat Studio

Little Big Beat Studio in Liechtenstein recently tested the new Arthur Spring reverb with guitarist Roger Szedalik. Featuring six springs for a rich "musical" reverb effect, digital delay and time-adjustable analogue decay, the high-quality reverb is designed both for use as an ARTHUR mixer module and as a stand-alone unit.

For this particular test, the Spring was used as a stand-alone reverb for classical /acoustic guitar, with everything going through a Schertler TOM PA system.

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Delighted with the results, studio owner Little Konzett commented: “The Spring used on a classical guitar over the Schertler TOM PA (in quadraphony) sounds amazingly good. It has a beautiful depth, without the typical metallic sound… Everything sounded nice and warm over the great (TOM) PA system. This Spring is a must for every vintage spring fan!”

The Spring unit offers four different spring characteristics - Room/Hall/Wood/Glass - for a range of performance and recording situations. As a stand-alone reverb, it can be used with a separate mixer, guitar pedals, or it can be linked to a computer for recording applications.