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Default Installed a set of EMG HZ [H4] in my Ibanez RG520 - 07-08-2007, 01:54 AM

Easy process btw. :hbang:

The EMG H4 are really nice pickups, they're nice and punchy and sound really good in the Mahogony Ibanez body :hookem:

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Default Re: Installed a set of EMG HZ [H4] in my Ibanez RG520 - 07-08-2007, 08:58 PM

nice choice, i think i would have went the dimarzio route though :fawk:
  
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Default Re: Installed a set of EMG HZ [H4] in my Ibanez RG520 - 07-16-2007, 10:44 AM

Just wondering, why'd you go the passive route? Is it because the body needed to be routed to go active?


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Default Re: Installed a set of EMG HZ [H4] in my Ibanez RG520 - 09-12-2007, 04:50 PM

I have a RG520 with a 85/81 combo and it crushes through a MK-III and Uber :hbang:

I have a old (jackson style)ESP horizon that I am gonna put 85 an sa in and run it at 18v. :devil:
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Default Re: Installed a set of EMG HZ [H4] in my Ibanez RG520 - 09-12-2007, 07:54 PM

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Just wondering, why'd you go the passive route? Is it because the body needed to be routed to go active?
Actives and HZ H4 are the same pickup -minus preamp. The preamp is handy for running a long string of pedals, which I don't.

HZ H4 and HZ H4A are nice pickups and for extra cash... add the preamp, and you have the EMG 81/85. (per the emg website)


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Default Re: Installed a set of EMG HZ [H4] in my Ibanez RG520 - 09-13-2007, 12:31 PM

i used to have some 707HZs in my old 7 string and they souded horrible...threw a set of actives in there and it sounded great. so i didn't have a great experience with HZs but hey man if you're happy - :hbang:

i've got a 81/85 setup (18v mod) in my RGT and it's amazing, i couldn't imagine anything else in there.


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Default Re: Installed a set of EMG HZ [H4] in my Ibanez RG520 - 09-15-2007, 12:25 AM

H4 are the only HZs that I like. There are some junk HZ models availble, like H1s, H2s are no good at all. The H3s are okay.

H4's are nice for the money. They do require a tone capacitor value of .47 microfarad upgrade or they'll squeal and feedback really bad. (just like any passive EMG)


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Default 02-04-2011, 02:35 AM

i have th HZ4 and 4A in my 71' univox les paul copy and they blow my ibanez rgt42 out of the water. ( ibanez has seymour duncan tb-6 and sh-2n) if you've tried the h1 h2 or h3 and their respective neck counterparts then you know hz4's are the way to go. good choice
  
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