#1
So i have the stock passive ESP SB-5 pickups in my Ltd B-105 with an active eq and im happy with them i guess but there not great.

I was thinking how much improvement would i get upgrading to something like the EMG HZ pickups? or should i spend the extra money and maybe get some active pickups installed.

Im not really looking for anything in particular just if i can get a overall better tone and clarity with new pickups.
#2
EMG HZ aren't really all that great. They are really lifeless and your money would be better spent on other things. Im not gonna say you absolutely need actives, but HZs aren't even good passives.
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