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Electrostatic Transducer for the Double Bass

The Original STAT-B
Stephan Schertler’s original bridge-mounted STAT-B electrostatic dual sensor system included two sensors that effectively reproduced the complex tone of the double bass and worked with any bass amplifier.

The dual system was replaced in the 90's by a single electrostatic sensor system for simplicity and cost reasons. The original dual electrostatic sensor system has been re-introduced as the STAT B Vintage and is again available. The STAT-B-VINTAGE version includes two transducers, providing a greater sense of space and richness of sound.

To support the STAT B and other Schertler pickups, noteably the STAT and Basik series, Stephan Schertler has designed and introduced two new preamps, the multifeatured Yellow Single and Yellow Blender, replacing the PRE-A series. The STAT-B is remarkable for its high resistance to feedback, making it an ideal system for rock, jazz or fusion performances with high levels of amplification.


The Standard STAT B configurations:

The standard STAT-B SET
includes pickup, cable and battery-powered STAT-PRE preamp with volume control.

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STAT B microphone specifications

OUTPUT IMPEDANCE ............. 100 ohms / 1000 Hz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE ....... 20 TO 20,000 Hz +/- 3 dB
MAX OUTPUT ........................... ca +6 dB
BATTERY ................................... 9 VDC
TEMPERATURE RANGE ...........-20 to 50 deg C
WEIGHT ...................................... less than 1 oz
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stat b installed STAT-B installed


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stat-pre specifications
Weight.............................. 0.16 kg (0.34lb)
Dimensions.......................10.3x5.5x2.5cm (4.0x2.16x0.98 in)
Frequency Response........40 Hz to 20 kHz
Construction......................Aluminium box
Nominal output level.........0 dBu
Maximum output level.......8 dB
Maximum gain..................18 dB
Maximum input lev............0 dBu
Signal to noise ratio...........93 dB
THD..................................< 0.06% @ -10 dBu
Input impedance................25 Kohm
Output impedance.............190 ohm
Supply................................9V alkaline battery


Standard Stat-B set $459.00


The standard STAT-B PRO single
includes pickup, cable and Schertler's Yellow Single preamp with regulated AC power supply. The player controls gain, bass, treble, resonance, and more ...

YELLOW series preamps have been specially developed to offer musicians and sound engineers flexible solutions that meet a range of performing and recording requirements. The preamps combine CLASS-A electronics with a modern, sophisticated design and lightweight yet robust aluminium housing. Every single section has been engineered to ensure maximum potential from any kind of sound source.

As its name suggests, YELLOW SINGLE has one dedicated input channel that accommodates a range of microphones, pickups and instruments. The Return socket can also be used as a second input for line sources. Output options and other features are similar to its larger sibling.

Yellow Single is included in all STAT-PRO sensor packages. Yellow Blender is included in all STAT-ROAD packages.

Main Features:
Modern, sophisticated design, built in a robust and light aluminum case.
Two input channels (maximum) for all kind of microphones and pickups.
Four output lines (maximum) with multiple connections.
Headphone output
Send & Return for effect loop
Four band EQ and extra dedicated filters on the main channel to ensure awide range of tonal controls and maximum flexibility.
Hi-end pure class A electronics for the best possible sound performance


yellow single preamp
yellow single preamp
Yellow Single specifications
Weight..................................0.32 kg (0.68lb)
Dimensions..........................15x10x3.8cm (5.9x4.25x1.49 in)
Frequency Response...........10 Hz to 25 kHz (+/- 3dB)
Construction.........................Anodized aluminium box
Mic Input...............................MIC IN: XLR balanced
..........Sensitivity: -56 dB ..........Impedance: 4.7 Kohm
LINE IN:............................... 1/4" Jack
..........Sensitivity: -52 dB
..........Impedance: 3 Kohm with 10V on
..........Impedance: 200 Kohm with 10V off
RETURN/LINE input..............1/4" stereo balanced Jack
..........Sensitivity: -30 dB
..........impedance 22 Kohm
EQ..........................................4 band EQ + adjustable notch filter
..........warm and low cut
MASTER OUTPUTS..............XLR balanced, output level +20 dBu
..........Impedance 100 ohm
..........1/4" Jack unbalanced, output level +14 dBu
..........Impedance 100 ohm
DI output.................................XLR balanced, sensitivity +5 dBu
..........Impedance 100 ohm
SEND output...........................XLR balanced, sensitivity +5 dBu
..........Impedance 100 ohm
Headphone..............................High class headphone preamplifier
..........1/8" Jack, sensitivity +10 dBu
..........Impedance 10 ohm
Supply...........................24VDC 210 mA regulated power supply


Standard Stat-B Pro set with Yellow Single Preamp $699.00


The standard STAT-B Road
includes pickup, cable and Schertler's Yellow Blender preamp with regulated AC power supply.
The player controls gain, bass, treble, resonance, and more ...

Standard Stat-B Road set with Yellow Blender preamp $879.00


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Yellow Blender preamp
Yellow Blender specifications
Weight..................................0.4 kg (0.88lb)
Dimensions..........................20x10x3.8cm (7.87x4.25x1.49 in)
Frequency Response...........10 Hz to 25 kHz (+/- 3dB)
Construction.........................Anodized aluminium box
Mic Input...............................MIC IN: XLR balanced
..........Sensitivity: -56 dB
..........Impedance: 4.7 Kohm
LINE/INSTRUMENT IN:........1/4" Jack
..........Sensitivity: -52 dB
..........Impedance: 3 Kohm with 10V on
..........Impedance: 200 Kohm with 10V off
RETURN/LINE input..............1/4" stereo balanced Jack
..........Sensitivity: -30 dB
..........impedance 22 Kohm
EQ..........................................4 band EQ + adjustable notch filter
..........warm and low cut
MASTER OUTPUTS..............XLR balanced, output level +20 dBu
..........Impedance 100 ohm
..........1/4" Jack unbalanced, output level +14 dBu
..........Impedance 100 ohm
DI output.................................XLR balanced, sensitivity +5 dBu
..........Impedance 100 ohm
SEND output...........................XLR balanced, sensitivity +5 dBu
..........Impedance 100 ohm
Headphone..............................High class headphone preamplifier
..........1/8" Jack, sensitivity +10 dBu
..........Impedance 10 ohm
Supply...........................24VDC 210 mA regulated power supply


The Vintage STAT B configurations:

The Yellow Blender Preamp comes with regulated AC power supply. The player controls two channels of gain, bass, treble, resonance, and more ...

The Vintage STAT-B set includes two pickups, cable and Stat Pre preamp

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stat b vintage installed stat-b vintage installed
Vintage Stat-B set with Stat Pre preamp $649.00


The Vintage STAT-B Pro set includes two pickups, cable and the Yellow single preamp

Vintage Stat-B Pro set with Yellow Single preamp $839.00


The STAT-B-VINTAGE ROAD SET includes the two pickups, cable and Schertler’s flagship YELLOW BLENDER.

Stat-B Vintage Road set with Schertler Yellow Blender Preamp $999.00


Prices for individual components:

Standard single Stat B microphone:

$349.99


Vintage dual Stat B microphone pair:

$549.99


Stat pre preamp

$199.00


Yellow single preamp

$499.00


Yellow Blender preamp:

$699.00




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