The STAT Series of contact microphones has been specially developed to bring out the best sound qualities of bowed stringed instruments in louder musical environments, or in amplified performance situations.
Schertler’s bridge-mounted STAT-C is perfect for cellists performing in loud musical environments. Designed to bring out the richness of the instrument’s lower register, it also produces clarity in the higher ranges. STAT-C is remarkable for its high resistance to feedback, making it an ideal system for rock, jazz or fusion performances with high levels of amplification. It also works very effectively with signal processors and effects units.
The standard STAT-C SET includes pickup, cable and battery-powered STAT-PRE preamp with volume control
For Belgian bridge please have a look at the STAT-V
|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|
|Weight||0.16 kg (0.34lb)|
|Dimensions||10.3x5.5x2.5cm (4.0x2.16x0.98 in)|
|Frequency Response||40 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Nominal output level||0 dBu|
|Maximum output level||8 dB|
|Maximum gain||18 dB|
|Maximum input level||0 dBu|
|Signal to noise ratio||93 dB|
|THD||<0.06% @ -10 dBu|
|Output impedance||190 ohm|
|Supply||9V alkaline battery|
Hank Roberts - cello
I have been using Schertler pickups with my cello since 1988 when I met Stephan in St Gallien, Switzerland while on tour. I had heard about the pickups, and once I tried the 'Stat C Vin’ I was convinced that this was the one for me. My opinion has not changed, and I have been using them ever since. These pickups bring an exceptionally warm and vibrant tone without overly accentuated highs or lows. The ‘YELOW BLENDER' has also been an invaluable piece of (‘piece of gold’) equipment that is always with me when I play. With two channels, phantom power, and fantastic EQ parameters, I feel prepared to adapt to any situation that I encounter, particularly when I’m on the road and experience challenging performance rooms and equipment options. The 'A-Dyn’ (I can’t wait to try the now upgraded to the 'DYN UNI P48') has also given me extended options, (indispensable when borrowing a cello on the road).
The ‘STAT PRE’ has always been at the core of my electronic tonal expression since 1988: a must have for these pickups.
In the past, my approach and goal with pickups was to electronically emulate the sound of my acoustic cello. I now realize that my electronic sound (with Schertler Pickups and Electronics at the core of it), is equally as important, enjoyable and fundamental to my work. Tone, timbre and response are among the highest priorities for me when I perform, and I absolutely could not play the cello the way that I do without these wonderful pickups. Playing and sharing music is a wonderfully collaborative way of life for me. I am so happy that I’ve discovered these wonderful pickups, and all of the other advanced electronic devises that Schertler has offered to the world. Thank you Stephan Schertler and Company.
How it's made - Stat
The housing, which contains the transducer element, gets glued to the cork piece.
The cork piece transmits the vibrations from the bridge to the electrostatic sensor, which then transforms the mechanical vibrations into an electrical signal.
"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. "
MUSIC and EMOTION
Stephan Schertler introduces this issue with an insight into the company’s motivation for developing new products.
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