#1
At the moment I have a small crappy 25-watt Crate practice amp, and I may be putting one of those new SD AHB-1 Blackout pickups in my new guitar. I was just wondering if this might be a bad idea before I upgrade my amp...would it sound worse than just using the passive EMG HZ-4 that comes with the guitar?
#2
It probably wouldn't sound worse (I haven't tried) but it wouldn't be wise. It would be ebst to use the money your spending on blackouts and putting it towards a new amp.
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Current Gear
Cort Zenox Z42
Flextone II
Charvel USA So-Cal
Farida M2 Parlour Acoustic
Admira Hand-built Spanish Acoustic
Blackstar HT-5H
Line 6 M13
#4
Pretty much. you will notice a difference but it will probably be so little that your money would be wasted.
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Current Gear
Cort Zenox Z42
Flextone II
Charvel USA So-Cal
Farida M2 Parlour Acoustic
Admira Hand-built Spanish Acoustic
Blackstar HT-5H
Line 6 M13
#5
Alright thanks. So, once I have a decent Marshall/Peavey or something, will the difference from EMG HZ-4 to AHB-1 Blackout be much more noticeable and worth it?
#6
by that time new pickups will make a difference but perhaps instead of buying cheaper short time fixes, why not get a new guitar after your amp?

What guitar you have now?
For those who care.
Current Gear
Cort Zenox Z42
Flextone II
Charvel USA So-Cal
Farida M2 Parlour Acoustic
Admira Hand-built Spanish Acoustic
Blackstar HT-5H
Line 6 M13
#7
Because I just bought a guitar. ESP LTD Alexi 600 SE (limited pink edition). It's a good guitar, but merely comes with a pretty weak pickup. I just thought swapping it out for a Blackout would be best, but you've made me realize that I should get a good amp first.
#8
I got a H4 set...H4 and H4A.

Take your guitar and cable to your local shop and test it
out on some amps. With the right amp ...those pups of
yours can sing like a violin.

Once again my saying it...lol
I bet Charlie Brown's teacher's name was Mrs.Hammett
#9
Lol so it seems that most people here agree that your amp is the primary dictator of your sound. Heh.

Thanks for the advice guys.