EMG H4 Black

Passive Humbucker Pickups

  • With over wound coils and ceramic magnets
  • The power of active EMG 81 pickup with the soul of a passive PAF
  • Produces a balanced sound with tighter bass, transparent mids and crisp treble
  • Bridge position
  • Colour: black
  • Incl. EMG solderless installation system: 500k volume potentiometer, 500k tone potentiometer, output jack, two pickup in/ out bus, fixing screws & springs, pickup cables, 2x connection cables, output cable and grounding cable

Further Information

Active No
Wiring 4-Conductor
Output High
Kappe Yes
Colour Black
Position Bridge

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I'm installing them in all my guitars
Isaac Campos, 05.03.2019
Pickups are a matter of taste, everybody knows that.
If you can, listen to them. Youtube, a friend who has them installed...
I'm giving this product a 10/10.
I don't like active pickups. There's nothing wrong with them, but I prefer the passive ones.
I bought this PUP together with her sis on the neck H4A, just to try something new. I also was attracted by the 100% solder-less system so I bought the switch as well.
They aren't excessively expensive, so I bought them.
As I said, I was absolutely impressed by the quality, and above all, the sound... clear, defined no matter how much distortion you throw at them. Very nice articulation and dynamic. Very responsive.
It's not like many say, the passive 81... I personally like them more!!!
If you ask me, I'm delighted with them, and I strongly recommend them, but I also strongly recommend to listen to them first... you may not like them...
It's matter of taste, in the end...
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Easy to fit, solid sound
ISBM, 10.10.2017
According to my order history I have had this pickup for 5 years!

Originally bought to make a cheap LP copy sound less cheap. It was not being used and I hoped this (and the H4A in the neck) would change that. Spoilers - it did.

Why these?
5 years ago I had done nothing more than change strings on a guitar so I went for the solderless option to make life easier. Seriously anybody would be able to wire these things up. New pots and some spare cables were supplied along with a very handy guide - brilliant stuff!

Sound:
If you don't like the rather compressed sound of active EMGs, don't buy these. if you really love the "one tone fits all" of the EMG 81 but don't want active pickups... don't buy these... Buy and 81 and dont expect to replicate it with passives! These are different; not as powerful as the active EMGs but capable of a decent metal tone. Role the tone and volume off and they do provide a decent heavy rock tone as well. On a clean channel they give quite a warm sound and one that I very much like.

I now have a collection of guitars of all shapes and prices but this old girl - my first electric is still used in occasional recordings because the tone of these pickups. Not so heavy that they are only useful for extreme metal but with enough grit to provide solid rhythm.

Finally, if anyone is interested in comparing brands then they may like to know that I do not rate these as highly as some of the Seymour Duncan's I have, but this is personal preference. I like the H4, but if I had to chose between it or an SD - then my money would go elsewhere.
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EMG H4 Black

Passive Humbucker Pickups With over wound coils and ceramic magnets, The power of active EMG 81 pickup with the soul of a passive PAF, Produces a balanced sound with tighter bass, transparent mids...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 4-Conductor
  • Output: High
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge
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Passive Humbucker Pickup Vintage wound coils with Alnico V bar magnets, Offers warmth, fullness and clarity, Versatile, powerful pickups that is suitable for almost everything from blues to rock to...

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  • Wiring: Completely Wired
  • Output: High
  • Kappe: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge
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