#1
Which set of pickups has better cleans and distortion?

A set of Seymour Duncan JB + Jazz or A set of EMG HZ H4s?
#2
Well it's really more of a two part question. The Seymour duncan set will get you better clean sounds and a lot more versatility, but the Hzs will sound much more metal. What sort of music are you looking to play, and what guitar are you going to throw em into?
#3
I got EMG HZ H4s in my Dean Vendetta.. and it kicks ass.. although.. mostly i play rock and metal.. its got good cleans too.. but the sound is a bit bassy.. (i guess thats bcos of the basswood body on my guitar).
#4
i would go with duncans because passives are generally more versatile.
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Well it's really more of a two part question. The Seymour duncan set will get you better clean sounds and a lot more versatility, but the Hzs will sound much more metal. What sort of music are you looking to play, and what guitar are you going to throw em into?



I thought the EMH hzs were medium output. I thought the Jb/Jazz are actually a lot higher output?
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i would go with duncans because passives are generally more versatile.



Both are passive
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Both are passive

Sorry I didn't know EMG made passives too.
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#8
What I've heard is that the EMG H4s are terrible. They won't sound anything like an EMG 81 or whatever they market them to be.

However the JB/Jazz set are very good. They Seymours will sound better for metal and cleans than those EMGs will AFAIK (I have the JB in the bridge, its a good pickup)
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#9
What jb are you talking about?

The emg h4s arent all that bad either children of bodoms rythym guitarist uses them?
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I got EMG HZ H4s in my Dean Vendetta.. and it kicks ass.. although.. mostly i play rock and metal.. its got good cleans too.. but the sound is a bit bassy.. (i guess thats bcos of the basswood body on my guitar).



TS, what kind of music do you play and what kind of equipment do you own?
Especially, what's your amp and which guitar's pickups do you want to upgrade?
#11
Every set of HZ's I've ever played have been muddy as **** and lack any form of definition in the notes. Go for the JB/Jazz set. I have them in my x40 and I love them.

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#13
JB/Jazz

it'd be worth asking how many people recommending the EMGs think you're talking about the active ones... The consensus seems to be that HZs are normally mediocre at best.
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