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.

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-C-SET, STAT-C-PRO, STAT-C-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.

For Belgian bridge please have a look at the STAT-V

STAT C is available in a variety of configurations in combination with a Class-A PreAmp.


STAT-PRE PreAmp with volume control
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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.

Christian Krebs (Mozart Heroes) – cello
“As a MOZART HEROES cellist I need a good acoustic cello sound as well as a great distorted sound. Everything is possible with the Schertler Pickups, and then combined with the Yellow Blender, i am sure everything will be as authentic as possible. The Schertler products, in my opinion, are the best on the market!”

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
Contacts Gold plated
Connection Chinch (RCA) to 1/4″ jack