EMG S4 BK

Noiseless Single Coil Pickup for Electric Guitar

  • Rail design with adjacent coils and ceramic magnets
  • Not overwound for a more powerful bass and midrange with the crisp highs of a conventional single-coil pickup
  • Position: All
  • Output: High
  • Connections: Solderless
  • Magnet Material: Ceramic
  • Colour: Black
  • Made in USA

With EMG's solderless installation system:

  • 250 kOhm volume and tone grooved potentiometers (9.5 mm thread length)
  • Mono output socket
  • Bridge grounding connector
  • Bridge grounding cable
  • Adjusting screws and springs
  • Pickup In/Out battery bus
  • Pickup cable
  • Connecting cable
  • Output cable

Further Information

Aktive Circuit No
Wiring Prewired
Pickup Output Medium
Cap Yes
Colour Black
Position Bridge, Middle, Neck
Stacked - hum free Yes
Telecaster Yes
Stratocaster Yes
Other Yes

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Quality pickup - interesting tone
Richard708, 07.09.2014
Firstly my pickup has the classic white EMG logo (looks like an S or SA) and doesn't say HZ which will please some as it removes a bit of the 'budget' perception of the passive range.

This is a nice pickup with quite a unique tone which I'm using in neck position - think single coil bite/shimmer with thicker smoother bass and low mids with not much upper mid. Gives that typical 'hi fi' sound EMGs are known for. It is also mega quiet! Much quieter than the conventional humbucker I have in the bridge position.

After an initial trial, I considered changing it for a lace sensor but it's staying in at the moment as it is pleasing whenever I play it. It also fits in tight spaces (mine is in a top mounted carvin where very few singles will fit) but is quite tall so unlikely to be able to mount it very low - eg I couldn't use in middle position as it would interfere with picking too much.
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Sehr guter, brummfreier Single-Coil
Thomas682, 28.05.2014
Verwende schon länger den EMG S3 in meinen Strats, erzeugt authentischen , alten Stratsound. Dieser EMG S4 ist wärmer im Ton, klingt aber in der Zwischenposition immer noch ausreichend knackig, ist auf akustisch hellen Gitarren sehr zu empfehlen. Aber auch in Mahagony am Hals sehr zu empfehlen wenn man mal jazz-artige Sounds braucht. Sehr warmer, angenehmer Ton, sehr empfehlenswert!
Ich ziehe die HZ-Serie ganz klar den aktiven Pickups vor.
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Was für ein geiles Teil!
Rene S, 31.07.2019
Ich habe meine erste E-Gitarre mit EMGs aufgewertet und bin begeistert. Es ist eine Hohner Reno, vorne ein Single Coil und hinten ein Humbucker. Ich habe mich für die EMGs entschieden, weil man nichts löten muss. Eine weitere Entscheidung für diese war das sie passiv sind, da ich mir keine Gedanken über Batteriestand in meiner E-Gitarre machen will. Der Einbau funktionierte ohne Probleme und es passte auch alles genau. Das einzige was nicht ganz problemlos funktionierte war bei der Steckplatine. Dort waren Steckplätze anders beschrieben als in der Anleitung, jedoch mit ein wenig Hausverstand und probieren konnte das schnell gelöst werden.
Zum Klang: Es ist unglaublich wie diese passiven Pickups klingen!!! Im Cleankanal ist der Sound Glasklar und wenn man die Zerre aufdreht hauts einen um. Das Ding brettert einen weg. Klanglich finde ich ist mit dem Pickup alles abgedeckt von Clean bis Metal alles spielbar. In Kombination mit dem Humbucker würde ich dieses Pickup auf jeden Fall wieder kaufen.
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EMG S4 BK
Bijdevaate, 04.07.2020
Ik gebruik het element op een zelfbouw stratocaster,als middelste element. Volgens mij op de perfecte plaats. Ik gebruik met een toggleswitch de single coil en de dual coil mogelijkheden, en dat bij al de drie elementen, zo heb je mede door de 5 standen switch 12 echt verschillende sounds ter beschikking .
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