Part of our HZ Extended Series line, the EMG 40HZ Passive Pickup, with its modern appearance is actually a product of 30+ years of design experience. This passive model features a dual-coil design for low noise and plenty of output. Using EMG’s “CS” design (Ceramic and Steel), the resulting tone is much warmer as a result of the higher inductance of the steel, and thus has a smoother attack and a flatter high end. All of the HZ bass models feature solid bar magnets that cover the entire width of the strings so any string layout can be used. This model uses an extended housing that is 4 inches (102mm), perfect for five string spacing’s. From classic rock to heavy metal this pickup performs.
recommend it to people who seek for a flatter, warmer response.
This is definitely not a pickup for slap-pop use. It has a dark tone appropriate for metal or rock.
The emg hz pickups are very useful for rock music. Its warm sound bass and treble provide a good answer for recordings and live sites
The pickups are sharp all the way down to the low b, dead silent when you’re not playing