I'm a big EMG's fan. Always liked the edgy sound of EMG's. Before this pickup, I have a Jackson's pickips and they are fine, but EMG's brings something special to the guitar tone. Extremly clear tone with deep low end and crisp highs. This is the cheapest EMG pickups you'll ever find, but it's well made and it sounds awesome. Of course it looks great on any guitar. My recommendation is: use this for rock and metal only. Jazz guitar for example will sound thin and not as good as telecaster pickups... HZ is passive alternative of popular 81 and 85 models (Metallica use it). Any cheap guitar will sound better with 2 of these.
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Passive EMGs a great upgrade
Dominic9 on 19.05.2013
I popped one of these in the bridge position of my Ibanez Gio GRG270B, and was sufficiently impressed I went and bought an HZ H4A for the neck position, and a HZ S3 for the single coil in the middle position.
The only problem is that EMG don't appear to have a "system" or wiring diagrams for an H-S-H guitar, and I had to get the soldering iron out
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