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Are Emg Jazz Hz pups a preampless Emg active pups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BassKS, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. BassKS


    Sep 14, 2008
    Hi everyone

    I got given a set of Hz as a present but I really wanted a lm active set
    So now I have these and I guess it's best to make use of them

    If I use an outboard preamp like aggie TH would I get the same response as I would have with the active version of these?
    They are, IMO, the same pup but passive.

    Please help

  2. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    I don't think that can be the case. EMG active pickups are designed to generate relatively low magnetic field and signal strength such that they *must* have the integrated preamp to generate sufficient level for use. That choice has advantages, of course... By contrast, the HZ line generates normal signal levels which means greater magnetic field, windings etc.
  3. BassKS


    Sep 14, 2008
    Thanks man
    I guess I shouldn't really attempt to open them then
    As a passive sound I have Wizard Traditionals which I'll keep.