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EMG H4A Passive Humbucker 

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The H4A uses an Alnico 5 magnet for a pronounced mid-range and fat top end. With plenty of punchy tone, it's perfect in the bridge position for the p...Click To Read More About This Product

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The H4A uses an Alnico 5 magnet for a pronounced mid-range and fat top end. With plenty of punchy tone, it's perfect in the bridge position for the player who wants to rock. The H4A is the perfect guitar pickup for blues or in combination with the H4 pickup, as is used on Epiphone's Zakk Wylde "Bullseye" Guitar. All HZ Pickups have EMG's exclusive 5-wire Quik-Connect output allowing any number of wiring combinations, and are fully shielded for a minimum of noise. String grounding is recommended to further decrease noise.


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SPECIFICATIONS

H4A Passive Humbucker

  • Inductance (Henries): 8
    DC Resistance (KOhm): 13.65
    Resonant Frequency Hz (1): 1600
    Resonant Frequency Hz (2): 2875
    Z @ Resonance (KOhm) (1): 80.5
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EMGH4A Passive Humbucker
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (6)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Functional (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (5)
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    • Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Flawless!!!

By Lance

from Longview, WA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about EMG H4A Passive Humbucker:

    In regards to my last review also titled "Flawless!!!" which should be just below this one, I must add that the H4A has an alnico magnet where as the H4 has a ceramic magnet. You do need to consider that alnico usually has a looser, more mellow tone , ceramic usually offers a more pronounced, tighter sound. For the most part, pickups with alnico magnets produce great tone for bluesy, or rock. If you are going to pump your guitar full of distortion for a nice tight metal focused tone (which I usually do) then you may want to go with a ceramic magnetized pickup which is what the regular H4 has. So with that being said, it's all about what fits your playing style, genre, or personal preference as to whether you want to go with the H4 or the H4A. Both are great in their own ways.

     
    5.0

    Flawless!!!

    By Lance

    from Longview, WA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about EMG H4A Passive Humbucker:

      EMG H4A is the best one, especially for metal!!! These are my favorite pickups on the planet and I love them to death! I have played just about every pickup out there and these are amazing! Perfect medium between actives and passives, these are the best of both worlds. I mostly play Christian Rock, Metal, soft rock, worship, and many others. BUY THESE!!!...and if you regret getting these, then you simply have bad taste and shouldn't be playing guitar at all, with all do respect. They're are plenty of amazing pickups out there, and choosing others over the HZs is fine, but if you think that these are "bad" pickups, then you are just wrong and in denial. One more thing, I will have to agree with some other comments I saw here as well. If you are looking to get the H4A or the normal H4, get the H4A instead, it really is a more aggressive, yet clearer sounding pickup with more articulation and sharpness to the tone. But the H4 is not bad, it just has a darker, uglier, gloomy sort of sound that appears to seem less clear. But if that's what you would rather have, then do it. All EMG HZs are the bomb!!!

       
      5.0

      Good pickup

      By Mike

      from North Dakota

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      Comments about EMG H4A Passive Humbucker:

      Good sound over cheap original pickups and installation instructions were straight forward

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      awsome pickup

      By guitazain

      from johnstown p

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about EMG H4A Passive Humbucker:

        I put this in a esp Ltd ec 50 in the neck and tone is outstanding.emg h4a sounds so much better then the stick ones.

         
        5.0

        Beats most standard humbuckers/pickups

        By ImPartMexican

        from Somewhere over the rainbow.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about EMG H4A Passive Humbucker:

            Really nice for the price, I threw these bad boys into an SG 310. Really hits the highs and lows well for old school metal, newer metal bands, not so great. You get that Zakk Wylde sound, really good.

             
            5.0

            Awesome sounding pickup worth the money

            By tgarison

            from Abilene, Tx

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about EMG H4A Passive Humbucker:

              This is a very good pickup for the money, it is a bit on the "hot" side but otherwise excellent, the sound is vastly improved over stock pickups, the sustain is a lot better and once you get everything set for it, they are also very quiet when you want them to be quiet.

               
              4.0

              Yea, It screams

              By KingKrak

              from Hanover Pennsylvania

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              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about EMG H4A Passive Humbucker:

                Swapped a stock silvertone neck pickup with this, and my god does it scream, getting some nice early Judas priest lead tones from it and it makes me wet.
                Insanely high output pickup perfect for that lead neck tone, I promise you wont be disappointed if your looking for a nice high gain pickup. Alnico version has depth unlike the ceramic. but its all subjective based on the persons personal taste.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing Pickup!

                By jmbullet

                from Drummondville, QC

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                Comments about EMG H4A Passive Humbucker:

                I have just replaced the bridge's stock humbucker from my stratocaster copy with this one and it basically blew my mind. Installation was very easy, and I'm not usually very good with electrical manipulation, but I just followed the wiring diagram, twisted the wires together and sealed everything tight with electrical tape. Quick, easy, and effective. My $200 guitar now sounds just as good as my LTD Alexi-600 which is worth around 1000$. I am very satisfied with this pickup and I am thinking of purchasing 2 more to replace the ESP LH-150's in the LTD M-100FM I have just ordered.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                best pickup ever

                By michael12252

                from pamlico,nc

                Comments about EMG H4A Passive Humbucker:

                this pick up is the bomb. it provides jut the right amounts of high and low piched tones for metal riffs and solos

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                SIMPLY AMAZING

                By Chaz 6(sic)6

                from California

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                Comments about EMG H4A Passive Humbucker:

                Okay, I've tried quiet a bit of pickups to put in my Jackson Rhoads, from Seymour Duncan's Jb & Dimebucker, to an assortment of Dimarzio's. This pickup blows the other's out of the water. This pickup was built for metal. Don't waste your time on the regular Emg H4, Get the H4A, It's alot more clear, and the highs are great. This is definitely a Metal pickup. The cleans are suprisingly crystal clear. I pair it with an EMG H3 on the neck position, and with both pickups activated, it's very strat like.I also own an Emg 81 in my other guitar and this one supprisingly comes close in sound. Harmonics are amazing.If your into metal and looking for a passive Pickup, look no further.

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