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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by brake, Jul 19, 2003.
I 'm pretty sure they are, I just wanna double-check.. Thanks
It's already in the name:
HZ = hi z = high impedance, z is impedance
Passive pickups have high impedance.
Moved to Pickups.
Passive...but they sound great IMO!!!
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.
Put them through an EMG BTS pre-amp, like for example on my Spector and they sound fantastic!
I played a schecter with some in it and it sounded awesome
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.
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!!!
Be sure to let us know how that turns out
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!
I wonder if there's any truth to the rumor that EMG-HZs are simply EMG Selects repackaged for OEM use...