HP Lutherie Pickup System for Cello

Item# CC01

  • SHAR Price: $532.00
Availability: IN STOCK

About This Item

The same system installed in HP Lutherie’s line of Iris violins, now available for your standard acoustic violin. Easy to install, with no modification of your bridge required. Very accurate tone, very powerful, with extremely high signal-to-noise ratio, eliminating virtually all extraneous noises. Violin/viola preamp circuitry is built into the chinrest – simply remove your current chinrest, and replace with the included chinrest. Cello and bass pickup systems contain the preamp circuitry in a small wood component that mounts on the tailpiece. Kit includes a variety of attachment brackets, to fit most bridges, pickup, extra 12V battery, chinrest wrench, cable, and instructions, all packed into a wood box.

Features/Specs

Features/Specs:

Pickups: Piezo
Microphone: Cardioid Back-Electret
Output: Mini XLR
Power Supply: 12V

Item Includes

Item Includes:


• Mini XLR Cable
• 12V Battery
• 2 Fixing Brackets
• 2 Rubber Bands
• Instruction Manual

Warranty Info

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with SHAR's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

Repairs and Service
If you have any repair or technical assistance questions or concerns, please contact Fishman directly at [email protected]

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

About This Brand

HP Lutherie

French Luthier Herve Prudent has been a bassist his entire career, immersed in a multitude of genres. Playing the bowed bass opened new vistas for him early in his career, which led him, 30 years ago, to create his own instruments. Since those early days, Herve has crafted instruments for scores of top-level artists. Constantly experimenting with electronics, combining piezo with magnetic pickups and augmenting with electret microphones, Herve has been driven to create the most natural possible sound. His vision of the amplification of acoustic and classical instruments led him to create pickup systems for entire orchestras. The artist Woodkid (Yoann Lemoine), notable film and video composer and producer, has utilized Herve's systems extensively.

The HP Lutherie pickup system captures a very wide range of tonal colors, yet is very powerful. The dynamic range and bowing nuances of the acoustic playing style are also captured, which will be appreciated by the skilled acoustic artist. Noise is kept to a bare minimum due to the extremely high signal to noise ratio of the electronic system.

Today, in his workshop in France, Herve Prudent has created an entire collection of acoustic and electric violins, under the Iris banner. Crafted with a luthier's deft touch, not manufactured on an assembly line, HP Lutherie instruments possess qualities that only unique, hand-made instruments can have. Proprietary and personal designs, careful craft, finely-tuned electronics, and perfect hand feel, will inspire the motivated artist to reach new musical frontiers.

The same system installed in HP Lutherie’s line of Iris violins, now available for your standard acoustic violin. Easy to install, with no modification of your bridge required. Very accurate tone, very powerful, with extremely high signal-to-noise ratio, eliminating virtually all extraneous noises. Violin/viola preamp circuitry is built into the chinrest – simply remove your current chinrest, and replace with the included chinrest. Cello and bass pickup systems contain the preamp circuitry in a small wood component that mounts on the tailpiece. Kit includes a variety of attachment brackets, to fit most bridges, pickup, extra 12V battery, chinrest wrench, cable, and instructions, all packed into a wood box.

Features/Specs:

Pickups: Piezo
Microphone: Cardioid Back-Electret
Output: Mini XLR
Power Supply: 12V

Item Includes:


• Mini XLR Cable
• 12V Battery
• 2 Fixing Brackets
• 2 Rubber Bands
• Instruction Manual

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with SHAR's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

Repairs and Service
If you have any repair or technical assistance questions or concerns, please contact Fishman directly at [email protected]

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

HP Lutherie

French Luthier Herve Prudent has been a bassist his entire career, immersed in a multitude of genres. Playing the bowed bass opened new vistas for him early in his career, which led him, 30 years ago, to create his own instruments. Since those early days, Herve has crafted instruments for scores of top-level artists. Constantly experimenting with electronics, combining piezo with magnetic pickups and augmenting with electret microphones, Herve has been driven to create the most natural possible sound. His vision of the amplification of acoustic and classical instruments led him to create pickup systems for entire orchestras. The artist Woodkid (Yoann Lemoine), notable film and video composer and producer, has utilized Herve's systems extensively.

The HP Lutherie pickup system captures a very wide range of tonal colors, yet is very powerful. The dynamic range and bowing nuances of the acoustic playing style are also captured, which will be appreciated by the skilled acoustic artist. Noise is kept to a bare minimum due to the extremely high signal to noise ratio of the electronic system.

Today, in his workshop in France, Herve Prudent has created an entire collection of acoustic and electric violins, under the Iris banner. Crafted with a luthier's deft touch, not manufactured on an assembly line, HP Lutherie instruments possess qualities that only unique, hand-made instruments can have. Proprietary and personal designs, careful craft, finely-tuned electronics, and perfect hand feel, will inspire the motivated artist to reach new musical frontiers.

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Question By:
RITA DAVIS
From GRAYSON, LA

Asked On: 02/20/2017

What amplifier should be used with the HP Lutherie Pickup System for Cello, # CC01? Does the amplifier cable attach at the base of the tailpiece? Do you have a demonstration video for the use of the CC01? Thank you. R. D. Davis

SHAR Answer:

Hi Rita! This pickup system can be used with any amplifier of your choice. Feel free to view our selection of amps and contact us if you have any questions. The electronics are housed in a small wood component which is attached to the tailpiece. The cable connection is at the base of the wood component. At this time, we do not have a demonstration video but the item includes a detail instruction manual with an installation guide. Thanks for your questions!

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