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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Timbo, Jul 2, 2004.
Anyone have any opinions on these pickups? Good passive pick-ups or?
I have them in my Spector REX2000/5. Coupled with the EMG BTS active EQ system the bass has, I get all the sounds I need and more. Personally I like them.
However, I have a Euro Spector with DC40 pickups that are better, when I get the money together, the Hzs will get replaced with DC40s.
Not that the Hzs are bad.....just when I can afford it, I'll get better ones!
I see... So for somene that doesn't have very much bass experience ( we talkin' 6 months ) they are more than good enough, yeah?
It's not so much your experience as how they sound to you! I've been playing for about 15 years now....and I got the Hz equipped Spector 3 years ago!
What bass is it that you're looking at? Have you tried the bass? Did they sound good to you? If not....what type of music is it that you are into playing? Thing is, EMG stuff is sometimes described as a bit hi-fi....which I personally like, but I know some people don't!
I would have been more than happy to have got a bass with EMG Hz pickups when I'd been playing for only 6 months. But there are some out there who wouldn't!
Rebop 5, and I play rock - jazz - reggae, When I jam we tryn play quality music, not a certain style, if you know what I'm sayin..
Oh yeah, I've been playing for twelve years and I still love the sound of them with at least a halfway decent preamp. The dc40's are cooler though. I have a set of HZ's in my Spector too and I think they're great man. I wish I had this sound when I was only playing for six months.
And a damned fine choice of bass!
I'm mostly a rock/metal player and they work fien for that......so I don't think you'll have any trouble with the rock side......reggae...well, there's a lot of bottom end in most of the reggae stuff I've heard, that should be a problem either.
Not really a jazz player or listener......but I think the Rebop should be versatile enough with the Hzs to do just fine!
I use mine for all types of styles and it's way cool.
Sick, I'll prolly end up getting one then..
I think you'll dig it man.
Alright, i'm n00b to what different parts on bass do. ( I did a search couldn't really find an answer ). So this bass has passive pickups but a Aguilar 18-volt OBP-1 active pre-amp. I thought your bass only required a battery if you have active pick ups? And what exactly does a Pre-amp do? Sorry for the newbishness,
Love the HZ's on my Spector!
The preamp boosts and colors the singal. It gives your amp a stronger signal to work with, and generally gives you a wider variation in sound and tone than a passive set up.
I've never seen that before either. I've played for 12 years. What they do is use passive pickup and as you mentioned the 18 volt Aguilar preamp so you have bass and treble boost. On top of that you only use one 9 volt battery. They then use a voltage doubler to power the 18 volt system with 1 9volt battery. Very interesting if you ask me. they're sending me the newer Spector Tonepump to put in mine next week. That is the more traditional 9 volt setup.
Same, with my Spector Q5. The HZ's are fine, but there are finer. Really good pickups considering they are stock though.
Got a rebop 5.. Definetly rocks... I'm lovin' it.. Mmm mmm good..
I don't like the EMG-HZ Humbuckers at all. Just my personal preference--I hate humbuckers.
I have hz's on my spector rex 2000/4 they sound great even though in tuned to BEAD ,i may upgrade to dc 40's in the future when i get the funds together ,its safe to say you wont be disappointed with the hz's if you buy them.
I got a bass with em, and I aint. I'm gonna post pictures of it later when I find a digital Camera.
Congrats....can't wait to see the pics of it....when you can put it down long enough to actually photograph it!
I'm typing with my feet as we speak.
* edit * Okay, I got some * HUGE * pictures up, its a spector rebop-5 in the bass's category thing.