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Old 2004-05-02, 12:03
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emg-hz... wtf?!

I have a Kerry King Sig. Series B.C Rich (Not the starter guitar) and they have EMG HZ's in them and i was wondering what kind of asshole would put emg hz's in a guitar? After using them i realized that they are by far the worst pick ups in the world.

I rarely can hit a pinch harmonic and when i do it quickly turns to feed back, ill admit i dont have the best amp but my other guitar with 2 power sound humbuckers i can nail them easly.

Anyway I was wondering if theres anyway I can fix it maybe with a EQ pedal or should i just get new pic ups? I was thinking about going Duncan because ive heard nothing but good shit about them. Also if I change pick ups how would i go about changing them sence i have a floyd rose and should i go active or not? thanks
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Old 2004-05-02, 12:18
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should i just get new pic ups? I was thinking about going Duncan because ive heard nothing but good shit about them. Also if I change pick ups how would i go about changing them sence i have a floyd rose and should i go active or not? thanks


Yes new pick-ups.

Duncans are ok, I thought they were the shit at one point, but REAL EMG's kick there ass (80's, and 85's, and they are active ones too).

As for changing them... Either do it your self, but what I would do is get some guy from the local music store to install them, but you don't have to if you know what your doing, or how to do it.
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Old 2004-05-02, 13:02
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Yes, throw those Hz's away and gat the Zakk Wylde 81/85's, pinched harmonics are WAY better. You don't get a huge range of tones, though.
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Old 2004-05-03, 10:11
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I have mixed feelings about hz's mainly cos i tryed two esp's (an old explorer and a kh) and in the explorer they didnt sound to bad but in the kh, they sounded completely lifeless. But it may have had somet to do with the wood etc, i dunno, anyways i'd still get rid of them and chuck in some seymours
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Old 2004-05-17, 09:48
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Hz's do really suck. Not worth a damn, so buy an EMG 81/85 set and you will have that bitch screaming! I can't believe EMG would put their name on those shitty Hz's. Emg should stick with making active pups only.
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Old 2004-05-17, 10:00
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Old 2004-05-17, 10:00
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The EMG-HZ is one one of the best passive picups in the world according to the EMG website...
Thats pure bullshit
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Old 2004-05-17, 10:08
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Old 2004-05-17, 23:12
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toss the hz's and get some duncans, you could prolly buy a bridge p-up for the money youd get for the 2 hz's, if you ar lucky
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Old 2004-05-17, 23:29
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Hey Alexi Laiho from Children of Bodom plays the HZ now, and i like his tone.

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Old 2004-05-17, 23:41
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It's true, check out his Sig. ESP RR. http://www.espguitars.co.jp/artist/2004/index.html you might have to click Alexi Laiho on the left. Some people say he doesn't ever play his ESP RR, only his Jackson, but that's not true. There's a poster of him in Guitar world this month playing the white ESP RR.

BTW...does anyone know how i can order a Japanese ESP in the US? Some of the guitar creations on that site are FREAKY but amazingly cool.

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It's true, check out his Sig. ESP RR. http://www.espguitars.co.jp/artist/2004/index.html you might have to click Alexi Laiho on the left. Some people say he doesn't ever play his ESP RR, only his Jackson, but that's not true. There's a poster of him in Guitar world this month playing the white ESP RR.

BTW...does anyone know how i can order a Japanese ESP in the US? Some of the guitar creations on that site are FREAKY but amazingly cool.

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dude just cus the signature series has an hz in it and not an active emg doesnt mean that that is what alexi actually uses, esp could just be going cheap on you.
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Old 2004-05-19, 08:25
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my guitarist's backup guitar has an hz in the bridge, he has no problems pulling out pinches left and right....seriously, he can pretty much solo with nothing but pinches... so maybe it's just your ability to pull off pinches.
he has the hz set really close to strings, so you might try raising it.
but yeh, they arent so great, i much prefer his guitar with an 81/85 set.
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dude just cus the signature series has an hz in it and not an active emg doesnt mean that that is what alexi actually uses, esp could just be going cheap on you.


Just like the B.C. Rich KKV sig that started this tread and Kerry King sure as hell doesn't use Hz's.
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Old 2004-05-19, 08:45
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Just like the B.C. Rich KKV sig that started this tread and Kerry King sure as hell doesn't use Hz's.


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Old 2004-05-19, 15:47
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Is that the kerry kind model with a floyd rose...??? AHAHAH stupid bc rich
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Old 2004-05-19, 16:46
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Well isnt' that the cheaper version of the KKV? There's no cheaper version of the Alexi Laiho model. Plus to me, it really doesnt' sound like his pickup is active. Though there's certainly a lot happening to his sound before it comes through my speakers, it just doesn't have the same characteristics as my EMGS, it sounds way too dynamic and just different.

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When I looked at the site you gave, his guitars that were pictured looked as though they had an active EMG, because Hz's have adjustable poles while active EMG's do not. Maybe he does use them but I will never use them again. They don't have what I need.
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