The STAT Series of contact microphones has been specially designed to bring out the best sound qualities of bowed stringed instruments in louder musical environments, or in performance situations involving high levels of amplification.
Stephan Schertler’s original bridge-mounted STAT-B is a simple system that effectively reproduces the complex tone of the double bass and also works with any bass amplifier. STAT-B is remarkable for its high resistance to feedback, making it an ideal system for amplified rock, jazz or fusion performances.
STAT Series contact microphones are packaged with a choice of preamplifiers that give the player flexibility and control over a range of sound parameters. See STAT-SET, STAT-PRO, STAT-ROAD
The STAT electrostatic microphone requires 10V phantom power. It works with our preamplifiers STAT PRE and Yellow series, as well as with Schertler amplifiers that are equipped with 10V phantom.
|Nominal impedance||1.6 Kohm|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz to 12 kHz|
|Dynamic range||75 dB|
|Sensitivity (on instrument)||ca. -25 dB|
|Temperature range||-10° C to +50° C|
|Connection||Chinch (RCA) to 1/4" jack|
How it's made - Stat-B
All STATs are made with cork, which is sanded to the shape of the instrument’s bridge in order to accommodate the pickup. This photo shows the cork being grinded (in this case for the double bass STAT-B pickup) to achieve a perfect surface where it touches the condenser transducer element.
"All pickup products and preamps are manufactured in Mendrisio, Switzerland. Most of the components are produced in our in-house workshop facilities where we have two CNC tooling machines, turning lathes and milling machines, a laser cutter, pneumatic presses, casting devices and obviously a well equipped electronic laboratory."