Cherub WCP-60V Acoustic Violin Pickup

(6 customer reviews)

3,900

  • Professional Cherub pickup for violin-1/4 “jack with 2.5 m cable.
  • Clip-on design, easy to fix in stable form of violin.
  • Capable of eliminating external noise.
  • Just plug it in or other recording equipment, very easy and convenient.
  • Compact and lightweight, easy to carry anywhere.
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Product Description

Cherub WCP-60V clips on quickly and easily to one of the F-Holes on your Violin and picks up the sound of the violin to allow you to plug it into an amplifier or a mixer.
It is able to pick up the natural tone of your violin regardless of background noise. With its small construction it keeps out of your way when playing, and with a 2.5 meter lead, you have plenty of freedom for movement. The clip itself has rubber fittings so no hard surfaces come into contact with your violin, ensuring damage-free use.

Features

  • Professional Cherub pickup for violin-1/4 “jack with 2.5 m cable.
  • Clip-on design, easy to fix in stable form of violin.
  • Capable of eliminating external noise.
  • Just plug it in or other recording equipment, very easy and convenient.
  • Compact and lightweight, easy to carry anywhere.

What’s in the box

  • Cherub WCP-60V Violin Pickup

Features

  • Cable length: approx. 250 cm / 8.2FT
  • Jack: 1/4 '
  • Color: Black

Customer Reviews

5 overall

Based on 6 reviews

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  1. 5 out of 5

    You don’t always need to spend a lot to get a lot! This violin pickup is a fantastic bargain. I purchased this for use by a violinist in our church worship group and the result is fantastic! proper placement on the violin is the key for getting the best sound and tone from the device. But once you find the sweet spot this device provides clear perfect reproduction without the feedback hassles of condenser mics. The sweet spot on our violin was found slightly under the tailpiece on the opposite side from the chin rest. the edge of the pick up is slipped under the corner of the tailpiece (actually pinched under the tailpiece slightly). There are a couple of videos on YouTube that show similar placement of this pickup. We were able to further enhance the sound of this pickup utilizing a tube preamp. I recommend the ART Tube MP or for the ultimate control – Bheringer’s Ultragain Pro MIC2200 with parametric EQ. I honestly don’t know what more you would want for accurate full and clear violin tone than you can get with this product. The cord is very light, good for the performer, but maybe not the most durable construction, I purchased a second pickup because of the concern for durability, at this price I could definitely afford a spare. I also purchased an extension cable to increase the mobility range in our application. So bottom line, don’t spend big bucks on the high end stuff before giving this product a test drive!

  2. 5 out of 5

    It takes some relatively heavy equalization, but I got some awesome audio out of this on a violin in a live show, and had 0 problem with feedback. For a recording situation, you want an overhead condenser to get sound from the whole instrument blending together, but for live situations (where that can be tough to get sufficient gain out of without picking up other instruments or feeding back), I’d be hard pressed to find anything that’s as ‘set-it-and-forget-it’ as this at anywhere near the price point. At first I was really careful about positioning it, but found that as long as there’s contact, it sounds just fine. Only real downsides are that it does pick up some handling noise when the musician isn’t playing (holding the body of the instrument) because it basically turns the full body into a pickup, and that it does take a good bit of EQ to even out the sound (it’s a little tinny without eq), but those are not even worth taking one star away. Remember that you’ll either need a DI box or 1/4 channel on your snake to get it to your board.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Got mine today and am truly impressed. And so inexpensive! When it arrived I immediately rolled out my old Fender Twin Reverb and got to experimenting. It took a while to find this pickup’s “sweet spot” on the fiddle, but I eventually got there. By dropping the bass and treble, and boosting the midrange on the amp, I was able to get a balanced, natural, almost acoustic sound with minimal distortion on the double stops and very little discernible bow noise.

  4. 5 out of 5

    For a very basic pickup for your violin or viola, there’s simply no other alternative. I’ve bought several of these over the years and they are worth it. Eventually, the plastic loop that clamps to the inside of the instrument tends to break off; it’s just a cheap breakable polymer and after a while the pressure of the spring will cause it to fail. Just accept that about once every year or two, you’ll need to replace it. It’s still cheaper

  5. 5 out of 5

    I play violin for almost 9 years, and I always like to get the best quality tone for my instruments when I perform and make recordings, and I have to say for something this cheap, I did not think it would pick up about the same quality as my previous pick ups that range around hundreds of dollars. It is also easily transportable, so when I have to perform and set things up on stage, I could just take it out of my pocket and plug into an input straight away. I do like making my acoustic violin sound like an electric with my distortion pedal, so the only thing that hasn’t changed about this one compared to all of my other ones is that it does pick up quite an amount of feedback, depending on the monitor or amplifier I’m using.

  6. 5 out of 5

    This pickup works beautifully. I have tried it multiple violins and will be buying another just to have a spare. The tone and sensitivity are on par with higher end mics that cost upwards of $100.

    Installing is extremely easy, but you will have to play with it a little to find the best spot. To install simply open the clip, carefully place the clip inside of your f-hole and clip it onto the belly of the instrument. I’ve found the best spot to be just between the bridge and the tailpiece on the bass side of your violin. You may have to play with the position to get the best sound though. A couple of points; you should try to make sure the foam pad on the bottom of the mic rests flat on the belly, make sure that the clip isn’t resting against the edge of the f-hole, make sure the mic isn’t touching the bridge or tailpiece. If you have any of those things happening (particularly on a very resonant instrument) you may induce a bit of a buzz when playing.

    This mic plugs directly into any guitar amp, effects pedal or effects box. The cable is thin – but at only 8 feet you shouldn’t need thicker. Also the thin cable means it doesn’t get in the way while playing. I’ve had no issues with the cable getting in the way or being too heavy.

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