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Cherub Violin Pickup WCP-60V

5.88USD

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(4 customer reviews)

Classic ceramic piezo-electric Violin pickup with 1-meter cable. 1/4 in (6.3mm) plug,
This pickup is able to pick up the original tone of your instrument regardless of any background noise.

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Description

  • Vibration sensor, easy to attach to your violin.
  • Classic ceramic piezo-electric Violin pickup with 1-meter cable. 1/4 in (6.3mm) plug.
  • Designed especially for clipping in the sound hole, easy to clip on and take off.
  • This pickup is able to pick up the original tone of your instrument regardless of any background noise.

4 reviews for Cherub Violin Pickup WCP-60V

  1. T. Traub

    Taken from Amazon.ca Customer

    Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2019

    Fantastic for the money

    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 over a ten year period than buying a $100 or $150 clip-on mike or pickup.

    Because it’s a piezo style pickup (I’ve been unable to confirm whether it’s piezo or a similar coil type of pickup technology) it does not require phantom power. You simply plug the 1/4″ connector into your favorite mixer or powered speaker, and you are off to the races.

    I recommend getting a double-female 1/4″ adapter in case you need to plug into a more distant system that requires a longer cable. And, sometimes, the sound guy will hand you a 1/4″ cable and say, “plug into this”. The adapter saves you in both cases.

    The sound quality is not great; it has a dull, limited frequency response that can be somewhat mitigated with EQ — boost the treble and mid-range but don’t overdo it. For under $10, this is what you can expect! If you want better quality sound, you have to go with a $100+ item and in my experience, nothing under $150 sounds that great.

    I do have a decent Audio-Technica clip-on, but I keep the Cherub in my fiddle case as a back-up. I also gave my kid one and she uses it in her jazz-rock-blues ensemble class all the time. She seems to have lost it, so I’m just ordering another one. It’s cheap enough that you can get away with that!

    If they could fix the weak plastic arm and improve the sound performance slightly, this would be the ideal clip-on microphone for violins, violas, and other instruments with sound holes.

  2. Dave Prothero

    Taken from Amazon.ca Customer

    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 22, 2019

    It works astonishingly well for its price.

    An essential bit of kit to have available in any acoustic violin/fiddle case. It is a straightforward, simple, small,, lightweight sound pick up, with a long output lead and standard plug, and needs no power supply and it works. Nothing to go wrong and almost anyone can afford it. Damage-free clip hold it on the violin. Sound is adequately good and natural and its transducer output is powerful enough to go via even an extra extension cable straight to an amplifier, mixer, effects box, etc. without any pre-amp. I have used it many times at all sorts of gigs!

  3. Peter B.

    Taken from Amazon.ca Customer

    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 11, 2019

    Great value for money

    For the price, this is a great piece of kit. We have a small worship group in our church and fail dismally when trying to pick up a violin with a microphone – it picks up everything else as well. Using this we can pick up the violin really well and add it to the mix. It’s easy to fit and the sound is good enough.

  4. Luke

    Taken from Amazon.ca Customer

    Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2014

    Excellent value and performance.

    I bought this for a friend who plays fiddle. Judging from its price, I really didn’t expect much. But, sometimes good things are inexpensive. The Cherub is one of ’em.

    We play casually in the atmosphere of our homes through a 20-watt acoustic amp. The Cherub does everything it’s advertised to do. Nothing fancy. Just good, clear sound reinforcement. Several players commented that they don’t have to work nearly as hard to get good projection from their instruments. For older fiddlers, the joints, tendons and muscles you use to play will thank you for any sound reinforcement. The trade-off is that ANY sound reinforcement device is very unforgiving. If you sound like crap before sound reinforcement, you’ll REALLY sound like crap after your plugin. And, that’s actually a good thing: subtle mistakes become huge, easy to hear….and to correct. Amplification is a good mirror of what you’re really doing if you have the stomach for it. Scrreeeeeech!! 🙂 This is a cheap way to smarten-up your technique.

    This thing is an excellent value for what we do and where we do it.

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