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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New “armour” for ARTHUR as Schertler launches hard case range

Touring with the ARTHUR modular mixer has now become even more straightforward as Schertler launches a new range of hard cases designed to accommodate different numbers of mixer modules. Lightweight, slim and sleek in appearance, the new cases are also highly functional and impact resistant, providing robust protection for the enclosed mixer both during transportation and while in use at live venues or studios.

Constructed from 4mm thick multi-layer poplar wood with a 1mm embossed PVC coating, the cases have anodised aluminium profiles with anchoring teeth as well as pressure-tight plastic angles with reinforcement rivets for added strength and stability.

The interior Ethafoam lining is designed to perform the dual function of securely protecting the mixer during transportation and circulating air underneath it to avoid overheating during use. Each case has a removable lid with surface-mounted snap-on steel hinges and butterfly closures, rubber feet to protect against vibration and a strong, comfortable carrying handle.

Cases are available for configurations of 10, 20 and 30 modules

Features at a glance:

- 4mm thick multi-layer poplar wood plus 1mm PVC slightly embossed finish (total 5mm)
- Internal lining in Ethafoam
- Anodised aluminium profiles with anchoring teeth
- Pressure-tight plastic angles with reinforcement rivets
- Flexible, rubber-coated steel handle
- Steel butterfly closures with compensation spring
- Surface-mounted snap-on steel hinges
- Rubber feet


10x 44.5L x 56H x 12 cm
20x 81L x 56H x 12 cm
30x 116L x 56H x 12 cm