New Gear Review: Schertler Jam Series Acoustic Guitar Amps


SchertlerJam400wThe Schertler Jam Series wood cabinet amps come in three models: Jam 100, Jam 150, and Jam 400. These are designed to amplify acoustic stringed instruments such as acoustic guitars and violins with high fidelity.

The Schertler Jam 100 ($999.99) is a 100-watt bi-amped unit with a 6-inch woofer and 1-inch dome tweeter. It has four channels for mixing vocal mics, XLR, ¼ inch, RCA inputs and a built-in digital reverb effects. It measures: 10.6 x 11.4 x 14.17 inches and weighs 24.25 lbs.

The Schertler Jam 150 ($1,249.99) is a 150-watt bi-amped system with an 8-inch woofer and 1-inch dome tweeter. There is a six-channel onboard mixer for vocal mics, guitars and line inputs plus a mid-range EQ on all channels. All XLR inputs have phantom power and four channels have Alesis effects. There are RCA jacks for recording and it measures: 10.6 x 14.17 x 15.74-inches and weighs 28.66 lbs.

Lastly the Schertler Jam 400 ($1,749.99 and pictured) is a 400-watt bi-amp with two 8-inch woofers and a 1-inch dome tweeter. It has a switchable subwoofer output, variable anti-feedback control, phantom power and multiple Alesis digital effects. The amp features nine channels: three available for use as dedicated vocal mics and six line inputs. Great for duo acts, it measures: 14.56 x 16.92 x 19.29-inches and weighs 46.29 lbs.

All three of the Schertler Jam Series have pole-mounting options for use as a stage monitors and for more information, check: www.schertler.com/homepage_schertler/amplifiersjam-en.html


By Barry Rudolph

miniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com