Schertler Goes Electric at Musikmesse -
Swiss manufacturer Schertler launches into the electric instrument market at this year’s Frankfurt Musikmesse with an exciting range of new products that include the Bass Fidelity Series of high performance electric bass guitar combos and a sneak preview of the new Charie jazz guitar amplifier. This latest development follows a long history of focussing on the production of high quality acoustic amplification systems.
Schertler’s Bass Fidelity Series has been specially developed to provide power and clarity without altering the bass guitar’s tone or characteristics. Designed for both stage and studio use, Bass Fidelity combos feature a high-voltage Class A preamp section that lets players shape and style their sound as required. An in-house developed Class D power amp, together with long extension woofers, supplies a deep, clear and warm tone - one of the main things for which Schertler’s acoustic amps have become so famous.
Three Bass Fidelity models will be available: The compact 300W B10, equipped with 10” woofer and 1” compression driver, is a perfect companion for practice, travel and small venue use. The 400W B12, with 12” woofer and 2 x 1” compression drivers, is suitable for a range of applications including practice, studio recording and live performance. The flagship 500W B15 combo, equipped with 15” woofer and custom horn with 1” compression driver, has a variety of uses for the bass guitarist. Its wide frequency range offers excellent overall dynamics as well as a great-sounding bottom end, making it ideal for larger venues and loud environments such as rock concerts. This model is suitable for a range of instruments including 5- and 6-string basses.
Schertler will also preview the new CHARLIE jazz guitar amplifier. The single channel, 280W amp has been specially developed to enhance the delicate low-mid range of the instrument, which often features more prominently in a conventional jazz line-up. When played though a standard guitar amp, those particular frequencies on the instrument can appear “muddy” with compressed harmonics. In contrast, CHARLIE is designed to offer maximum intelligibility in that range. Equipped with a Class A preamp, an uncompromising speaker/power amp combination and traditional spring reverb, the amp delivers a warm, clear sound that gives the jazz guitar its true voice in any ensemble.
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