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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Stampen En Dagen rely on Unico and Digit Two
Belgian band Stampen En Dagen perform a mix of country, skiffle and folk with Dutch dialectical lyrics (which they call “Boogie Folk”). The six-piece band - comprising violin, banjo, guitar-vocals, keys-vocals, bass-vocals and drums - has combined Schertler Unico amps with an SR Digit System to ensure top quality sound for both the performers and the audience. Singer/guitarist Rudy Van den Nest explains: “About two years ago we bought the SR Digit Two PA System. That was a revelation to us - a truly pure, fantastic sound for the semi-acoustic thing that we do. So we decided to add 6 Unico amps, one for each member of the band. The combination of the Digit System and the Unicos is pure acoustic magic! We use the Unicos as personal instrument amps, as well as for personal monitoring on stage. We can do this with the combination of Digit Two, a Behringer X Air XR18 mixer (6 monitor lines out) and the Unicos. The drummer uses his Unico purely as a monitor. Sometimes we have a 7th member (second violin), so now we are thinking about adding a 7th Unico amp!”