Image: Schertler Giulia Y amp
Design: Schertler Audio
Sonic gear that David Leikam actively endorses and composes with live and in the recording studio.
NS Design was founded in 1990 by famed instrument designer Ned Steinberger to develop electric string instruments. The primary focus is on bowed instruments – the violin, viola, cello, and upright bass... (bass guitar and omni bass too). Ned explains, “Bowed electric instruments have been made since the mid-thirties. Unfortunately, most of these instruments are the victims of the misplaced idea that an electric instrument should sound exactly like its acoustic predecessor. I want to take it a step further, I want to see what these instruments can do when they are set free.”
Based in Mendrisio, SCHERTLER designs and manufactures analog audio equipment including modular and fixed-channel mixers, contact mics and amps for acoustic instruments, and PA systems. Founded in 1986 by the (then) 27-year-old double bassist Stephan Schertler, the Swiss company currently has 18 employees and occupies a leading position in the international acoustic instrument market. More recently, SCHERTLER has entered the pro audio sector where its products have quickly established themselves.