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EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup  

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The H4 is the equivalent of EMG's 81 Active Pickup without the "active" that uses two "bar" loaded coils for "balls to the walls" tone. All HZ Pickups have EMG's exclusive 5-wire quick-connect output ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$790.00
 
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The H4 is the equivalent of EMG's 81 Active Pickup without the "active" that uses two "bar" loaded coils for "balls to the walls" tone. All HZ Pickups have EMG's exclusive 5-wire quick-connect output allowing any number of wiring combinations, and are fully shielded for a minimum of noise. String grounding is recommended to further decrease noise.

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EMGH4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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(21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome pickup

By PirateMatt

from Crownsville, MD

Comments about EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup:

I got this pickup after getting a pair of emg 81's and this pickup is almost just as good as its active counterpart, and no battery needed. I recommend this pickup to anyone who wants the active tone without the "active."

(10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A shredder's dream

By Porkchop

from Houston Tx

Comments about EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup:

I have this p/up in a Jackson Dinky, it is awesome. The crunch is there w/out the muddy-ness of say a Seymour Duncan Invader. I get "NO" residual noise,and sustain is sweet. Arppegio's, scales and whammy work it seems were invented for this pick up.

(9 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EMG

By ibanezowns

from Allen, Tx

Comments about EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup:

i am planning on buying a jackson rr3 and i'm going to replace the pickups with one of these and a dimebucker. this thing is friggin sweet man, and it is really heavy. although, i would suggest putting this for the neck pickup and if u are going to buy a dimebucker, set that one for the bridge pickup

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worthy Pickups

By Survive the Stereo

from frisco, TX

Comments about EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup:

I bought a used Zakk Wylde epiphone les paul today, and it came with these pickups in it. theres only one way i can put it, these pickups are the best ive ever used! i play with a Digitech Grunge distortion pedal, and use it full, and it has no scratchy noises, no hum, nothing. just pure clean distortion, and it sounds killer! i recommend these to anyone! i couldnt ask for a better set!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Spectacular Passive Pick Up

By Diznom

from Portland, Texas

Comments about EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup:

I have a C-1 Hellraiser with EMG Active 81tw/89 set, and I love it. I also have a Stiletto Custom-4 with EMG 35Hz. They are great, too. So I decided to swap out the stock pick ups on my Yamaha AE420 with the EMG H4 and the EMG H4a. And, well, it sounds like a completely different guitar. I see this sentiment thrown around a lot, but I agree with it: If you want to get as close as you can to an EMG active sound, the EMG H4 or H4a are as close as you'll get while still being passive and not having to keep a fresh battery in your guitar. And honestly, in the future, if I buy a guitar with passive pick ups, I'll probably switch them out for the H4/H4a set up. Great job, EMG.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Screaming Pickups

By Shredfan

from Ohio

Comments about EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup:

I have a Schecter Damien FR guitar that came with the HZ's pre-installed, it has the H4A in the neck and the H4 in the bridge. They have great output, the cleans ring and sing, and the best part...the dirt is crunchy, sustain is great and harmonics scream.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great pickup!!

By Robert

from Southern California

Comments about EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup:

I bought this and got it installed and i must say, it really brightened up my tone! The pickup is a little quieter than some pickups, but i just turn my amp up higher and it takes care of the problem :) This pickup is definatly worth your money. I recommend it if you are looking for a great tone and a bright sound. great job EMG for making such an amazing pickup!!!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

metal for the bridge

By Spencer

from Lenoir, North Carolina

Comments about EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup:

Wow this is a hot pickup, mine is in the bridge of my vendetta 2.0. It is a little higher output than most pickups,,,,it really screams with harmonics. It has a very good clean sound and does chorus good if you are in to those type of sounds. the thing i love about it is that i can crank the gain all the way up and still have clarity and hear the notes. Not muddy at all,,it is the opposite of muddy. Its best suited for the high gain players. It has very ,crisp highs, and it throws out a lot of mid range, so if you have mids on about 1-2, it will sound very rockin, what would be like -2 on a regular pickup. By the way my setup is Dean vendetta in drop B, with a digitech RP50, running through a raven rg20 amp.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

outrageous

By emg

from moorestown new jersey

Comments about EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup:

i put this pup in a gibson lespaul in the neck position and i must say i am very very impressed. it bascaly plays itself. it has a real nice warm tone and when you shred with it it seems as if your dreamin. i am now in the proccess of putting one in my kramer cc deville guitar

(1 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I cant hear..

By Coheedandorcambria

from HELL

Comments about EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup:

When I first bought this humbucker to replace my old factory stock one in my yamaha pacifica, i thought i could hear a huge difference. I really couldnt except for the fact that i could scream out pinch harmonics. I was kind of dissapointed, but there EMGs and they look frikin sweet on my guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wow

By steve

from minier, il

Comments about EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup:

i put these pickups emg h4 in the bridge and the emg h4a in the neck of my ibanez rg120 and my epi goth lp and wow the sound is just awesome a friend turned me on to them. i heard them used on stage and thought they sounded good so i gave them a try then went and bought another set for my other guitar so if you want that metal crunch pick up a set little high on cost but well worth it

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works and sounds as advertised; easy to install

By Mr. S.

from Michigan

Comments about EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup:

This pickup is supposedly a non-active EMG 81. It sounds the most like an 81 (to my ears) than any other passive pickup. It does have a little more low end than an 81... and it matches my other EMG 81 equipped guitars quite well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great passive pickups

By Andrew

from Windham

Comments about EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup:

A couple months ago I ordered an Ibanez Grga42tqa, and one of the reasons I got it was because it had Emgs on it. This is my first guitar with Emgs, but I've played guitars with actice Emgs before and I absolutely love them. I was kinda nervous about the fact that they were passive, but my worrie were pointless. In my opinion, these are amazing pickups. Sure, they have less punch tan actives, but they are warmer and more versatile and I love the sound they give.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

totally versitile

By colin

from michigan

Comments about EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup:

this pickup is the best pickup ive ever put in a guitar in fact this is the first review i wrote for anything and i ve been playing for 10 years but anyways this pickup is amazing good for clean good for heavy chunky type stuff good for smooth distortion if you are debating on getting this pu get it i was between this a bill lawrence 500xl and im gald i got this instead of the lawrence

 
5.0

Life is good

By GunFighter AD163

from Iowa

Comments about EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup:

I got the H4 and put it into the bridge position on my LTD EX 50 and the guitar came alive! This pickup rocks. It now make me go into withdrawls when I have to put the guitar down. A very good by at a reasonable price.

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