#1
What is the deal with EMGS? There really good, but i cant find them for sale separetly from guitars. Do you have to special order them or something? IVe never seen them outside guitars.
#2
Most shops carry EMGs. Go to your local guitar store and ask the tech/salesman
#4
No.
EMG HZs are Passive
EMG (insert number here) are actives. Locally here for me to get actives it would cost $220 (for an EMG 81, 60 with routing for a battery), plus tax.

Edit:
Passives say EMG-HZ on the pick-up covers.
Actives say EMG on the pick-up covers.

What kind of bands do you listen to/what kind of tone do you want?
#5
no not really the guitar has nothing to do with the active part the active only means that it has a built in pre amp that needs a battery (but the battteries usually last like a year) and emg does have sum passive pick ups too
My rig:
Ibanez GIO-7 or squier fatstrat-->dunlop crybaby with fasels---->line 6 Spider II 112 75 watt
#6
I was curious because im getting a new guitar that has passive pups and wanted to change to others. Any sites that have the lists of pups from emg?
#8
EMG's make passive and active pickups.
Actives have more power.

Passives say EMG-HZ on the pick-up covers.
Actives say EMG on the pick-up covers.
Just like Refixer said.
You should be able to find them in most guitar stores. All the music shops in my city have them.

I think you have to have to have enough space for active pups in youur guitar because of the battery, but not completely sure.

Also, they are different in price. A EMG HZ would be around $60-$80, and a active EMG would cost about $100-$120.

They are good pickups. Most bands like active pups, but passive are used by bands too, like Children Of Bodom

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#10
Yep. 1 9-volt battery (although some people may use two, for more power or something like that)