I have EMG-HZ pick-ups on my current guitar. Every tells me that regular EMG pick-ups are better. My question is if there is really a difference between EMGs and EMG-HZ pick-ups. Help would be appreciated.
HZ's are passive. EMG 81/60 etc are actives, they have a higher ouotput, harder edge to their tone generally, provide really crunchy distortion and require a 9-volt battery to run. The tone is very different to high-output passives though, much harsher and definately not friendly to cleans.