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H4

The H4 is EMG's best selling passive humbucker for guitar. Combining the power of our active 81 with the soul of a passive PAF, this pickup produces a well balanced tone, with... >

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The H4 is EMG's best selling passive humbucker for guitar. Combining the power of our active 81 with the soul of a passive PAF, this pickup produces a well balanced tone, with tight bass response, glassy mids, and crunchy highs. These tonal features are achieved by utilizing over wound coils loaded with ceramic bar magnets that are fully shielded to reduce noise. This high output pickup is often used in the bridge position where it shines with excellent range, responsiveness, and sweet harmonics. If you want a big rock or heavy modern guitar sound, this is the pickup for you.
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Package Includes EMG's exclusive Solderless Install System:

1 500k volume pot
1 500k tone pot
1 mono output jack
1 two pickup in/out bus
1 pair mounting screws and springs
1 pickup cable
2 connect cables
1 output cable
1 ground cable

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Best passive pickups on the market...

Luke /Reviewed 8/12/2018

I put them in one of my Les Pauls and they breathed new life into the guitar. I’m going to be buying more for all of my guitars.

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Father of Passives

AvengetheAvenger /Reviewed 5/8/2018

I bougth a Schecter omen 6 wich came with the stock diamond pickups, they where nice and hot but lacked that crisp/bite, so i researched for the best passive pickups and decided to go for the emg HZ 4 on the bridge, and inmediately as i swaped em and plugged in my guitar... man the difference was there screaming. I definitevely recommend these pups if u are into metal and want the passive sweet sound only emg can offer.

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Awesome

Babin /Reviewed 4/18/2018

I customized my Fender Strat and I have one in the bridge position. They rock! Even for metal, they have the bite with the drawbacks of an active, very dynamic!

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Great passive pickup

Slavko /Reviewed 3/26/2018

In my mahogany Ibanez RG sounds great very nice attack and selective sounds typical for EMG. I love it

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Very good value pickup

Henry /Reviewed 1/22/2018

I install this one on a cheap Les Paul and it rocks.
I was looking for a passive tone and I like them for everything below Metal.
I still prefer emg81 for more heavy stuff but this one is good for everything else. It's warm and clear.

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Sounds amazing

Jonathan /Reviewed 10/21/2017

I installed this in my ESP/LTD Viper. I was a little worried it would not sound as good as the pup that was already in there (a no name model that sounded amazing). Upon installation it was immediate who the clear winner was. The H4 is crystal clear, even at high gain settings like metal. The chug is crystal clear and not muddy. Planning on putting one in my Les Paul.

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Passive but Kills

Anam /Reviewed 2/22/2015

the great passive pickups that EMG ever made. if you love the sounds of EMG 81, but you need the passive one or need the cheaper one, HZ-H4 is the best one

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Epiphone Nightfall

paul /Reviewed 2/10/2015

Got this guitar used in a friends shop and repair, (ECUADOR) comes with H4 and H4A, play it on a BUGERA V55HD + BUGUERA 212, the sound was awesome, almost no feedback, ill recomend them. (profecionaly install by a company not yourself)

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Sound difference amazing

Rick /Reviewed 1/10/2015

So ya, I installed this on a 2010 Jackson Randy Rhoades guitar and immediately I notice the difference in sound. The bluesy feel of it using Ernie Ball M-Steel 10-46's sounds incredible.

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awesome awesome awesome upgrade

guitty /Reviewed 12/26/2014

put this in my Ibanez SA 160QM cuz the stock pickup sounded like ass. and man oh man does it SCREAM now. ive found the lower i tune the more brutal the tone gets. id reccomend it to anyone needing a passive replacement

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