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EMG HZ = passive, correct?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by brake, Jul 19, 2003.


  1. brake

    brake

    Jun 23, 2003
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    I 'm pretty sure they are, I just wanna double-check.. Thanks
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    It's already in the name:

    HZ = hi z = high impedance, z is impedance

    Passive pickups have high impedance.
     
  3. brake

    brake

    Jun 23, 2003
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    thanks
     
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Moved to Pickups.
     
  5. RevGroove

    RevGroove Commercial User

    Jul 21, 2002
    Burlington ON Canada
    Manager, Account Services: Long & McQuade Ltd. (Burlington); MTD Kingston Basses International Emerging Artist; Bartolini Electronics Emerging Artist
    Passive...but they sound great IMO!!!
     
  6. Skerik1

    Skerik1

    Sep 21, 2002
    Saint Paul, MN
    I think they sound terrible. I'm not a fan or them at all. "passive" and "humbucker" aren't my favorite words when it comes to pickups.

    --Matthew
     
  7. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland


    :confused:


    Put them through an EMG BTS pre-amp, like for example on my Spector and they sound fantastic!:)
     
  8. casimir

    casimir

    Jul 22, 2002
    Henderson, NV
    I played a schecter with some in it and it sounded awesome
     
  9. Skerik1

    Skerik1

    Sep 21, 2002
    Saint Paul, MN
    And I have the EMG-BTS pre amp in my bass as well. It's a great bass, I just don't like the tones I get with it.

    --Matthew



     
  10. RevGroove

    RevGroove Commercial User

    Jul 21, 2002
    Burlington ON Canada
    Manager, Account Services: Long & McQuade Ltd. (Burlington); MTD Kingston Basses International Emerging Artist; Bartolini Electronics Emerging Artist
    Actually, I just played a bass with EMG-40DCs and absolutely fell in love with the sound! I'm going to try them in my NS2000/5 and prolly leave my Q5 stock...second option is to go with an EMG 40P5 in the neck position and an EMG 40J in the bridge position...but those DCs really sound sweet!!!

    The EMG-HZs still sound great...I'm just looking for different sounds, cuz both of my basses have subtle tonal differences and each plays differently, I want to have lots of options without buying expensive new gear!!!:bassist:
     
  11. Lockout

    Lockout

    Dec 24, 2002
    Illinois
    Be sure to let us know how that turns out ;)
     
  12. RevGroove

    RevGroove Commercial User

    Jul 21, 2002
    Burlington ON Canada
    Manager, Account Services: Long & McQuade Ltd. (Burlington); MTD Kingston Basses International Emerging Artist; Bartolini Electronics Emerging Artist
    Further got this advice from a guy who knows his Spector Basses, Eduardo from Spectorbassclub on Yahoo:


    Anyone know anything about that pre-amp?

    Matthew: try hot rodding the pre-amp to 18v, you'll love the difference!
     
  13. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I wonder if there's any truth to the rumor that EMG-HZs are simply EMG Selects repackaged for OEM use...