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EMG H: Possibly my favorite pickups... EVER! (HA)

By Bill Kasper, 20/02/2018
I love the EMG S and SA pickups in my strats,so when I came across an OLD hardwired set of EMG H pickups I jumped on them and installed them in my DeArmond M65. I also installed a Bigsby B5. Well, these pickups transformed this guitar with the most twangy and beautful cleans I've ever heard.I found out my set was made in 1975 and these were introduced in 1974! How this pickup has flown under the radar for 45 years is an absolute mystery to me.
Best clean tone on planet earth, PERIOD!
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Hard-rock, rock and metal sounds are here !! (57-7H)

By trevellin, 29/02/2016
Originally, this pickup was on my Schecter Jeff Loomis.

You can hear the sound of this pickup in the "media" section.
3 samples:
- clean sound (gain = 2, treble mid & bass = 5, volume = 3)
- crunch sound (gain = 8, treble, mid & bass = 5, volume = 2)
- overdrive 2 (gain = 2, treble, mid & bass = 5, volume = 1)
Master 1 & master 2 set at 2 ; all this was recorded on my Marshall JVM 410C.

Strangely, I found it to be noise-sensitive and not as silent as it's claimed to be!
The clean sound remains clean and pretty even at a respectable volume. The crunch sound is quite good, well defined, and the overdriven sound is just awesome!! The sound always remains well defined, pretty in clean and well articulated overall.

Only downsides: the price (it costs a good €160), the sound that remains powerful and loud (don't forget it's an active pickup!!), so not as versatile as a diMarzio and it requires the guitar player to be very accurate, otherwise each and every mistake is to be heard!!

It's more of a rock, hard rock and metal-oriented pickup. So, no jazz, heh heh!
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News EMG

[NAMM] EMG Geezer Butler Signature pickups

Published on 01/22/14
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EMG ACB Banjo Pickup

Published on 11/08/12

EMG 57 & 66 Pickups

Published on 10/30/12

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