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Endorsement

Sonic Arsenal | Endorsements

Amplifiers

• Since its foundation in the early 1980s, Schertler SA has launched a programme of passionate research that aims to achieve the highest levels of accuracy in the reproduction of acoustic stringed instrument sound. Led by bassist and founder Stephan Schertler, the research and development company initially began to focus on producing high quality tools and innovative technology to replace the technology and imperfections of piezo pickups. Over the years, Schertler’s original approach to harnessing acoustic vibrations has resulted in a number of fundamental innovations, some of which have gained international patents, such as the STAT Series of contact microphones.

Instruments

• NS Design was founded in 1990 by the award winning instrument designer Ned Steinberger to design and produce bowed electric instruments that advance the state of the art. NS string instruments are unabashed, purebred solid body electrics that combine technology and tradition to meet the needs of an evolving musical community.

Picks/Plectrums

• Steve Clayton Inc. offers a wide range of guitar accessories, including: guitar picks, custom guitar picks, guitar slides, guitar straps, guitar capos, and guitar polishes. They also license with many well-known companies and bands such as Playboy, New Line Cinema, Paramount Pictures, Ed Hardy, Warner Bros., and Tattoo Johnny. Many well known bands use their products, including Tenacious D, Eric Church, James Otto, Switchfoot, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.