With your Schertler® transducer, you will find a small cylindrical container,
which when opened reveals a green colored putty material. This putty is the key to fixing the transducer to the
Derived from a special inert formula, the putty is reusable many times over and does not present any risk even to the finest of instrument finishes. The photo shows the putty applied to a dynamic bass transducer(DYN-B)
The base material itself, is organically based (natural Indian rubber and chalk) and completely inert. We then use some
components of the rubber in greater quantities to make handling easier and give it a kneadable effect. It contains no oils,
waxes or synthetic lubricating additives. Actually, the putty itself is not an adhesive, but rather a material
that acts as a medium permitting the transducer to create a seal or vacuum with the instrument body in order to hold it
There is absolutely no problem with the putty when used correctly and no harm should come to your instrument (or to your concerned instrument player). The putty is especially designed with this in mind. Instruments of great value have these transducers put on daily and artists such as Rostropovich (on his Stradivari Cello), Dr. Art Davis (on his Lott Bass), have used it regularly without ever encountering a problem.
When, as sometimes happens, a trace of the putty is left on the instrument itself, it is easily removed by taking a small amount of putty from the container, or the piece you have just used, then using it as an eraser, making "dabbing" motions, completely collecting any residue left after removal of the transducer; or, residue material that may remain on the instrument can be removed by simply rolling a small amount of putty back-and-forth which will "pick-up" what may be left. Both techniques are effective and quick. In very dusty environments the putty should be changed when its resiliency is felt to decrease.
Remember, only a small amount is necessary in order to connect the transducer. If you need further details just refer to the instruction manual included with the transducer located under the protective foam insert in the box cover.
Why GREEN? Why NOT!